A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from B-Fry’s mom with a link to this awesome contest. The contest was being put on by a local jewelry store and the top prize was a $10,000 diamond. I of course quickly signed B-Fry and I up!
Finally we received emails stating that we had been chosen to be a part of the diamond dash. The only things we knew about the contest is that we had to be at the ball diamond by 11:15 am and we could bring our bikes if we wanted.
Finally September 18th came! After a night of partying hard the night before, I was surprised how easily I got my butt out of bed. And I was even more surprised that I could function as a normal human being. We got ready and decided that we wouldn’t be bringing our bikes to the dash because it was drizzling and icky out. (Later learned this was a bad idea)
After some breakfast we made out way to the ball diamond. We signed a release saying we wouldn’t hold them responsible if we got hit by a car. (Um…what were we getting ourselves into?) Then waited in line where we were filmed by the local news and we supposed to appear excited about the dash. We weren’t doing such a hot job. Lol. Pretty sure it’s because 99% of us were hungover….
Finally we sign in and hand in our $25 donation to a charity that helps stops bullying in schools. We get our shirts and wait inside for details of the dash. We still have NO idea what will be happening for the day.
Finally at about 11:30 they start giving us the details. We will be participating in the world’s first web-based scavenger hunt and we will be receiving our clues via our cell phones on a website. We will be given clues to go to certain places in downtown Davenport and when we get there we will be given a question that we must answer on the website in order to receive our next clue and location. Not everyone will be on the same path and there will be a lot of walking/riding involved. absolutely no motorized vehicles are to be used. And the winner will be the couple to answer the most questions correctly in the shortest amount of time. Oh and the dash begins at Noon and will be over by 2pm.
After all this, we were dismissed and off to dash away.
Zach and I got our first clue and after a bit of Googling we discover our first place. We answer our question and given our second clue. We had his parents on stand by to help us out too.
We spent the next two hours running from one end of downtown Davenport to the next and back again, answering random questions about jewelry and Necker’s Jewelers. Thank goodness for Google and smart phones!
Needless to say we didn’t win the diamond. Probably could have at least gotten in the top 10 if we would have brought our bikes! We did end up with 5 Diamond Dash shirts, sore bodies, and a few blisters. We also ended up with some fun memories! Oh and we got to see a guy totally wipe out on his bike and another one run right into a small tree. (Both were uninjured) Quite entertaining!
It was a great amount of fun and something we would love to do again!
Have you even done anything like this?