Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Urban Dare Dallas - Sat, May 1

Urban Dare Dallas runs this Saturday, May 1. We will kickoff at Noon. The race will start and finish at the Gingerman Pub at 2718 Boll St.

Race-day check-in will begin at 11:00am and we will be taking registration up to the start of the race.

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.

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.

See you at the race.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Urban Dare Pittsburgh Top 5 Teams

Thank you to everyone who participated in Urban Dare Pittsburgh. Despite the gloomy forecasts we heard all week, it turned into a pretty nice day.

Congratulations to John Kraemer & Julie Cerrone, the new Urban Dare Pittsburgh champions.

Second place honors went to Jeff & Erin Catalina who were the first team into the finish, but got passed by the 5 minute bonus pyramid. Kelly Compeau & Greg Roth of the Chunky Monkeys took third place.

The 3 French Hens - Shelley Bruno, Cathy Bruno & Clio Begnal won the family division for the second year in a row.

Here are the top 5 finishers of Urban Dare Pittsburgh:

1:11:34 AM - John Kraemer & Julie Cerrone
1:15:26 AM - Jeff Catalina & Erin Catalina
1:32:29 AM - Kelly Compeau & Greg Roth - Chunky Monkeys
1:34:36 AM - Chris Janssen & Greg Heisler - Half Decent
1:35:09 AM - Kim Bellora & Tom Prigg - Half Wits of the Pitts

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Real Proposal

Congratulations to Jeff Wojcik and Kourtney Nault who got engaged during Urban Dare Pittsburgh today.

Best of luck to both of you.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Urban Dare joins the Wedding

Get your picture kneeling down and proposing marriage to someone not in the race.

Urban Dare DC Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in Urban Dare DC. Pictured left to right are the First Family, 3rd, 2nd and first place teams.

Slowdowns on the Metro affected the race, both in terms of people making it to
the start and in the outcome of the race.

Congratulations to Margaret Shepard & Mark Davis of Dirty Deeds and the Thunder
Kiss for becoming the new Urban Dare DC champions.

Erik Carpenter & Tyrone Summers of the Jolly Rogers, 2 time DC champs & Urban
Dare's first national champion, got on board the metro at the Smithsonian at
the same time as the winners. There were long waits at the stations and
Margaret and Mark got off and went on foot. The Jolly Rogers stuck it out a
little longer before they got off and ran the rest of the way to come in

Scott Woodcock & Matt Layman of Cockerson Enterprises took third place honors.

The Family Division was decided by a mere 10 seconds. Brody Garner, Karen
Garner, Riley Garner & Doyle Garner of G-force just barely edged out MaryAnn
Pillar, Jim Pillar, Madeline Pillar & James Pillar of 4 P's-in-a-pod.

Here are the top 5 teams of Urban Dare DC:

2:28:30 - Margaret Shepard & Mark Davis - Dirty Deeds and the Thunder Kiss
2:30:42 - Erik Carpenter & Tyrone Summers - The Jolly Rogers
2:35:22 - Scott Woodcock & Matt Layman - Cockerson Enterprises
2:35:48 - Bill Hess & Joanna Lee
2:35:52 - James Griffin & Claire Whitehill - Smokin' & the Bandit

See you at the races.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Urban Dare Tampa Top 5 Teams & First Family

Thank you to everyone who participated in Urban Dare Tampa. I truly believe
that my enjoyment level goes up with each race.

Congratulations to Henry Gonzalez & Joseph Caballero of the Prime Rate for
finishing in a time of 1:18:22.

Pat & Dani Snyder of We love snacks took second place and Ryan Theriault &
Stephen Lytle had third place honors.

The first family team was Heidi Stephens, Eric Stephens , Alex Jensen &
Samantha Stephens.

Here are the results of Urban Dare Tampa:

1:18:22 - Henry Gonzalez & Joseph Caballero - The Prime Rate

1:26:02 - Pat Snyder & Dani Snyder - We love snacks

1:29:13 - Ryan Theriault & Stephen Lytle - Monkeedactyles

1:32:23 - Ty Rodriguez & Melissa Gunter - givin' out spankings

1:40:40 - Anthony Stover & Steve Stover - The Smokin Guns

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Urban Dare San Diego - Top 5 finishers

Congratulations to Paul Kim and Chris Campin for winning Urban Dare San Diego in a quick time of 1:08:13.

Jennifer Berge Y Thomas Gertz took second place and hot on their heels to finish 3rd were Jamey Jacquemoud & James Cekola.

It turns out that finding the Sea Dragon along the waterfront was the toughest clue for people. It is just south of the USS Nimitz.

Here are the top 5 finishers:

1:08:13 AM - Paul Kim & Chris Campin - San Diego Urban Dare Superstars (SDUDS)!!!
1:19:05 AM - Jennifer Berge & Thomas Gertz - Super Chargers
1:19:13 AM - Jamey Jacquemoud & James Cekola - Jamesy
1:29:14 AM - Eryn Crary & Kelle McCarty - The Hammers
1:33:51 AM - Brandon Patchett & Chris Womack - The BOIs