cary scavenger hunt

2015 Cary Scavenger Hunt: Save the Date!

cary scavenger hunt

Cary, NC — For the 6th year in a row, CaryCitizen will produce the Cary Scavenger Hunt. This year, the Hunt will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015. 

The Cary Scavenger Hunt

The Cary Scavenger Hunt starts at Page-Walker Arts and History Center. What better place to start your adventure than Cary’s most historic building in Downtown? Did you know that the Page-Walker once served as a hotel for travelers stopping through Cary via our railroad before we had an actual depot?

From the Page-Walker hotel, teams will disburse all over our 64 square-mile town as they try to find the most clues on their way to being declared the winners.

The Town of Cary is once again our hosting sponsor.

The Clues

Along the way, teams will look for clues that are locally owned businesses where they could meet the owners or learn some fun facts. They will venture out to find some of our public art pieces, many of which are rich in history. Teams will walk on Cary greenways and visit some of our 30 public parks. They will look for historic landmarks and learn a little Cary history.

Teams don’t have to be experts on Cary trivia (although that helps!). Past teams have included families that recently moved to town. They told us it was a great way to learn more about where they moved to as well as to sample some food from restaurants they’d been wanting to try.

The Hunt is a fantastic team-bonding experience–and whether that’s moms, dads, kids, best buddies, or co-workers, everyone can add some expertise to the day.

Smart Phones

The Cary Scavenger Hunt will have a new feature this year–smart phone check-ins. Most photos will require a team photo be taken at the spot where a clue is found. These photos will be uploaded in the field to our scoring system.

Everyone will have access to this, and we will be posting photos at the finish. Don’t worry if you don’t have a smart phone–we can score you without one. You will just need a digital camera.

Teams & Winners

Each team will compete in one of three categories:

  • Corporate Teams
  • Family Teams
  • Adult Teams

Each category will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner. In addition to trophies, the top three winning teams will win $250 cash! Members of any team can win any of our raffle prizes. Last year, a participant won a set of tires from Atlantic Tire and Service! That’s certainly worth more than the price of admission!

Everything’s Included

Pricing will remain at $55 per team of four people. Everything is included in the price of registration! Pay one price and enjoy a light breakfast at registration, snacks during the day, and food samples and entertainment at the finish line. All team members will receive event t-shirts to wear during the day and keep as souvenirs. There free raffle drawing ensures that anyone can come away a winner!

Register by July 1, 2015

Our registration site is open for business! So check your calendar and mark the date to participate in the most unique Cary event of the year. Follow CaryCitizen on Facebook to find special registration deals. This year, we will have a new Corporate Team category in addition to Family Teams and Adult Teams.

If teams register by July 1, 2015, pricing will be 25% off (returning teams always get a deal, too!).

Event Details

The CaryCitizen Cary Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Check-in at Page-Walker between 8:30-9:30 am

Teams depart at 9:30 am
Teams return by 1:30 pm
Winners announced at 3:30 pm

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Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo from the 2014 Cary Scavenger Hunt.