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Pittsburgh Oyster Urban Race

Pittsburgh, PA, US
Jun 25, 2011

Type: Adventure Racing - Regional

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added by: sherpes

The Oyster is an urban adventure race with the same idea as a wilderness eco challenge/Amazing Race, but set in a city and is conducted in one day. The race is conducted on a mystery course and provides multiple racing options to satisfy all endurance levels. The Oyster course will circumnavigate the host city and its surrounding areas, focusing on area attractions and landmarks. The course starts and ends at the transition area, a.k.a TA as we call it. All racers must complete each leg of the course correctly, using the correct mode of transportation. Since the course is a secret, team members will be given a “Passport” moments before the race begins. Passports will indicate the Check Point destinations and the goal will be to reach each “Check Point” as quickly as possible using the designated mode of transportation. Traditional, Relay and Half teams will alternate between bike and foot, Shooter racers will only travel by foot. Public transportation is always a legal means of transportation, however cabs and private cars are illegal. Swimming is not a listed discipline but we do reserve the right to get racers wet. Any additional gear needed for the race will be provided by the race. Get ready to try The Oyster. Weird name, great race!

Friday, June 24th
4:00pm – 7:00pm - Mandatory Racer Check-in (all divisions)
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods - 5000 Robinson Centre Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Saturday, June 25th
Race Day!
Transition Area: Southside Works, 424 South 27th Street, Pittsburgh PA (look for the white tents – that’s us!)

6:30am - Transition Area opens. (Full Course division - please do not arrive any later than 7:15am or you may not be able to race)

8:00am - The Oyster Urban Adventure Race begins! (Full Course only)

10:00am - The Half Oyster begins! (Please arrive at the TA by 9:00am)

11:00am - The Oyster Shooter begins! (Please arrive at the TA by 10:00am)

2:30pm(ish) - After Party begins when a minimum of 75% of teams have completed the course. Enjoy post-race food, Deschutes beer, and the awards ceremony during the After Party. Take the time to relax, stretch and share a beer and your stories with other racers!


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