Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Hunt- (with prizes!) on 5/31/08

For all of you savvy urban scavengers who know your way around Minneapolis, you may want to register for this free, prize-giving event being held on May 31st. The race is called the BlackBerry Curve Challenge (can you tell who the sponsors are?) and it is limited to 150, two-person teams. Participation is free and open to adults aged 18 and older.

Basically, teams are given a set of clues that incorporate the landmarks and layout of Minneapolis. At each of these destinations team members will have to use their Blackberry to take a photo of themselves completing some kind of challenge. The kicker is that to get from destination to destination, you can only run/walk or take public transit. The distance will be several miles and the course takes between 3 -4 hours to complete. And oh yeah, you can use your Blackberry as a "lifeline" to call/text friends for help answering some of the clues. So gather a posse up by a computer so they can get you answers to the clues you don't know.

Here are the deets:
WHERE: Guthrie Theater, 818 South 2nd Street--serves as the Start & Finish line
WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 31, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Team Orientation, 10 a.m. Start
HOW: Advanced registration suggested. Register online at http://www.BlackBerryCurveUC.com. Day-of registrations accepted on-site if race slots are still available
PRIZES: The top 30 teams will receive one BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone for each participant. The winning Minneapolis Challenge team will compete in the Ultimate Challenge in San Francisco on June 14th . Both members of the team will receive an all expense paid, three-night stay in San Francisco for themselves and one guest. Members of the winning team of Destination Alcatraz, the final challenge in San Francisco, win an all expense paid trip for two to their choice destination of Maui, Paris, Rome or the Mayan Riviera.

Image: from last year's "running of the Elvises?!?!"--taken by "kayakbiker."

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