What is the Urban Dare?

(from www.urbandare.com)

Urban Dare is the team race thatís part photo hunt, part trivia and part dares. Teams of 2 must solve clues to find checkpoints throughout the city. To move on they must take photos or perform dares to earn passport stamps. Each team must determine their own route to the checkpoints. Most teams will cover about 5 miles and finish in about 3 hours. The Urban Dare challenge is to be the first team to cross the finish line after successfully completing checkpoint dares and getting required photos.

What are dares?

Dares are challenges that may be physical or mental. You may have to climb a wall, shoot a few baskets, solve a riddle, or eat something (no slimy bugs like on Fear Factor). We expect most people will be capable of completing all of the dares. We want to challenge you, while keeping it fun.

What is the course?

There is no set course. We give clues to find checkpoints and each team can determine their own course. Most people would find it quickest to follow the checkpoints in consecutive order, but you can take them in any order you want.

Do I need a digital camera?

You betcha. At the end of the race you must be able to show you took the required photos. The perfect tool for this race is a phone with built in camera, internet and gps. Any digital camera where you can show your pictures will do. If you donít have one, you certainly know someone who does.

How long will the race last?

There is a 5 hour time limit for the race but we expect most teams should complete the course in 3 hours or less.

How far will I expect to run?

Most teams will run far less than 5 miles by using public transportation when it's more efficient. There is no set course so each team determines how they will navigate the race. Some will walk and utilize as much public transportation as possible, while others will choose to run to most checkpoints.

What kind of shape do I need to be in?

If you can run a 5 mile race, you should be able to complete the Urban Dare. You also have the option to take time penalties, if you donít feel up to any of the dares.

How much does it cost and what do I get?

The registration fee is $90 for a two person team. Each entrant must wear their Urban Dare t-shirt during the race.

What if I canít find a checkpoint?

If you can't find a checkpoint, keep looking, ask for help, and look for other teams moving towards a checkpoint. Most clues give you the general location, so move towards it while you figure things out -- you might just stumble upon it. The checkpoint clues are designed to be solved by every team with a minimal amount of trouble. A friend on hand with access to the Internet can help solve most clues quickly.