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The Urban Adventure Games is a charitable 501(c)(3) that exists to showcase the communities of Downtown South Bend, Mishawaka, and the Notre Dame area through a thrilling, zany, action-packed exploratory race.


In 2008, a few people were looking for something to do…
…that would showcase all of the fun things there are to do in South Bend, IN.  They assembled a team of community organizers, business owners, and outdoor enthusiasts to pool their talents and resources to put together an adventure race like no other in the region. Here’s what they came up with.

Today, the annual Urban Adventure Games has become an unparalleled, thrilling “scavenger hunt on steroids” that focuses on connecting community by providing participants with a day of fun, challenging their mind and body as they utilize the streets, waterways, bike paths, and even some “top secret” modes of transportation. With three levels of competition, participants can make the day as challenging or as fun as they want!

2015 Statistics

  • 7th Annual Race

    Highlighting the hidden gems within our community, in the craziest way possible.

  • 53 Checkpoints

    A new race record, spanning South Bend, Mishawaka, and the Notre Dame area.

  • 400 Teams Registered

    Marking a 700% increase in race participation since its inception in 2009.

  • Over 450 Volunteers

    We could never do what we do, in the way we do it, without the support of our amazing volunteers

  • $5,000 Given to Charity

    Supporting five local charities, selected by the public, in our first ever charity giveaway campaign.