Fun Stuff

So What do I Get?

Sure, UrbaCity is all about fundraising for our charity, singing Kumbaya, and prancing through a field of daisies in the sun. But what about the loot? We’ve got you covered. The UrbaCity prize pile is sorted into three heaping sections:   1: Stuff everyone gets This includes your fancy UrbaCity technical t-shirt, UrbaCity daypack, and […]

Interview with a Champion: Britney Irvine

For five years, Britney Irvine has been competing in the UrbaCity Challenge – and coming in first for most of those years! The undisputed master of the Brain category, Britney first competed with her father as team BKE, and later with her husband as team Scotney. This year, she will be participating from the sidelines, […]

Win an UrbaCity Donation with our Canada 150 Contest!

This year Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, and UrbaCity, with Reed Pope Law Corporation, wants you to join the party. Show us your Canadian pride and you could win a donation to your UrbaCity pledge page! To enter our Canada 150 contest, take a photo or video of yourself with some Canadiana and tweet it, post […]

Early Bird Ends Friday!

Attention UrbaCity Early Birds! Friday, March 24 at midnight is your last chance to register for UrbaCity Early Bird rates! As of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, regular pricing will be in effect. Get in early and you will save a bundle: For Fun and Fierce categories, Early Bird registration is $100, saving you $25 on […]

Location, Location, Location

Thanks to all our UrbaCity Challenge Station sponsors, contributors, and host locations! We keep our Challenge Station locations a secret ahead of race day – that’s part of the mystery! But now that the race is over, we can officially thank all of these awesome locations and businesses for being part of UrbaCity! Amethyst Dance […]

Are You Up for the UrbaCity Challenge? Show Us How!

Break out the phones and cameras, ‘cause it’s UrbaCity selfie time again! Reed Pope Law Corporation is donating $750 to our Island Prostate Centre charity – and as usual, they are doing it through your pledge pages. In order to qualify for a $50 donation, you’ll need to show us how you’re up for the […]

Behind the Scenes of UrbaCity

When you hear “UrbaCity Challenge,” what comes to mind? Solving Challenge Stations with your teammates? Making a difference to our local Island Prostate Centre? Taking home a trunk full of prizes? The UrbaCity Challenge Planning Committee thinks about those things, too. And much, much (much much much) more. Ever wonder who we are or how […]

UrbaCity Art Wall!

Behold the UrbaCity art wall! In 2015, we asked our racers to high-five our canvas. Now, we’ve got an amazing wall-hanging in our office. Besides a reminder of our fifth anniversary, it’s got a lot of uses: We stare at it during coffee breaks We can high-five people retroactively We have our racers’ fingerprints, in […]

Dare to Share with UrbaCity!

All it takes is a little bit of sharing to jumpstart your UrbaCity fundraising! Long View Systems is donating $1000 to our charity, Island Prostate Centre – and they are doing it through your fundraising pages. To get a $50 donation to your fundraising page, all you need to do is get a friend to […]

Team Profile: IBM

Every once-in-a-while we like to learn more about the folks that race UrbaCity – this month, we’re focusing on IBM. For years, IBM has participated with not one, not two, but three Corporate Face-Off teams. Graham Neate tells us a little about his experience with team IBM Three Foxes One Hound. What was your favourite […]

UrbaCity – with a Ribbon On It

This holiday season, for the first time ever, you can give the gift of The UrbaCity Challenge. Treat someone you care about with an entry to UrbaCity – and run around town with them on Sunday, June 12 to benefit Island Prostate Centre! From now until midnight on December 23, registration is available at early-bird […]

Give the Gift of UrbaCity

This holiday season, give the gift of UrbaCity. Buy someone you love (or like/tolerate) entry into the UrbaCity Challenge – show them you care by spending some time with them in June! The UrbaCity elves are opening up registration early for this limited-time holiday offer. From December 1 to December 24, registration will be available […]

A Salute to Loot

In the endorphin-fogged rush after UrbaCity, you may have missed exactly what each team won in prizing. UrbaCity went the extra mile this year to ensure that our top racers and fundraisers were rewarded – and we want you to know it! In addition to the medals and the spectacular Richard Hunt carving for the […]

Pre and Post-Race Fun

On race day, UrbaCity provides you with a snazzy t-shirt: the rest of your outfit is up to you. Why not wear a kooky costume? We’ve had zombies, army girls, ballerinas, and much more. Play dress up and you can come up on stage for the pre-race costume competition! After the race, when you collapse […]

Raven Releasing the Sun

This year, UrbaCity is introducing a new trophy to help recognize winners in the Corporate Off-Category – and this is no bowling trophy. The new Corporate Face-Off trophy, named “Raven Releasing the Sun” is being designed by artist and carver Richard Hunt. Member of Royal Academy of the Arts and recipient of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, […]

Dare to Share and Get $25!

The UrbaCity Challenge is even more fun when you share it with your friends! Thanks to Long View Systems, we’re now offering a $25 fundraising bonus for UrbaCity teams that Dare to Share. If you get a friend to create a team of their own, then both you and your friend will each get a […]

The Great UrbaCity Selfie Challenge

The Great UrbaCity Selfie Challenge is back for more! The game’s the same, but now you’ve got another chance to share your photos. Want to win a $50 donation to your UrbaCity pledge page? Reed Pope Law Corporation has generously donated $750 to The Prostate Centre – and they’re doing it through your pledge pages. […]

UrbaCity in the Community

UrbaCity isn’t until June – so why are people already competing in UrbaCity challenges? UrbaCity preview stations have been set up this past March at our venue sponsor, the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, during Victoria Royals home games. Before the game and during first period break, Royals fans joined UrbaCity volunteers to get a taste of […]

UrbaCity Racer Profile: Nuwida

Team Nuwida was our 2014 top fundraiser in the Brain, Brawn, and Ultra categories, raising $1050 dollars for The Prostate Centre!  We recently picked the brain of team member Stephanie to find the secret sauce to her success. Do you have any tips for racers, to help them get their donation started? Start asking early. […]