By Roya Pakfetrat
Have you ever watched CBS’s Amazing Race? Well, I can’t say I have but I recently participated in the Amazing San Francisco Adventure and from what I’m told it’s our very own local version of the Amazing Race.
The one-day event was a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man/Woman of the Year Campaign. In order to participate in the “adventure,” we were asked to form a team of 2-4 people. Without knowing what to expect, three friends and I bought our tickets, pulled together our team outfits and just hoped for the best.
Early Saturday morning, we arrived to the “cornucopia (Crissy Field)” just in time to receive the 45 tasks that we were assigned to complete over a period of four hours. Each task consisted of a clue that would take us to all different areas of San Francisco. In order to prove we completed each task, we were asked to snap a picture of the whole team completing the task and then we were required to post the picture to Twitter (the team would have been lost without my Twitter skills, right?). We ended up in the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge, inside the Ferry Building, outside of AT&T Park, in front of Coit Tower, in the middle of Chinatown and we even spent a bit of time searching for a clue in Ocean Beach (which we never actually found!). Each task had a certain number of points affiliated with it and in the end, the team with the most points took home the gold (which sadly wasn’t us). Despite our inability to take home the trophy, we still plan to do it again next year and you should too!
Here is a little slideshow that captures just some of the challenges we completed, take a gander!