About the Race

In this fresh take on the traditional scavenger hunt, you and your team will conquer the diverse neighborhood that is Deep Ellum, TX. Think ‘The Amazing Race’, but with a Deep Ellum feel. With challenges ranging from pop-culture trivia to local history, your team will decode clues, solve puzzles, and follow breadcrumbs that will lead you around Deep Ellum and straight to the finish line. As a team you’ll work together on such tasks as painting murals, crafting instruments, and solving brain bending riddles. Compete head to head against your friends and neighbors to prove who’s king or queen of the block in the ultimate Dallas urban race.

What better way to wrap up a day of competition and hard work then with cold drinks, music, and games. Once you’ve finished the race, kick back at the after party! We’ll be raffling off tons of cool stuff and handing out awards for the race, so don’t leave before you win something!

Race Details

  • Optional Packet Pickup: September 30th, 4:30-7:30pm
    Life In Deep Ellum
    2803 Taylor St
    Dallas, TX 75226
  • Race Day – October 1st
    Check-in: 8:45 – 9:45 AM
    Race starts: 10 AM
  • After party and awards at end of race



  • 1st place – $300!
  • 2nd place – TBD (~$200 value)
  • 3rd place –  prizes and giftcards ($50 value)
  • Additional prizes for Best Costume, Best Tweet, and more!

All race participants will receive an Urban Race 2016 T-shirt and additional swag.

Raceday Countdown

2016 - Team Rankings

1. Team Awesome - 1hr, 34min
2. Oak Cliff Crazies - 1hr, 38min
3. Prancing Unicorns - 1hr, 41min
4. Awesome and Awesomer - 1hr, 48min
5. Sanders - 1hr, 52min
  1. Hunters & Gatherers – 2hr, 2mins
  2. WOMBMATES – 2hr, 3mins
  3. The Innocent Bystanders – 2hr, 4mins
  4. HAMM! – 2hr, 6mins
  5. BIR Research – 2hr, 7mins
  6. Dueces – 2hr, 23mins
  7. The Generals – 2hr, 24mins
  8. Whiskey Business – 2hr, 29mins
  9. Your Momma – 2hr, 33mins
  10. The Globetrotters – 2hr, 34mins
  11. Royal – 2hr, 36mins 
  12. Fast & Curious – 2hr, 38mins
  13. Oak Cliff Owls – 2hr, 42mins
  14. A-Team – 2hr, 46mins
  15. You should beat us – 2hr, 49mins
  16. Not Last – 3hr, 43mins
  17. Drumpf – 3hr, 55mins