Rediscover "The Windy City"

August 20, 2009 5:28:14 AM PDT
The 2009 City Chase Series will turn Chicago into a giant obstacle course on August 22nd as the stage for "The World's Largest Urban Adventure Series". Part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course and part urban adventure race, the City Chase Series will provide over 1,000 Chicago locals with a full day of laughter, adventure and discovery!

The City Chase is an 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. Teams of two will receive a clue sheet detailing a variety of physical, intellectual and humorous challenges, designed to push comfort zones. The challenges are designed to test mind, body and spirit. To conquer this 4-6 hour urban event, teams will run, walk, crawl, and use the CTA to navigate their way throughout the city, while calling family and friends for help, accessing the Internet, and even employing the assistance of total strangers. The first team to complete the required ChasePoints and cross the finish line WINS and will advance to our North American Championship in Quebec City, Quebec.

City Chase is the only event of its kind and helps local participants rediscover the beauty of their city, from city architecture to city culture. City Chase will design a racecourse that highlights and supports the most noteworthy places and organizations in town. City Chase will also be partnering with The Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

City Chase launched in Canada in 2003. Its popularity caused it to outgrow the provinces' borders, expanding into other countries such as Australia, Portugal, France, England, Spain, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, and the USA. In 2007, City Chase made its U.S. debut in Chicago with 1,000 participants competing in a thrilling day of events. Over the past four years, more than 20,000 people from around the world have competed in and conquered a City Chase adventure. For more information, previous media coverage, and photos, go to http://www.citychaseusa.com.


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