Philadelphia - Saturday, April 26, 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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Race Day Recap

Congratulations to all Masterminds in Philadelphia who conquered the 2014 Great Urban Race! All participants started their adventure at Cavanaugh’s River Deck 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 DnA Salon where they had to put their stylist skills to the test. Masterminds also participated in the Johnny Appleseed balancing act at Apple Hostels. Another favorite was the eraser challenge at McGillin’s Olde Ale House and who could forget bowling at Lucky Strike?

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 Twisted Sisters finishing in 1:42:00! The Mighty Clubedventures finished in second with a time of 1:42:30 and WHEEKend Warriors grabbed the third place spot at 1:47.

Thanks to all of the teams who dressed up and brought some added spirit to the day. A special shout out goes to Team Dash 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 at The National Championships in Vancouver.

Champion Interview


Team Name: Twisted Sisters

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

Yes, three times in Philadelphia and we also went to the GUR Champs in Puerto Rico last year.


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

Take a picture!


Did you use public transportation during the race?



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

Yes, it was our first time using ground support. We chose our team based off other city racers we met in Puerto Rico.


Did anything set you back today?

We kept resetting the pedometer at Level 1 Fitness.


What was your favorite challenge?

The hairspray challenge at DnA Salon.


What’s your team motto/theme song?

In it to win it!


What role do each of you play on the team?

Kelly is the navigator, Jackie is the eater of gross things, and Kara is the costume designer.


Any words of wisdom to future racers?

Have fun!!!