Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Team HOLLAday.

A couple weeks ago I had found a Groupon for the Salt Lake City Challenge: 
The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race.  
It's a part 5K race, part scavenger hunt.  
This kind of stuff is right up my alley and Branson was pumped about it, too.  
Some of our closest friends wanted to join in on the fun, so we formed a team. 
Team HOLLA-day!  
We came up with this name because we all used to live in the same complex...Halladay apartments.  
We just changed the Halla to Holla-much more appropriate for the day!
Oh, and we made some pretty awesome t-shirts, too.

Once the clues were handed out, they gave us the go-ahead to open the envelope and the race began.
We were given 12 clues and had to accomplish 11 of them.  
The clues led us all around Salt Lake. 
We started at a restaurant called Legends and made it all the way to the temple at one point.  
We had to take a picture at every destination with every team member in each picture.

Here are some of the hilarious pictures during our adventure....
(We were trying to be quick so some of our faces are pretty funny)

Once we finished the clues, we booked it back to the finish line.
We really had no idea how we did, but felt pretty confident.
Once we get there, they tell us we were the first team!
We were so excited and couldn't believe it.
They look through all of our pictures to make sure we had everything complete and correct. of them was wrong (kinda).
SO we had to JET back about 12 blocks or so to this parking meter, take a picture, and JET back.
As we are running back to the meter, about 10 teams pass us.
We were bummed but knew that they could have easily gotten it wrong, too.
Sure enough we see about half those teams running back as well, so we had hope again!
Once we made it back to Legends, they tell us we got third place.
However, the clue they had us go back to was wrong....
Every single team that came in either got sent back or deducted time because of that same clue.
So we put up a fight and every one agreed with us (even the first place team), but the main guy in charge was a real idiot and didn't want to admit that his clue was wrong.
So, we still consider us the champs of the race and made 50 bucks.  
Not bad for still getting 3rd place after being sent back, either.

The first 25 teams to finish qualified for Nationals which take place in Las Vegas in November and the first 5 teams get free admission to the race.
So we will definitely be competing at Nationals and are pretty stoked for it.
The winners get 5K...
Not a bad chunk of change :)

What a fun day it was and we are looking forward to November.

Sure do love this gang.


  1. That sounds awesome! Good job on getting 1st...technically :)

  2. That is so freaking awesome! Sorry the judge guy was lame! Good luck in Vegas!!