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The Clever Ape Race
Sep 7 2013
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
3358 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Similar to how a neanderthal is half ape, half human, the Clever Ape Race is an urban adventure that is equal parts scavenger hunt and ridiculous jungle party.
Five unique and experience-based challenges await your team. Upon completing each, clues are given as to the mystery location of the post-race-jungle-loft-party – the place where modern men and women, prizes, drinks, and evolutionary glory await.
The Clever Ape Race is scavenger hunt with five unforgettable challenges that incorporate some of the most diverse and exciting experiences in the city. After completing each challenge, teams receive a clue to find the the mystery-location post-race-jungle-party, where evolved men and women receive a free drink, prizes, snacks, and a blissful day-party.
After 2,000,000,000 years of evolution, you really only need to know two things:
This is not your elementary school's scavenger hunt.
The Clever Ape Race will begin where many good things begin, a bar. At this bar, your team will receive a map which displays the location and description of said five challenges. Where many hunts ask you for pictures or tchotchke memorabilia – we’re going to need our challenges our experience based – they’re built, performed, written, programmed, drawn, eaten, designed, painted, solved, and (sometimes) endured. The best way to get a feel for what kinds of items go on the List is to check out some of the sample challenges (http://www.cleveraperace.com/sample-challenges.html).
Each challenge is complete only when the ape-tendant has approved and given your team the station pendant clue. Combine each pendant clue to acquire the street number, direction, street, floor, and password of the post-race finish line (e.g. 121 North LaSalle Street, 4th floor, “I dance weird”).
There will be prizes for the first overall finisher. And, every team that finishes under two hours will receive hosted drinks at the after-party. After two and a half hours the challenge completion will end and all teams will be sent an e-mail with the location of the post-race-jungle-party and will be greeted with a cold drink. More on that below.
When you cross that finish line it will be time to enjoy the bananas of your labor at the post-race jungle party. Hosted at an incredible loft space in the neighborhood of all the challenges, all clever apes will receive a free drink, and then rock out to music, collaborative jungle art, and other too-ridiculous-to-mention attractions. This is where modern man and woman were meant to celebrate the joy of humanity.