Novelty runs are all the rage right now. From color-infused jaunts to mud, and even zombies, it seems as though the world has already thought of every possible scenario for a 5K. We can now add Urban Dare to that list, which is being touted as “America’s Adventure Run” and combines both physical and mental challenges packaged neatly into a race. It’s an urban scavenger hunt of sorts that covers about 5 to 7 miles of the city and has a time limit of 5 hours. The first team to cross the finish line after successfully completing checkpoint dares and getting required photos will emerge victorious. It’s a great way to engage in some healthy competition, get in your daily exercise and discover new things about Pittsburgh along the way.
This event is team-based and relies on a series of checkpoints where participants must solve clues to move onto the next leg of the challenge. The route isn’t predetermined, so each team can come up with their own, however the use of cars, taxis, bikes, skates and the like are not permitted. Walking, running and public transportation are the only options in this adventure. A digital camera is also required for documentation of required photos that must be taken along the way.
We can’t help but be reminded of Pittsburgh’s very own Urban Hike project, which is locally-operated and occurs during various times throughout the year in a different neighborhood. We’re curious to see how the two compare, so if you end up participating, drop us a line and let us know!
Registration is still open for the June 8th Urban Dare sesh, so assemble your team of 2-4 people and head here to register!