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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 29th, 2017
Race Style: Scavenger hunt across South Bend, Mishawaka, and Notre Dame area
Race Length: 4 hour race
Start/finish: Four Winds Field
Registration Opens: January 1st, 2017
Late Registration*: July 1 – July 28th
Online registration ends: Thursday, July 27th at midnight.

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

Race Divisions

Race Divisions
  • Fun Division

  • $140/ team

  • – Ages 13+
    – Able to run 1/4 mile*
    – Able to bike 10 – 15 miles*
    – At least one team member should be able to swim


    This awesome, “fun-paced” race is for the twosome that’s happy just to be in the game. You want to tackle South Bend/Mishawaka in a whole new way, but may not want to tackle other teams. This division is less about breaking records and more about having fun. Team up with a family member or friend and see where this race takes you!

    *not consecutively

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  • Open Division

  • $140/ team

  • – Ages 13+
    – Able to run 1/2 mile*
    – Able to bike 15-20 miles*
    – At least one team member should be able to swim.


    The Original Urban Adventure Race! This original, challenging division is what Urban Adventure is all about. This is a race for fit, friendly competitors. Conquering checkpoints together and making amazing memories are your number one goal –though victory and bragging rights are also incentives. This is the perfect division for ambitious Urban Adventurers!

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  • Elite Division

  • $140/ Team

  • – Ages 18+
    – Able to run 1/2 mile
    – Able to bike 20 – 30 miles
    – Both team members should be able to swim.


    You’re in it to win it! Your thrill-seeking team is motivated by testing your physical and mental limits. Time, strategy and willpower are critical to competitors in this fast-paced endurance division. Do you have what it takes to become the next Elite UAG Champions?

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Race Schedule

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Midnight: Online registration deadline. If space is still available, you can come to Check-in on Friday from 4-8 to register

Friday, July 28, 2017

4:00PM – 8:00PM: Pre-race Check-in at HeadQuarters at Ignition Park in South Bend (at least 1 team member must be present) & Registration (if spaces are still available). Fly-By Passes will be available for purchase.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

All Divisions – All events take place at Four Winds Field in South Bend

6:00-6:45AM: Check-in/Packet Pick Up if you did not do so on Friday. We highly suggest Friday!

6:00-6:45AM: Secure bike in Bike Security Area

7:00-7:30AM: Mandatory Rules Meeting for ALL DIVISIONS. You will NOT be able to leave this area once the meeting starts until your race starts!!!!

7:30AM: Race Map/Passport Hand out and team race Strategy time

7:55AM: Elite Race Starts

8:00AM: Open Race Starts

8:05AM: Fun Race Starts

12:00PM: Race cut-off. All racers must report to finish line at this time regardless of unfinished checkpoints.

12:00-2:00PM: Party at Four Winds Field with free beer and wine for those 21 and over, live music by the Grooveheads, food, and the opportunity to laugh and talk about the race before awards.

1:00PM: Awards Ceremony


  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)