Our first place teams walked away with $250 cash and a cool trophy!

Our first place teams walked away with $250 cash and a cool trophy!

Cary, NC — CaryCitizen had our highest turn-out ever for our sixth annual Cary Scavenger Hunt – 63 teams registered to play and discover clues placed all over Cary.

6th Annual Cary Scavenger Hunt

The adventure started at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center.

Breakfast was provided by The Richards’ Advantage McDonald’s, Toast Cafe, Edible Arrangements, Relay Foods and Once in a Blue Moon Cafe.

A record number of teams signed up in advance to play and checked-in with us by 9:30. They were then given their clue books and began to strategize to use their time wisely. All teams had to return by 1:30 pm to have their scores tallied.

Due to predicted inclement weather Saturday for afternoon, we made a move to hold our finish-line festivities inside Cary’s Town Hall right next door.

Hilarious Team Photos

For the first time ever, teams uploaded photos from the field to a secure email address. We have some hilarious photos to share of their adventures.

The Amazing Racers dressed up at the Country Connection Western Store

The Brainy Bunch visiting The Cat Clinic of Cary

Team Blue Whales having fun at the Cary Family Y

The Cary Potter team at presenting sponsor, AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care

The Fearsome Foursome at sponsor Workout Anytime

The Winners

When teams came back to Town Hall, a party awaited them included 24 booths filled with food and fun to keep them busy while their scores were tallied by our esteemed celebrity judges.

Then, we announced our winners. The three 1st place teams were:

The Fab 4, Our first place Adult Team displaying their cash and trophy winnings

The Roaming Rowdy Lucas family, won 1st place in the Family Team category

The Real EsTATE Chix won in our new Corporate team category

Plenty of Fun

Regardless of whether teams won or lost, there was plenty of fun for all.

Many of our sponsors donated fun raffle prizes that included tickets to Cary Invasion games and opening nights at the Cary Players theater productions, a two-night stay at the Mayton Inn, jewelry from Stonehaven Jewelers and much more.

If you would like to see the the scores of all who competed, visit the official scoreboard on the Scavenger Hunt website. We will be announcing plans for the 2016 Cary Scavenger Hunt soon when we have a date set. Who knows – maybe your team will be a winner next year!


Story by Lindsey Chester. Lead photo and winner photos by Brooke Meyer.