Something I have always wanted to do is get on the Amazing Race. It totally fits into the digital nomad lifestyle and I think I would be pretty good at it. Plus I like to solve random riddles whenever I get a chance. Unfortunately, I haven’t landed a spot on the show just yet (come on CBS!).
Luckily there is another option. My girlfriend and I signed up to compete in the Great Urban Race here in Phoenix on Saturday. I’m really looking forward to it.
What Is It?
The Great Urban Race is a huge event that is similiar to Amazing Race only it takes place in one city over the course of one day. The mission is to solve 12 or more clues and be the first team to make it back to the finish line.
From what I have read it looks like it will take place all over Phoenix and the hardest part will be getting around the city (which happens to be like 80 miles across).
I just took a glance at the official rules and a few things stuck out:
- Public Transit Only – Looks like we will be taking the bus or light rail everywhere. That or walking…
- No Private Transportation – No taxis or rides from anyone.
- Cellphones and Internet Devices ARE ALLOWED – I think the iPhone might come in handy here.
Other than that, it looks like everything else is fair game. As long as we don’t break the law (so much for sneaking on the bus).
What’s The Prize?
First place is a whopping $300 and a free championship entry. Second place is $150 and a free entry. 3rd place is no money but a free entry for the championship. I already have my eye on the championship prize which is $10,000! I’m 38% positive we’re taking that home with us in November. The championship is being held in New Orleans, a city I have never been too. So I really hope we can make it to the championship.
The Race Is Coming To A Bunch Of Cities
If you are interested in competing against us in the championship, you should check out the website. It looks like the race is taking place in pretty much every large city across America. But I have a feeling that you people up north might have to wait for the snow to melt first. Unlike here where we hit 90 degrees already…
Last But Not Least…
Our team name is (insert team name here). In other words, we don’t have one yet. That’s why I decided to write this post today. I was hoping you guys could help us come up with a sweet team name. We also need an awesome costume since they give prizes away for the best dressed.
PS. If you are here in Phoenix and participating in the event…watch your back!