Kathryn Beck

Seattle Urban Trek

Kathryn Beck
Kathryn Beck
Kathryn Beck
Kathryn Beck
Kathryn Beck
Kathryn Beck
Kathryn Beck
Kathryn Beck

The Seattle Urban Trek is a team adventure race combining the amazing attractions of Seattle with treasure hunting, running, social media, problem solving and team work. It tests competitors’ wit, grit and tenacity to try a fun and competitive, uniquely Seattle, out-of-the-box experience. Teams of three or four complete a six to seven mile race that consists of a series of fun and unique mind boggling or physically challenging check-points throughout the course. Each team will complete the check points and cross the finish line together.

Race Details

Saturday, April 23, 2016

7am | Gates open at Safeco Field
8:15am | Race rules overview
8:30 am | Race starts
10am-1pm | Post party & awards presentation

Location

Start: Safeco Field
Finish: Waterfront Park

Cost

$150 per 3 person team
$175 per 4 person team

Race Packet Pick Up

Date: Friday, April 22, 2016

Location: Two locations, TBD

Your team’s race kit package includes t-shirts and race bibs for each team member. Additional details will be emailed to registered participants closer to the event.

Distance

The course will cover 6-7 miles across the heart of downtown Seattle. Teams can run or walk the course. Bikes, roller blades/skates and motorized vehicles are not permitted.

Teams

Teams consist of 3 or 4 people. All members must be 18-years or older and sign the electronic event waiver in order to participate.

Competition Divisions

There are 3 divisions of competition:

  1. All Male
  2. All Female
  3. Co-Ed

*You can also choose to join the Corporate Challenge. This challenge is the race between the company you work for against other companies in the race.*

Skills

  • This is a test – train hard for this event.
  • The course is designed to be fun and accessible to generally fit all skill levels, encompassing the core attractions of Seattle.
  • In adventure racing, each team must apply their cognitive skills and physical abilities to the constantly changing terrain of the urban wilderness.
  • You should be able to cover a 6-7 mile distance within 3 hours.

 

We're in! Where do we sign up?

Register a team

Rules

  1. This is a team sport, with teams made up of three (3) or four (4) members. Teams should always compete as a team, watching for the safety of their team.
  2. All team members must check-in together at each checkpoint.
  3. Unless otherwise directed, there is no specific path between checkpoints. If race officials designate a route, all teams must follow that path or risk disqualification.
  4. The official time is when the last member crosses the finish line.
  5. Any teams arriving at a checkpoint without a team member will be disqualified. Stay within visual contact with your teammates or you will be disqualified, unless otherwise directed by race officials.
  6. All technology, including smart phones and GPS equipment are allowed. Except when noted otherwise.
  7. Athletes may not receive any assistance outside their team members, unless specified by race officials.
  8. Race officials maintain the right to dictate areas that are off limits during a race.
  9. Teams may not use any sort of vehicle, unless specifically directed. Anyone violating this rule will be disqualified.
  10. Any participants caught littering will be disqualified. Athletes should handle all of their trash and dispose of it appropriately.
  11. Participants must obey the “Rules of the Road”.
    Equipment will be chosen at the discretion of the team.
  12. Co-Ed (Premier Division) and Single Gender Teams will compete in separate divisions.
  13. If competing in the Corporate Challenge — all team members must work for the same company. (No ringers please)
  14. Race officials reserve the right to disqualify or remove a team from the course for health, safety or other reasons, at the discretion of race officials.
  15. Race officials reserve the right to set up time limit windows to insure that all teams finish prior to a specified time. Teams that do not finish within that time window may continue racing unofficially by not completing all the checkpoints.

Substitutions

It is permissible to switch a team member if needed.  Please make sure to register your new person via email to khall@seattlesports.org, in-person at packet pick-up, or at Safeco Field the morning of the race.

Race Equipment

In order to optimize your team for the best experience, we suggest coming prepared with these items:

  • Snacks and hydration to supply the entire team throughout the race (water may be provided at some checkpoints, but it is not guaranteed)
  • Smart phone
  • Dry bag
  • First Aid kit
  • Cold and wet weather clothing

Safety

Adventure racing is a challenging sport. Teamwork and good sportsmanship are integral parts of making it a safe event.
Pay attention to the needs of your teammates and other teams. If someone needs help, stop and help them.
Don’t enter the race if you haven’t trained and are not physically prepared.
Race at the pace you trained for and not the pace of your strongest team member. THIS IS A TEAM SPORT.

Complimentary Race Day Bag Check

Seattle Urban Trek offers a complimentary Bag Check for runners on the day of the race. We recommend that you use the Children’s Hospital bag you’ll get at packet pickup. Alternatively, you can bring a personal bag that is 12” x 18” or smaller. We will provide bag tags the day of the race. You must show your race number and ID to retrieve it after the race.

Bags must be dropped off by 8:00am at “Bag Check.” They will be moved to the finish and available for pickup starting at 10:30am. Bags not picked up by 1:00pm will be taken to the Seattle Sports Commission offices for storage.  If you have not contacted us (206-461-5865) to retrieve your bag within two weeks, the contents will be donated to a local charity.

Please do not put irreplaceable items or valuables such as wedding rings, cell phones, I.D., wallets or cameras in your bag. Seattle Urban Trek/Seattle Sports Commission/Seattle Mariners/Pyramid Alehouse are not responsible for the loss, theft or damage of items placed in gear bags. Runners who check their bags will do so at their own risk.

 

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