What You'll Get
- C$46 for a scavenger-hunt registration for a team of up to six (C$99 Value)
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, teams of competitors take to Edmonton’s streets for the Urban Goose Chase. The chase is a technological twist on the classic scavenger hunt: using the Urban Goose application for iPhone or an Android mobile device, the scavenger-hunt organizers beam out a series of challenges set in locations around the city. Smartphones become compasses, pointing the way as teams pick their challenges. Events include anything from an awkward family photo to reenacting the classic fountain-splashing scene from the title sequence of Friends. For each task completed, the organizers award teams a certain number of points. The team that earns the most points overall wins a $200 check and the designation of microcelebrity.
Competitors should make sure to bring their mobile devices and dress in orange—the competition’s signature colour—to gain some bonus points.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 14, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Online registration required. Team reservations should be made online as soon as possible following purchase. No reservations will be accepted after expiration. Valid for up to 6 team members. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Urban Goose Chase
A curious madness has taken hold of average citizens in North America. Groups of adults rove the city in packs, staring down at their smartphones before impersonating teppanyaki chefs at a coffeehouse condiment counter and knitting with plastic bags. This is an Urban Goose Chase.
The taskmasters at Urban Goose Chase turn the notion of a traditional scavenger hunt on its ear by communicating with teams via an Android- and iPhone-compatible app. Event instructions are sent out upon registration; teams download the app and receive a variety of missions from which they can select. Successfully completed missions earn teams the points they need to gain rank on the leaderboard and win the $200 first prize. During the chase, each team’s standings are updated in real time and visible to other teams, creating a sense of urgency, much like wearing an hourglass in place of a wristwatch.