The St. Louis Challenge urban adventure race is returning to the Gateway to the West for its third year on Saturday, September 8th!
Saturday, September 8th
Over/Under Restaurant and Bar
911 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101
11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
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!
- An amazing, active way to spend a Saturday with friends and family in St. Louis!
- 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!
If you’re ready to take the Challenge, grab some friends, pick a clever team name and sign up right below!
Here are some FAQ – check the website above to find more answers to your questions!
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 18 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 under 5 are free, but 5 and up require a registration.
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, 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!
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