Presented by MAXIMUS Canada, the UrbaCity Challenge has teams of two or four complete a series of challenge stations at local businesses or locations.

An adventure a year in the making

UrbaCity Challenge is ready to challenge you Sept. 22!

More than 250 racers will challenge body and mind on Sunday Sept. 22, plying the UrbaCity course to complete eclectic tests of physical fitness, brain power and fundraising supremacy in support of Island Prostate Centre.

Oh, and bragging rights, of course!

Presented by MAXIMUS Canada and powered by over 150 MAXIMUS Canada volunteers, the UrbaCity Challenge features a series of challenge stations at local businesses or locations. Participants compete in teams of two or four to complete the freeform course designed by Pinnacle Pursuits.

While the challenges and locations change every year – and are secret until race day – they’re guaranteed to be lots of fun, proven by the participant return rate of more than 50 per cent, says Jonathan Willcocks of Pinnacle Pursuits, the UrbaCity course designer.

Your first UrbaCity challenge starts here!

To be eligible for the awesome prizes and swag on offer, teams commit to fundraising a basic amount in support of the Island Prostate Centre – at least $100 for teams of two, $200 for teams of four.

“We say the first UrbaCity challenge is to meet that minimum,” Willcocks says, noting that some of the pre-race fundraising can get as creative as the race challenges themselves!

In addition to the first, second and third-place race finishers, the top-three fundraising groups in each division will also be celebrated.

“For us, the fundraising component is No. 1, and I find the people who embrace the fundraising side of the event have the most fun,” Willcocks says. “When you get to the event, there’s a real sense of community.”

As word continues to spread about the UrbaCity Challenge, so do the organizers’ fundraising goals, this year pegged at $75,000. Building on last year’s $70,000 raised, reaching this year’s goal would bring them to more than $375,000 in total, all to help men right here on Vancouver Island.

Are you up for the challenge?

First, choose one of three categories to race in:

  • Fun: Take on the town with thinking and problem-solving challenges! Featuring a shorter course and fewer fitness challenges for two-person teams, this can be the best choice for families and casual competitors of all ages and activity levels.
  • Fierce: Two-person teams ready to test both brain and body will enjoy this longer course with more fitness challenges that still work your noggin!
  • Face-Off: The Corporate Face-off category features four-person teams tackling a combination of puzzles, games and fitness challenges designed around co-operation.

Starting from the Crystal Garden this year, the event opens with a mass challenge to start, then teams are free to chart their own course. Some race to the farthest challenge point and work their way back, for example, while other begin nearest the launch point. How you rise to the challenge is up to you!

Visit urbacitychallenge.ca for more information, or click to register today.

 

To be eligible for the awesome prizes and swag on offer, teams commit to fundraising a basic amount in support of the Island Prostate Centre – at least $100 for teams of two, $200 for teams of four.

Comments are closed

Just Posted

HarbourCats bats hot in home return

Victoria squad downs Yakima Valley Pippins 17-2

Victoria veteran receives French Legion of Honour, becoming knight of France

Ted Vaughan was a pilot in the 408 “Goose” Squadron in WW2

Witness the passion and fire of flamenco in Victoria this July

Seventh annual Victoria Flamenco Festival features free and ticketed performances downtown

Sidney youth bowl over the competition, head for nationals

Youngsters take Mens and Womens Singles Championships at recent tournament

West Shore resident, local officer encourages women to take control of their safety

Kris Greffard is posting short videos with safety tips for women using local trails and parks

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

RCMP investigate two shootings in the Lower Mainland

Incidents happened in Surrey, with a victim being treated at Langley Memorial Hospital

CRA program to help poor file taxes yields noticeable bump in people helped

Extra money allows volunteer-driven clinics to operate year-round

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

How much do you know about the moon?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, see how well you know space

POLL: Do you carry reusable shopping bags?

While a court ruling determined the City of Victoria’s plastic bag ban… Continue reading

Most Read