Ever watched THE AMAZING RACE and thought, “I can do that!”? Now is your chance! It’s Austin’s own “amazing race,” the 

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SOLVE CLUES

 with your partner, smart phone, friends, or strangers to find checkpoint locations.

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WALK, RUN, OR RIDE

public transportation (bus, rail, etc.) to the checkpoints all over town.

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COMPLETE CHALLENGES

of both a sports and social nature, from ball games to beer games and more.

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RACE TO THE FINISH

where the fastest and best-dressed will receive prizes, and all will receive great drink specials!

DETAILS

APRIL 9, 2016

  • Check-In and Shirt Pick-Up – 11:00am at Buffalo Billiards (201 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701)
  • Dash Course – open from 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Post Race Party – 3:30pm – 6:00pm at Buffalo Billiards
  • Divisions – Men’s, Women’s, and Co-ed
  • Cost – $140 Team Registration
  • Included – 2 Race Shirts, 2 Gift Bags, 10 Staffed Checkpoints, 12 Challenges, 15+ Prizes for Top Finishers, Best-Dressed & More and 1 Great After Party with Exclusive Drink Specials!
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    FAQS

    What is The Downtown Dash?
    How many people on a team?
    How long will the race last?
    How will I locate the challenges throughout the city?
    Do I have to complete all challenges?
    What if I cannot locate a challenge?
    What transportation are we allowed to use?
    What is the cost?
    How are prizes awarded?
    Do I need to be from here to compete in this event?
    Are teams allowed to work together during the event?
    What is the minimum age for participants?
    Do I need to sign a waiver to compete in the event?
    Am I allowed to change partners after I have registered?
    What do we need to bring on race day?
    What should I wear?
    When and where do we pick up our event packet and t-shirt?
    Will the race go on rain or shine?
    Will there be a bag check?
    Are refunds or transfers possible?
    Can I participate as a sponsor/volunteer?
    How do I contact someone if my question isn’t answered here?
     

    What is The Downtown Dash?

     

    It’s an urban adventure challenge unlike any other. Teams will race around town completing various mental, physical and social challenges along the way.

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    How many people on a team?

     

    Two people per team. Teams can be co-ed, men, women.

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    How long will the race last?

     

    The course will be open from 12:00pm – 3:30pm, followed by a post-race happy hour to ensure the fun lasts long after the event is done.

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    How will I locate the challenges throughout the city?

     

    Each team will be given one clue sheet that they must decipher to locate each of the individual checkpoints.

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    Do I have to complete all challenges?

     

    No, you will only be required to complete 10 of 12.

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    What if I cannot locate a challenge?

     

    Re-think your answer to the clue and keep searching. Use your smartphone, call a friend, or ask around!

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    What transportation are we allowed to use?

     

    Teams will only be allowed to complete the course on foot or public transportation (bus and rail). No taxis, pedi-cabs, roller blades, skateboards, scooters, or anything else of that nature.

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    What is the cost?

     

    The fee for each team is $140

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    How are prizes awarded?

     

    The top three teams in each division and the best dressed team will each receive a prize. Winners must be present at after-party to collect their prize(s).

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    Do I need to be from here to compete in this event?

     

    No. While a previous knowledge of the city might help, teams with quick wit, a solid map/smartphone, and a thirst for new challenges will be competitive.

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    Are teams allowed to work together during the event?

     

    Absolutely! This event is meant to be fun and engaging, and investing in the help of other teams can only add to the excitement.

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    What is the minimum age for participants?

     

    All participants must be 21 by the day of the race.

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    Do I need to sign a waiver to compete in the event?

     

    Yes. Each participant will be required to sign the official race waiver prior to the event.

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    Am I allowed to change partners after I have registered?

     

    Yes, you can switch partners or designate your partner up to the day before the event. Simply complete and submit the contact form below.

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    What do we need to bring on race day?

     

    Smartphone – While not required, the use of smartphones is allowed and encouraged.

    Digital camera – Unless your phone has a camera, this is a must. Several challenges will require the use of a camera. Race staff will need to be able to confirm all of your pictures so make sure they are clear!

    Pen/Paper – You might want to write some important details and ideas down along the way.

    City Map – While not necessary, it might help those slightly less familiar with the area.

    Water – Without a defined course, there are no official water stops, however you will encounter watering holes along the way.

    $10 – It might be wise to have a little change on you and don’t forget that you may have to pay for parking near the starting point.

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    What should I wear?

     

    Be sure to wear comfortable clothing. You will be required to wear your official provided race T-shirt throughout the event.

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    When and where do we pick up our event packet and t-shirt?

     

    Check your city’s information page for exact date and time.

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    Will the race go on rain or shine?

     

    Yes, the race will go on regardless of weather conditions.

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    Will there be a bag check?

     

    No, the event staff will not be providing a bag check. Please only bring what you plan on carrying with you throughout the event.

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    Are refunds or transfers possible?

     

    While there are no refunds, you may transfer your registration up until the week before the race. Simply complete and submit the contact form below.

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    Can I participate as a sponsor/volunteer?

     

    Absolutely. We’d love to have you! Please complete and submit the contact form below.

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