Washington, D.C. 5.12.2012
* denotes team qualified for the National Championship
** denotes team qualified for the National Championship
and will receive FREE entry
# denotes team received a penalty
!! denotes teammate competed as a St. Jude Hero
DNF denotes team did not finish within the 5 hour time limit
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All times have been adjusted to account for any penalties administered
Congratulations to all participants who made Great Urban Race DC such a huge success! The beautiful weather made every clue sweeter as almost 600 racers took to the city for a fun filled day of adventure. Participants navigated through the streets of our Nation’s Capitol and completed a variety of unique activities that required patience, brains, and plenty of bravery – snakes and mealworms anyone?
Miller 64 and Chevrolet also added a great new element to this years’ race! Moving cans into the shape of a 64 proved more challenging then many expected, while hopping inside a Chevy Sonic Hatchback, Chevy Cruze Eco, or Chevy Cruze gave racers the chance to test their math skills while finding all the cool features on this line of Chevrolet vehicles.
A special thanks to everyone who donated much needed supplies to the Ronald McDonald House of Washington DC – your efforts are truly appreciated! Thank you to St. Jude who provided excellent volunteers, as well as supported racers running on behalf of the hospital! Congratulations Team America, who was this year’s St. Jude Challenge winner as well as our St. Jude Fundraising Winner – they raised just over $1,000 for St. Jude and are now eligible to compete in the Las Vegas Championship Race!
Special shout outs to our first, second, and third place teams who all receive a free entry to the 2012 Championship Race and will have the chance to compete for $10,000! In first place, Snark and Scrap came dashing through the finish line with an astounding time of 2:27! Electroclash came in exactly a minute later, crossing the finish line at 2:28! And one minute after that, The Hawaiian Honey Badgers came bolting through the arch just a hair behind with a time of 2:29! Congratulations to our very fast, and very close, Top Three Teams! .
The costume contest was full of great costumes and the audience enjoyed a show from all of our Best Costume nominees. After an intense clap-off between some awesome costumes, it was Who U Wit that won the crowd over! Thanks to everyone who dressed in costume and added to the spirit of the day.
Thank you again to our St. Jude volunteers, Ronald McDonald House, Miller 64, Chevrolet, Yelp, all of our clue locations and of course, all of our phenomenal participants. The GUR Crew had an amazing time and we look forward to seeing everyone next year!
With Snark & Scrap
|Have you ever participated in a GUR before?||
Yes! 2nd for Caitlin, 4th for Andrew. Andrew has done nationals.
|How did you prepare for the race?||
Watched Amazing Race, streched, calm approach
|What was your overall race strategy?||
Clues First, Strategize areas
|Did anything go wrong during the race?||
Dropped Metro card under the train at the end. Got lucky but the chopsticks were hard!
|What was your favorite clue? Why?||
Bellydancing and Miller!
|What was the most memorable part of the day?||
Crossing the finish line of course!
|Any secrets to your success that you’d be willing to share?||
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