Austin - Saturday, February 08, 2014

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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 Masterminds in Austin who conquered the Great Urban Race! All participants started their adventure at Bungalow and then went on to discover the hidden clues in their city. Masterminds completed a variety of unique activities that required quick thinking, problem-solving, and physical tenacity!

Throughout the day our participants went to Wahoo’s Fish Tacos where they had to complete the goldfish cracker challenge and Flipnotics where Masterminds put their vocal skills to the test with the bacon song vine. Also, who could forget Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que where participants had to lass a keg!

We’d like to give big high-fives to our first, second, and third place teams who all receive a free entry to the 2014 National Championship in Vancouver on August 9th where they’ll have the chance to compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. In first place, we had Vignette KD finishing in 1:23! finished in second with a time of 1:36 and Ragnar & Shield Maiden grabbed the third place spot at 1:52.

Thanks to all of the teams who dressed up and brought some added spirit to the day. A special shout out goes to Team Clueless for winning the costume contest! We would also like to congratulate Dashing Duo on being perfectly average and winning the Middleman award. Thank you to our St. Jude volunteers, all of our clue locations, and of course all of our amazing Masterminds! The GUR Crew had such an enjoyable time and we hope to see you again later this year in Vancouver.

Champion Interview

GUR Austin 2014 Championship Interview


Team Name: Vignette KD

How many times have you participated in Great Urban Race? Are you a past champion?
Dozens, yes (3x).

When you open your clue sheet, what is your first step?
Take a pic, send to crew, scan for any we know.

Did you use public transportation during the race?
All running.

Did you utilize ground support? (phone-a-friend). If yes, how did you choose your team?
Yes, email everyone, take who says yes.

Did anything set you back today?
Lasso a keg

What was your favorite challenge?
Baccardi boards

What’s your team motto/theme song?
The Bacon Song

What role do each of you play on the team?
David – challenge
Kip – prep

Any words of wisdom to future racers?
Lots of good phone-a-friends.


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