Thursday, August 27, 2009
Urban Dare San Francisco - TV Pilot - Sat, Sep 12
Urban Dare San Franciscon begins Saturday, September 12 at Noon at The Ferry Building. We will be taping the race for our TV pilot, so you will have to sign a release for your images to be used in the show.
Race-day check-in will begin at 10:30am and we will be taking registration up to the start of the race. Look for the light blue shirts in the traffic island next to where the streetcar runs. Proceeds from the race will go towards the fight against breast cancer.
This will be a two stage race. You will get clues for 6 checkpoints at the start, and then you will get the next set of 6 clues at the finish of stage 1. In each stage it is up to you to determine the best order to complete the clues, but the finish checkpoint at the end of stage 2 should be your last stop.
For those of you who want to get the ball rolling early, on Friday evening we will have what we are calling a casting call party at the Fly Bar at 1085 Sutter St (@ Larkin) from 5pm - 9pm. We hope to do some pre-race interviews and get a feel for some of the participants we will be taping the next day. You will be able to check-in for the race here.
Our first place teams from the 2009 series win a 3-day Caribbean Cruise, where they will compete in the first ever Super Dare. Racers will compete on the boat, and at our 2 ports of call. It will be 3 days of fun and games on the last weekend of February 2010. Super Dare winners will receive $5,000.
We now have a family division. I've always allowed kids to race with their parents, but never made an official division. Family divisions can be three or four people and must have one person 16 or under.
This year we are relaxing our rule on having to wear Urban Dare shirts. If you have team costumes/uniforms, you may wear those. Otherwise, you must wear the Urban Dare shirts, which you will receive at check-in. We will have a $50 prize for the best costume.
You should bring a cell phone and a digital camera to show your pictures at the end of the race. A cell phone camera will work. Maps are also handy and you should have someone to call to help look up clues. I also recommend a pen or pencil to take notes.
Urban Dare, www.urbandare.com, is the race where smarts can beat speed. Teams of 2 solve clues to find checkpoints where they must take photos or perform dares.
Once you are out of the starting blocks, you will pick up your clue sheets and be on your way. You can call friends as much as you want for help on clues. For the checkpoints that mention a dare, you must check in with the Urban Dare official, accomplish your task, and get your passport stamped before moving on. On checkpoints that mention a photo, you must get a photo with both team members to show you were both there.
This is a team race. You must be together throughout the race. You may walk, run or use public transportation to get to checkpoints.
At checkpoints with dares, you must accomplish a task and get your passport stamped to move on to the next checkpoint. Dares range from throwing a bulls-eye, doing a climbing wall, completing a puzzle or eating something (things people like, not bugs).
We expect the winners will finish the race in about 2 hours and most of you will finish under 4 hours. We are working to provide a fun-filled day for you, while providing some good challenges.
See you at the race.
Posted by Kevino at 10:53 AM