Two-fan teams competing for a $200 prize will hoof it through downtown San Diego in search of the pop-culture clues needed to win the Supercolossal Fan Race on July 24. The event is being organized by the same crew that hosts the annual San Diego Rocket Race
Dynamic duos will get a chance to put their geekiness to the ultimate test as they race on foot around downtown
. Encompassing more than just the sci-fi nerdiness of our San Diego Rocket Race, we’re pulling from all the depths of fandom: comics, movies, fantasy, gaming, and more. If it’s popular and geeky, we might just throw it at you. San Diego
Since driving downtown during Comic-Con is just plain stupid, the Supercolossal Fan Race is on foot only (no pedicabs, bikes, rollerblades). Teams of two need to stick together as they solve clues and find the next checkpoint. Comic-Con registration is not required. The race should be able to be completed by .
The full press release is after the jump.
Looking for something to do on the evening of Thursday, July 24? Going to be in beautiful downtown
The San Diego Rocket Race team (that brought the Wizard’s Quest and Death Race 2008 to ConDor) is putting on a race around downtown
SUPERCOLOSSAL FAN RACE
*Starting Line: “Coming Together” mosaic/sculpture at the south end of the
*Entrance Fee: $20 for a team of two.
How it works:
At the start of the race, each team of two will receive a packet with their first clue, which will lead them to a place where they will receive their second clue, which when solved will lead them to a place to get their third clue, etc. Clues will require solving puzzles based on all sorts of things you might find at Comic-Con: movies, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, etc. (more than just the standard sci-fi fare from the annual fall Rocket Race or the fantasy themes of their ConDor races). Racers will travel on foot, and the race should take no more than 2 hours.
A Comic-Con badge is not required.
Did I mention that the first place prize is $200?
Get more information or register online at http://www.sdrocketrace.com/ or show up with $20 cash on-site for registration.