TACOMA – Come explore downtown Tacoma and join Downtown On the Go for a walking scavenger hunt Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 from 4:30 – 8 p.m. Participants will begin the scavenger hunt at the Social Bar and Grill (1715 Dock St), the event sponsor, between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Participants may complete the hunt as individuals or in teams, and will use public transportation and their feet to take them to destinations scattered across downtown Tacoma before meeting back at the Social Bar and Grill for food, drinks and prizes at 6:45 p.m.
Participants will decipher clues that will lead them to specific downtown destinations, many of which have been featured during the 2013 Walk Tacoma series. Participants will be asked to take a photo at many of the locations, so a camera or camera phone is required. The event is free, and there is no need to pre-register for the event. All ages are welcome.
Many teams and individuals who complete the hunt will win prizes. The highest scoring individual and team will each win a grand prize and be featured by Downtown On the Go in the Commuter Profiles series.
Since this is the final Walk Tacoma walk of 2013, Downtown On the Go will also be rewarding participants who took public transit, walked, or biked to any of the Walk Tacoma events by entering them into a drawing to win one of six baskets, each in the theme of one of the DOTG walking maps.
The Scavenger Hunt is part of Downtown On the Go’s 2013 Walk Tacoma series sponsored by Franciscan Health System. It is an eight-event walking series held on the first and third Wednesdays, from April through August. The fun, themed walks, now in their fourth year, encourage downtown employees and residents to exercise and enjoy the outdoors by discovering the different walking routes and parks in downtown Tacoma. The walks are scheduled at the lunch hour and just after work to encourage downtown employees to walk during their workday, whether it is to and from work, at a lunch break, or to a nearby meeting.
For an exclusive sneak peak at some of the clues, follow Downtown On the Go on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information on the full Walk Tacoma Series, visit www.downtownonthego.org.