Running in University Place


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  • Social City Dash
    The Social City Dash puts smart phones to good use during its urban adventure race. Teams of two turn to Twitter and Facebook to solve clues and complete tasks, harnessing the power of their social networks to tackle challenges that take them all over the city. As they race to beat the clock, participants learn new facts about their town and also raise money to support a local charity.
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    6201 Hermann Park Drive
    Houston, TX US
  • Color Me Rad
    If the Color Fun Fest were televised, it might have viewers wondering if someone had messed with their TVs' color settings. That's because, at one-kilometer intervals across the race course, staffers shower runners with neon powders, transforming them into a kind of collective stampeding rainbow. But participants won't find a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow—or, for that matter, a podium; the 5K run is noncompetitive and doesn't track times. Instead, they'll step into a lively party where colors fly through the air and stopwatches are smashed like piñatas. The celebration draws inspiration from Holi, a festival of colors primarily celebrated in India and Nepal; in the communal spirit of that festival, each of Color Fun Fest's races supports a different charity.
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    One Reliant Park
    Houston, TX US
  • Urban Dare National - USE FOR ALL DEALS
    The Urban Dare Adventure Race is a fast-paced competition that challenges two-person teams to decipher clues, navigate the city, and perform playful stunts. Combining the bustle of a track meet with the brain-taxing sleuth work of a luge competition, the race uses a dozen trivia-based clues to lead contestants to checkpoints all over their sprawling metropolis. Location hunters reach their checkpoints by whatever means necessary, be it hopping a bus downtown, flying madly through a network of secret ziplines, or scuba-diving in a fountain for bus fare. At the mini destinations, racers must use a camera to document their presence or, in some cases, get their passports stamped after completing challenges that may include a climbing wall or solving a riddle.
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    1915 Westheimer Road
    Houston, TX US
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