Portland - Saturday, August 10, 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 who made Great Urban Race Portland 2013 an awesome success! The beautiful sunny weather made for a great day of adventure. All participants started the race at Henry’s 12th Street Tavern and went on to explore the streets of Portland. 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 the wipe out challenge at Riverplace Athletic Club. And how could we forget the donut tic-tac-toe at Coco Donuts? Also, we were very impressed by everyone’s chopstick skills at Shogun’s gallery!

A special thanks to everyone who donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 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, the Nads came dashing through the finish line with a time of 1:42! Cougin’ It wasn’t too far behind, crossing the finish line at 2:05! Finishing right next to them was Yellow Tie Racing grabbing third place with a time of 2:09! Congratulations to our very speedy, and extremely close, top three teams!

The costumes in Portland did not disappoint. After an intense clap-off between some awesome costumes, it was the Bridal Party 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 Portland!

Champion Interview

With The Nads 

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

Fourth time in Portland and third win- 1 championship

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

 Take a pic and RUN. There’s a one in four chance you’ll run in the right direction.

Did you use public transportation during the race?

 Unfortunately, Tyler is so sweaty they don’t let him on.

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

 Yes, “Are you free on Saturday?”

Did anything set you back today?

You’d think we’d be good with the nuts challenge, but that was brutal.

What was your favorite challenge?

Riverplace Athletic Club- Reminded me of Wipeout.

What’s your team motto/ theme song?

“Nothing’s gonna stop us now,” from the movie Mannequin

What role do each of you play on the team?

Andy: eats things, sports knowledge, games Tyler: feats of strength, puzzles      

Any words of wisdom for the future racers?