Thursday, February 19, 2015

Boston Urban Idiotorama 2015

Quite the name for an event, Urban Idiotorama is dubbed "Boston's Best Adventure Race". Featuring a costume contest, bar crawl, urban adventure and food drive, you can't possibly go wrong participating in the 2015 Idiotorama. The main part of the event, the race itself, is a parody of an Alaskan dog sled race but this event replaces the dogs with people (you and your friends) and uses shopping carts as sleds! You will also be happy to know that the race's purpose (other than making you laugh) is to support the Boston Medical Center Food Pantry.

You and your team of 4-6 friends will race from Lansdowne Pub to 4 other check points bars pushing your shopping cart. Stop at each check point for the required stay over, refreshments and games. Race back to Lansdowne to be the fastest, slowest, or team with the most spirit. Bringing the most food for the Boston Medical Center is also a way to win prizes and overall go home with great memories.

They're hoping that each team brings at least 50 pounds of food to the race, which will be collected and delivered to the BMC food pantry on the Monday after the race. The team with the most food wins fame, glory and awesome can (real can good cans) award medals. Please bring items from the BMC food pantry wish list below (“Normal” sized cans are the best for the BMC Food Pantry; Costco sized cans are not preferred).

BMC Food Pantry Wish list
Grains (Breads, Rice, Cereal Pasta)
  • Any cold and hot non-sugared cereals
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • All low fat, low sodium crackers
  • Graham Crackers
  • Any dried pasta (spaghetti and elbows preferred), Canned Pasta
  • Rice (1-2 lb. Bag)
  • Any dried beans / canned beans / baked beans
  • Infant rice cereal
Fruits and Vegetables
  • All canned fruits packed in juice or water
  • All canned vegetables
  • Dried fruits (Raisins preferred)
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Pasta Sauce
  • All infant strained fruits and vegetables
Meats/Meat Substitutes
  • Premium chunk white canned chicken
  • Canned tuna packed in water
  • Canned sardines packed in water
  • Peanut Butter (regular and reduced fat)
  • Infant Strained Meat (chicken, beef etc)
  • Dry milk
  • Parmalat milk
  • Evaporated skim milk
  • Evaporated regular milk
  • Baby Formula (Enfamil with Iron preferred)
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Reduced sugar and regular jelly
  • Spices (all varieties)
Mixed Foods
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • All soups
  • Beef Stew

The race is on Saturday, March 7th with Lansdowne Pub as the check in location. The race starts at approximately 11:00am. Plan on arriving between 10am – 10:30am to check in and get your race packet (and some food and liquid courage as needed). If you like urban races, scavenger hunts and supporting a great cause, you’ll love the Boston Urban Idiotorama. So be sure to tell your friends and sign up today! We'd love to see you get involved and devour the details of the 2015 Boston Urban Idiotorama.




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