Sunday, April 15, 2012

Diamond Dash Scavenger Hunt takes over Downtown Pensacola~


The prize for winning the
scavenger hunt!
Pensacola's Elebashs Diamond Dash was a blast.
Over 1,000 people competed in a the diamond scavenger hunt yesterday.
And I was one of them! I had such a great time during Elebashs Diamond Dash, that I want to share my experience with you. Mark this on next year's list of things to do if you live in the Pensacola area.

The 2nd Annual Elebashas Diamond Dash was held yesterday, Saturday, April 14, 2012 in downtown Pensacola. The event began at Seville Quarter at 10am with registration and ended around 2pm at the Fish House with awards. Over 500 teams (over 1,0000 people) participated in this free event for the chance to win an $11,000 Simon G ring and nine other prizes.
Participants gather for game instructions at Seville Quarter~

 The dimaond dash was hosted Elebashs Jewelry, and a number of other downtown Pensacola sponsors including STYLE, Hopjacks, Play, Belle Ame, State Farm, and many more. Using SCVNGR technology and a cell phone, teams of two were guided to locations around downtown Pensacola to businesses and landmarks. Teams were asked to answer questions about something at the location. Some answers were straight forward, some were tricky and used math or roman numerals for answers.  There were a few rules with the main being that you had to walk or run.
Teams of two run through downtown Pensacola to businesses and landmarks
Teams accumulated points over a two hour time period, and the team with the most points won! The majority of the teams were couples, most married, although there were several groups of family and friends. My friend Megan and I competed together, and we had a blast. We scored 108 points with the winner at 144 points. We had a great time.

Here's a sample challenge that we had: "This challenge is at Hancock Bank- Corner of W. Garden St. & Baylen St. Go there, challenge will arrive soon. There's a stained glass timepiece up high. Take the # of red squares w/in white & add that to the number of 1's on the clock. Send it back!" They allowed each team three chances to answer the question correctly before moving on to the next challenge.
You have to be fast in order to complete enough challenges to win. We were pretty fast, but obviously not fast enough. Definitely wear sneakers and be ready for a challenging run.














Afterwards, the party continued at The Fish House on the deck with the results and prizes. We were exhausted by the time we made it to the Fish House as the scavenger hunt is pretty strenuous. They had some food and drinks for us too. The event raised over $2,000 for the Manna Food Pantry. Hopefully they do the event again next year, and if they do, you'd better grab a partner and sign up!

Party and results after The Diamond Dash and the Pensacola Fish House Deck Bar

Until next time,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL ~ #1 in Property Management
(850) 473 3983 ~ Over 45 rentals at www.PensacolaRealtyMasters.com

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