We got quite a few curious looks with our rowing unisuits, backpacks and capes
We partnered up with my good friend Dan Clarke (beside me) and his teammate Greg to solve the challenge clues quickly
Team Rowers Pull Harder - my rowing teammate Vida and I - head downtown to join the Great Urban Race
Vida and I - Team Rowers Pull Harder - at the starting line for the Great Urban Race
And we're off, completing the scavenger hunt by solving clues and accomplishing tasks. Here we're pretending to dive into a fountain
Another challenge: Vida ties a knot in a specific pattern
Another challenge: get a handshake from a random dog. For a friendly guy like me, not a challenge at all!
In the Distillery District, making friends with a snake
Partway through the race, Vida injured herself quite badly. Her fierce determination allowed us to finish - and she's still smiling! What an adventure
At the finish line with Dan and his teammate Greg - Vida and I finished in just over 3 hours. Whew!