Clue Bombs: Hints are Coming

Team from 2014 at a clue location

Cary, NC — As we gear up for our Cary Scavenger Hunt, we realize that folks might be intimidated about signing up. We have some helpful hints that will give you an idea of what to expect and may help you win! ClueBombs are coming!

What’s a Clue?

Scavenger Hunt Clues typically encompass Cary trivia: Information about local history, parks, public artworks, greenways, event venues and local businesses.

The answers we seek generally fall into three categories:

  1. Take a team photo at a location
  2. Bring back an item to prove your visit
  3. Answer a question in our book

But, some people are still nervous. Cary-ites are competitive. They want an edge. They need a little help. ClueBombs to the rescue!

ClueBombs – Defined

Starting in July, as CaryCitizen travels around Cary meeting people writing stories, we begin to shape the questions that will ultimately land in our Cary Scavenger Hunt Official Clue Book. We take dozens of photos and ask hundreds of questions from local experts.

Then, we start to hint around and share some of that information. Where do we share? On our social media streams. But you have to follow us to see these hints. You can:

It could help you win.

Here’s one of the ClueBombs we dropped recently:

Cluebomb of public art in Cary

This sculpture was part of the 2012 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit and is now a permanent piece in a public place. Kyoto is its name. Can you find its space?

Look for these and other ClueBombs on our social media feeds.

These posts will be tagged: #CaryScavengerHunt and #cluebomb with a number corresponding to the order of clues dropped. We’ll be posting from July 7 through August 30 in advance of the 2015 Cary Scavenger Hunt.

Happy Hunting!

Event Details

The Cary Scavenger Hunt
Saturday September 12, 2015
meet at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop
Check-in 8:30 am; Start at 9:30 am
Return 1:30 pm; Winners announced 3-3:30 pm

Register now. For additional information about the Cary Scavenger Hunt, or to see past stories about the event, visit the Cary Scavenger Hunt website.


Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by CaryCitizen.

Corporate Teams: Represent Your Company


Cary, NC — Every year, CaryCitizen comes up with new twists for our annual event, the Cary Scavenger Hunt. Last year, we added live electronic scoring. This year, it’s Corporate Teams!

Represent Your Company

This year, we’ve added a new team Category to the Hunt: Corporate Teams. Companies can sponsor one, two or three teams of employees who compete on behalf of their business. These teams will sport special shirts that have their company’s logo screen printed on the back.

The Cary Scavenger Hunt has always been an awesome team-building event. Teams of four must strategize. They quickly look through our clue book of questions, figure out where they can get the most points and then map out a plan of action.

The best teams work well together. Someone is a great navigator, someone drives and another member figures out the clues. One keeps track of the photos. It’s Team Building at its finest.

Sign Up 1-3 Teams

How can a company sign-up to sponsor a team? Can more than one team compete?

Visit our sign-up page, and you’ll see three Corporate sponsorship levels:

  • 1 Team – $100
  • 2 teams – $175
  • or 3 teams – $225

Have a company representative visit our Eventbrite page to fill out the registration and provide a company contact person and payment. If you prefer, contact CaryCitizen directly to arrange all the particulars by emailing Lindsey Chester.

Registration includes teams of four people who will all sport special Cary Scavenger Hunt event T-shirts with your company logo on the back.

Come up with a fun name for that particular Team. For example, the “Lenovo Loonies” or the “Cisco Crazies.” CaryCitizen will contact corporate team registrants to receive a digital copy of the company logo for reproduction.

We may even add a special page to our website listing all the Corporate sponsors – a nice little piece of PR for your company. We already have three corporate teams signed up! A past team representing Allen Tate Realty Cary-Searstone had so much fun last year that they eagerly signed up three teams to compete this year!

Raffle drawings mean anyone can wcome away a winner!

Win Big

Not only will your company employees have a day filled with team building, they might win big! First place teams will win big event trophies and $250 cash! 2nd and 3rd place teams will win trophies too! The finish area includes food and activities (just like a race), and, also, free raffle prize drawings, meaning that anyone can win something.

Our Grand Prize raffle this year is a Sweet Escape two-night stay at Downtown Cary’s new Mayton Inn, including dinner at Veranda and drinks in their bar. Another raffle prize is jewelry from Stonehaven Jewelers. Others will include massages, gift cards and more.

You don’t need to be an expert on Cary to Win!

Event Details

The Cary Scavenger Hunt
Saturday September 12, 2015
meet at Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop

Check-in at 8:30 am; Start at 9:30 am
Return at 1:30 pm; Winners announced 3-3:30 pm

Register online now.

For additional information about the Cary Scavenger Hunt, or to see past stories about the event, visit the Cary Scavenger Hunt website.


Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos by CaryCitizen.


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