UrbaCity Challenge calls on adventurers to tackle tasks and raise funds

Fundraising pledges support Victoria’s own Island Prostate Centre

Victoria’s annual adventure race, the UrbaCity Challenge returns to city streets in September.

The urban adventure race – a localized mash-up of Amazing Race and Survivor, with a charity twist – is jam packed with challenge stations that test both brain and body. UrbaCity offers brain, brawn, ultra and corporate face-off categories. Teams compete in a free-form course, deciding their own route and completing challenges as they go. Heritage buildings and boutique shops are the backdrop for amazing feats of physical prowess and mental agility.

RELATED: Firefighters answer the call of UrbaCity Challenge

RELATED: Oak Bay firefighters fierce on the course and fundraising

RELATED: Oak Bay High grad plans UrbaCity Challenge race for fundraising

Stations could feature brain puzzles, like word games, maps or visual clues, or displays of brawn, like paddle-boarding, gymnastic feats and even carrying your teammate. Some teams combine the two for an extra-long Ultra course. The corporate face-off division features a taste of everything, custom-tailored for four people and a perfect team-building opportunity.

No one knows just what the challenges will be, and time is limited, so racers have to be quick on their feet in more ways than one. All fundraising pledges support Victoria’s own Island Prostate Centre. UrbaCity Challenge is Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas St.

Learn more and register at urbacitychallenge.ca.


 

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Celebrate Victoria Pride Week

The Victoria Pride Society has organized some stop-notch virtual entertainment, including the Virtual Pride Festival on July 5.

Children’s author honours Oak Bay sisters murdered by father

Proceeds from children’s book go towards child abuse prevention in Greater Victoria

Sidney Museum and Archives reopens brick by brick with Lego exhibit

Museum joins other reopenings including Sidney library, Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Vancouver Island Symphony, Kerplunks up for Western Canadian Music Awards

Winners to be announced via live stream on Sept. 25

10th annual Nanaimo Fringe Festival to be held online due to COVID-19

Festival will feature six productions by local, regional and international artists

Nanaimo’s Kismet Theatre Academy closes after eight years due to COVID-19

Bonnie Catterson founded the school in 2012 as ‘a place for the oddballs’

Home dance videos to be part of this year’s Infringing Dance Festival

Crimson Coast Dance Society seeking ‘backyard dance’ submissions to compile into video

Ucluelet loses one of town’s oldest art galleries

Mark Penney Gallery shuts down due, in part, to Hwy. 4 closures and COVID-19 pandemic.

Vancouver Island drummers pay belated tribute to Neil Peart of Rush

Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer died of cancer at age 67 in January

Yukon poet kjmunro headlines Port Alberni’s virtual Words on Fire

Monthly spoken word event continues virtually at Char’s Landing

Most Read