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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 4.93'
Flow: 4600 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 11:12pm
Low Tide: 5:36pm

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3rd annual Richmond Adventure Race on the horizon

March 23, 2012 1:26pm

If you’re into urban scavenger hunts, I’ve got the event for you. The Richmond Adventure Race is a production of the Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau. Described as “the ultimate test of physical speed and mental agility. It requires participating teams to decipher complex codes in order to unearth clues that reveal each new destination. Racers work to crack codes, find planted actors and outwit adversaries, all while vying to be the first to cross the finish line. The design of the adventure has been described as a combination of the Amazing Race and National Treasure, and also tests players’ knowledge of the Richmond Region. The winning team takes home $1,700 and earns the opportunity to donate another $1,700 to the non-profit Richmond Region attraction of the team’s choosing. The 2nd place team will take home $1,000, and the 3rd place team will pocket $600. The Children’s Museum of Richmond, Maymont and the Museum of the Confederacy are all past recipients of the Richmond Adventure Race winnings.

$1,700 dollars is a lot of scratch. Not mention scavenger hunt races are all the rage these days. The footprint of the race will be focused downtown beginning at Historic Tredegar Ironworks. Registration and details are available at www.RichmondAdventureRace.com. The Richmond Adventure Race is produced by RMCVB in partnership with Advertising Promotions and Design (ADP); the American Civil War Center; the City of Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities; Future of Richmond’s Past; Siné Bistro; Pepsi; Ravenchase Adventures and RVA News.

About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?