Training for Rush Vancouver

I never felt this sore on my legs and joints….but it was worth it and fun. Taryn, Kiki and I trained for Rush Vancouver yesterday via a mock trial run that I quickly designed below.

Sample scavenger/run hunt for Vancouver, BC

  • NEXT PIT STOP: Go to the place where there was lots of “fire” during 2010
  • DETOUR: Who is going to do it? Twirl around for 30 seconds yelling “GO BRUINS, GO BRUINS!”
  • NEXT PIT STOP: GO to the place where there was a “Count Down” clock
  • NEXT PIT STOP: Go to the place tourists go for official information about Vancouver
  • DETOUR: Who is going to do it? Sing the first four lines of the Canada national anthem backwards (words only, you might need a pen and paper)
  • DETOUR: Who is going to do it?  Do 10 cart wheels
  • NEXT PIT STOP: Where can you find an “Earl’s Girl” (a mobile phone and map application may be needed)
  • NEXT PIT STOP: Where can you find this place? (photo of Harbour Centre Tower) Go to it!
  • NEXT PIT STOP: Where can you find this place? (photo of Robson Square Skating Rink)
  • NEXT PIT STOP: Climb to the top of these steps (photo of the north steps at the Vancouver Art Gallery)

To prepare, I printed out the clues on a piece of paper (large font) and then cut each of them out onto their own pieces of paper.  They were then all folded up, stapled closed, mixed into a small bag. On training day, we agreed to start in front of Waterfront Station and started by having someone pick a clue from the bag….and then the race begun. Detours are done where and whenever the detour clue is picked.

It took us about an hour and we definitely in the “zone” of the competition – blocking everything out and focusing on the tasks, especially when we had to do the detours.

I am still collecting donations for RUSH Vancouver, in support of the BC Lung Association. You can donate online to my page here.