A: I remember asking this question before my first adventure race. I sat there with a map of the city in hand and thought to myself “how far do I plan on running today?”. I quickly found out that nobody in this race was going to run the same distance, it all depended on my planning skills!
City Quest isn’t like your typical road race where you follow a set course and have a specific distance that you will run from start to finish. Instead you are given a sheet of clues in random order and you will determine your own path and distance based on your research and mapping skills! On average our race will likely be about 3.5 miles total, however, that can vary depending on if you solved the clues correctly, started off in the right direction, if you mapped it in an organized order getting you from challenge to challenge in the shortest distance, and other factors (like did you take all roads or cut through parking lots)! It could be less, it could be more, but on average you should be around 3.5 miles.
This is truly your race and you are the biggest factor in the time and distance it will take to complete City Quest in your city! Use your wits and planning skills and it’ll be an easy day in the city, don’t and you may find yourself running more than expected!