The 2016 Hunt is Saturday, October 29th
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The Oakland Treasure Hunt is a unique urban sleuthing adventure played on the streets of downtown and uptown Oakland. Teams have three hours to solve clues leading to unique locations including obscure landmarks, forgotten architectural delights, and vestiges of Oakland’s rich history.
Players are organized into teams, typically of four to six people, though you can compete with a smaller team if you choose. You can participate with friends and coworkers, or volunteers will pair you with an existing team or other individuals at the event. It’s a great way to meet and share a fun experience with new people.
Teams are organized into four divisions:
Expert Division: For returning hunters including Chinese New Year veterans
Novice Division: For newcomers
Student Division: For students ages 14-20
Family Division: For parents and their (under 18) children
Prizes are awarded for top teams in each division. You could win cakes and champagne or gift cards for museums, breweries, and rock climbing gyms! Even Warriors tickets!
Team Name Contest:
Players are organized into teams, typically of four to six people. Winners will be awarded for the best team name. Teams enter their team name when they create a team and purchase tickets on Eventbrite. Names may be changed at any time prior to the Treasure Hunt, but must be finalized by 5:00 pm Monday, October 24, 2016. Judges especially like puns with an Oakland-theme!
Most Creative Costume Contest:
Dress up your team for the Most Creative Costume Contest. Teams will be photographed and judged in costume at 1pm under the Oakland Treasure Hunt banner. Winning teams will have their photos posted on the Oakland Treasure Hunt website and social media pages!
WHEN, WHERE, DIRECTIONS, PARKING
When: October 29, 2016
Registration & Check-in: 12-12:45pm
Costume Contest: 1pm
Hunt begins at 1:15pm Winners will be announced at 4pm.
Where: Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Broadway and 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
BART: Exit from 12th Street/ Oakland City Center station
Most street parking is metered. Parking lots are available at:
- Dalziel Garage – 551 16th St.
- Clay Street Garage – 1414 Clay Street
- Lot 58 – 15th St. and Jefferson
- Lot 3 – 1405 Franklin Street
- Ken’s Garage – 420 13th Street
- Rotunda Garage – 17th St between San Pablo and Telegraph
Thanks to all our wonderful sponsors! Please support these great businesses serving the Oakland community!
Berkeley Bowl, Calavera, Camino, Clif Bar, Duende, Enoteca Molinari, Farley’s East, Flora, Golden State Warriors, Homestead, James and the Giant Cupcake, Lungamare, Miette, New Parkway, Nido, Numi, Oakland Zoo, Oaktown Spice Shop, Solespace, Drakes Brewing Company, and Starline Social Club