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Urban Max Adventure Series 2012

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by Stella Bella (subscribe)
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A fun day group race that is for all

Urban Max Adventure Series is Australia's first urban adventure event that is open for all skill and fitness levels. It will be a fun day consisting of several formats of group outdoor competitions, which mainly focus on scavenger hunts with a twist of amazing race and completing various team tasks along the way. The adventure series will challenge your will power and team building skills. All you need to do is smile heartily, play smartly and enjoy all the fun along the way with your teammates! Urban Max Adventure Series will be held in the heart of the city from 7:30am to 15:00pm on Saturday, 17 November.

Image courtesy of Urban Max official website
Image courtesy of Urban Max official website

The participants are required to pay the entry fee online, no later than 48 hours prior to the game. Your entry fee is for a team of two participants. You have a choice of three payments depending on when you pay your entry fee. Prices start from the early bird rate $95 to final entry fee of $105 per person. Once payment is processed, detailed information about the race will be sent to you via email. Your entry fee will give your race numbers; CBD Map; two cool dry tech t-shirts (worth $80), your prizes and your end of race meal.

How to get involved?
There are two ways for you to get involved in this group outdoor game fun. You can register the games with your partner, your friends, your family members as team racers or you can volunteer the game as race hoppers.

Competing for the team racers

Image courtesy of Urban Max official website
Image courtesy of Urban Max official website

You can make your choice of either participating in the females' teams only, the males' teams only or mixed gender teams. The race is a loop track based on 4 different formats of checking points:
Pursuit Checkpoint: You must solve the clue provided on your clue sheet and make your way to that location.
Activity Checkpoint: You will have to complete the activity at the specified location.
Mystery Checkpoint: There will be no information provided on the clue sheet. To find this checkpoint, you will have to collect a series of mystery clues from other checkpoints during the race.
Roaming Checkpoint: You will perform a task or activity at any stage during the race. All checkpoints are mandatory for the racing category and must be retrieved before returning to the finish. Competitors are allowed up to 6 hours to complete the race.

The course of the race will be released two weeks prior to the event.

There are also two types of race courses to choose from - for the recreational racers, you will join the Social Categories, which you need to collect 10 check points along the way. For the serious competitors, you can join the Racing Categories - you need to collect 14 checkpoints along the way.

Race Day Schedule
07h30 - Registration Opens
08h45 - Registration Closes
08h50 - Welcome and Competitor Briefing
09h00 - Race Start

12h00 to 15h00 - Lunch and Race Finish
15h00 - Race Cut Off
15h00 - Results and Prize Giving

If you have trouble finding a team mate, you can email and the event organiser will help you to post your information online and find a potential partner.

Volunteering for the race hoppers

Apart from sharing all the fun with the racers on the day, you will also receive a free race T-shirt, a cap and food on the day. There are two roles for the volunteers:
1. Manning checkpoints, you will look after a participant's checkpoint during the race.
2. Race registration; you will be assisted with the registration for the participants. There are also different time slots for you to choose once you register your interest online.

As all the video games and pocket phone gamers are spreading their influence in today's society, I believe this form of outdoor group game is a new concept social networking and will bring back the unity of the families and foster a sense of community in the society.
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Why? Urban Max Adventure Series is Australian's first urban adventure event that is open for all skill and fitness levels.
When: 17th November 12
Where: Sydney CBD
Cost: $95-$105
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