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Reality Rush is teaming up with Yelp! to bring four special URBAN HUNT events to Los Angeles in the coming month. You will be able to purchase tickets on Yelp! Los Angeles this week at a special discount rate of just $69 per two person team.

Sign up for the Urban Hunt Yelp Deal (This deal ended at midnight on March 25th.)

 

WHAT YOU GET:

  • 2 Tickets to URBAN HUNT: Los Angeles, an exciting afternoon version of The Amazing Race where teams of two solve puzzles and compete in challenges. A guaranteed fun way to see LA like you’ve never seen it before!
  • Tickets are available exclusively through Yelp! Dates are 4/9, 4/10, 4/30 and 5/1.
  • $200 prize for 1st place finishers, and $50 gift certificate awarded for best team costumes

 

STARTING/FINISH LINE INFORMATION:
Schedule and starting/finish line information for each of our four hunts:
11:00am – 11:45am – Check-in
12:00pm – 5:00pm – URBAN HUNT

Saturday, April 9th and April 30th
Casa Cocina Y Cantina
350 S Grand Ave
Two California Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Sunday, April 10th and May 1st
Big Wangs Downtown
801 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017

NOV, 20 2010: URBAN HUNT: LOS ANGELES tested the true competitive spirit of our hunters. With forecasts (wrongly) predicting a day drenched in rain, our competitors in attendance proved a threat of bad weather wouldn’t ruin their day! The Hunt started off with our costume contest that included Team Greasy Monkeys who were ready to get their hands dirty, Team Interstitials who were dog-gone it excited to race and crowd favorite and winner Team Magic who were ready to pull a win out of their hat!

As the hunt began, teams took off in all different directions heading to various Downtown neighborhoods to solve clues and challenges.

After successful hunting, it came down to the closest foot race we’ve ever seen for the win! With near flawless execution and strategy, Team We Dream of Amazing Race was crowned the winner of URBAN HUNT: Los Angeles edging out Team 2Legit2Quit by only 60 seconds.

This was the first time William Tong and Katie Kondo of Team We Dream of Amazing Race had ever competed in this type of competition and their love for The Amazing Race made them a force to be reckoned with. Also new to adventure races was third place Team Interstitials and fourth place Hurricane Hurlic so a big congratulations to our top teams and all of our competitors.

 

GAME RESULTS:

1. We Dream of Amazing Race– William Tong & Katie Kondo 3:14:00
2. 2Legit2Quit– Hannah Levin & Stephanie Pollok 3:15:00
3. The Interstitials– Patrick Cunningham & Michelle Weisbaum 3:40:00
4. Hurricane Hurlic– Tam Hurlic & Kelly Hurlic 3:50:00
5. Sanduners– Amy Horst & AJ Woodsum 4:01:00*
6. Orange– Laura Scarpati & Jason Fisher 4:19:00
7. Team Magic– Cary Kingdom & Leroy Warner 4:20:00
8. Greasy Monkeys– Caitlin McCarthy & Keeley McCarthy 4:35:00
9. Goonies– Jackie Levine & Sarah Smith 4:41:00*
10. Quad M– Mike Mondi & Marla Montgomery 4:50:00
11. GoGo Luckey– Chris Burt & Amanda Ahmad 4:55:00
12. Hurricane Hurlic 2.0– Troy Brown & Folami Lacy 5:00:00*
13. KevCath– Kevin Lee & Cathy Hou DNF
*Teams that incurred a time penalty for incorrect or missing clues.

 

PHOTOS

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Reality Rush’s Grand Opening Event was a huge success and we can’t wait for more to come! On Saturday, 21 teams of two competed in an afternoon urban adventure / scavenger hunt where they explored Los Angeles by solving clues and completing challenges.

Congratulations to all of our URBAN HUNT participants, especially team Hundglauskas for their impressive first place victory, and team Hair Club For Men for winning the Costume Contest! We hope everyone enjoyed the adventure, meeting new friends, and discovering new parts of Los Angeles!

GAME RESULTS:

1. Hundglauskas– Mike Hundgen & John Kazlauskas 2:29:00
2. I’m Not Gay But My Partner Is– Felicia Cuesta & Marvin Rocha 3:04:00
3. Hair Club For Men– Paul Miller & Brent Hook 3:04:00
4. FOSX– Mirla Urzua & Adriana Rodriguez 3:05:00
5. One Day FC– Alexis Piazza & Stephanie Widmer 3:07:00
6. WOL– Heather McManus & Jonathan Lopez 3:37:00
7. G2– Ryan Griswold & Chelsea Griswold 3:37:00
8. SmallScaleProductions.com– Chris Burt & Chris Cucci 3:38:00*
9. Electric Dream Machine– Jim Cartwright & Lauren Wyckoff 3:38:00*
10. Team BJ– Brianne Trosie & Josh Stickler 3:50:00
11. Sweet Ass– Hamza Maqsodi & Daniel Miller 3:51:00*
12. The Time Chasers– Matt Portman & Sean Brogan 3:56:00*
13. Kick Ass– Elizabeth Salanave & Brenda Bower 3:56:00
14. The Gorillas– Dabo Kabov & Obai Ahmadi 4:00:00
15. Word On The Streets– Eddie Levine & Genevieve Alexander 4:17:00
16. Real Spunky– Kelly Thompson & Adam Davis 4:45:00
17. Kick Ass– Kristen Cuny & Linn McCuiston 4:51:00*
18. Butt Stutters– Evangeline Fabia & Ronnie Jr 5:05:00*
19. New York A– Jen Schassler & Kevin Gribbin 5:15:00*
20. New York B– Jillian Schassler & Nicole De Palma 5:15:00*
21. Notorious– Charles Suozzi & Bob Salatich 5:40:00*
*Teams that incurred a time penalty for incorrect or missing clues.

PHOTO GALLERY:

Another successful race!

race-may-09-starting-line-group-shot

Ten teams competed in our most intense Race yet this past Saturday! This five leg, ten hour event took teams through Hollywood, Echo Park, Silverlake, Griffith Park, Glendale, Pasadena, McArthur Park, Downtown, and Chinatown.

The competition was intense; one team’s car broke down, teams were stumped by puzzles, they experienced the culture shock of not being able to speak the language in China Town and Mexican Alvarado Street, everyone got lost along the way, and six teams were eliminated. In the end, it came down to an intense final leg between the final four teams. But it was the white team, Pat O’Donnell and Matthias Schildwachter who narrowly beat out the blue team, Dan Shott and Talia Harari, to cross the finish line in first place.

Congrats to all of our teams for a great race!

 

GAME RESULTS:

Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5
Pat & Matthias 7th 6th 6th 1st 1st
Dan & Talia 4th 4th 1st 4th 2nd
Jim & Leroy 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd
Kimmy & Chris 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Heather & Jonathan 10th 5th 5th 5th
Felicia & Justin 5th 8th 4th 6th
Ashley & Ivee 6th 3rd 7th
Colleen & Chris 9th 7th 8th
Tim & Chris 1st 10th
Monica & Marty 8th 9th

PHOTO GALLERY:

 

This Saturday, we had an AMAZING race all across Los Angeles, the city of angels! Although we had a small group of just ten contestants / five teams, they more than made up for it with their intensity. After a hard-fought battle, Jim Cartwright and Evangeline Favia narrowly edged out Brad Milison and Meredith Bixby to cross the finish line in first place.

Destinations in this race included the Santa Monica pier, Westwood, Koreatown, Hollywood, Echo Park and Griffith Park. Some of the challenges included selling cookies to strangers on the street, shopping at a Korean grocery store (with a Korean shopping list), and solving puzzles on Hollywood’s famous Star Walk.

 

GAME RESULTS:

Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4
Jim & Evangeline 2nd 4th 1st 1st
Brad & Meredith 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd
Joy & Larry 1st 1st 4th 3rd
Brandon & Morgan 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th
Jerod & Jackie 5th 5th 5th

PHOTO GALLERY:

“This is a total mindgame! I have no idea who I can trust.” — Brad Milison

Sixteen players gathered in the Los Feliz neighborhood of LA this past weekend, to play Sabotage (based on The Mole) — Reality Rush‘s ultimate game of strategy!

Sabotage Los Feliz contestants

 

Most of the players were competing to win money, but two of them were Saboteurs — moles, double agents, working for us, to secretly sabotage the other players. Contestants cracked codes, and solved tasks in locations such as Hollywood Blvd.’s famous star walk, Griffith Park, Hollywood cemetery, and Los Feliz; all while keeping a careful eye on their fellow players to figure out the identities of the Saboteurs!

 

GAME RESULTS:

The game began with the dropping of a bombshell: instead of there being just one Saboteur, there were TWO! Players had to pay even more attention to their cohorts’ suspicious behavior throughout the game — and Julie, Brandon and James quickly became top suspects.

The first two executions left the four players who knew the least about the Moles’ identity out to try…but Julie and Jim (who earned exemptions in the first two rounds, respectively), were just barely saved. If they did not have exemptions, it would have been them who were executed.

Sabotage Los Feliz contestants

 

At the third execution, the first of our Saboteurs was executed. James, the most suspected Saboteur, got executed, leaving several players who did not expect him floored. One Saboteur remained.

The next day, the remaining contestants attempted several more tasks — some even competing against their executed comrades — but the work of the Saboteur was even more suspicious. By the end of the game, the players managed to complete only 60% of the tasks…due in no small part to the Saboteur.

But who was it? Who was working against them the entire time? The final quiz revealed that the second Saboteur was Morgan — whom only a handful of players zeroed in on until the very end. Jerod scored highest on the final quiz, just narrowly edging out Runner-Up Brad by a few questions. A great game all around!

Players Eliminated
Eviction #1 Rachel Julia
Eviction #2 Brandon Geraldine
Eviction #3 DJ James (Saboteur)
Eviction #4 Lee Jim
Eviction #5 Christine Jackie
Eviction #6 Lindsay Julie
Final Eviction Mary Brad (Runner-Up)
Morgan (Saboteur) Jerod (Winner)

 

PHOTO GALLERY: