Friday, August 17, 2012

Great Urban Race Hits Charlotte on Saturday Sept. 29 - Join In

This is where your adventure begins. Great Urban Race will be coming
to Charlotte on Saturday, September 29. This year, Great Urban Race
will take participants off the beaten path to new, exciting locations
within their cities. Teamwork will prove essential in order to
complete the race's various mental and physical challenges that will
push participants to their limits and beyond their expectations.

Teams will work together to solve 12 unique clues at local businesses
and landmarks, which could include scavenging for random items,
deciphering puzzles or completing a physical challenge or game. First,
Second, and Third place winners will receive a cash prize, but the top
finishers have an additional prize up for grabs. The first 25 teams to
complete the race will secure a spot in the National Championship race
in Las Vegas for a chance at $10,000.

"Great Urban Race allows the local crowd to partake in a unique and
exhilarating adventure," says Race Director Katherine Keenan. "People
looking to get out on a Saturday afternoon need to discover all that
Great Urban Race has to offer; it's an experience like none other!"

For the fourth year in a row, Great Urban Race is thrilled to continue
its partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, the
nation's top children's cancer hospital. The St. Jude Heroes program
allows Great Urban Race participants to give back while they compete
by signing up during registration and securing donations from family
and friends. To support each Hero's cause, Great Urban Race will
donate $10 to the hospital for each participant who registers.
Throughout the partnership, Great Urban Race's St. Jude Heroes have
raised over $300,000 in support of St. Jude and its fight against
childhood cancer.

The cost of the race is $60 per person until Friday, September 28th,
and $70 per person on race day. The race is open to everyone; however,
an adult must accompany participants under the age of 18. Registration
begins at 11 am at Fitzgerald's Irish Pub, 201 East 5th Street. Race
begins at noon.

For more information or to register for the event, visit Great Urban
Race or contact Katherine at 312-622-7552 or

Great Urban Race takes participants outside the norm, helping them
experience their cities like never before. Teams solve twelve clues
involving unique mental and physical challenges that will test and
excite everyone involved! The race will visit 21 major U.S. cities in
2012, with the tour concluding at the Championship Race in Las Vegas
where participants will compete for the $10,000 prize. For more
information or to register online, visit