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The Urban Race is Returning to Tampa

Written by  Ryan Kunkel
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Residents Invited to Test Their Problem Solving Skills While Helping a Good Cause

TAMPA (February 12, 2009) – It’s part scavenger hunt, part wandering party, and a whole lot of fun.  The Great Urban Race will be taking Tampa by storm on February 21, 2009, as participants navigate around the city solving clues and complete various challenges.  The 2009 event is partnered with America’s Second Harvest, which helps Tampa Bay's less fortunate who suffer from hunger. 

Teams of two will solve 12 clues and complete physical and mental challenges by walking, running or using public transportation.  Participants may find themselves scavenging for random items, deciphering puzzles, or completing a physical challenge or game.  The first twenty five teams to complete the race will have the opportunity to compete in the National Championship race for a chance at $10,000.

"The Great Urban Race is the perfect opportunity to discover Tampa in a new way,” said Joe Reynolds, Race  Director.  “For those looking for an extraordinary Saturday afternoon, the Great Urban Race will satisfy your desire for a new adventure.”

Since The Great Urban Race kicked off its first event in the summer of 2007, the response has been overwhelming.  Many racers are now competing in various cities across the country while others have become avid local supporters.  Raul Rumbaut and Heidi Steinhauer, who finished 16th in the 2008 Tampa race, said they “are counting down the days until the 2009 competition. We really a had a great time, hands down it was the best race we have ever competed in.”  

The cost of the race is $60 per person until February 20 and $70 per person on race day.  The race is open to all; however, those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration begins at 11a.m. at the World Famous Gaspar's Grotto, located in the heart of Ybor on 7th Ave.  Race begins at high noon.

For more information and to register for the event, visit or contact Ryan Kunkel, at (773) 770-6032 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

            The Great Urban Race is a wacky urban adventure. Teams of two solve twelve clues, have a wild city adventure and complete fun challenges while discovering the city in a fresh way during a fun day. The race will visit 21 cities across the U.S. in 2009, wrapping up with a championship in New Orleans in November.  For more information and to register online, visit

- Tampa Bay Informer
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