Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Great Urban Race

Christine and I did the Great Urban Race this weekend in Houston. The idea is that you sign up as a team of two and you are given a set of 12 clues that pertain to some place in the city where you will perform some task. We had to fold origami at the Houston Public Library, do a wheel barrel race at Cherry Hurst Park, and sink 2 balls playing pong at Murphy's Pub. Christine and I finished in 75th place (top 100!) with an official time of exactly 3 hours, which I think is pretty awesome for two Houston foreigners. Our saving grace was having our friend Mike on the phone helping us decode some of the clues, thanks Mike! Here are some of the clues we had to document via photos:
The line to pick up our packets:

Our stranger with a cowboy hat:

Our stranger on a bike:

Shaking the paw of a dog (it was a blue lacy, so pretty!):

Totally found this clue by accident, Leopard Lounge:

We had an amazing time and got lots of great exercise running all over Houston. If they come to a city near you, give it a try!

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