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Race Info

The Adventure Begins in

The Urban Adventure Games is a thrilling, zany, action-packed exploratory race. Participants pair up in teams of two to embark on this “scavenger hunt on steroids”. Racing around the city, participants will run, bike, slide, climb, swim and do so much more on their way to a number of checkpoints spread across Downtown South Bend, Mishawaka, and the Notre Dame area. Name of the game is to make it to all checkpoints and complete all tasks in the least amount of time.


Race Day: Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Race Style: Scavenger hunt across South Bend, Mishawaka, and Notre Dame area
Race Length: 4 hour race
Start/finish: TBA
Registration Opens: TBA
Late Registration*: TBA
Online registration ends: TBA

*Shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for Late Registration, although we will do our best. Be sure to register early!


  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 in any race division.

  2. City streets ARE NOT blocked off, so racers must follow all traffic laws, signage and traffic lights. Disqualification will be immediate if disobeying any local or state traffic law

  3. Racers MUST mark their bikes so that they are identifiable as your 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.

  7. Racers are responsible for ensuring that your bar code is scanned at each checkpoint that you complete.

  8. Bicycle helmets are required at all times while on a bicycle and when specifically directed by race officials.

  9. Racers must follow Rules of Travel as outlined in Course Instructions. Where no specific path is designated, teams select their path between check points. When instructions designate a specific route, teams must follow that path.

  10. Any team withdrawing from the race must notify a UAG Volunteer at a checkpoint or a UAG staff/committee member . Failing to notify race officials will result in that team being responsible for all search and rescue expenses.

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 (for emergencies only)

  • At least 1 bag per team (backpack, fanny pack, bike pack, etc.)

  • $10 cash per racer (so $20 total per team) in $5 dollar increments.

    • There are two locations, East Race Waterway and South Bend Farmer’s Market, that require individual payment in order to enter.
  • Water bottle

  • 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 and pump

  • Electrolyte tabs or gels

  • Matching Outfit – (Optional)