City Chase Vancouver 2011


Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 — 4:21pm PST
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Mitsubishi City Chase returns to Vancouver this month as teams compete in the world’s largest urban adventure series.

City Chase Vancouver 2009
Photo credit: tyfn on Flickr

Last year over 30,000 people participated in City Chase around the world, enduring various physical, intellectual, adventurous and humourous challenges. Taking off from Granville Square on the morning of August 27th, teams can only get from checkpoint to checkpoint by city bus, ferry, train, subway, or streetcar — so be sure to wear your running shoes.

City Chase Vancouver 2009
Photo credit: tyfn on Flickr

For registering, each team will receive a reserved entry, a participant gift bag, official City Chase t-shirts, race numbers, one-day all access transit pass, access to the ChasePoints Challenges, access to the City Chase after-party, and a memorable experience exploring Vancouver.

If you’re up for the challenge, Urban Rec has offered up three team spots to Miss604.com readers. Here’s how you and a partner can enter to win your place in City Chase Vancouver:

  • Leave a comment about why you and a partner would like to participate (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win a spot for my team in @CityChaseVan from @Urban_Rec & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/5UEhf

    I will draw three winners, who will each be able to sign up their team, at 9:00am on Friday, August 12, 2011. Each registration is worth $150. Read full City Chase rules and regulations.

    Find City Chase on Twitter & Facebook and sponsor Urban Rec on Twitter & Facebook.

    Update The winners are Jessa, Julia Falci, and @chrisvales!

    Current contests on Miss604.com

    48 comments

    1. Kevin says:

      My friend and I took part in the Amazing Hunt 2010 Transit Race and won. After that, we were invited back for the All Stars.. which we also won! Safe to say, I think we’re pretty damn good at urban race/scavenger hunt type of things.

    2. Katrina S says:

      This is the first year I’ve heard of this and really want to join! Can only imagine how fun it will be to explore new places in Vancouver, and have always wanted to wear a participant ##!

    3. I really want to do this with my fiancΓ©. It looks so much fun!

    4. Darcie Nolan says:

      After being in Vancouver when the City Chase was on, I thought it would be really fun to do but I was still dealing with being sick & weight issues.

      Now I’m 100% healthy, have lost over 65lbs, & am training for a half marathon! I visit Vancouver at least twice a month for work now & would live to add the milestone of completing the City Chase Vancouver to my list!! What an awesome accomplishment that would be!!! πŸ™‚

    5. Chris says:

      This looks like a ton of fun. I’d love to take part.

    6. Angela says:

      I think this would be a great experience to take part in with my husband. Definitely out of our comfort zone but would be a lot of fun.

    7. I really want to do this event with my 20 year old son. I have Multiple Sclerosis and I know that before too long, I won’t be able to do things like this anymore. I’m trying to do as much as I can for as long as I can. Our best mother-son memories have been crazy adventures we’ve been on together, including white water tubing and riding the Zip line during the 2010 Games. It would be wonderful to be able to participate in City Chase.

      *tweeting this!

    8. oana says:

      My husband and I are city chase fanatics! We love our city and would love nothing more than to participate in this year’s race.

    9. Brenda says:

      I cannot drive so I take public transit everyday and this City Chase would be such an awesome opportunity to go around the city that I love using public transit!

    10. d.l. says:

      I would love to do this race with my boyfriend as we are thinking about marriage and getting engaged soon. if we can do this, we can do anything!

    11. Tara says:

      This would be a great way to get my mojo back after some rough setbacks in the last while…a great bonding activity as well! Would love to do this!

    12. Tiffany says:

      I don’t know Vancouver that well, so here’s my chance!

    13. Gracey says:

      This would be an amazing opportunity to bond with my boyfriend while discovering the city.

    14. Matty says:

      My teammate and I have long desired to be on the Amazing Race. This is as close as we can get for now!

    15. Brady says:

      I would love to win our entry back for the City Chase Vancouver, cause it’s a great reason to get into shape and see part of Vancouver you’ve never seen before!!

    16. Aimee says:

      I NEED to go! I missed the one in Kelowna as I was attending an out of town funeral. I have lost 55lbs and have spent most of my time working as I just started my own business! I need to do this for ME!! AND, I don’t know Vancouver at all so it would be the BEST time in the world!! PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17. Chris Vales says:

      I’m getting married next year and I’m having a tough time deciding on my best man because I have quite a few good friends, but I have one in mind and going through this race with him, might bring out some things I didn’t know about him.

    18. Jules says:

      I would LOVE to do this again! My boyfriend and I have raced twice in previous years but I can’t afford it this year as I’m in my last semester of nursing school – PLEASE enter me for FREE πŸ˜€ – We are super-duper fun!

    19. Dae says:

      Did this with my husband 2 years ago and had a blast! Would love to win an entry because we can’t afford the $150 registration fee.

    20. Gemma says:

      Claudia and I wanna kick a*s! We are born and raised VANCOUVERITES (miss604’s). Nothing can stop us. We are SUPERWOMAN and we’ll prove it!

    21. Jessa says:

      Because my Daddy and I act like two 5 year olds when we get together durring daddy-daughter days and will bring a level of awesomeness never seen before at Vancouver City Chase!

      *However I think that Lelainia N. Lloyd should win one of the spots; I never got to meet my grandmother due to Multiple Sclerosis, so live it up & do EVERYTHING!! πŸ™‚

    22. Andrew says:

      I’d love to participate because I’ve had a great summer with this new girl. We met on Canada Day and participating in this activity would cap off our super summer with lots of smiles.

    23. Ian Y says:

      I’d love to participate with my buddy cause it’s a greatttt time to just enjoy the day and have fun! Especially when 30 000 other people are doing it! Haha. Plus, who doesn’t want to be in the city’s own version of Amazing Race!!

    24. Mark says:

      I’d love to do this, it would be a great team building exercise!

    25. Michelle W. says:

      I’m relatively new to Vancouver, and I’d love this opportunity to explore in an interesting way!

    26. Carly says:

      What an awesome event!

    27. Lucie says:

      I’d love to participate with my partner. He’s relaxed but enjoys an adventure, so I know that doing the challenge together would be great fun.

    28. Lawrence says:

      My buddy and I participated the first year they organized this event. We’re ready to do this again! Bring it on!

    29. Janette says:

      My official team-mate & I, participated in the 1st Vancouver City Chase a few years ago and even got interviewed for the TV Series they were filming.. At the time we were just friends, but the director noticed some sparks and told us to invite him to our wedding.. well guess what.. We are now engaged! So this would be a great way to celebrate!! Team name: Its on like Donkey Kong.

    30. Sammi says:

      Holy crap!!!!!! I’ve always wanted to do something like this with my guy!!!! What a cool idea πŸ™‚

    31. Mona says:

      My husband and I used to be unfit, this year we have gotten fit and would love to use that fitness to compete in this year’s race!

    32. Julia Falci says:

      This is such an awesome idea! Great way to get to know the city better. But it’s a little bit too pricey πŸ™ I hope I can win the registration from Miss 604!!

    33. Julia Falci says:

      I forgot to answer the question..lol
      I would love to participate with my husband. Because I work week days and he works weekends, we never spend too much time together. If I win this prize it would be a great excuse for him to ask for a day off and finally spend a full day together, in our lovely Vancouver!

    34. Lauren S says:

      I’d love to win an entry! I’ve considered joining for a couple of years, but the $150 entry fee has held me back. It looks like an absolutely blast, though!!!

    35. Jennifer M. says:

      I would do the chase with my husband. We always tease each other that if we ever did the city chase, I’m the brains and he’s the brawn.

    36. Tricia says:

      I’ve done city chase three times now and this is my favourite race of the year.

      I’ve only done the race once with my boyfriend, when we first started going out — I’d love to do it again with him to see if our teamwork has improved after two years of dating. πŸ˜‰

    37. Stacy Ashton says:

      I chased a few years back and LOVED it. Would love to race again. Pick us! πŸ™‚

    38. Ken Taylor says:

      My fiance and I would love to join this chase, great chance to get out have some fun, meet new friends, and have a great time! Sounds awesome too me!!!

    39. *Thanks Jessa and I’m sorry MS stole your Grandmother from you. That really, really sucks. My husband also lost his grandmother to MS.

    40. Katie Lee says:

      The only thing I can kick my partner’s ass in is the Grouse Grind. Everything else, including cooking, he’s probably better at. I’d like to do the City Chase with him to show him I can keep up and I’m just as awesome as he is! =D

    41. Nicole L says:

      i think it would be an amazing way to rediscover vancouver and all the amazing things we often take for granted

    42. Andrew says:

      This would be a great to do before I leave Vancouver

    43. Nathan says:

      Wow that looks fun and painful all at once. My buddy Mike did that last year and he said it was a blast but he weighs like half of what I do.

    44. Ronald says:

      I had to miss the Vancouver Urban Rush this year, but I would really like to participate in this event!

    45. Karen says:

      I would love to do the chase. Looks like a great way to discover new things in the city and have a blast!

    46. Carver Lloyd says:

      My mum and I are up for the challenge and it would be one more thing we could check off our “Bucket List”!

    47. Leah says:

      This Looks AWESOME!!! Having just finished the warrior dash in Whistler and raising a ton of money for Theatre Terrific’s Fringe show I would run this event and do it for them too!!!

    48. Alejandro says:

      This looks like so much fun!! Would love to try it!!!

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