Madison - Saturday, August 24, 2013

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* 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 in Madison who came out for another awesome Great Urban Race! We had almost 400 Masterminds at the event and the cooperative weather made for an awesome day of adventure. All participants started the day off at Coliseum Bar and Grill and went on to explore the hidden gems of Madison! Masterminds completed a variety of unique activities that required quick thinking, problem solving, and physical tenacity!

Throughout the day our participants were blindfolded while doing figure eights in a kayak on Lake Wingra! Our Masterminds also completed the slowest race challenge at Madison B-Cycle and who could forget the naked mole rats at Nutzy Mutz and Crazy Catz?

Congratulations go out to our first, second, and third place teams who all receive a free entry to the 2013 Championship Race in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the chance to compete for $10,000 in cash prizes! In first place, we had Engaged In Nonsense finishing in 2:11! Bay Creek Penguins finished second with a time of 2:15 and The A Team grabbed the third place spot at 2:19!

Well-deserved rounds of applause were given to some great costumes at Great Urban Race Madison, but it was Mario Bros and Mushroom Kingdom…Respectable Ladies who won the crowd over. Thanks to all the teams who brought some added spirit to the day!

Thanks to our St. Jude volunteers, all of our clue locations and of course all of our amazing participants. The GUR crew had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again, Madison!

Champion Interview

with Team Engaged in Nonsense

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

7th time participating in a GUR, but this is our first time winning!

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

Send clue sheet to ground support.

Did you use public transportation during the race?

Yes. We used the bus one time.

Did you utilize ground support? (phone-a-friend) If yes, how did you choose your team?

Yes. They have been with us since the beginning and we wouldn’t be able to do it without them.

Did anything set you back today?

Our chocolate sample from the clue melted in our fanny pack and the screen cracked on my phone.

What was your favorite challenge?

Movin’ Shoes and the Bacardi Plinko challenge.

What’s your team motto/theme song?

We’re not moving with a purpose.

What role do each of you play on the team?

Mary: Captain, Eric: The Muscles

Any words of wisdom to future racers?

Just have fun and don’t yell at your partner…and just keep running.