The Great Urban Race

This Saturday, Galen and I are doing the Great Urban Race in Portland. All we really know is that it’s a scavenger hunt around town that can take each team of two anywhere from 1.5 – 5 hours to complete. Apparently you take photos of each clue’s solution with your digital camera and then your shots are judged at the end…

But the really important part is that there are prizes for the best costumes.

So, Internet, I’m asking for your help. What should we be? In case you want to play off our appearances, you should know that we are two tall and awkward, very pale people, one man with an amazing beard and one girl with short brown hair. So far, the best option we have came from Galen’s sister, who recommended we be the Rural Jurors, but we’re not really sure what those costumes would look like. Other suggestions include a tree and a lumberjack (Galen’s idea – but he, the man who is actually a lumberjack, wants to be the tree) and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (my idea, but I couldn’t think of any good costumes to go with it). Basically, we’re not totally sold on any of these yet, so please. Tell me your great idea. The winner will get something awesome. Maybe a trophy. Or a cookie. We’ll work it out.



Filed under Keeping Portland Weird

4 responses to “The Great Urban Race

  1. Ben says, “Pau Gasol and Sasha Vuyachich.” I hope that means something to you. Because I’m clueless.

  2. Good luck this weekend. Don’t forget about CitySolve Urban Race Pdx when it comes to town on August 7th.

  3. Abe Lincoln and … Mary Todd Lincoln?

  4. I’m sure you could make any number of these on Friday night.

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