Street Scramble coming to downtown Tacoma this month

Staff reportJune 16, 2013 

A team turns in their checkpoint list during a recent Street Scramble, a type of scavenger hunt requiring participants to answer trivia questions at each location they visit.


Downtown Tacoma will be the location as individuals and teams try to locate as many checkpoints during the Tacoma Street Scramble on June 23.

Participant will visit as many of the 30 checkpoints on the Street Scramble map within a given time window, answering trivia questions at each location.

Participants can take part on their own or as part of a two- to five-person team. They also can be as competitive or as casual as they like, taking part in a 90-minute or three-hour event.

The event will start and end at the Washington State History Museum.

Street scrambles can be enjoyed by anyone who can travel under their own power for 90 minutes by walking, running, biking, wheelchair, skating, or scootering; can follow a street map; and likes to explore.

It also is a chance to discover a new neighborhood or get to know old stopping grounds a little bit better, said event organizers.

Thirty minutes before the event starts, participants will receive a map with 30 checkpoint locations circled. You also will receive a scorecard with a description of a feature to be found at each checkpoint, such as “statue of woman” or “public pier.”

Checkpoints are found at the exact centers of the circles on the map, according to the event website. When you arrive at a checkpoint, look for the feature described on the scorecard. You will answer a simple multiple-choice question, found on your scorecard, to prove you were there.

Winners are determined by the number of points earned during the event. Awards will be handed out in a variety of categories, including junior, 50-plus and family.

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