Last weekend, GearJunkie partnered with Twin Cities In Motion to produce a unique urban adventure race in Minneapolis. The “TC Urban Dash”, sponsored by FITSOK, included a 90-minute course around the city’s North Loop neighborhood.
Start area at the North Loop Fest
Physical and mental challenges, as well as strategy for most efficiently navigating the open course, were key to place high in the event.
More than 300 racers showed up for the urban adventure fun. 20 checkpoints and 6+ miles of running (depending on the route) were involved.
And they’re off!
Racers ran stairs, deciphered clues, and found hidden points around the city. It all finished at the North Loop Fest, where live music, food, beer, and a party ensued into the night.
Thanks to Twin Cities In Motion, FITSOK, the DRG, and to all who participated. The race was a blast. Here are a few more shots of the urban action. —Stephen Regenold
Stair-climb challenge early in the course at the Herschel Lofts (seven stories)
‘Dash’ sections included miles on urban trails
‘Pool Party’ challenge at Third North Apartments
Organic garden quiz at Brunsfield North Loop
Virtually buying a condo… a challenge at the DRG with sponsor Leader One Financial
North Loop Liquors “tasting” challenge
Back on the run
Yoga pose challenge at the Paxon checkpoint
Where to next?
Race clock ticking down
Back to start area
Some carnage from the course
Finisher photo opps
Gear raffle and awards to wrap up the race