09-05-2020 12:00 Pm
Race participants one by one picked up there first clue. The online participants were emailed the clue as well. This clue which once figured out would take them to their first location. Here is what the given:
If for any reason you can not figure out the clue after 15 minutes you can call xxx xxx x for the answer!
Well did you figure it out? If you said Hot Water then translated to spanish is aqua caliente you would be correct. As are drivers headed that way are online participants replied back to race control with their answer and if correct were sent three questions about the first location that could only be answered by visiting the site and searching for the information. Once they had all three answers they sent them to race control who in turn emailed them with the next clue. As our drivers arrived at beautiful Aqua Caliente Park they were greeted with cold water or soda pop, hot dogs, potato chips, and their next clue which was this:
2. You are driving now but when you get to this next location you will wish that you could travel in one of many options that you may see…How about this one? Yes it's the Pima County Air and Space Museum from their the next clue which is:
3. Your next location will take you on a mission but one that will delight your eyes. It’s beautiful! Just ask Xavier. Well are the questions getting easier? Yep the answer is San Xavier del Bac Mission (notice the Bac in the name:) This place is gorgeous and the little food ruck across the street had ice cold drinks and elephant ears!! Here are drivers got their last clue:
4. Well you have come this far and now it’s time for you to head to your last location. This last location is special because some people say they can see into your sole and only when you arrive will you know your fate! (hint: The answer is in the question. Say it again a little faster). Drivers were delighted when they realized they were heading to Casino Del Sole where once they arrived they went into casino and were given one chance at winning $25,843.00!!!
Only one driver won and it was not the big money but it was something. Each participant that was competing online were afforded the same opportunity. They were called or Face timed when it was there turn and hung on until their luck was determined. All in all everyone appeared to have had a good time while following social distancing guidelines, strengthening their peer support network, and taking a much needed break from the insanity are world has become. We hope to make this a huge annual event for relapse prevention and we hope if you were not able to participate this year hopefully you will be able to join us next year!!!
Below is the race layout and time calculations.
Race for Recovery 2020
Race Starts at Behavioral Awareness Center
2002 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85745
Time and Distance to first stop: 19.9 Miles 38 Minutes
45 Minutes to eat and enjoy. (Hot Dogs, Chips & Soda or Water)
Time and Distance to second stop: 17.5 Miles 28 Minutes
30 Minutes to enjoy the Museum
Time and Distance to third stop: 10.5 Miles 20 Minutes
45 Minutes to walk around and enjoy
Time and Distance to fourth stop: 6.5 miles 13 Minutes
Each Participant will be allowed one pull on the giant slot machine!!!!!
Upon arrival time in will be noted
120 minutes added on for enjoying each stop
Three Hours and Fifteen Minutes total time
Closet’s Client to that time wins first place
First Place Time was 3 Hours and 32 Minutes!!!!