Washington DC - Saturday, March 29, 2014
* denotes team qualified for the National Championship
** denotes team qualified for the National Championship
and will receive FREE entry
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Race Day Recap
Congratulations to all Masterminds in Washington DC who conquered the 2014 Great Urban Race! All participants started their adventure at Nick’s Riverside Grill 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 Heurich House where they played a classic game of “don’t touch the ground” and had to work as a team to travers from point A to point B only using a square piece of carpet. Participants also when to Sprinkles Cupcakes and Bub and Pops where they had to work together to pop a balloon without using their hands!
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 The Nads finishing in 1:38! Nattitude finished in second with a time of 1:47 and Snark and Scrap grabbed the third place spot at 1:57.
Thanks to all of the teams who dressed up and brought some added spirit to the day. A special shout out goes to Cureburger in Paradise 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.
Team: The Nads
How many times have you participated in Great Urban Race? Are you a past champion?
This was Chris’s first time. Andy (brother-in-law) has an addiction of winning GUR.
When you open your clue sheet, what is your first step?
Pucker, panic, picture.
Did you use public transportation during the race?
The Metro was very convenient today. Go Metro!
Did you utilize ground support? (phone-a-friend) If yes, how did you choose your team?
We used phone-a-friend with the Narwhals, members of Mensa, and the CIA.
Did anything set you back today?
Chris’s age, IQ, and lack of exercise.
What was your favorite challenge?
Charades, where Chris acted out “Chicken Breast” on an unsuspecting female volunteer.
What’s your team motto/theme song?
“We are the Champions” by Queen.
What role do each of you play on the team?
Chris is the director of traffic. Andy is the professional jaywalker.
Any words of wisdom to future racers?
Power Balance bands. They work; we swear!