City Chase Vancouver 2011

Comments 48 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 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

    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!

    48 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. KevinWednesday, August 3rd, 2011 — 4:29pm PDT

      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 SWednesday, August 3rd, 2011 — 4:40pm PDT

      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. Kelli CorscaddenWednesday, August 3rd, 2011 — 4:41pm PDT

      I really want to do this with my fiancé. It looks so much fun!

    4. Darcie NolanWednesday, August 3rd, 2011 — 4:49pm PDT

      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!!! 🙂

    5. ChrisWednesday, August 3rd, 2011 — 4:55pm PDT

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

    6. AngelaWednesday, August 3rd, 2011 — 5:14pm PDT

      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. Lelainia N. LloydWednesday, August 3rd, 2011 — 5:19pm PDT

      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. oanaWednesday, August 3rd, 2011 — 5:21pm PDT

      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. BrendaWednesday, August 3rd, 2011 — 11:21pm PDT

      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.Thursday, August 4th, 2011 — 12:20am PDT

      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. TaraThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 10:17am PDT

      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. TiffanyThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 11:37am PDT

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

    13. GraceyThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 11:43am PDT

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

    14. MattyThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 11:51am PDT

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

    15. BradyThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 11:53am PDT

      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. AimeeThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 12:14pm PDT

      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 ValesThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 12:58pm PDT

      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. JulesThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 1:14pm PDT

      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 😀 – We are super-duper fun!

    19. DaeThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 1:16pm PDT

      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. GemmaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 1:53pm PDT

      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. JessaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 2:07pm PDT

      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!! 🙂

    22. AndrewThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:30pm PDT

      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 YThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:32pm PDT

      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. MarkThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:36pm PDT

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

    25. Michelle W.Thursday, August 4th, 2011 — 4:41pm PDT

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

    26. CarlyThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 5:00pm PDT

      What an awesome event!

    27. LucieThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 6:56pm PDT

      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. LawrenceThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 7:12pm PDT

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

    29. JanetteFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 10:04am PDT

      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. SammiFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 10:46am PDT

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

    31. MonaFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 9:15pm PDT

      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 FalciFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 9:33pm PDT

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

    33. Julia FalciFriday, August 5th, 2011 — 9:46pm PDT

      I forgot to answer the
      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 SSaturday, August 6th, 2011 — 12:09pm PDT

      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.Saturday, August 6th, 2011 — 4:34pm PDT

      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. TriciaSunday, August 7th, 2011 — 12:40am PDT

      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. 😉

    37. Stacy AshtonSunday, August 7th, 2011 — 1:57pm PDT

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

    38. Ken TaylorSunday, August 7th, 2011 — 4:16pm PDT

      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. Lelainia N. LloydSunday, August 7th, 2011 — 6:01pm PDT

      *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 LeeMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 11:40am PDT

      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 LTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 12:01pm PDT

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

    42. AndrewTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 10:40pm PDT

      This would be a great to do before I leave Vancouver

    43. NathanWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 11:41am PDT

      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. RonaldWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 8:40pm PDT

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

    45. KarenThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 1:29pm PDT

      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 LloydThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 3:00pm PDT

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

    47. LeahThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 3:11pm PDT

      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. AlejandroFriday, August 12th, 2011 — 8:59am PDT

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

    Also on