The only thing that could make CitySolve is CitySolve in paradise!
CitySolve Honolulu was by far and away our best event ever! Team Geeq (pronounced geek) used their knowledge from last year’s CitySolve and their scavenger hunting experience to eek out a W over team Kick Axe by 1 minute and 35 seconds! Team Kick Axe won’t go home empty handed as second placers they get the coveted Rickshaw Messenger Bags and they won best costume taking home the sweet Jammy Packs – remember to rock out with your pack out!
Teams raced from Ward to Ala Moana to downtown where they faced 5 interactive challenges! SOHI Fitness whipped everyone into shape with a TRX and burpee boot camp challenge right on Ala Moana Beach! This certainly got people’s heart racing as teams had to carry 15-pound sandbags about 20 yards then finish with a little sweaty fun.
The 808 Sports Leagues checkpoint – also in Ala Moana Beach Park – had participants reminiscing their youth in a kickball challenge. One team member had to kick the ball directly to another team member about 40 yards away. This was a real pressure cooker on the kicker.
One of the most popular challenges of the day was held in downtown at the Primo Popcorn store. Teams had to get their taste buds working in overdrive. Each team had to correctly guess the flavor of 5 out of 8 popcorn flavors. We think Orville Redenbacher would have had a fun and challenging time at Double Ps!
Switching gears from taste buds to olfactory senses, teams had to find Sedona inside The Ward Center where the Yelp sponsored checkpoint tasked teams to correctly sniff 3 of 6 scents. Teams really had to stop and smell the roses on this one (rose was one the answers too).
The last interactive checkpoint had people challenging their inner spirit at Still and Moving Center. Teams learned 10 Pilates poses then were tested on their kinesthetic memory when they were quizzed minutes later on 5 of the 10 movements.
The best Tweet went to @geekmagnisi for his hilarious post (it still has us cracking a smile): “I don’t usually sniff thing random from random men #sendona
We want give a big mahalo to the staff and volunteers at Make-A-Wish Hawai’i. We really could not have pull this event off without them. If you’re interested in donating, volunteering, or just want more information then check them out online at www.808sportsleagues.com or call them at 808.
We can’t wait to return to paradise in 2015. We look forward to seeing you at CitySolve Urban Race Honolulu next year. Mahalo!
Now here’s your 2014 race results:
1st (1:34:41) Team Geeq 5751 Neal Magnisi, Neal Magnisi, Samuel Kapu,
2nd (1:36:16) Kick Axe! 5750 Robert Kurisu, Robert Kurisu, Neill Char, Leslie Uptain
3rd (1:45:58) Gnarly Nomads 5783 Karl Waasdorp, Karl Waasdorp, Caroline Waasdorp, Sarah Ringhand
4th (1:46:09) What Rhymes with Hug Me? 5749 Brittany Kull, Brittany Kull, Mark Medley,
5th (1:47:13) Out of Our Way! 5778 Kala’i Stern, Kala’i Stern, Kalei Stern,
6th (1:49:08) Helicopter Cats 5768 Stacy Ruegilin, Stacy Ruegilin, Spencer Drotman,
7th (1:50:42) Dream Team 5736 Leona Cobb, Leona Cobb, Nathan O’Sullivan, Debbie Cobb Dumlao
8th (1:50:43) Dream Team 2 5804
9th (1:59:42) Dingos 5779 Stacy Sunada, Stacy Sunada, Evan Wharton, Melissa Kusaka
10th (1:59:54) Fish & Poi Mafia 5784 Sara Waialeale, Sara Waialeale, Sara Waialeale, Rachel Waialeale
11th (2:04:07) Aloha Alcoholics 5761 Jason Ono, Jason Ono, Kara Yamada, Mike Jung
12th (2:12:54) Team Yelp 1 5805 Joette Yago, Russell , Dio Pilar
13th (2:13:32) Superfrogs 5741 Tricia Howerton, Tricia Howerton, Jon Howerton, Baylor Howeton
14th (2:15:48) StarletShay 5748 Ryan Kawamoto, Ryan Kawamoto, Shay Fukayama,
15th (2:19:39) Leigh vs Lee 5754 Erika Mazur, Erika Mazur, Sunny Lee,
16th (2:22:46) Chief and 2 Indians 5802 Cyrstal Tan, Chris Lim, Michael Tom
17th (2:23:40) MILFs & Dudes 5794 Sarah Zimmerman, Sarah Zimmerman, Brandon Zimmerman, Jason Morgan
18th (2:23:49) Butterfly Kickers 5759 Kim Nguyen, Kim Nguyen, Philip Chan, Adrienne Ono
19th (2:23:49) Better Late Than Pregnant 5731 William Blackwell, William Blackwell, Misty Gatlin, Katherine Figaro
20th (2:24:31) Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 5782 Emelyn Viloria, Emelyn Viloria, Janet Andres, Chelsea Lee
21st (2:27:01) Ebony & Ivory 5765 Kiesha Richards, Kiesha Richards, Blair Richards,
22nd (2:27:46) Hot Ride 5776 Brittany Schenkel, Brittany Schenkel, Brian Schenkel, Chase Lynn
23rd (2:29:12) Jo-Cho 5781 Lynn Uehara, Lynn Uehara, Stephen Jones, Leecia Cho
24th (2:30:43) Team Ratchet 5760 Jayson Nip, Jayson Nip, Mallorie Lim, Milly Chang
25th (2:31:21) Bailey’s Troupe 5724 Beth Bailey, Beth Bailey, Brad Bailey,
26th (2:31:46) Team Scebe 5755 Tammy McGarvey, Tammy McGarvey, Jason Tsukamoto, Joe Welden
27th (2:32:50) Team Hukilau 5769 Elias Samonte, Elias Samonte, Lauren Samonte, Natasha Poepoe
28th (2:34:06) Kona Krafts 5735 Tracy Chung, Tracy Chung, Lisa Grenier, Debbie Shima
29th (2:34:31) Team ?? 5785 Tracy Weber, Tracy Weber, Elizabeth O’brien, Eric Propst
30th (2:35:48) gretchen adams 5721 gretchen adams, gretchen adams, Jason Adams, Lillia Adams
31st (2:35:48) Rapp 5801 Devon Rapp, Katherine Bojarski,
32nd (2:40:48) The Fab Four 5756 Jessica Megill, Jessica Megill, Michelle Toyofuku, Kristen Oleyte
33rd (2:41:13) Sais and nunchuks 5803 McLeod Whitney, , Shiv Desai, Michael Vu
34th (2:45:27) Krush 5752 Valerie Makaneole, Valerie Makaneole, Cory Nicolas, Amanda Jenkins
35th (2:47:15) Team WAB 5734 Anita Carmichael, Anita Carmichael, Brad Carmichael, William Shearer
36th (2:47:51) BigBan 5727 Jan Bigalke, Jan Bigalke, Terry Bigalke, Sonja Bigalke-Bannan
37th (2:49:06) Kailua Monkeys 5786 Roy Werner, Roy Werner, Kathy Werer, Christina Brooks
38th (2:50:27) Remy cat 5763 Matt Powers, Matt Powers, Chizuru Minohara,
39th (2:53:00) Sher Bernin Speedz 5777 Abby Speed, Abby Speed, Jay Zeigler, Sara Bernhardt
40th (2:54:33) Ed A. Bull 5780 Ethan J. Twer, Ethan J. Twer, Will Kirby, Ina Chang
41st (3:07:15) Team Awesome 5737 Cristina Felicitas, Cristina Felicitas, Julian Price,
42nd (3:11:01) Krush TOO 5726 Angela Barnett, Angela Barnett, Brandy Preston, Christy MacPherson
43rd (3:12:43) BAMF 5798 Mary Coon, Jack Coon, Seng Camus
44th (3:12:45) # 5723 Kim Archer, Kim Archer, Casey Elia, Ashley Quero
45th (3:13:20) ItzOva 5733 Kristine Buttel, Kristine Buttel, Myrel Baptiste,
46th (3:19:18) FastDashers 5787 Kanani Wong, Kanani Wong, Kahea Cadavona,
47th (3:20:50) K&R 5788 Randall Yong, Randall Yong, Katie Tsou,
48th (3:20:54) Shooting Stars 5793 Renee Young, AJ Smit, Shelby Voigt, Renee Young
49th (3:28:09) Ladies of Wonderland 5764 Glory Ramirez, Glory Ramirez, Leilani Baluyot, Amanda Tauanuu
50th (3:30:26) Martinis + Medicine 5800 Melissa Lauser, Stephanie Solari, Brooke Meyers
51st (4:20:36) Yo, I’ll solve it 5722 Alan Anderson, Alan Anderson, Alan Anderson,
52nd (4:22:21) Mizfits 5762 Tracey Powell, Tracey Powell, Tracey Powell,
53rd (4:31:00) HK&CS 5753 KRISELE MARIANO, KRISELE MARIANO, HANNAH ARREOLA, CHRIS RAMOS
54th (4:32:43) Pote 2 5799 Mahya Lewis, Yumiko Lewis, Shinichi Kato
55th (5:51:46) Paradise Pirates 5772 Gwynn Sarver, Gwynn Sarver, Greg Tabet, Frank Tabet
56th DNF – Belt liners 5732 Meghan Bryant, Meghan Bryant, Diana Cotter, Victoria Cashio
57th Groupon Dream Team 2 5804 Stacy Duldulao, Gracie Duldulao,
58th NPC – VP Awesome 5739 Julie Holcomb, Julie Holcomb, Miyuki Koaffroath,
59th NPC – VP Awesome 5745 Miyuki Kauffroath, Drew Hance, Zeus Coughlin, Matt O’Connor
60th NPC – VP Awesome 5757 Joshua Mitchell, Joshua Mitchell, Francheska Gonzalez,
61st NPC – VP Awesome 5766 Jenna Rose, Jenna Rose, Shaun Rose,
62nd NPC – CountryGirls 5738 Ashlee Fely, Ashlee Fely, Candice Heder,