Saturday, May 22, 2010

Urban Dare Sacramento Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in Urban Dare Sacramento.

Congratulations to Matt Sheehy & Ken Mejica of White Rice! They successfully defended their title of Urban Dare Sacramento Champions.

Second place went to Todd Moore & Doug Shinoda, and Barbara Oleachea & Roxie Anderson took third place honors.

I learned a long time ago that some clues have more than one correct answer. That was the case with this clue:

This establishment, that specializes in a green form of transportation, has a rhyming name. Get your picture in front of it.

The place I had in mind was Mike's Bikes, which is the picture most people came back with. A couple teams came back with Fleet Feet, and another couple teams came back with Bicycles and Tricycles. All of these were correct.

Here are the top 5 finishers of Urban Dare Sacramento.

1:11:51 - Matt Sheehy & Ken Mejica - White Rice!
1:33:52 - Todd Moore & Doug Shinoda - Dropping Sac
1:34:27 - Barbara Oleachea & Roxie Anderson - Auntinators
1:42:42 - Richard Julian & Catlyn Legault - Team Metropolis
1:46:46 - Ben Deland & Scott Himmelberger - Team Davis Hardcore

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Urban Dare Sacramento - this Sat, May 22

Urban Dare Sacramento runs this Saturday, May 22. We will kickoff at Noon.

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,, 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.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Boston's Best Dressed

The Flaming Flamingos

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Boston Urban Dare Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in Urban Dare Boston.

Congratulations to Thomas Zabawa & Troy Lister of Dingalo wer the first team into the finish, but they took a photo instead of doing a dare and getting a stamp at one checkpoint. They went back out and did the dare and still got back in first place.

With a 5:00 minute bonus, Patrick Ross and Cindy Finley were a mere 4 seconds behind. Just think of all the ways you can cut 4 seconds off your time. Third place honors went to Doug Reepmeyer and Kevin Svatek of the Rum Runners.

Jeffery Hart, Jennifer Thistle and son were the first family team.

We have so much fun here, that next year we will do 2 Urban Dares in Boston.

Here are the top 5 finishers of Urban Dare Boston:

1:54:50 - Thomas Zabawa & Troy Lister - Dingalo
1:54:54 - patrick ross & Cindy Finley - queen city rollers
1:56:26 - Doug Reepmeyer & Kevin Svatek - Rum Runners
1:57:22 - Brock Forrest & Christian Rodriguez - Perfect Pillow
2:02:56 - Daryl Lim & Xiaojuan Khoo - Chicken Geniuses

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Urban Dare NY Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in Urban Dare NY.

Congratulations to Amanda Pietraszewski & Thomas Mullane for winning in a time of 2:19:43.

Blair Coffman & Stephanie Frias came in second and third place honors went to Chris Chappel & Daniel Adams of Team Viva!

We will be hosting another race in New York this fall on September 18.

Here are the top 5 finishing teams of Urban Dare NY:

2:19:43 - Amanda Pietraszewski & Thomas Mullane - The Paradox
2:22:14 - Blair Coffman & Stephanie Frias
2:22:20 - Chris Chappel & Daniel Adams - Team Viva!
2:31:38 - Lauren Hoffman & Brian Smith - Napkin Throwers of DJais
2:32:16 - Jessica Chen & Jing Xu - JJ Does Manhattan

Saturday, May 01, 2010