City Chase

L & I spent the day in Sir Winston Churchill Square as Site Coordinators for the Mitsubishi Motors City Chase powered by Goodlife Fitness
What is City Chase?  Their website describes it best: 
The Mitsubishi City Chase Powered by GoodLife Fitness is a unique urban adventure that requires participants to exhibit teamwork, resourcefulness, determination and the ability to make decisions on the fly as they search for ChasePoints scattered in unknown locations throughout the city. ChasePoints are designed to test teams with a variety of physical, intellectual, adventurous and humorous challenges. To conquer this 4-6 hour urban event, 2-person teams will run, walk and use public transit to navigate their way throughout the city, while calling family and friends for help, accessing the Internet, and even employing assistance of total strangers. The first team to complete the required ChasePoints and cross the finish line WINS.
Today over 400 teams competed in the Edmonton event.  The start and finish line was in Sir Winston Churchill Square and all participants were limited to public transit as they navigated the city in search of their chase points.
The clues are tricky.  Would you know how to find these?
 Find the club that is named after a fuel.  Then harness your own energy and act like a mule.
 Graffitti is legal…On this one wall at least.  Find out where it is and create your masterpiece.
 A simple lullaby and your challenge is done.  Head to the building named after Harriet Snowball’s husband.

L & I were inspired to enter the Chase next year until we heard one challenge involved covering yourself in honeyand feathers, then blindfolding yourself and having your partner guide you to pick up marbles.  We aren’t sure about this one.  There was a challenge that tested your Oilers knowledge – we’d be all over that one.

Today’s winners were an all-girls team who successfully finished their 10 Chase Points in 2:34.  They are City Chase  veterans who were the top all-female finisher in Edmonton in 2010 and have competed in other City Chases including the Calgary event.  They will represent Edmonton later this year in the national City Chase championships.

L & I plan to spend the next year memorizing the names and locations of all city parks, mastering the Edmonton Transit System and learning to fence as training for the 2012 City Chase.

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