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Chicago Illinois Scavenger Dash 2015

June 13, 2015

Citizen Bar

364 W Erie, Chicago, IL, United States


June 13, 2015

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Start Time:

Race check-in at 11:00am
Mandatory Pre-event Meeting at 11:45am
Event begins at noon and is officially over at 4:00pm.


Citizen Bar
364 W Erie
Chicago, IL, United States - View Map


5-7 miles


Scavenger Dash

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Team of 2Until
$120June 10th, 2015 (Online Registration Closes)
$130Race Day Registration (if available)

Maximum of 300 teams, so sign up now!
No refunds for any reason, however, you can switch teammates at any time.

What You Get:

  • A years worth of ridiculous stories!
  • Super cool Scavenger Dash T-shirt.
  • One of the most fun days you've ever had.
  • Every finisher receives a limited edition dogtag
  • A great workout


Course Description:

Scavenger Dash is part adventure race, part scavenger hunt and a whole lotta fun.
Two person teams are given a list of twelve clues. Upon solving them, the teams head out to checkpoints around town to take photos, complete challenges, locate points of interest and search for things to scavenge, while laughing all the way for 2-4 hours. Race distance depends on how you set out to get to each checkpoint, but we generally try to keep it to 5-7 miles. Public transportation is allowed.


Just after 4pm we will have an awards ceremony. We'll have awards for our top three teams, an award for best costume, as well as a raffle for a number of sponsor provided prizes. At least one teammate MUST be present to win.


We've got a prize for the best team costumes in every single city! And when else will you get a chance to dress up ridiculously and run around the city streets?

Post Party:

Post-race party atmosphere, usually at the race venue


Objectives: To Have Fun, To have an exciting adventure, to properly complete all the clues first

The Scavenger Dash is primarily designed for adults, so if there are young participants, they may need assistance from an older team member. For those under 18, you may participate along with an adult over 18. We do however need this additional waiver filled out and brought to check-in. Minimum age is 12 years.

It should be noted that no roads are closed to accommodate you, and you are 100% responsible for your own safety while traveling which may include crossing busy streets. If you can walk 5 miles, you will likely be able to complete the event. Keep in mind you can also use public transportation. Winners will probably have run much of it, but that doesn't mean they had as much fun as you did walking. Total course distance done entirely on foot may be longer, but keep in mind you can also skip one checkpoint.

Teams may only travel by foot or public transit. This includes buses, trains, subways, ferries, and trolleys.
Any teams using transportation othe than those listed above will be immediately disqualified. That includes Taxi's, hang gliders, skates, pedicabs, catching a ride or helicopter.

There will be in place a mandatory cutoff time of 4 p.m. to return or face disqualification. For some it may not be possible to complete all the checkpoints, with the object to complete as many as you possibly can.
A team’s time will be recorded when the second teammate crosses the finish line. This same rule holds true in regard to arrival at challenges where there is a line. Teams are ranked first by number of checkpoints attained, then by the time it took them to finish. You may skip one of the 12 checkpoints, but getting all 12 will NOT place you above a team getting 11 checkpoints. Sometimes it's just a good insurance policy against mistakes such as your picture didn't take, you ran out of time or you went to the wrong place. If you make it to just one checkpoint, your still considered an official finisher, though most teams will complete all of the required points.

Race Rules

  1. Your team must display sportsmanlike conduct at all times. Any abuse of property managers, business owners, Scavenger Dash staff, volunteers, the public or anyone else will be grounds for immediate disqualification.
  2. Obey all local laws
  3. Participants are 100% responsible for their actions and the consequences of those actions during The Scavenger Dash.
  4. Your bib number must be worn on the front and visible at all times or your team will be penalized 10 minutes per occurrence.
  5. We reserve the right to alter the rules at our discretion for any reason. Your safety, and the fairness of the event are our foremost concerns.
  6. Destruction of private or public property is grounds for immediate disqualification.
  7. Both team members must stay together at all times unless otherwise instructed.

What should you bring?
These items are not required, but probably useful
  • Backpack
  • Map of the area
  • Pens/Highlighter
  • Water/Gatorade
  • Something to snack on
  • Cell phone charger
  • Gallon ziplock bag to keep your clues dry in case of rain
  • Dollar bills/loose change in case you need to take public transit or purchase an item
  • A bandana in case you encounter a blindfolded challenge and you would like to use your own
  • Don't forget to line up a phone-a-friend. Someone with an internet connection can make all the difference when it comes to solving clues or mapping out your route!


2-person team is required for this event

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