Queen Anne Street Scramble

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30 a.m.


High fives!

How many checkpoints can you find? What neat treasures might you see along the way? Choose 90 minutes or 3 hours of fun, travel on foot or by bike, and tackle it solo or in a team of 2-5!
After an enthusiastic debut last year, Street Scramble is returning to Queen Anne in 2014! Experience famous panoramic views of Seattle from this historic, cobbled hill. Use a few of its 120 pedestrian staircases to dash about and take note of the "free Renaissance" architectural style this hill is named for. Casual scramblers will appereciate Queen Anne's unique old Seattle charm and lush parks, while ambitous runners may also reach maritime locales in nearby neighborhoods.
*NEW!* in 2014, Street Scramble Queen Anne will feature a Play-a-Game checkpoint!
Here's how it'll work:
One checkpoint will be marked on the map as the Play-a-Game checkpoint. Visit this checkpoint just like you would any other: navigate to it, then correctl answer a multiple-choice question about a feature in the landscape to prove that you were there, and ou will earn points for visiting that checkpoint.
The TWIST is that you will have an opportunity to play two quick games and earn even more points!
Thanks to Blue Highway Games, here are the games we'll play at Street Scramble Queen Anne:
Complete 10 cards = 10 Street Scramble points
Win 20 or more points = 20 Street Scramble points

Some of the beautiful architecture in Queen Anne

90 minutes or 3 hours, by foot or bike-- how far you go is up to you!
Queen Anne Baptist Church
2011 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Street parking is available near the church
8:30 a.m. - Registration and Check-in opens 
9:30 a.m. - Maps issued and Instructions given
10:00 a.m. - Start!
If you'd like to buy an annual pass, use your Cascade Orienteering Club discount, or simply prefer to register by mail, please use this mail-in form: CLICK HERE TO OPEN PDF.
Do you love Street Scramble so much, that you want to tell the world? You can! Click on one of the links below to open a letter-size PDF poster for the event that you can print and post at your neighborhood coffee shop, your workplace breakroom, or wherever you think people would like to hear about Street Scramble.

A Street Scramble team ready for fun

What is Street Scramble?
At Street Scramble,  participants are given a map with checkpoints circled on it and a short time period (usually 30 minutes) to decide which checkpoints they want to visit and their routes between them. To make it extra interesting- checkpoints have different point values and those who collect the most points are the winners! There are many divisions to compete in, including several family divisions, although you do not need to be competitive to enjoy Street Scramble.
Once the planning session is over, the race director gathers everyone, gives a short briefing, and upon shouting, "Everyone, SCRAMBLE!!" the race clock begins! Everyone goes dashing, walking, scooting, and bicycling away in different directions.
The checkpoints you're looking for are simply features in the cityscape, such as a statue or plaque. To prove that you've visited a checkpoint, you'll answer a multiple choice question on your answer sheet. 
Example Question: What is the statue holding?
Example Answers: A) Fish, B) Basket, C) Sword
Keep an eye on your watch so that you'll return to the finish line on time, or risk losing points for every minute you're late! However, one clever work-around if you've signed up for the 90-minute category and you think you'll be late: you can change your mind and participate in the 3-hour event instead!
After the finish, stick around. Awards are given out in eleven categories, and it's fun to compare routes and strategies with other teams.
More questions on how it works? Check out our What is it Like? page.


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