Chicago - Saturday, May 31, 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 Chicago who conquered the 2014 Great Urban Race! All participants started their adventure at Lizzie McNeil’s 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 AIR Aerial Fitness where they had to strike their best pose. Another favorite was marble bowling at Wild Hare .Also, who could forget the wiener toss at Vienna Beef Factory and the Parkour challenge at Newberry Park?

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 9 where they’ll have the chance to compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. In first place, we had Tos’ters finishing in 2:11! We Need Ice finished in second with a time of 2:17 and Friddle grabbed the third place spot at 2:18.

Thanks to all of the teams who dressed up and brought some added spirit to the day. A special shout out goes to Cool Runnings for winning the costume contest! We would also like to thank 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


Team Name: Tos’ters

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

Jay has done three Great Urban Races and this was Kip’s first one.


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

Try to find St. Jude right away.


Did you use public transportation during the race?

We only used the brown line once!


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

We had a couple of friends on the phone who have never done GUR before.


Did anything set you back today?

Not really but the challenge at Whirlyball took some time.


What was your favorite challenge?

We really enjoyed the wiener toss at Vienna Beef Factory.


What’s your team motto/theme song?



What role do each of you play on the team?

Jay is the brains and Kip is the brawn.


Any words of wisdom to future racers?

Run as fast as you can and try to stay in the shade. Also, use multiple phones!