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“WHAT IS IT?”
What is the Downtown Dash?
It’s an urban adventure challenge unlike any other. Teams will race around Downtown San Antonio completing various mental, physical and social challenges along the way.
How many people on a team?
Two people per team. Teams can be co-ed, men, women.
How long will the Downtown Dash last?
The Dash course will be open from 11:00noon – 3:30pm, followed by a post-Dash happy hour to ensure the fun lasts long after the event is done.
How will I locate the challenges throughout the city?
Each team will be given one clue sheet that they must decipher to locate each of the individual checkpoints.
Do I have to complete all challenges?
No, you will only be required to complete 10 of 12.
What if I cannot locate a challenge?
Re-think your answer to the clue and keep searching. Use your smartphone, call a friend, or ask around!
What transportation are we allowed to use?
Teams will only be allowed to complete the course on foot or public transportation (bus and rail). No taxis, pedi-cabs, roller blades, skateboards, scooters, or anything else of that nature.
What is the cost?
The fee for each team is $140
How are prizes awarded?
At least the top three teams in each division will receive a special prize. There will also be random drawings in which every team has a chance to win. Winners must be present at after-party to collect their prize(s).
“WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?”
Do I need to be from Austin to compete in this event?
No. While a previous knowledge of the city might help, teams with quick wit, a solid map/smartphone, and a thirst for new challenges will be competitive.
Are teams allowed to work together during the event?
Absolutely! This event is meant to be fun and engaging, and investing in the help of other teams can only add to the excitement.
What is the minimum age for participants?
All participants must be 21 by the day of the Dash.
Do I need to sign a waiver to compete in the Downtown Dash?
Yes. Each participant will be required to sign the official Downtown Dash waiver prior to the event.
Am I allowed to change partners after I have registered?
Yes, you can switch partners or designate your partner up to the day before the event. Simply email your change into firstname.lastname@example.org
What do we need to bring on Dash day?
- Smartphone – While not required, the use of smartphones is allowed and encouraged.
- Digital camera – Unless your phone has a camera, this is a must. Several challenges will require the use of a camera. Dash staff will need to be able to confirm all of your pictures so make sure they are clear!
- Pen/Paper – You might want to write some important details and ideas down along the way.
- Map of San Antonio – While not necessary, it might help those slightly less familiar with downtown.
- Water – Without a defined course, there are no official Dash water stops, however you will encounter watering holes along the way.
- $10 – It might be wise to have a little change on you and don’t forget that you may have to pay for parking downtown.
What should I wear?
Make sure to wear comfortable clothing. You will be required to wear your Downtown Dash T-shirt throughout the event.
When and where do we pick up our event packet and t-shirt?
Event packet and t-shirt pick up will be held at TBA on Thursday, October 17th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
Will the Dash go on rain or shine?
Yes, the Dash will go on regardless of weather conditions.
Will there be a bag check?
No, the Downtown Dash staff will not be providing a bag check. Please only bring what you plan on carrying with you throughout the event.
Are refunds or transfers possible?
While there are no refunds, you may transfer your registration up until the week before the race by e-mailing email@example.com.
Can I participate as a sponsor/volunteer?
Absolutely. We’d love to have you! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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