Saturday, June 22, 2013

Get ready to take on the 2013 River North Challenge June 25!!

It's that time of year again! Competitors are forming teams to compete in the 4th Annual River North Challenge hosted by the River North Business Association June 25. Teams will spend an evening adventuring through River North hotels, partaking in mental and physical challenges. Each check point presents a new challenge, when accomplished earning competitors "challenge points" towards a grand prize as well as a stamp on their "passport". A team's overall point sum, completed passport and the accuracy of their challenge answers will ultimately determine the River North Challenge winner!

RNBA Challenge 2 lr etThe locations along the River North Challenge will keep you fueled for success. This event, which delivers in the fun and games department, is accompanied by complimentary food and beverages at River North's favorite destinations -- Challenge Stops.

Each Challenge stop presents teams with the choice of an active challenge, mental challenge or both to gain maximum points. Upon completion of each challenge the team will be provided with the location of their next challenge.  Bonus Checkpoints along the journey will provide competitors with additional opportunities to increase point totals. 

Get your team together because you won't want to miss out on these prizes. The winning team will take home a tremendous prize package from the Businesses of River North. All event participants also will be entered in a Door Prize Drawing to further their chances of taking home great prizes such as gift certificates from restaurants, bars, hotels and spa packages.

Teams are encouraged to wear costumes and uniforms, or design their look around a team theme. Don't be afraid to pull out all the stops. The teams with the most creative attire will win big!

Upon completion of the challenge, RNBA Challenge 1 lr etenjoy the River North Challenge After Party at the Hard Rock Cafe. While waiting for the Challenge winners to be announced, rock out to the music of "No Direction" while you munch on Hard Rock Cafe favorites and enjoy the open bar until 9:30 p.m.

Register as a team of four for $150 or purchase a Single ticket for $40 and be placed on a team. Upon registration competitors will receive a River North Challenge Backpack bursting with give aways from many members of River North Business Association as well as food and water.

Registration takes place at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza beginning at 5:30 pm. The Challenge takes place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is followed by the after party at the Hard Rock Cafe from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 25. 

For questions call the River North Business Association at 312-645-1047.

River North Business Association represents more than 325 businesses in the area bounded by the Chicago River to the south and west, Division on the north and Wabash on the east. The area boasts the highest concentration of restaurants and entertainment venues and is Chicago's most exciting neighborhood to live, work, shop, dine and play. For more information, visit

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