Have you ever wanted to be on “The Amazing Race?” Got a bike, scooter, skateboard or some other non-motorized wheeled way to get around? Quick on the draw when it comes to text messages?
Know a few things about downtown Fresno? Want a $15,000 diamond ring?
If you said “Yes” to all of those, then you should definitely check out Saturday’s Race for the Ring, an inaugural text message-based scavenger hunt happening around downtown Fresno. This event sounds really cool. Here a few reasons why:
- The prizes are crazy — a $15,000 ring from Roger’s Jewelers, plus about $10,000 dollars in other prizes.
- It’s all happening downtown, which is always great.
- Scavenger hunts are super fun. If you disagree, you’re wrong.
- Money raised at the event goes toward Fresno First Steps Home, which you might remember as the mayor’s initiative to end homelessness.
A similar event — called Race for the Rock — has been happening in Sacramento for two years, and it’s pretty successful. Here’s a highlight video that gives you a more visual idea of what to expect.
There’s still time to register for the event. It’s $20 per person (you compete in teams of two). If you want to sign up, head over here. Even if you don’t win, there’s an after-party right after the race at The Chuk with lunch and live music.