City Scramble brings cunning running to London
Runners have to unscramble clues to find the finish line
In a mash-up of virtual running, orienteering and a treasure hunt, The Race Organiser aims to exercise our minds and bodies with City Scramble – live for one day only on Saturday 20 June.
The Race Organiser has devised cunning 5K and 10K routes in each of the 33 London Boroughs, with a strictly limited number of places allocated to start between 9am-1pm, for solo runners or socially-distanced running buddies.
Every entrant will receive a route map and clues by text message by 9am on race day. The roughly circular courses will reveal the best bits of every London Borough and will contain between six and ten clue locations that will take you to the finish line. All you have to do is unscramble the clues to reach the finish and take a selfie for proof.
So put some excitement back into your running to help fill the void left when direct competition with others was furloughed by the Coronavirus pandemic. Join the live chase and perhaps aim to be crowned King or Queen of your Borough on the City Scramble official results board.
Although the map provided will show the shortest and fastest distance, you are free to take your preferred route as long as you can still hit all the clue spots. The start will be set and the secret finish location uncovered through your own endeavours.
Most entrants will run their own residential borough but you can elect to run any of the 33 boroughs for an extra challenge or if you are not a resident of the capital. Unfortunately, any runners who do not complete the course and find the secret finish location will not be eligible for the City Scramble medal – posted to successful entrants after the event.
This sounds like a cunning running experience with a suitable reward at the conclusion.
For a brief explanation of how it will work click here for a short YouTube video
Full details and entry available at The Race Organiser website here
Image courtesy The Race Organiser