The City Spree

Sunday, May 19, 2013
Bakery Square 6425 Penn Ave PittsburghPA  15206
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Bakery Square 6425 Penn Ave PittsburghPA  15206

About This Activity

The City Spree is a city-wide race...without a course. Runners and walkers create their own path through the city to discover its secret places and hidden gems. Individuals, groups, and families are welcome, as racers compete on speed, distance, and clevernessas long as they make it back in time.



Unlike a normal road run, racers in The City Spree start in the middle of the race course, surrounded by checkpoints on all sides. Racers choose their own path from checkpoint to checkpoint, winding their way through the citys neighborhoods and discovering the hidden connections between them.


Every checkpoint they visit increases the runners score (but the more people who visit a particular checkpoint, the less valuable that checkpoint becomes). Racers compete to travel the furthest from their starting point, visit checkpoints in the fastest time, and to make the most unique route through the city in order to get the highest overall score - but everyone must make it back before time runs out.


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The City Spree is a unique race that kicks off Obscure Games fourth season of madcap events around the city. Join us for another season of fun.


Note: Free Parking is available for the event in the Bakery Square garage.

Event schedule and times

7:00 AM: Registration opens at Bakery Square

8:00-8:30 AM: Walking groups depart

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Running groups depart

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Spree!

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Party!

11:00 AM - 5k(ish) Walk and Run winners posted

11:30 AM - 10k(ish) Run winners posted

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Bakery Square 6425 Penn Ave PittsburghPA  15206
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