THE race with a sweet-tooth prize has come to Adelaide.
Citydash – a small-scale Amazing Race – sees players use speed, stealth and strategy to reach checkpoints and make it to the ultimate prize. That’d be chocolate, of course.
About 50 participants will today race their way through the Botanic Gardens in the inaugural Adelaide Citydash.
Organiser Paul Gordon said participants had an hour to score as many points as they could find in the Gardens.
“Participants find checkpoints by looking at a map on their phone and they get to see hints. Once they find the checkpoint they look for a hidden code,” he said. “Once they enter the hidden code into the app on their phone that updates the scoreboard. It sounds easy, but we have patrolling guards and they don’t need to catch you – they only need to see you, which is why it’s so important to work as a team and have someone on the look out.
“Everyone wants to receive the ultimate prize, which is of course chocolate, and beer back at the pub.” The game, started by UK company Fire Hazard in 2008, is played in the UK, Malta and Germany. In Australia, Adelaide now joins Melbourne as a venue.
Fellow organiser Amy Gordon said cryptic clues, checkpoint challenges and moving targets kept it interesting. She added: “At the end of the day, it’s a hell of a lot of fun.” For details, visit citydash.net/game
CHOC FULL OF FUN: Amy Gordon, Jack Fabian and Klara Salinger get some practice yesterday.