Race Info


Please join us for the 10th annual Urban Adventure Game

The Urban Adventure Games is a zany, action-packed, cit(ies)-wide scavenger hunt. Participants pair up in teams of two to embark on this secret “scavenger hunt on steroids”. Participants’ mind and body are challenged as they utilize streets, waterways, bike paths, and even some “top secret” modes of transportation – all while solving clues helping them to move throughout the race. Name of the game is to make it to all checkpoints and complete all tasks in the least amount of time. With three levels of competition, participants can make the day as challenging or as fun as they want! Prizes are awarded to the top three teams in each category, in each division.
You’ll also want to join us for the after party from 12pm – 2pm! The party is where you get to have fun and relax after your strenuous day of adventure. You won’t want to miss the awards ceremony and complimentary food and beverages.
Early bird registration from March 5, 2018 through May 13, 2018. $10 off per person for 10 weeks for our 10th race!
Regular Registration from May 14, 2018 through June 30, 2018.
Late Registration from July 1, 2018 through July 25, 2018 (+ $10 per person; t-shirts cannot be guaranteed).

Race Check-In/Packet Pickup: Friday, July 27th, 2018
Time: 4:00PM EDT – 7:00PM EDT
UAG Headquarters: Former The Music Village building

301 S. Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601
At least one team member must be present. Can’t make it? Visit us as early as 6 a.m. on race day, Saturday, July 28th


Race Day: Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Race Time: 8:00AM EDT – 12:00PM EDT
Start/finish: Wayne Street Parking Garage

121 E Wayne St, South Bend, IN 46601


Race Day Timeline

  • Racers may arrive as early as 6 a.m.
  • The judging of the Costume Contest will take place from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
  • Mandatory pre-race information meeting at 7 a.m.
    (This is also when we will be handing out the race maps. You DO NOT want to miss this!)
  • Race begins at 8 a.m. and runs till noon.
  • Post race party from noon to 2 p.m. Enjoy free food, beer/wine, live music, and an awards ceremony (including the Costume Contest).



Racers can park in the Century Center Parking Lot. Map available here.


Bike Security

Elite and Open Divisions store their bikes inside the parking garage on the 3rd floor. Fun Divisions racers store their bikes outside in the designated space within the One Michiana Square parking lot, which can also be found on the parking map.


  1. Teams of two are given a secret map of checkpoints that can be completed in any order to be considered for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in each race division. Results are based on completing the most checkpoints in the least amount of time.
  2. City streets ARE NOT blocked off, so racers must follow all traffic laws, signage, and traffic lights. Teams will be immediately disqualified if disobeying any local or state traffic law.
  3. Racers MUST mark their bikes so that they are identifiable as their own. The penalty for taking another racer’s bike is disqualification.
  4. Teammates must check in together at each checkpoint, and if a checkpoint’s challenge requires both participants to complete a challenge, both must do so in order to receive credit for the checkpoint.
  5. Maps must be carried the entire race. Teams will only be issued one map, so do not lose it.
  6. Race bibs must be worn on the outside of clothing at all times, except while rafting or on inflatable attractions. If a scoring bib is lost, you will become ineligible for scoring results.
  7. Racers are responsible for ensuring their bib gets hole punched at each completed checkpoint.
  8. Bicycle helmets are required at all times while on a bicycle and when specifically directed by race officials.
  9. Any team withdrawing from the race must notify an Urban Adventure Games Volunteer or Staff/Committee member. Failing to notify race officials will result in that team being responsible for all search and rescue expenses.

Race Scoring

  1. Racers are scored first by the number of checkpoints completed.
  2. If multiple teams are tied for the amount of checkpoints completed, then the decision will be made by the least amount of time taken to complete the course.
  3. Winners will be chosen for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall placement in each division.
  4. Winners must be present at the awards ceremony to receive their prize.
  5. All results will be posted within 24 hours of the conclusion of the race.

Race Gear

Mandatory Check-list


  • Bicycle for each team member – road or mountain bike. Tandems are also acceptable, but are probably harder to race on. No motors of any kind are allowed.
  • Bicycle helmet for each team member.
  • Athletic clothing that you do not mind getting messy (or wet!).
  • 1 cell phone per team (for emergencies only).
  • Any form of GPS that allows you to determine your location on a map is not allowed. A GPS watch is ok, but only to check your route after the race.
  • At least 1 bag per team (backpack, fanny pack, bike pack, etc.).
  • Re-usable water bottles.
  • Permanent Marker.


Dress for an athletic event. Running shoes, wicking type clothing, and be ready to sweat. There WILL be pool challenges, and you are required to wear a bathing suit. Bike shorts and a sports bra are an acceptable substitute for pool attire. Street shorts and t-shirts are not acceptable for the pool challenge.


Suggested Race Items


  • Small first aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Bike tire repair kit, pump, extra tube
  • Race nutrition such as electrolyte tabs, gels, energy bars
  • Ziplock/waterproof baggie for cell phone
  • Matching outfit or costume (Optional but highly suggested. Before the race begins, teams will have an opportunity to show off their crazy outfits as part of a fun costume contest. Prizes will be given post-race to the team with the best outfit, as selected by a special panel of judges.)