Chicago Urban Race for CHD Research 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
Thank you, Chicago!! Tickets for this event are now sold out!
**GROUPON Purchasers**: We are still accepting registration from those of you who have not yet registered, so please do so as soon as possible and no later than Thursday, 4/25, so you are accounted for and receive important Race info before Saturday. Simply activate your registration process by entering your voucher code provided at time of purchase after clicking on "Enter promotional code" above.
IMPORTANT FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS (required):
Early Race Packet Pick-Up & Happy Hour
FRIDAY, APRIL 26th 3:00-7:00 PM
Lucky Strike, 322 E. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL
Avoid the lines on Saturday morning and come to our Happy Hour to pick up your team’s
packet a day early for required waiver and other important Race info!
**Bring photo ID and registration confirmation
You can come for Packet Pick-up on Saturday morning starting at 10:00 AM, but Packet Pick-up ends at 11:00 AM SHARP! Please arrive early or you will have to be checked in after the Race starts—don’t be that Racer! The Race starts at 11:30 AM SHARP!
Looking for an urban scavenger hunt? We have partnered with California-based CitySolve Urban Race to bring you the Chicago Urban Race for CHD Research, an exciting day of teams experiencing the thrills of a Chicago version of the Amazing Race that is one part trivial pursuit and one part urban adventure--all to raise funds and awareness for congenital heart defects (CHF) research.
Teams of 2-4 individuals will band together to use clues to lead them to various destinations throughout the city to perform a task or challenge while navigating the lively streets and neighborhoods of The Windy City on foot or via public transportation. Teams will each get a list of 10 challenges and each challenge will be different and could be a puzzle, a physical task, or a scavenger hunt. The goal is to be the first team to complete at least 9 of the 10 tasks with the first three teams to do so receiving a prize. Participants are allowed to bring anything they want to the race including cell phone, laptop, tablets, GPS, etc. with the only stipulation that they can only walk, run or use public transportation during the race.
Raise funds or make a donation! Please visit our fundraising campaign at http://www.active.com/donate/chicagourbanracechd.
The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to fund the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects (CHD). As the country’s leading organization solely committed to CHD research funding, CHF dedicates itself to bringing health, hope and happiness to children and families impacted by a CHD.
In the U.S., a child is born with a CHD every 15 minutes. Children undergo surgeries and sadly, some die every day from CHDs. Since its founding in June 1996 to the present, CHF has funded $5 million in vital, life-saving basic science, translational, and clinical CHD research, which includes over $800,000 in 2011, at leading research centers across the United States and Canada.
We need to understand what causes CHDs, how to prevent them, and how to detect and diagnose CHDs as early as possible. While much progress has been made, we need your support to help develop new treatments for CHDs so that children undergo fewer invasive surgeries and to improve the long-term prognosis for children with CHDs.
Since its inception, CHF has published and distributed 35,000 English and 3,000 Spanish copies of It’s My Heart, a patient and parent resource book on CHDs and has established nine Chapters with volunteers in many U.S. states.