Friday, March 15, 2013

Road Runner Sports 2nd Thursday Adventure Run 3/14

The family went last night to do this Adventure Run together at Road Runners Sports in Westminster.  It was the first one of 2013 and was a blast as always.  You check in between 5-6 at Road Runners Sports where if you pre-signed up you get tickets for free beer afterwards from a local microbrew (Fort Collins Brewery).  Then you cruise the vendor booths until 6 pm earning tickets.  If you chat with the vendors you get raffle tickets for later, you will see the point of the raffle tickets in a bit.

At 6 pm a huge map is shown with 12 check points that have businesses in the area on it.  You have until 7pm to visit as many as possible and get back to Road Runners Sports.  We (wife, 12 year old, and myself) were able to hit up 3 check points covering about 4 miles.  You lose lots of time at the beginning writing down the 12 locations and at the check points getting your paper signed.  At each check point you collect more raffle tickets.  The further way the check point the more tickets you get.

Here is a picture of the map.

Or if you are special VIP like me you get a map like this that is GPS enabled sent to your phone at 6 so you don't have to waste time writing down all the locations.

As you work your way to the check points you have to do extra things like pushups or eat cake to earn extra raffle tickets. 

Here I am planning the next location to run too while Braden is eating this.
Needless to say he had a stomach ache the rest of the time since this was our first stop of the run.

When you return to Road Runners Sports before 7pm, you throw all your raffle tickets (we had about 25 between the 3 of us) into a pot for a raffle of about $3000 worth of prizes which we did not say for.  We walked across the street to the sushi place for dinner instead.

We had a blast, this was a great family event for us or for anyone.  We really have a lot of fun doing this event.  We plan on doing as many as we can this year when Ashley is not at work the Thursday that it is held on.  So if you are not doing anything on the second Thursday of April come on out and join us, we will be there.  Oh yeah did I mention that it is FREE!!!