Saturday, May 11 –2nd Annual Day to Play featuring Race Thru Remington – 2pm-5pm – $15 – Held at Wyman Park. Amazing Race-style contest with great prizes from BMA/Charm City Cakes. Also includes food, drink, music, bike tour, kids activities, field games. Register online or pay at the door.
We’re getting really excited about our 2nd Annual Day to Play featuring the first ever Race Thru Remington this Saturday, May 11. It’s an Amazing Race-style game that challenges players to find hidden clues at the local restaurants, businesses, and residences that make the neighborhood of Remington a Baltimore gem!
After about six months of preparation, sussing out the best locations, and generating a list of clues, we recruited a volunteer – Charles Village resident Erin Ewald – to do a test run of the race on her bike. Here are her thoughts.
Well, how was it?
I’m a big fan of scavenger hunts, so this was right up my alley. Of course we got lost a couple of times – but that’s part of the fun! It was great to pedal around Remington on a spring day and find little corners of the neighborhood that I didn’t know about before. Not to give away anything, but there are some really quirky streets to visit!
What should people expect when participating in the Race?
It’s basically a scavenger hunt around Remington that hits a lot of landmarks that are important to the community. You get clues, and then you have to find all the locations and complete a task once you find the spot. It’s a good way to get a little more familiar with the neighborhood – you’ll do some circling and backtracking, but by the end you will probably know Remington better than most!
Without giving anything away, could you tell us something new you learned about the neighborhood?
My favorite place we visited was an eclectic little street that was full of decorations and plants and inspirational quotes… and velvet Jesus YOLO artwork. It’s really cool to find little mini-communities like this one inside the larger neighborhood.
Any last minute “insider” tips?
Ride your bike! The race takes you to lots of places, and it’s much easier to pedal around the neighborhood than to walk.
If you’re interested in volunteering for the Race (there’s free beer from Peabody Heights Brewery involved if you are), send an email to email@example.com.