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St Louis Challenge Nation 9/6/14 – Early Bird Registration ends 7/6/14

Challenge Nation
The St. Louis Challenge urban adventure race is returning to the Gateway to the West on Saturday, September 6th!

The Challenge is a ridiculously fun “Amazing Race” style competition packed into one incredible day. Teams of two or more will dash around the city, racing against other Challengers for immortal glory (and cash prizes!) as they solve tricky clues, strategize the best route, and explore undiscovered corners of the city.

Think of it like a 5K that tests your brains as much as your legs, with bigger prizes and a whole lot more fun–we guarantee you’ll have a blast!

It’s an amazing, active way to spend a Saturday with friends! Don’t worry—fitness is a plus, but you’ll need a blend of smarts AND speed to win this race!

And at the finish line, we’ll welcome you back with cold water, food and drink specials, music, costume contest and awards ceremony for our winners!

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The Challenge is like a scavenger hunt on steroids! It’s a miniature “amazing race” personalized for your city that combines the brain-twisting challenge of clue-solving with the active excitement of a foot race, while having tons of fun with your friends and family along the way!

When the race begins, teams of two or more will compete against each other to solve 11 out of the 12 clues we’ve carefully crafted, each of which will lead you to a unique challenge in a new location in the city. The quickest teams to return to the finish line after completing all the clues will win the cash prizes and qualify for our $5,000 National Championship in Las Vegas!

Do I need to be really in shape for this? Who can participate?

The Challenge is designed to be a blast for all ages and ability levels–you can choose your speed, whether that’s a mad dash from clue to clue or a more leisurely walking pace, enjoying the urban exploration at a slower clip.

The most important element for success is a winning strategy, so a team with much more brains than brawn is usually quite competitive. In total, an ideal Challenge route you strategize will take your team from 3 to 4 miles throughout the city. All ages are welcome, but anyone under 18 needs a responsible party 18 or older on their team.

How many people can be on a team? 

There’s no maximum team size–so sign up as many as you’d like. Though we’ve had teams of 10 people place in the top three, if you are looking to maximize your mobility, it might make sense to break your friends into groups of 4 to 5–remember, you’ll have to take a picture with everyone at each stop!

We do ask that each team consist of at least two members, no “one-man wolfpack” teams!

Is this family friendly?

Yes, the Challenge is a great family activity and is appropriate for all ages (no beer chugging clues!) In fact, we have a $50 prize for our top family finish (a team member under 13 is required to be eligible for this prize)

Can we run with a stroller? Are small kids free?

Yes, any sort of strollers are fine–we’ve even had a team win with one! Kids 5 and under are free, but 6 and up require a registration. All kids need a waiver filled out by their guardian.

What do I need to bring with me?

Very little, really. If you’re drinking afterwards, don’t forget your ID, but you won’t need it at check-in or any printouts from the internet–once you register online with us via our Eventbrite registration partner, you’re on our list and all set.

Smart phones are allowed as a tool, and one digital camera/cameraphone per team is required to snap a picture of your team at each stop. Some teams designate one person with a backpack to carry the load for everyone else. You can pretty much bring any resource (all electronics, GPS, travel books, etc) that you want to carry along!

Tina Siebert

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