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Meet the 2016 Celebrity Judges

Cary, NC – The Cary Scavenger Hunt is just one week away and CaryCitizen would like to introduce you to our celebrity judging panel.  Read more

Donate During the Morning and Earn Extra Points!

Cary, NC- CaryCitizen has strong ties with our area non-profits. Two of these organizations will be accepting donations during our morning check-in at the Cary Scavenger Hunt on Saturday September 12, 2015. Dorcas Ministries will be collecting non-perishable food items and Kramden Institute will have a van to take your used electronics and computers. Read more

Corporate Teams: Represent Your Company

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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.

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Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos by CaryCitizen.

 

Meet The Celebrity Judges

Doc Thorne and Joy Pike judging teams in 2012.

Doc Thorne and Joy Pike judging teams in 2012.

Cary, NC — The Cary Scavenger Hunt has many excellent ways to connect with your community, but one of the most fun is who you meet when your scores are tallied. We employ Cary Celebrities. Really.

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What’s A Clue?

July 1, 2014 | Story by: Lindsey Chester | Categories: Featured, Scavenger Hunt

past cluebooks have yielded lots of answers in the Cary Scavenger Hunt adventure

Cary, NC- By now you may have seen posters around town, or flyers promoting our Cary Scavenger Hunt at your favorite local businesses. You may be wondering “what is the Cary Scavenger Hunt?” Or “What sorts of clues are people hunting for during the event?” Read more

The Cary Scavenger Hunt Returns To Page-Walker in 2014

Photo of 2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt by Brooke Meyer

Cary, NC- While everyone in Cary has been enjoying a wicked winter, CaryCitizen has been working quietly behind the scenes to build the 2014 Cary Scavenger Hunt. Read more

2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt Official Scores

Morning photo at Page-Walker before the teams took off
Morning photo at Page-Walker before the teams took off

Cary, NC- Last Saturday amid forecasts of thunder showers and a last minute switch of afternoon venues, teams competed to be declared the winners of the 4th annual Cary Scavenger Hunt. After an adventure that took 52 teams throughout the 54 square miles of our town, including non-contiguous areas, the exhausted competitors came back to Town Hall and a warm party reception. Food, Beer (that’s right!) and plenty of entertainment awaited our heroes as the scores were tallied and the winners were finally announced at 3:00pm by CaryCitizen publisher Hal Goodtree. There was even a Last Place trophy awarded to the team who scored the overall lowest points of the day.

 

Team Epic, the Adult Team winners
Team Epic, the Adult Team winners

Our Winners

In the Adult Category: “Team Epic”, who has played with us before, won first place with a score of 9000 points even.

CaryCitizen publisher announces the family Team winners, the Lucky Lucases
CaryCitizen publisher announces the family Team winners, the Lucky Lucases

Our Family Team winners were the “Lucky Lucases” also a team who has competed in the past, who scored 8490.

Our last place team, was Team Smith, who we believe we have seen playing previously as well. What does that prove? “If at first you don’t succeed, Try Try Again- or take home a different kind of trophy”.

Team Smith with the official lowest score won a trophy too
Team Smith with the official lowest score won a trophy too

We heard fun tales from our sponsors, who told us teams came prepared for fun on their visits. At Town Hall everyone enjoyed a brew from soon-to-open Fortnight Brewery, and had some samples from Another Broken Egg, Great h=Harvest Bread, Tijuana Flats and Smoothie King. Teams were entertained by the daring-do of Tiger-Rock Martial Arts, the Concert Singers of Cary and the ever popular Superskippers. Child IDs’ were made by NY Life, tumbling was learned from Little Gym, kids could even learn some yoga from Open Arts or make & take a craft from the Cary Creative Center. Three teams even test drove the new 4 door 500L FIAT for the day. Adventures all around.

Now what everyone has been waiting for: (drumroll please) The overall scores from our teams! From a total possible score of  10,877 points,  here’s how our teams performed:

The Scores

Family Teams

  1. Lucky Lucases: 8490
  2. Waverly Hillbillies: 8344
  3. Moores-R-Us: 8254
  4. Family Fun 44: 8034
  5. The End of the rainbow: 7972
  6. Team Ziggy: 7715
  7. The Fireman& His Pink Flamingoes: 7242
  8. Mac Knapp-7045
  9. Foernzler- 6755
  10. Knick Knacks: 6669
  11. Just The Girls: 6430
  12. Starfleet: 6339
  13. Adventure Owls: 6155
  14. Scaramouche: 6059
  15. The Winners: 5874
  16. Pteradactyls: 5814
  17. Team Rowe: 5770
  18. Dad’s birthday Crew: 5444
  19. White Lightening: 5360
  20. The Wyatts: 5025
  21. Team Reyes: 4475
  22. TGK: 4329
  23. Cozy Corners: 4230
  24. Cary’d Away: 4170
  25. The Neck Flabs: 3785
  26. Angry Birds: 3240
  27. Team Smith: 2120 (Our Last Place Team)

Teams that did not finish: Village Idiots and Flamingo Monkeys

Adult Teams

  1. Team Epic- 9000
  2. Riddle E Racers- 7848
  3. Farm Girls- 7714
  4. Pederson A Team- 7580
  5. Cary On- 7550
  6. Pig Me- 6775
  7. Keep Calm & Carry On- 6105
  8. In It To Win It- 5965
  9. Team Thomas- 5745
  10. Team Schwartz- 5265
  11. Purpletts- 5160
  12. Penn Staters- 5050
  13. Chris’ Clue Crew- 4975
  14. BAMT- 4904
  15. J-PAC- 4277
  16. Whovians- 4230
  17. Team Buckeye- 3455
  18. Popham Crew- 3130
  19. All Wrapped Up Parties- 2835

Teams without scores: The Growlers, Farm Girls

We will begin planning next year’s event within the next few weeks and plan to make some early announcements as the details unfold. I have heard it’s a good idea to read CaryCitizen (subscribe for free daily emails) and check our facebook page periodically. Oh yeah, and listen up when we announce our sponsors they are generally important folks for points.

Photos by Brooke Meyer for CaryCitizen

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Cary Scavenger Hunt: 10% Off in July

cary scavenger huntCary, NC – The 4th Annual Cary Scavenger Hunt is coming on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Here are some highlights and hints about this iconic Cary event, plus a 10% discount for registration in July.

2013 Cary Scavenger Hunt

As in scavenger hunts past, you’ll drive around town solving clues about places, people and things in Cary. You’ll collect souvenirs and amass points. The teams (Family and Adult) with the most points get prizes.

But everyone’s a winner, because the Cary Scavenger Hunt is really about an adventure in your own backyard.

Different Location Every Year

The first year we have held the Hunt at Koka Booth Amphitheatre to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

The second year we gave our teams a sneak peek of The Cary Arts Center before its official grand opening.

Last year we brought our crowd to the new Waverly Place  as new tenants were just starting to fill the space.

This September, we will base operations at the Historic Page-Walker Arts & History Center, thanks to our hosting sponsor, the Town of Cary and presenting sponsor Atlantic Tire.

For more history of the event, visit CaryScavengerHunt.com.

Drive a New Fiat for a Day

One of our favorite twists that was added in year two was our partnership with Hendrick FIAT of the Cary Auto Mall. This will be the third year that they allow 4 teams to drive all day in four of their brand new cars. This year they have a new 4 door model (but we will tell you more on that in another post).

Stay tuned and we’ll tell you how to drive a new Fiat on the 2013 Hunt.

Be Efficient! From Start to Finish

The day starts with check-in at the site, when teams receive their T-Shirts. You wear these while zooming around town. Bags containing our official cluebooks are dispersed to everyone at once, and teams take off at 9:30am.

Clue questions will literally take everyone to the four corners of Cary. A good map, GPS, smart phone or laptop is helpful to make the best use of time. All teams return to Page-Walker by 1:30pm.

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Strategy is Part of the Game

On average we have included 60 clues each year. Some clues are near each other, and most demand an efficient idea of where you are in Cary so that you move quickly from area to area.

Cary Scavenger Hunt clues are all worth different points. Places that are far away are worth more points. Clues that are close together have less point values, but are easier to collect.

10% Off in July

More than a dozen teams have already signed up for the September 21st event.

Last month, we gave 20% off for early birds. This month, we’re giving 10% off. In August and September, there will be no discounts.

Visit the Cary Scavenger Hunt registration page for more details.