What can I bring?
You can bring just about anything: computer, GPS, compass, map (city and transit), money, public transit day pass, but nothing that will give you a transportation edge, like rollerblades or a skateboard etc.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary depending on city. Please check your local city's race page. Day of registration is cash only.
Can I register by myself?
What is the refund policy?
Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds.
Can I just show up or do I have to register?
You can register on the day of the race.
How long does it take?
CitySolve Urban Race takes around between 3.5 to 4.5 hours. Winners generally finish under 2 hours. The race will end each race at the 5 hour mark.
Why can't I take a taxi or wear rollerblades, etc?
We want all of our participants to be on the same playing field, thus no bikes, cabs, rollerblades, sneakers with wheels on them, and so on.
Will maps be provided?
No. It is up to each team to provide their own city or public transportation maps.
What if I can't figure out a clue?
You can ask people on the street for help. Call your friends or family for advice. Just don't give up. Each team will receive one skip. This allows each team to pass on solving one clue.
How many people on a team?
You may have up to 4 on a team. All members must pay registration. All team are eligible to win all prizes.
Besides walking, does this require intense physical activity like climbing walls or anything?
No. CitySolve Urban Race is not a test of strength, but rather, a test of wits.
What is first prize?
$300! In some races, prizes may subsitute cash. Any time this occurs, the prize will have a minimum retail value of $300 or be a prize that has no value e.g., Southwest Airline tickets!
Are there prizes for second place?
Yes. Runner up will walk away with $150. In some races, prizes may subsitute cash. Any time this occurs, the prize will have a minimum retail value of $150 or be a prize that has no value e.g., REI gift card. Stay tuned! Great prizes are awarded for other categories e.g. Family Division, Best Costume, and Best Tweet.
Who is eligible to win for Family Division and Best Tweet?
Family Divion: At least one person under 18; Best Tweet: CitySolve Urban Race staff decides.
What do I win for Family Division and Best Tweet?
We will award a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant or retail store for these catagories
Do I have to wear matching or coordinated costumes/uniforms?
No, but costumes are STRONGLY encouraged. We will award a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant or retail store for Best Costume.
What if my camera breaks during the event and I can't take pictures of the checkpoints?
You may use either your camera or cell phone. Please try to keep all photos on one device as it will be easier for you to share your exciting moments of the urban adventure race with friends.
Is CitySolve Urban Race like geocaching or letterboxing?
Kind of. In geocaching, participants use GPS to find treasures. In CitySolve Urban Race, participants won't find hidden treasures, they will be looking for destinations. In letterboxing, participants must solve clues to find, well... letterboxes. Letterboxing or Geocaching's Virtual Cache type is more closely related to our unique urban adventure game.
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