The Chinese New Year Scavenger Hunt

On March third, put your city knowledge, your running shoes and your sleuthing skills to the test. It’s the Chinese New Year Scavenger Hunt, and it coincides with the Chinese New Year Parade. You’ll have to run around town looking for clues and solving mysteries with friends, which sounds pretty awesome to me. I wonder if we get extra points for showing up in a Mystery Van dressed as Shaggy and Scooby? Also, in the “rad” column, is that all proceeds go to charities, including the San Francisco Food Bank.

From the website:

The Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt is a unique urban sleuthing adventure played on the streets of Chinatown, North Beach, and Telegraph Hill on the night of the annual Chinese New Year Parade. Treasure hunting teams have four hours to solve sixteen clues leading them to obscure landmarks, forgotten architectural delights and vestiges of San Francisco’s colorful past. Players can come with a team already organized, or can join like-minded hunters at the event; it’s a great way to make new friends.Sleuths in action, dressed properly for the occasion

Familiarity with San Francisco geography or history is useful, but is not required. The clues, or puzzles, are designed to test various skills: map reading; knowledge of popular culture, current events, science or literature; crossword puzzle solving; cracking simples codes, etc. Everyone on a team gets to contribute, and must collaboratively agree on what they think is the correct solution to each clue.

If you do sign up and sleuth, we want to hear about it here at SF MetBlogs.

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