2014 CitySolve Minneapolis Results Are In!

Sebastian from The Little Mermaid said it best when he said, “Everything is better down where it’s wetter…” Well, June 14th was a deluge but that didn’t stop nearly 600 crazed fans of The Amazing Race to participate and enjoy CitySolve Urban Race Minneapolis.

Team Twizzlers rocked the competition beating the other Minneapolis scavenger hunt racers by 20 minutes.

These urban adventure racers started this unique Minneapolis 5k race at Cowboy Jacks. Racers picked up their clue packets, which lead them all over downtown, the warehouse district and, for the first time ever, Dinkytown!

CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building’s friends at CrossFit Minneapolis challenged each team to a mini WOD (CrossFit speak for Workout of the Day). Each team had 4 minutes to complete 50 burpees while the other teammate(s) had to hold a kettle bell. Sounds easy, right?

From CrossFit Minneapolis, teams got to play the ever-popular cornhole (bean bag toss). This leg of the Minneapolis amazing race was powered by the always fun Big South. Teams got to show off their BBQ game skills and collect time deductions off their final Minneapolis urban race time by sinking beanbags. Oh, what fun did the CitySolve urban racers have!

A highlight of the day for many of the Minneapolis Amazing Race buffs was getting someone to put a Juicy Lucy (with the melty cheese shown) on their head.

Thanks for coming out for CitySolve’s 2014 Urban Race. We had a blast, and hope you did too. We’ll be back. Results below:

*1. 2594 (1:46:34): Rally Skittles Kelly/Brinkman Justin/Bakken /
*2. 5397 (1:52:30): SPORK2 Victoria/Szlag Christy /Haynes /
*3. 2817 (1:52:50): Say What? Diane/Farley Jennifer/Barry Daphne/Scanlan Jeannie
*4. 2808 (1:55:00): SLOWatonna Anna/Eckerman Michelle/Heller Brandi/Seykora Carla
*5. 2559 (2:03:10): Newy Lewis & The Hues Kyle/Brandt Steph/Vander Ploeg /
*6. 5442 (2:05:03): Ninja Monkeys Kevin/Williams Leslie/Hiber Brent/Bassett Rachel
*7. 5270 (2:13:40): Jennifer /Schaufele / /
*8. 5487 (2:19:00): Los Tres Amigos Ramzes/Zavala Tara/Olson Elizabeth/Hoosline
*9. 2833 (2:19:33): TMNT Maia/Gunderson Brandon/Peterson Carl/Gunderson Brandy
*10. 2839 (2:27:27): Clarissa Explains It All Bob/Haugen Donna/Haugen Dave/Haugen Carissa
*11. 5432 (2:31:32): Julia/Waletzko / /
*12. 2790 (2:33:27): 3 guys and a girl Teresa/Claypool Brian/Claypool Brandon/Randolph Mike
*13. 5276 (2:37:15): Screamin’ Eagles Lesley/Secor / /
*14. 2828 (2:39:50): Team Gnome Chasers Emily/Graham Erin/Downey Dave/Kurata
*15. 2536 (2:40:02): Rock Stars Carissta/Belisle David/Arndt Merrily/Shipe Stacy
*16. 4885 (2:40:54): EM-50 UAV Matt/Philippi Bob/Xiong Chris/Lebahn Rick
*17. 5571 (2:41:40): Tag you’re it Crystal/Kirchner Lisa/Selby Amy/Truong Melody
*18. 2803 (2:45:54): Rice Chompers Rebecca/Doyle Emily/DeLeon Sam/DeLeon AJ
*19. 4862 (2:46:00): Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride Ted/Marth Rolf/Mellesmoen Brad/Heagle Dan
*20. 5272 (2:54:40): James/Schlie / /
*21. 2989 (2:55:06): #stillinit2winit Tracy/Karth Patrick/Dea Kim/Finsky
*22. 2690 (2:57:57): Team AWE-Some Emilie/Buesing Deanna/Buesing Anna /Wilken Andrea
*23. 2800 (3:00:53): Girl FRIENDS! Danielle/Di Fabio Katie/Schultz Meghan/Quinn Jessica
*24. 5434 (3:02:15): Monorifice Missy/Wanke Richard/Wanke Karen/Kaul Joe
*25. 2812 (3:04:10): Turn Down for What Megan/Evens Bill/Kordiak Justin/Lilley Christine
26. 4879 (3:08:22): Rocky Top Rebecca/Ortiz Josh/Ortiz /
27. 5277 (3:08:54): Suess Crew Elizabeth/Sikkink Derrick /Sikkink Denise /Sikkink Adam
28. 5435 (3:10:55): The Psych Ward Sandra/Ward Avery/Ward /
29. 4866 (3:11:24): Michaela/Menigo / /
30. 2669 (3:11:38): Les éleveurs de chèvres Natalie/Brownson Alec/Englund /
31. 4895 (3:11:49): The Concierges Caidin/Riley John/Brownson Olivia/Brownson Liz
32. 5488 (3:13:36): Biker Babes Molly/Zuzek Megan/Scherer Jason/Ringquist
33. 2851 (3:14:15): Designated Drinkers Debbie/Johnson Tom/Johnson Sharon/Andrus Dale
34. 2802 (3:15:21): Blood & Dirt Ellen/Dobbins Katie/Thompson /
35. 2844 (3:16:14): Team Mitch Eric/Hoegger Sarah/Hoegger /
36. 2810 (3:18:54): ekstrom Holly/ekstrom holly/ekstrom grace/ekstrom Thomas
37. 2811 (3:18:54): ekstrom Holly/ekstrom kyle/kroll /
38. 4883 (3:20:19): Orange Slicers Toni/Peden Monica /Severson Cindi/Hatlestad Dawn
39. 5489 (3:20:22): Drop It Like It’s Hot Reed/Zweber Callie/Larsen Sam/Frank Justin
40. 2991 (3:22:00): / / /
41. 2837 (3:22:24): The Hustlers Erin/Harvey Val/Ellens Chris/Johnson Corey
42. 2995 (3:22:59): Cosmos Chemists Kristi/Kun Cory/Carufel /
43. 5558 (3:24:05): Stanupes Sasha/Stanton / /
44. 2836 (3:26:39): StrappedForCache Danielle/Harding Brandon/Pietz Sarah /Lund Tom
45. 2558 (3:28:00): The Dudes Mike/Bramm / /
46. 4865 (3:36:19): Flying Worms BRAD/MECHELKE Alekzander/Mechelke /
47. 5281 (3:40:43): Double Trouble Jenny/Sohn Ben/Wittry /
48. 2813 (3:44:27): FreakFour Mercedes/Evenson Morgan/Evenson Chris/Evenson Dan
49. 5403 (3:44:56): The Geeks Daniel/Tan / /
50. 2847 (3:46:49): Mean Girls Brooke/Jensen Jamie /Kelly Kaytie /Zimmerman Amanda
51. 5570 (3:50:35): Jello Shots Susan/Brant / /
52. 5424 (3:55:39): Team TNT Newmann/Thomas Tia/Thomas /
53. 4886 (3:57:03): Team Awesome Amber/Picone Charlotte/Boyd /
54. 2795 (3:58:36): 2 Fast, 2 Furious Heather/Darby Chris /Deanovic Paul/Charchian Roxie
55. 4863 (4:08:10): Irish We Were Drunk Katie/Martin Courtney/Moriarty Ashley/Lanphear Jen
56. 4898 (4:11:45): Relo Suave Melanie/Robertson Jeff /Robertson Holly/Hines Elizabeth
57. 2797 (4:12:25): Gruesome Twosome Miranda/Deconcini Colin/Petit /
58. 4894 (4:13:21): Team Awesome Jennifer/Quarford Pam/Quarford Barb/Obinger Yvonne
59. 2792 (4:14:29): What’s in the Brownies? Danielle/Cole Allison/Riemersma Elle/DeBlieck Erika
60. 5427 (4:18:12): Got Mud! Julie/Trierweiler Morgan/Trierweiler /
61. 2534 (4:19:44): Kari Squared Kari /Baune Kari/Neubauer /
62. 2826 (4:32:00): J.K. Show Jill/Gilbertson Dave/Christensen Kayleigh/Greenwalt
63. 3440 (4:36:01): XXX Jennifer/Lewis Mike /Asmondy /
64. 4882 (4:36:50): Severson Girls Jenny/Patrek Rachael/Abrahamson Jenny/Severson
65. 2807 (4:37:00): Oak View #1 Sandra/Dunigan Melissa /Williams Beth/Heimerl Monica
66. 2994 (4:42:45): Most Bestest Creation John/Kriha Alissa /Cornell Jeremy /Kuhns Jackie
67. 2538 (4:44:33): Cheeky Monkees Julie/Benick Carrie/Jerome Don /Benick Jaymie
68. 2789 (4:45:55): Oak View #2 Jenn /Claussen Tessa/Brandt Joe/Claussen Gwen
69. 5279 (4:48:02): Lisa/Slotsve / /
70. 2522 (5:16:12): Glitter princesses Michelle/Banse Cassie/Jessee horton /
71. 2515 (5:18:47): veni vidi vici Ahmed/Bachelani Averyel/Hagel /
72. 2544 (5:38:39): Berning Desire Roxann/Berning Geoffrey/Berning /
73. 2520 (5:46:53): Will Flirt for Clues Drea/Bain Natalie/Voss Jennifer /Merkel
74. 4892 (6:01:36): The Rondoobies Phylon/Pugh Della/Buschette Jessica/Aller Lainie
75. 2699 (6:10:00): MN<3 Erin/Cimbura Justin/Cimbura Carol/Williams 76. 3503 (6:45:50): MR. BJ Michael/Lewis Rob/Williams Brandon/Elliott Johnny 77. 2987 (6:47:13): Super Solvers Kristin/Kammueller Jon /Blaha Tom /Pederson Matt 78. 2455 : ABT Alissa/Allen Ben/Bigelow / 79. 2546 : 3 Talls and a Small Tami/Allen Theresa/Keehn Kristen /Boudreau Theresa 80. 2501 : Team Amazing Nicole /Anderberg Shelby/Pahl / 81. 2502 : Super Friends TINA/ANDERSON James/Anderson Katherine /Bierlein Jeff 82. 2504 : Cathy/Anderson / / 83. 2507 : Get a Clue Terri/Arens Carmen/Gretton Debbie/Arens Kelsey 84. 2509 : Got Mud! Heidi/Aslakson Kailey/Aslakson / 85. 2511 : Mikeshel Shelly/Auld Mike/Auld / 86. 2524 : Relo Suave Deux Rachel /Barnett Gina /Colich Elizabeth/Cotie Melanie 87. 2527 : Megan/Barrett / / 88. 2540 : Buns of Frosting Erica/Berg Tiffany/Beer Tasha/Corcoran 89. 2546 : Nora/Beyers / / 90. 2549 : Kristen/Braden / / 91. 2560 : Screwnicorns Abbie/Braun Sonja/Lee Karlton/Scott Ed 92. 2635 : alyssa/Browne / / 93. 2691 : Gophers Gone Wild Emily/Busch Allie/Mrak / 94. 2692 : / Alison/ / 95. 2693 : Merrily/Calkins / / 96. 2694 : Boogie Woogies Jennifer/Carpenter Ryan/Lake Nicole/Marquardt Chad 97. 2695 : SMB Killer Bee's! Sammy /Case Mallory /Moncrief Brooke/Hydeen 98. 2696 : DOUBLE D'S BRIE/CHASTANET STEPHANIE /WORWA / 99. 2697 : / / / 100. 2698 : Cheeky Monkees / / / 101. 2786 : Laura/Cina / / 102. 2791 : Infectious Fun Chris/Clemens Whitney/Clemens / 103. 2793 : Ninj-A’s Ashley /Collins Angela/Wishard Amy/Persson Amber 104. 2794 : The Administrators Chellie /Connolly Sarah/Martinez Paula/Swenson Kari 105. 2796 : Team Lucy Jim/Davis Dale/Davis / 106. 2798 : Oak View #4 Karen/DeLaForest Kari/Nick Sheri/Miller 107. 2799 : Dexter Breanna/Dexter Katie/Macioch / 108. 2804 : heather/drake / / 109. 2805 : Turtle Power Scott/Driskill Ashley/Wright Casey/Blue Lizzie 110. 2806 : Team Crash Carrie/Duckett Jenny/Wilcox Tasia/Balk Samantha 111. 2809 : Leslie/Egan / / 112. 2814 : Bubble Butts or Bust! Joshua/Ewer Shaundra/Ewer Michelle /Warren 113. 2815 : jackie/eydelnant / / 114. 2816 : Leanne/Fakir / / 115. 2818 : Digiapolis Amy/Ferguson Jenny/Perona Sarah /Petzel Peter 116. 2819 : SPORK 1 Solaire/Finkenstaedt-Quinn Autum/Qiu Sarah/Gruba 117. 2820 : Fupa Troopa Sarah/Fischer Mitch/West / 118. 2821 : The Flemnic's Stephanie/Fleming Kevin/Fleming Brittany/Nicoll Grant 119. 2822 : Andrea/Forsgren / / 120. 2823 : Alexandra/Gemar / / 121. 2824 : Michael/Gerszewski / / 122. 2825 : The Goonies tiffany/Giese demery/lessard chelsea/shilpley sarah 123. 2827 : Emily/Gillespie / / 124. 2829 : Cow Crossing! Emily/Graham Erin/Downey Dave/Kurata 125. 2830 : / / / 126. 2831 : / / / 127. 2832 : Kari/Gulbrandson / / 128. 2834 : Manor Madness dinnah/gustavo Stacy/Griffin sarah/laulunen 129. 2835 : Sharon/Hamilton / / 130. 2838 : Cherish/Haskell / / 131. 2840 : Her Nation PaXia/Hawj Toua/Her / 132. 2841 : Her Nation Paxia/ Alynda /Her Toua /Her Xue 133. 2842 : Grannie Fannies Anne /Herold Erin/Denne / 134. 2843 : Babes off Waves Elizabeth/Hickok Vicki/Brink Jill/Martin Robin 135. 2845 : Tbd Amanda/Hosch Sam/Hosch / 136. 2846 : / / / 137. 2848 : Laurie/Jenzer / / 138. 2849 : Johnson & Johnson Lindsey/Johnson Jason/Johnson / 139. 2850 : The Tutus Aubrey/Johnson Hannah/Young Brianna/Vigliotti 140. 2971 : Oak View #3 Holly/Johnson Whitney/Johnson / 141. 2982 : Breanna/Johnson / / 142. 2983 : Michelle/Johnson / / 143. 2984 : Pachow Celestina/Jolley Esther/Neu / 144. 2985 : Minnehaha in Your Face Marie/Jordan Charlie/Hansen / 145. 2986 : Naija Girls Kafayat/Julmat Daisy/Isichei / 146. 2988 : To be determined Stefanie/Kamrath Conrad/Hansen Sam/Hosch Amanda 147. 2990 : Chicks Mix Michelle/Kelly / Rebekka/Kelly Pam 148. 2992 : Amish Rake Fight! Sue/Kolar Rachel/Kolar Mike/Berg Becca 149. 2993 : Thunder Cats Heather/Kraabel Rachel/Koffski Jessica/Roufs Kris 150. 2996 : McAwesome Rachel/Kuss Jaime/Simon Pellowski / 151. 2997 : Wander The Map Jenna/Kvidt Micah/Kvidt / 152. 2998 : Babes on Waves Susan/Larkin Kris/Brown Brenda/Kaminski Heidi 153. 2999 : / / / 154. 3000 : Three girls and a guy Rhonda/Lee David/Lee Nicole /Grimes Kristina 155. 3540 : Emily/Lien / / 156. 3582 : Dancing Crew Deanna/Lind Breanna/Johnson Bridget/Lyons Ninoska 157. 3600 : Amanda/Logan / / 158. 4861 : Natalie/Lutmer / / 159. 4864 : Heather/McNichols / / 160. 4867 : Amy/Mesenbourg / / 161. 4868 : Kathleen/Meyer / / 162. 4869 : Sheri/Miller / / 163. 4870 : Savanna/Moen / / 164. 4871 : Never Trust A Big Butt and A Smile Amie/Morcilio Tyanna /Bailey Treena/Medlock Shannon 165. 4872 : Breakfast Bunch Yer/Moua Sheng/Vang Dia/Moua 166. 4873 : The Babes Tracy/Mouser Tracy/O'connor / 167. 4874 : Los Memelos Laura/Nagel Miguel/Velez / 168. 4875 : Captain Minnesooootah Elizabeth/Nguyen Ria/Maharaj Kevin/Liu Mike 169. 4876 : / / / 170. 4877 : Seal Team 4 Kristen/Olson Kyle /Johnson Kelly/Olson Hanna 171. 4878 : Frozen in Time Shannon/OMalley Elisa/Hanson Jenna/Kelley Jackie 172. 4880 : Agony of da feet Ashley/Oswald Katie/Wielgos Christine /Wielgos Raya 173. 4881 : Shelby/Pahl / / 174. 4884 : 3 Stooges Crystal/Peterson Ruth/Gitau Michele/Carlson 175. 4887 : TC Taters Kirsten/Plude JJ/Plude / 176. 4888 : Dancing Dirty Danes Haakon/Poulsen Kaj/Poulsen Salve/Account1 Salve 177. 4889 : Megan/Precht / / 178. 4891 : Mollyann/Presley / / 179. 4893 : Thomas/Puzak / / 180. 4896 : Party Time! Dale/Roberts Dale/Roberts Tracy/Pleschourt Amy 181. 4897 : Jennifer/Roberts / / 182. 4899 : The Speakeasy Brett/Runquist Rip /Robin Steph/Sperlak 183. 5268 : Katherine/Rupprecht / / 184. 5269 : Libby/Ryan / / 185. 5271 : Flawless Execution Del/Schilling Bryce/Ricter Ryan/Nelson Heidi 186. 5273 : No Regrets Kristen E/Schmidt Tina/Ghimenti / 187. 5274 : Team Shoobs Donna/Schubbe Matt/Schubbe / 188. 5275 : Jett Jenna/Schuetzle Brett/Ehrhardt / 189. 5278 : Denise/Sikkink1 / / 190. 5280 : Justin/Smith / / 191. 5282 : Blueberries Banha/Sok Christina/Caouette Lauren /Wimler 192. 5283 : TNT Melissa/Sprague Brenteson Matt/Brenteson Dave/Cowles Shane 193. 5284 : Pavement Princesses Elizabeth/Steffen Lindsay/Borkin Larkin/Scholla 194. 5285 : Jennifer/Steffens / / 195. 5286 : Crumpet Munchers Bryce/Stepan Jared/Saatela / 196. 5287 : Good Time Ol' Ladies Steph/Strapple Heather/Erickson Danielle/Beck Jess 197. 5404 : Kula Honu (Gold Turtles) Sheri/Taylor Ken/Taylor Holly /Goldschmitz Wayne 198. 5407 : Sharp Suit-ers Jonathon/Taylor Jason /Taylor Calvin/Zimmerman Cartier 199. 5423 : Sweden John /Theiler John/Theiler Bryan /Kraemer 200. 5425 : Yvonne/Thomas / / 201. 5426 : The Minnekotas Brianna/Thompson Steven/Rohrich Cara/Harrington Taylor 202. 5428 : / / / 203. 5429 : Wild ones Nicole/Tysk Nathan/Tysk Erica/Derifield 204. 5430 : S & M Melissa/VanDerostyne Sarah/Bentz / 205. 5431 : Geri/Vongrey / / 206. 5433 : Sophie/Wallerstedt / / 207. 5436 : S & M and a Little K Katie/Wentz Sam /Skora Megan/Norton 208. 5437 : andrew/west / / 209. 5438 : ACK kathy/weston Annie/Weston Casey /Bushard 210. 5439 : JAK 2 Jay/Weston Katie/Weston Shari/Jansen 211. 5440 : Blood, Sweat & Beers Alison /Willford Erin /Gurda Erica/Alfton Megan 212. 5449 : Ben/Wittry / / 213. 5465 : Dino squad Emily /Witzmann Krystal/Nazer Mary /Kaleta James 214. 5470 : The Girls from Normal Kathy/Yakal Leslie/Zimmerman Beth/Dawson Jayne 215. 5475 : Annie/Zager / / 216. 5490 : Bridget/ / / 217. 5491 : Deanna/ / / 218. 5524 : Emily/ / / 219. 5537 : Jennifer/ / / 220. 5540 : jessie/ / / 221. 5555 : Nate/ / / 222. 5572 : Foxie Friends Christina/Muellner / /

Staying fit, being healthy

Fitness and health are important aspects of life, and at Sports Authority, there is everything you need to keep those aspects in check. Located in Midtown Manhattan and a few blocks away from the United Nations, Sports Authority, this year’s packet pickup for CitySolve Urban Race NYC, Sports Authority sells several high-quality sporting goods ranging from active wear and accessories to equipment such as baseball bats, golf clubs, and more.

In addition to sporting goods, Sports Authority also offer other services such as tennis racquet stringing, golf day shop, and excellent customer service! They also offer great promotions and coupons that can be found on their website!

But buying the equipment and clothes is not enough to stay fit, you have to go out and exercise! So register for CitySolve Urban Race NYC to get started or maintain that active life and come by Sports Authority on June 27th 5 to 7 pm to pick up your packets and check out some great sporting good!

 

Art of Heart

You can’t spell heart or start without art, and at Art Start, this year’s local charity for the CitySolve Urban Race NYC, art is created to change and make an impact on the hearts of many young, at-risk individuals who live in city shelters, on the streets, are involved in court cases, or surviving with parents in crisis.

Since 1991, Art Start has offered creative arts workshops in collaboration with local teaching artists and educators to give at-risk youths the start and confidence they need to overcome their barriers, pursue opportunities, and make contributions to society. By providing these creative arts workshops and using art and music projects, Art Start nurtures personal development and relationship building for children.

Well-known public figures such as Bill Cosby, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, and President Bill Clinton have applauded Art Start’s efforts and impacts on the youth of NYC. Art Start has been featured and nationally recognized in many programs and newspapers including the Oprah Winfrey Show, National Public Radio, New York Times, MSNBC and has received many awards include the President’s Service Award by President Bill Clinton, National Endowment Arts Award, and Non-Profiteer of the Year Awarded to Art Start Executive Director, Johanna De Los Santos.

Check out Art Start’s website to learn more about the organization and don’t forget to register for CitySolve’s NYC Urban Race here!

Kirkwood Chicago!

Kirkwood

The official hangout spot for Indiana basketball and Nebraska football in Chicago, Kirkwood Bar and Grill is the host site for CitySolve Urban Race Chicago!

Focused on serving you with exemplary service, exquisite food and drinks, eye-pleasing design, and more, Kirkwood is the perfect place to stop by and enjoy a meal or even just a couple of drinks. Not only that, but Kirkwood is open to attend to every age group and can be the perfect place for a family night out with the perfect evening menu that will please not only adults, but also young children and teens.

Great food and friendly staff result in the comfortable and homey atmosphere that Kirkwood embodies, and who doesn’t want to feel at home while enjoying a dinner out with family or friends? Enjoy Kirkwood with us, CitySolve as well! We will be there on June 21st, and we would love for you to join us and enjoy a relaxing, lively atmosphere over a meal and some drinks!

“Hey Batta Batta Swing!”

But what if you don’t have a bat? No worries! Sports Authority sells all kinds of sporting goods and is one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the United States. These sporting goods range from apparel, fitness accessories, and footwear to exercise and sports equipment. Many of their sporting goods come from different sport vendors. They also sell merchandise under their own private labels including Alpine Design, Sims, Aspire, SA Gear, Parkside, and Bodyfit.

There are over 460 Sports Authority stores in 45 states. In Illinois alone, there are 33 Sports Authority stores with four of them located in Chicago. This year CitySolve Urban Race Chicago packet pick up is in the Sports Authority located on Clark Street. Not only does the Sports Authority on Clark Street sell merchandise but also offers other services such as bike repairs, ice skate sharpening, custom golf club fitting, hunting and fishing licenses, and tennis racquet stringing.

So come join us on June 20th from 5 to 7 pm and check out some of their products and promotions on their website!