Scavenger Hunt for the “Benjamins”, the Ultimate Mud Run.
- When a scavenger hunt meets a mud run you get the Benjamin Dash being held at Amelia Earhart Park Miami Florida on November 2nd 2013.
Three young entrepreneurs from Miami, Florida envisioned blending the concepts of mud running, scavenger hunting and profiting for a cause whether it be for yourself or others.
This event will take place over a distance of 5 kilometers, 3.1 miles, containing 15-25 obstacles. Throughout the entire course there will be obstacles, some requiring pure physical ability and others that will demand a more investigative approach. Participants will run, jump, climb, crawl and use teamwork to help them move through the course quickly and efficiently. The unique aspect of this mud run is that it incorporates a scavenger hunt that requires both physical and mental perseverance to achieve success.
The scavenger hunt element of this event will incorporate flags which are labeled with a bar code. Each flag will have a monetary value consisting of $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, or $100. Throughout the course there will be flags in plain sight and just as many strategically hidden to test the runner’s awareness. At any given point, a runner can potentially be surrounded by flags worth hundreds of dollars yet be unaware of them. To acquire these flags, the runners will have to use a range of skills including speed, strength, agility, and some unexpected teamwork. At the end of each person’s wave, they will surrender their flags and will be informed of the cumulative value of their flags. “This is where they will face their most difficult obstacle; the decision of how to distribute their winnings” says Joshua Saunders Co-founder and Director of Operations of Benjamin Dash.
Charity is an important part of what makes Benjamin Dash so unique. Throughout the race, there will be certain areas that will have charity warriors. These charity warriors have the ability to grab runner’s flags off of their belts and all the money obtained will go directly to the charity the warrior represents. When a racer is informed of their winnings they can decide to do one of three things: keep all winnings for themselves, donate it all to the charity or charities of their choice, or keep a portion while donating the rest to the charity of their choice.
Our goal at Benjamin Dash is to create a memorable fun filled day where everyone has the opportunity to win. Community is essential to us! We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy free live music, food and create unforgettable memories. Join us on November 2nd 2013 for the experience that pays.