This is a scavenger hunt race where you will use your legs for running, your brain for solving, and your beak for beer drinking (well, that last one is optional). This event is designed for participants of ALL levels from competitive athletes, to friends out for a day in the sun, to the "let's go all out, wear our funky costumes, and cluck like a chicken types." Teams will compete to solve 12 clues, and may even choose to skip 1 clue and still place in the race.
Course length? That is up to you! All participants will be given 12 clues at the start of the race. You must then solve the clues using your brains, phones, GPS, maps, and/or phone a friend. You will travel to each clue location by foot, bus, trolley, or street car where a dare or picture taking opportunity will be waiting for you. Most teams will end up putting in 3-6 miles to complete the race.
Your team must complete all clues, dares, and pictures together. All teams have the option of opting out of one clue. The top three teams to cross the finish line with at least 11 correct clues will win cash prizes. The best overall team costume and best chicken costume will also win cash prizes.
After Race Party!!!
There will be free water and snacks provided at the finish line. At the after race party, sit back, relax and listen to music while re-telling your tales of the day. We will have a raffle to support Franciscan Mission Service with awesome prizes from local businesses. Tickets for the raffle will be available for $1 each, or $3 for five tickets. Of course, Urban Chickens need to replenish after crossing the finish line, so delicious food and drinks will be available for purchase from Fountain Square, Cupping Cakes, and Whatever Pops. Discounted massages will also be offered courtesy of Lift Performance Enhancement.
Support Our Charity Partners
Not up to doing the first race, but still want to be involved? You may participate by bringing a donation item for The Spring, our domestic charity partner - see the Wish List at http://www.thespring.org/wishlist/. You may participate by donating to Franciscan Mission Service, our international charity partner, at
http://www.active.com/donate/Franciscan_1. You may also purchase raffle tickets for great prizes from local businesses at the race. Tickets for the raffle will be available for $1 each, or $3 for five tickets.
Become a Sponsor
If you would like to support the mission of Urban Chicken Race, while helping our International Charity Partner, please email [email protected] 10% of all proceeds from sponsors and participants go directly to Franciscan Mission Service. Provide a gift certificate for the raffle, and 100% of all raffle proceeds go to Franciscan Mission Service. 3 sponsorship levels are available.