Spreadin’ the Love

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So what did all of you do for Valentine’s Day?

…Oh, was that in February? Well, we at CitySolve Urban Race sometimes forget because of all the love being shown by The H.E.A.R.T. Program in Houston. They may not be handing out chocolate or flowers, but they certainly are giving back to the community. Their gift? Creating new opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to achieve their potential.

Since 2006, H.E.A.R.T. has provided job training and employment opportunities in vending and concessions to low-income adults with developmental disabilities. They’ve partnered with various businesses and stadiums to allow these adults to receive an education and enter the work force to earn paychecks at minimum wage or higher. But not only does H.E.A.R.T. teach life skills, life management, and work ethics, it also offers tutoring and instruction in educational subjects. The hands-on of job training combined with in-classroom instruction equips these adults to be active in their community. Hats off to H.E.A.R.T. for their care for Houston!

Support H.E.A.R.T.’s mission of love by signing up for the CitySolve Urban Race Houston on April 4! Register here to be part of the fun and visit our website for more information. See you all at the race!

2014 CitySolve Honolulu Race Results

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!

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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,

Bust Your Boredom with Dave & Buster’s

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Now introducing the host of CitySolve Urban Race Honolulu, Dave and Buster’s!

What other place gives you rewards for having fun? A fun environment with over 200 games in their Million Dollar Midway and great prizes awaiting for you in the Winner’s Circle, Dave and Buster’s is the place to be to experience what fun feels like. They not only give prizes to winners, but also to those who just play their games!

Food ranging from steaks to salads to Dave and Buster’s specialties and more, you and your stomach will be content. And don’t forget Dave and Buster’s Happy Hour that offers a wide variety of drinks for a great deal. All that is required from you is the desire to have fun.

A place that gives you all that you need to have fun, CitySolve Urban Race is excited to partner with Dave and Buster’s for our Honolulu race. We would be more than excited to see you all there and welcome you to join this unforgettable experience.

Learn more about CitySolve Urban Race Honolulu, and join us by clicking here. See you all on March 22nd!

JammyPack + CitySolve

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Hey CitySolvers!

Going to one of the CitySolve Urban Races hosted in the closest city near you? We wish you the best of luck, but if you don’t feel confident about winning the race, don’t forget about our best costume contest! CitySolve is happy to have partnered with JammyPack, the new hip, portable fanny pack-style music players, for our CitySolve Urban Race, and you can win a JammyPack if your team wins the best costume contest at your local event! Take a stab at this great opportunity to stretch your creativity, which could be rewarded with a great, trendy prize.

What’s so special about JammyPack? Sure, there are countless numbers of various types of portable music players out there, but JammyPack offers a unique experience– have your portable speakers on you without having to worry about holding them in your hands! JammyPack creates a way for the world of action sports and the world of music to collide as these hands-free portable music players are frequently used by snowboarders, mountain bikers, and others, to enjoy their high-intensity activities with music.

You may be thinking “why not earphones?” I’m sure everyone has experienced, at least once, one of your earphones coming out of your ears while doing your activity. It gets a little annoying having to stop what you’re doing to place that one earphone back in your ear again. You don’t have to worry about that with JammyPack! It’s going to be on your waist as a fanny pack, or on your back as a backpack, or on your equipment– however/wherever you want it to be!

JammyPack is freedom, it advocates freedom. Taking your music wherever you want and allowing it to become a part of your adventures allows you to experience a freedom that you haven’t experienced before. Originally made for occasional escapades with friends, it is now used beyond its original purpose and allows people to do whatever they want with their music.

Too good to be true? Well, that’s not still not the end of it. JammyPack also collaborates with organizations to help out the community.

jammypack keep a breastThese JammyPacks were used for its collaborative efforts with the Keep a Breast Foundation. For each Keep a Breast JammyPack sold, around $2.50 is donated to the Keep a Breast Foundation. Who doesn’t want to help out a charity?

Listen to music with style and enjoy it wherever you go, without worrying about the hassle of carrying around speakers or worrying about earphones falling out of your ears while biking. Come with your best costume idea to the nearest CitySolve Urban Race to you, and get a chance to win a JammyPack! Learn more about JammyPack on their official website and follow their Twitter and Facebook as well to get information about new designs and promotions!

See JammyPacks in action!

CitySolve Urban Race Phoenix Wrap up + Race Results 2014!

Our Phoenix adventure was more fun than March Madness! Teams raced all over Uptown, Downtown and a bunch of nifty places in between. Teams found Giant Coffee, had to do improv at Torch Theatre, and raised money for Esperanca along the way!

This year, Storming the Castle won first place by a little over 9 minutes! They finished in 1:22:30. Way to go guys!

Best Costume went to the Cereal Killers! Check out their killer costumes…pun intended!
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We can’t wait to see you next year Phoenix! Now here’s a rundown of the 2014 results:

1st (1:22:30) Storming the Castle Jill Diamond, Christy Bacon,
2nd (1:31:45) The Avengers Rebecca Simmons, Joanna Lucio, Daniel Lucio
3rd (1:31:46) Storming the Castle Irene Fabig, Brian Fabig,
4th (1:33:10) Running Sucks TJ. Burden, Jenna Burden, Stephanie DeWitt
5th (1:33:56) The Smetros Christina Smith, Tom Smith, Jamie Betro
6th (1:34:38) Si and Me Rick Eastman, Sierra Eastman,
7th (1:36:20) The Comeback Kids Mike Foulds, Sandie Blair, Wayne Creggett
8th (1:38:20) Pheasant Pluckers Todd Daniels, Todd Daniels, Ron Eiler
9th (1:46:51) Spoiler Alert Aaron Royster, Shannon Speshock, Bridget Musselman
10th (1:49:10) Shazam! Cade Huninghake, Ashley Burbach, Sarah Danielson
12th (1:51:08) The “Crap What Did I Get Into”s Marcy Fredette-Roman, Cindy Fredette, Sam Miller
13th (1:52:11) Dangling Modifier Katie Gaal, Nancy Edelen,
14th (1:53:10) If We Only Had a Brain Jenny Waite, Joshua Wohlrabe,
15th (1:53:50) Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Charlotte Haught, Aaron Chandler, Phillip Det4rick
16th (1:55:00) ALL GOOD IN THE HOOD Kevin Crawford, Erin Crawford,
17th (1:55:32) Three Shades of Awesome Cami Barnella, Katie Hendon, Jenni Pierson
18th (1:56:47) Where’s the Beer? Dawn Anderson, Chris Anderson, Sheryl Rayner
19th (1:57:45) Shelley Haydel, Travia Steward, Dara Henning
20th (1:58:00) The Walkie Talkies Juliana Garrett, Cory Garrett, Staci Finlayson
21st (1:58:27) Infinity Jocelyn Rojas, Greg Kmet,
22nd (2:01:39) That’s What She Said April Hull, Alysan Ulrich,
23rd (2:02:32) Witness the Fitness (WTF) Willie Crawford, Frazier Crawford,
24th (2:03:41) PowerHouse(rs) Pamela Houser, Kameo houser,
25th (2:07:46) Nerds R Us Melissa Garcia, Amanda Morgan, Kim Cheney
26th (2:10:50) The Blarney Stones Jacob Whiting, Camille Whiting, Teague Mooney
27th (2:13:53) Sake Bombers Alyssia Sotelo, Michael Sotelo, Helena Moore
28th (2:19:15) Not quite Kardashian #2 Sherry Reynolds, Derrick Spencer,
29th (2:19:16) Not quite Kardashian #1 Wendy Philpot, Trina Vasquez, Moanikeala Mundo
30th (2:21:53) The Cereal Killers Vanessa Garcia, Vanessa Garcia, Lindsay Robinson
31st (2:42:05) Team Lenehan Justin Lenehan, Jill Lenehan,
32nd (2:48:50) AlcoHooligans Jessica Acevedo, Brittney Nagle, Eric Hahn
33rd (2:51:09) Stephanie Scher, Marc Scher, Matt Sloan
34th (2:53:03) The Peeps! Sandra Dahle, Jimi Girdner, Adison Dahle
35th (3:13:46) Lucky Troopers Tony Lucio, Steven Pomeroy,
36th (3:13:47) Lucky Troopers Michelle Vasquez, Victoria Glock, Tony Vasquez
37th DNF – Sarah Chesteen,
38th DNF – Sarah Chesteen,
39th DNF – Marcy Fredette-Roman,
40th DNF – Christine Harrington,
41st DNF – Bartleby Jenn Jordan, Page Jordan, Asa Jordan
42nd DNF – Team Kiefer Pat Lawson, Michaele Connors,
43rd DNF – Kevin Nelson,
44th DNF – Vagtastic Villians Rebecca Norton, Rebecca Norton, Daysi Merelo Merelo
45th DNF – Team OHman Will Ohman, Will Ohman,
46th DNF – One-eyed Jacks Julie Raines, Teresa Rawson, Krista Hill
47th DNF – Jennifer VanderVeur,
48th DNF – Kim Witcher, Chrissy Muzer,
49th DNF – Christina
50th DNF – Jamie
51st DNF – Jamie
52nd DNF – The Clams Bob Rodrigues, Amber Stewart,