Friday, June 5, 2015

Downtown Dayton, Ohio


The Great Dayton Adventure Race is sponsored by:


2 hours of urban trekking on foot


Teams of 1 to 4 people are welcome. Cash awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in the race.

About the race

Topo Adventure Sports, the Downtown Dayton Partnership and Five Rivers MetroParks are teaming up to bring an Urban Adventure to Dayton, "The Outdoor Capital of the Midwest!"

This race is a fast-paced scavenger hunt in and around downtown Dayton, starting and ending at RiverScape MetroPark. You'll experience the city in a whole new way as you weave through downtown during First Friday. The race will take you to all corners of the downtown area, and you are sure to discover new things about our City! Team up with friends or tackle the challenge solo then check out all downtown Dayton has to offer.

Racers will navigate the city with a map, answering the questions on the cluesheet in this foot-based adventure.

Racers can start anytime between 5pm and 7pm.


Race Start -- 5:00pm to 7:00pm  (teams can start at anytime they want in the 2 hour window). Registration/Start at RiverScape MetroPark

Race Cutoff -- 2 hours after your team starts

Post race -- Join us under the RiverScape Pavilion at 9:00pm for a post race gathering. The first, second and third place teams will win cash prizes!! Additional prizes will be given away to participating teams, drawn at random. Stay for RiverScape's Pickin' in the Park activities, or check out any of the First Friday happenings going on throughout downtown Dayton.

Please note: racers must follow all pedestrian laws applicable to foot-based travel in an urban environment.

Additional FAQ's can be found here!



Solo: $10

Team of 2: $20

Team of 3 or 4: $25

You can register online via Paypal by clicking the registration button above. We will also accept day of registration (cash only).

Additional Information

At race check-in, your team will be provided with the basic information you will need to begin your race.  Each team will be provided with a map of downtown Dayton and a clue sheet.  Teams will solve as many clues as they can in a 2 hour timeframe, with the winner being the team that correctly answers the most clues in the shortest time.  Penalties assessed if teams are out longer than 2 hours.

Any additional information regarding the race will be posted on this website as the race date gets closer.

Please contact us with any questions you may have.