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Time: August 1, 2009 from 12pm to 5pm
Location: Start & Finish @ GWU's Kogan Plaza
Street: 2132 H St NW
City/Town: Washington, DC
Website or Map: http://www.GOurban.org
Event Type: adventure, race, scavenger, hunt
Organized By: Amanda Vaus
Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2009
GO URBAN ADVENTURE RACE: THE 21st CENTURY'S ANSWER TO THE TRADITIONAL MARATHON
PART MENTAL, PART PHYSICAL, ALL URBAN
Washington, DC - July 7, 2009 -- Who has time to run more than 26 miles? The GO Urban Adventure Race is the 21st century's answer to the traditional marathon: no need for months of preparation. No worries about getting your name on a guest list. Just fun, friends and fitness. It works like this: the GO Urban Adventure Race is a city-wide scavenger hunt loaded with physical and mental challenges. Teams of 2 solve clues to find GOPoints. At each GOPoint, teams must complete a physical or mental challenge to get their next clue. There are 12 GOPoints in each race and each team must solve all 12 before racing to the finish line. [Clues are tailored to the unique make-up and history of your city.]
Event Organizer / Co-Director Amanda Vaus says the GO Urban Adventure Race fills a void in healthy opportunities that combine activity and fun. "We want to provide a competitive playground for anyone who is tired of the routine Saturday. We feel combining challenges, outdoor activity, healthy businesses, and one heck of an after party is a great way for people to discover their city."
The GO Urban Adventure Race is also arguably the "greenest" race on Earth. Clues are provided via SMS messaging, eliminating paper waste. GO Urban corporate partners are selected based on their product sustainability and their positive impact on health. Also, GO Urban Adventure Race competitors must use public transportation during the event. Competitors will wear 100% organic cotton tee-shirts, drink from water bottles made of recycled glass and drink other beverages out of plant-based cups.
Just because GO Urban Adventure Race is environmentally responsible doesn't mean we don't know how to party. Meet friends and make new ones at the "after party," aka the Lamp Lighting Ceremony. Relax and socialize with other GO Urbanites while enjoying food, beverages (alcoholic and non) and music.
If you love the challenge and strategy of a traditional marathon or adventure race, push yourself to the next level in an urban environment. Part mental, part physical, all URBAN!
Proceeds from the GO Urban Adventure Race benefit The Vallon Institute, a non-profit organization that raises money for environmentally and health-friendly programs across the country.
sign up at www.GOurban@org
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