The 2013 Madison Great Urban Race is taking place this Saturday, August 24. If you have a few puzzle-solving, adventure-seeking friends, this race is the perfect way to spend a Saturday. Bold and adventurous spirits in Madison can sign up for The Great Urban Race at Registration Nation to compete against other teams in the ultimate test of physical and mental endurance.
The Great Urban Race will test participants’ knowledge of Madison, and test their physical and mental abilities in a fun-filled scavenger hunt. Developed in tribute to the modern day adventurer, BACARDI OakHeart is a natural fit for The Great Urban Race, where teams tackle grueling challenges during adventure-based competition.
Here a few tips to get you ready for The Great Urban Race:
1. Choose your team: Form a team of 21+ friends or family members you know you can have a good time with. The Great Urban Race requires knowledge of Madison, physical strength and endurance and problem-solving skills. Participants in the Madison area can sign up at Registration Nation for this ultimate physical and mental test. Have some friends that want to be involved but don’t want to participate in the race itself? Not a problem. Your friends (those who are of drinking age) can meet you at the after party for a great time over and Oak n’ Cola.
2. Dress up and have fun: Many Great Urban Race participants dress up. Pick a fun theme and deck yourself out. Running around the city dressed up like a superhero is bound to make for some great memories. Whatever you do, make sure you are comfortable enough to move around freely while solving the puzzles.
3. Physically prepare: There’s no need to panic. Training for the Great Urban Race is nothing like training for a marathon. This race has a handful of physical activities that require you to be engaged most of the day, but as long as you are used to walking around the great city of Madison every now and then, you should be just fine. You may want to ensure have a good pair of shoes and a water bottle handy. Stay hydrated because after it’s all done, you still have an after party to attend.
4. Charge up your smart phone: If your smart phone isn’t already your favorite gadget, it will be by the end of The Great Urban Race. Having a smart phone or access to the Internet will be key to solving clues and finding your way around town. Even if you know Madison, The Great Urban Race may take you off the beaten path.
5. Get geeky: Study up on your knowledge of Madison. Visit the tourist spots and find something you didn’t know before. You never know when a random history fact is going to come in handy in this challenge. Look over a map of Madison and familiarize yourself with the general race area.
6. Check the weather: Checking the weather will ensure you are dressed appropriately and could determine how you get around town. If the weather calls for rain, you may want to look at the bus schedule instead of planning to walk or take a bike. Wear your sunscreen whether it’s sunny or cloudy. You will be outside for several hours so pack your sunscreen in a small pack so you can reapply when needed.
7. Day of the race: Eat a good breakfast and drink lots of water. The Great Urban Race doesn’t start until 11:00 a.m., so you may want to have a light lunch or pack a snack. You will want to have enough energy to get you through the race, but you don’t want to eat too much because you may have a clue involving some local Madison cuisine.
For the bold and adventurous who don’t have The Great Urban Race in their area, BACARDI OakHeart invites them to test their limits and take the OakHeart Challenge online.
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