The Amazing Urban Race
Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CDT)
WHAT IS AN URBAN RACE? Teams of 2 solve clues and face fun challenges all while navigating the urban landscape via foot. It's a scavenger hunt, with all the thrills of the amazing race.
WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE IN THE AMAZING URBAN RACE? To bring awareness to the millions of "silent voices" around the world suffering from exploitation. To stand up and say "I hear you and want to make a difference."
WHAT CAN I BRING? You can bring just about anything: computer, GPS, compass, map (city and transit), money, public transit day pass, but nothing that will give you a transportation edge, like rollerblades or a skateboard, etc.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $40/2 person team. $50/2 person team day of the race.
CAN I REGISTER BY MYSELF? No. Somebody would absolutely love to be YOUR teammate.
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY? Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds.
CAN I JUST SHOW UP OR DO I HAVE TO REGISTER? You can register on the day of the race.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? It is outdoors, so check the weather forecast and dress appropriately in clothes that you can move around in. The best or craziest costume will be awarded a prize. Let's see what you've got.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? Winners generally finish under 2 hours. The race will end at the 3 hour mark.
WHY CAN'T I TAKE A TAXI OR WEAR ROLLERBLADES, ETC? We want all of our participants to be on the same playing field, thus no bikes, cabs, rollerblades, sneakers with wheels on them, and so on.
WILL MAPS BE PROVIDED? No. It is up to each team to provide their own city or public transportation maps.
WHAT IF I CAN'T FIGURE OUT A CLUE? You can ask people on the street for help. Call your friends or family for advice. Just don't give up. Each team will receive one skip. This allows each team to pass on solving one clue.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ON A TEAM? Two people per team. All members must pay registration. All teams are eligible to win prizes.
BESIDES WALKING, DOES THIS REQUIRE INTENSE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ? No. The Urban Race is not a test of strength, but rather, a test of wits.
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES? First place prize: $100 voucher and a bunch of goodies. Second place prize:$50 voucher and lots of goodies. Plus other prizes awarded such as best costume. Several door prizes.
WHAT DO I WIN FOR BEST TWEET? We will award a $20 gift certificate to a local restaurant or retail store for the best tweet that incorporates #HopefortheSilentVoices
WHAT IF MY CAMERA BREAKS DURING THE EVENT AND I CAN'T TAKE PICTURES OF THE CHECKPOINTS? You may use either your camera or cell phone. Please try to keep all photos on one device as it will be easier for you to share your exciting moments of the urban adventure race with friends.
HOW DO I REGISTER? Go to www.silentrace.eventbrite.com to register. Packet pick up at the harbor is the day before or an hour before the race begins.
Why am I doing this? To help bring a voice and resources to women and children suffering sexual exploitation worldwide. Because you can and your participation truly make a difference in vulnerable lives.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Quynh.Dang@tamuc.edu
Where is Packet Pickup? Pickup is at the Harbor starting 1 hour prior to the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? It would be helpful but we will also have a printout
What is the refund policy? Since this is a charity event we will be unable to provide any refunds. But rest assured, a vulnerable child will be grateful either way.