City Chase Calgary is an urban adventure race throughout the city from point to point completing challenges of varying degrees.
I received a team entry in City Chase Calgary in exchange for promotion of the event. I wasn’t required to write a review, but y’all knew I would anyway 🙂
I missed out on participating in City Chase last year, and when I received an entry, I remembered Brie also said she wanted to take part, so I wasted no time in making her my teammate. Becky and her friend Cassandra were back as Two Tired Moms for the second year, and we all teamed up as a foursome to complete the challenges.
Becky and Cassandra were in it to win it, and I was just happy to be out in the sunshine trying some fun activities.
The day started early at Eau Claire as we all needed to pick up our bibs and shirts. We all arrived shortly after 8 and hung out waiting for the event to start at 10am.
After grabbing our clue sheets, we spent about a half hour solving all the clues, made a bathroom break, and were off!
Our first stop was Segway frisbee, and I’ll admit to be somewhat bummed that I wasn’t the one to ride the Segway……I suppose this means we’ll just have to do it again next year 🙂
We then made our way to GoodLife Fitness Stephen Ave for a calorie challenge which saw us doing jumping jacks, situps, and leg kicks. Then? It was time for the Calgary Tower.
I’m quite certain everyone wanted to kill me for enthusiastically suggesting we climb 802 stairs, but I will say that views were worth it. Given the choice between spending $30 to take the elevators, or climbing the stairs for free (which aren’t open to the public) I’ll happily take the stairs.
At this point, thoughts of lunch were swimming in our heads, but instead we tackled archery (I’m awful) and psuedo zorbing before making a stop at Blaze pizza for pizza and a beer.
Time was running out so we quickly headed to the bus pull, then to GoodLife Fitness Mount Royal for more exercise (I willingly ran on the treadmill while the other three walked), and finally to Earl Grey Park for blindfolded Mario Kart.
By this time, Brie and I were pretty tired, so Becky and Cassandra ran off to finish their tenth challenge while Brie and I casually walked back to the finish line. We didn’t get the mandatory 10 Chase Points, but like I said, we really weren’t in it to win it.
After six hours on our feet, it was time to call it a day and refuel. Brie headed home to hang with her family while Becky, Cassandra and I went off in search of a patio and food. Two beers and a delicious sandwich later, I made my way home to watch hockey (go Preds!) and enjoy the air conditioning.
I initially had plans to meet up with Lindsay to go for a run on Sunday, and I can’t say I was overly bummed when we rescheduled 😉 Instead, I relaxed in bed and then tackled all of the necessary weekend adulting, including grading accounting assignments.
Have you ever participated in an urban adventure race?
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