News By Tag
News By Place
Fort Worth Urban Challenge Changes Date To March 12, 2011
The third annual Fort Worth Urban Challenge, originally scheduled for February 12, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2011, due to weather challenges and participant requests.
“There were numerous reasons to change the date,” said Mary Berger, Event Director for Fort Worth Urban Challenge. “Obviously, the recent winter storms have played havoc with everyone’s schedule. Most importantly, we did it because we listened to our participants. This is a family oriented event and we wanted to give participating families a chance to catch up on home, school and family commitments. We’ve had a resounding positive response to changing the date to March 12.”
Registrants who have already paid and are now unable to attend because of the date change will be given a 100% refund.
The race will start at the Fort Worth Running Company, 2401 West 7th Street, at noon on Saturday, March 12, 2011, and lead participants to several stops throughout the Cultural District and downtown.
The Fort Worth Urban Challenge combines a foot race, trivia challenge, public transportation, scavenger hunt and costume competition. This fun and wacky adventure features two-person teams competing to quickly solve puzzles, identify landmarks and accomplish a series of zany tasks while discovering Fort Worth.
FWUC is an annual event designed to appeal to people looking for exercise, adventure and especially fun. Participants are allowed to walk, run and even ride the bus on their mission to visit each of the event locations. The race's innovative 2011 course, and Cowtown-oriented trivia challenge, provide an incredible opportunity to have fun discovering Fort Worth while engaging in a friendly athletic, and quick-witted, competition!
“We’re confident this will be our most successful FWUC to date. The weather will be warmer and people are ready to get outside and have some fun,” said Berger. “Our participants really look forward to this event because it’s so entertaining – it’s like playing trivial pursuit on the run!”
Registration for this event is $90.00 per two-person team ($45/person)
Founded in 2009, Fort Worth Urban Challenge was designed to create a fun, exercise-oriented, outdoor fundraising event for adults and children. FWUC 2011 benefits Kidd’s Kids, a 501 (c)(3) organization, founded by nationally syndicated morning show personality Kidd Kraddick. Kidd’s Kids was founded on the premise of making a difference in the lives of children with special medical needs. Please visit www.kiddskids.com for more information.
For more information about the Fort Worth Urban Challenge please visit: fortworthurbanchallenge.net.
# # #
The Fort Worth Urban Challenge combines a foot race, trivia challenge, public transportation, scavenger hunt and costume competition. This wacky, family-friendly, adventure will appeal to people looking for exercise, adventure and especially fun.