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The Great Rustica Race

  • Crust Chandler 10 North San Marcos Place Chandler, AZ, 85225 United States (map)

Double knot those laces and get ready to storm the streets of downtown Chandler during Crust Chandler’s 2nd Annual Great Rustica Race on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 6-10 p.m. In celebration of National Scavenger Hunt Day, teams of two will embark on the Great Rustica Race, collecting scavenger hunt items at participating locations for the chance to win free pizzas for a year and gift cards galore.  

The Great Rustica Race check-in starts at 6 p.m. at Crust Chandler.. There teams will receive a scavenger hunt game piece and have their start time recorded. Once they find all items on their scavenger hunt list, teams will return to Crust Chandler and have their end time recorded. The top three teams with the shortest cumulative time will win prizes. The lucky first place winners will receive free Rustica pizzas for a year from Crust Chandler. Gift cards from Crust Chandler and other participating merchants will be awarded to second and third place champions. After the race, Crust Chandler will host a post-race party downstairs at the Ostrich, which includes complimentary pizza and soft drinks from 8-10 p.m.

Registration to participate in the Great Rustica Race is $10 per team, with sign-ups located at Crust Chandler. $5 raffle tickets are also available to win merchandise/gift cards donated by local merchants. Space is limited and registration will be handled on a first come, first served basis. All of the proceeds from the raffle will benefit Kurt Warner’s Treasure House Foundation. For more information, visit Crust.