At the start of City Quest participants will be given a sheet full of questions, riddle, and clues to help them successfully navigate to the challenge stops along the race. The clues are in no particular order so solving them early is essential to running an efficient race! What do these clues look like? Here is an example of a clue that could used for the city of Tampa:
- If you have ever eaten jelly beans with friends you will likely know that people either love or hate this color jelly bean. Do you know what color we are talking about? If so, what is the name of flowering plant called that gives them their unforgettable flavor? Navigate your way to the restaurant that goes by the same name and get ready for your next challenge!
Think you know what the answer is? Comment on this blog post and let’s see what you’ve got!
Many people ask how they are supposed to solve these clues and the short answer is: HOWEVER YOU WANT! You can bring a friend to the race with you who stays at the start/end point. You can look them all up on your phone. Phone a friend! Ask the tourist downtown (not suggested). Use maps. Follow other teams. It doesn’t matter, because there are literally no rules to how you solve the clues.
Personally, when I was a participant in other similar races I had friends look them up and help me map the most efficient route through the city. The only rule is that you must complete every challenge with your teammate and that you can only use public transportation or walk/jog/run to get there, i.e. no cabs, ubers, lyfts, bikes, unicycles (though it would be fun to watch), skateboards, rollerblades, 4 wheel skates, hoverboards, etc. Busses, Subways, Trolleys, people movers, etc are ok! If you have questions leave a comment and we will make sure to clarify anything you ask!