Boston - Saturday, August 03, 2013

Click HERE to see the 2013 Boston Results

* denotes team qualified for the National Championship
** denotes team qualified for the National Championship
and will receive FREE entry
# denotes team received a penalty
!! denotes teammate competed as a St. Jude Hero
DNF denotes team did not finish within the 5 hour time limit
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All times have been adjusted to account for any penalties administered

Race Day Recap

Congratulations to all participants who made Great Urban Race Boston 2013 an awesome success! We had almost 500 Masterminds at the event and the cooperative weather made for a great day of adventure. All participants started the race at The North Star and went on to explore the streets of Boston. Masterminds completed a variety of unique activities that required patience, brains, and physical strength!

Some of our favorite clues at this event included the OakHeart challenge sponsored by Bacardi and your beautiful ‘Sweet Caroline’ renditions. And how could we forget, the burpee, ball slam, bear crawl sequence at Redline Fight Sports? Also, we were very impressed by everyone’s ability to fit into a shopping cart! You’re looking good with those tats, Boston.

A special thanks to everyone who donated to Room to Grow, your efforts are truly appreciated! We’d also like to thank all of the St. Jude volunteers! A big high-five goes out to all of you for supporting such an amazing cause.

We would also like to extend a special congratulations to our first, second and third place teams who all receive a free entry to the 2013 Championship Race in Puerto Rico and the chance to compete for $10,000 in prizes! In first place, Vignette MJ came dashing through the finish line with a time of 1:51! Dikembe wasn’t too far behind, crossing the finish line at 1:58! Finishing right next to them was Los Jefes, grabbing third place with a time of 2:07! Congratulations to our very speedy, and extremely close, top three teams!

We were happy to discover that Bostonites know how to tell a good joke! Also, the costumes in Boston did not disappoint. After an intense clap-off between some awesome costumes, it was the Mighty Massholes that won the crowd over! Thanks to everyone who dressed in costume and added to the spirit of the day!

Thank you again to our St. Jude volunteers and all of our clue locations and of course, all of our phenomenal participants. The GUR Crew had an incredible time and we look forward to seeing you again next year, thanks Boston!

Champion Interview

With VignetteMJ 

How many times have you participated in Great Urban Race? Are you a past champion?

More than 10 times, have won first place two times

When you open your clue sheet, what is your first step?

Send to phone (ground) support.

Did you use public transportation during the race?

Yes, the T and the #1 bus.

Did you utilize ground support? If yes, how did you choose your team?

Yes. We have been working with them for a long time and we are all “nuts about GUR”.

Did anything set you back today?

Thankfully, no. It was the cleanest race that we ever had in Boston.

What was your favorite challenge?

Singing “Sweet Caroline” at School of Groove.

What’s your team motto/theme song?

Today, it was “Sweet Caroline”.

What role do each of you play on the team?

Marcy: lead singer. John: backup dancer. 

Any words of wisdom for the future racers?

Get ground support! 

If you can get to Puerto Rico, go!