Chicago, CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building will rest its head on your shoulders any day. What an amazing city you are and our Amazing Race loving fans sure do love you too! The day began at the fabulous Kirkwod Bar & Grill located at (just a stone’s throw from the Wellington CTA station. We kicked off the race with team Mario Cart winning the costume contest (CitySolve loves it when our urban adventure racers make spectacular homemade costumes…wouldn’t you agree!?!). Team Mario Cart took home the every popular and always fun and funky Jammy Pack. As CiySolve Urban Race and Team Building likes say about Jammy Pack, “rock out with your pack out!”
At precisely 11:30 am, CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building unveiled the First Clue. It was a multiple choice question about which celebrity was not born in Chicago: the answer was, of course, Oprah Winfrey! The urban adventure racers quickly solved the First Clue and headed out the front door of Kirkwood Bar and Grill. The scavenger hunt lovers quickly found the One Brick volunteers who were passing out the CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building Chicago clue packets.
For the next 90 minutes – give or take – CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building enthusiasts were our pretending like they were on The Amazing Race trying to find Phil. Even without the New Zealand host and the million-dollar purse, teams had a great time racing all over Chicago. One of the most fun challenges was at the Playground Theatre where teams took on a unique spelling-bee challenge. Luckily for the scavenger hunt goers, they weren’t facing middle schoolers from the Scripts National Spelling-Bee, but rather themselves! CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building participants were frantically looking for improv players from the Playground Theatre where once they found them they were given a word to spell (the word wasn’t entirely challenging, but it was at least 7-letters long). Teams had to spell the word but all CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building fans had to participate one-letter at a time. One team member would start to spell the word giving one letter then the next team member would give the next letter and so-on-and-so-forth. This made for an incredibly fun, hilarious and collaborative checkpoint.
Next on the Chicago amazing race was heading over to Cheesie’s Pub near the Bellmont “L” station. Chicago CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building teams played a classic frat boy game: flip cup. Unlike the classic game, however, there was no beer in the cups. But a reward there was. When one of the Chicago amazing race wanna-bes completed the flip cup challenge they were greeted with warm and gooey cheesey samples of Cheesie’s Pub grilled cheese sandwiches. Mmmmmmmm!
Not to be out done, our fine friends a CMUK (pronounced smook) shoes manned an amazing race style checkpoint that tested teams knowledge of world trivia. The CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building teams really got a “kick” out of the CMUK trivia challenge. This checkpoint was also sponsored in part by Pub Trivia Nerds.
Now for the do-good amazing race challenge of the day: the One Brick Chicago checkpoint. Teams had to convince strangers to purchase a beer koozie…it’s as if these Chicago CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building lovers were on The Amazing Race trying to hawk the temperature saving devices!
All in all, teams had a great day! The winning team, PPJs, rocked the other CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building thrillists by almost 30 minutes. PHEW! Way to go gals! CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building’s Twitter contest to funniest tweet was, “
To follow or stalk this nut job and all his smarmy politico comments on Twitter, please check out @MrBollettino
Thanks to all of those who participated, sponsored and volunteered. We cannot wait to bring back CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building to Chicago. Now that Great Urban Race is no more, we hope to see many of those masterminds and amazing racer next year at CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building.
CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building is know for bring out the creative side of our amazing race enthusiasts and what better way to show off their creativity than with a costume contest. The winners had a great imagination and crafty art skills as their Mario Cart costumes were homemade! They took home the much sought after Jammy Pack prize. It may not be $300, but it sure is one of the cooler prizes in CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building race series.
CitySolve Urban Race and Team Building Chicago Results:
*1. 5689 (1:34:09): PPJs Emily /Robinson Julie/McDermitt /
*2. 1420 (2:10:15): COBRA KAISER SOZE Ryan/Bollettino Kellen/Bollettino /
*3. 3318 (2:14:10): Waikiki Girls Sophie/Feng Terry/Haglo Brian/Davis ilona
*4. 1659 (2:24:34): Dan and Sarah in the morning Daniel/Conway / /
*5. 5699 (2:24:40): Super Savvy Sawins Grace/Sawin John /Sawin Allie/Sawin Kate
*6. 4351 (2:26:30): Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right BA Star Rae/Inafuku Kyle/Dolan Adam/Rosenthal
*7. 5494 (2:31:00): Skippy the Bush Kangaroo Dina/Johnson Steve/Johnson /
*8. 5576 (2:32:46): whatchamacallem Anandi/Pendse Veena/Vakatkar Rupali/Kale Jay
*9. 1442 (2:38:29): Chan Plan york/chan Lisa/Chan /
*10. 5500 (2:41:47): The Wet Bandits Jonathon/Ong Ginny/Graves /
*11. 3379 (3:00:20): Eder/Gwendolyn Ellen/ Lexi/Zimmerman Chris
*12. 5495 (3:18:25): AD2 Angela/Kang Daniel/Kang Anh/Ton Dave
*13. 1424 (3:27:22): Colette/Bradley / /
*14. 5267 (3:27:23): Mary/Haigh / /
*15. 5822 (3:29:44): Kate/Urhausen / /
*16. 3172 (3:44:03): The Carried Ruse Jonathan/Drews Lisa/Drews Jason/Drews Jake
*17. 1410 (3:45:30): Mahalo Swanson/Alana Danny/Caskey Ryan/Berg Jane
*18. 5573 (3:53:50): Northsiders Reshma/Patel Karan/Mishra Catherine/Lynk Saloni
*19. 5718 (4:07:00): We’ve got the runs! Jes/Taylor Jessica/Weaver /
*20. 1665 (4:18:36): Cummins Crew Allison/Cummins Shawn /Cummins /
*21. 5823 (4:25:38): Crafting Cuties Stephanie/Zajewski Lisa/Chrzasc Amanda /Zansitis
*22. 5671 (5:59:38): Glub Glubs Kopec/Rebecca Brenda/Maya Jessika/Stec
*23. 1427 (NPC): Ring my bells Brewer/Brett john /adorno /
*24. 1437 (NPC): Dad n Bud Alissa/Campbell Tim/Duvall /
*25. 2505 (NPC): Brian/Davis / /
26. 5389 (NPC): Michael/Haigh / /
27. 5496 (NPC): Unstoppable Sara/Lever Ortiz enrigue/huacuja martinez/beatnz
28. 5497 (NPC): Uic team mariana /lever leticia/chavez /
29. 5498 (NPC): We R Amazing! Kathleen/McCabe Tim/Maxwell Carol/Bagley John
30. 5499 (NPC): Super-Suits Julianna/McReynolds Matthew/Nicholas Haylie/Stroner
31. 5615 (NPC): Obi-Wan Cannolis Ian/Percel Ian/Percel /
32. 5680 (NPC): Filthy pilgrims Michelle/Ristau Troy/Ristau /
33. 5690 (NPC):
34. 5693 (NPC):
35. 5697 (NPC):
36. 5711 (NPC):
37. 5825 (NPC):
38. 5832 (NPC): Terry/Hagio
39. 5837 (NPC):
40. 5838 (NPC):
41. 5839 (NPC):
42. 5840 (NPC):