Saturday, January 12, 2008

Champions Race - Top 5 teams

Pictured here are the top 3 teams of today's Champions Race. In the center, Christian Skoglund & Gustaf Arnoldsson of the Swedish Vikings are the new Urban Dare National Champions. On the left are Marcy & John Beard who finished second. And on the right are Eric Carpenter & Ty Summers, last years national champions, who finished third.

Once again, the five minute bonus came into play. Team Vignette MJ was the first team to finish, but the Swedish Vikings used their 5 minute bonus to leapfrog into first place.

Here was the stumper clue: "She was known as the Grand Dame of the Everglades. Go to her park for your spellbound dare."

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Champions Race. Some of you traveled long distances to be here, and I appreciate your support.

Here are the top 5 teams:

1:32:34 - Christian Skoglund & Gustaf Arnoldsson - Swedish Vikings
1:34:05 - Marcy & John Beard - Team Vignette MJ
1:50:40 - Erik Carpenter & Ty Summers - The Jolly Rogers
2:18:21 - Geoffrey Sheppard & Monica Hoffman - P.T. Pirates
2:18:31 - Kip Fiebig & Elias Jimenez - Team Vignette KE

I think everyone figured out the stumper answer was Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Park. They just had trouble finding it. One team traveled all the way to Coral Gables, while this checkpoint was just 4 blocks from the race start.