It’s Cartathlon Time!

Lizzy Caston

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Ah, the weather outside might be gray and cold (and sometimes soggy wet), but that doesn’t stop us tough Portlanders from enjoying the best the city has to offer. Sleet, Snow, Rain or Shine, let’s get on out there for…

CARTATHLON III – “A Mobile Eatery-Themed Scavenger Hunt and Urban Footrace”

Food Carts Portland is pleased to announce sponsorship of this event in conjuncture with our friends over at Willamette Week and the Portland Mobile Restaurant Group. From the WWeek website:

This mobile-eatery-themed combination of a scavenger hunt and urban footrace celebrates Portlanders’ love of food carts, defiance of winter weather, and affinity for oddball competition.

Working in teams, participants will decipher riddles, eat, ride Tri-Met, find Portlandian items, and take photos. The route will encompass Southeast, Southwest, Northeast and North Portland as contestants race between some of Portland’s most popular food carts, completing fun challenges and eating tasty food.

Participation fee for contestants is $55 for a five-person team, and will include breakfast snacks, complimentary beverages, free food along the route, and admission into an after party hosted by Willamette Week. 

Founding carts include: Big-Ass SandwichesFlavourSpotGrilled Cheese GrillKoi Fusion,  Potato Champion, and Whiffie’s Fried Pies

Top team will win free food cart food for a year!  Win prizes for best dressed team, best team name and more!

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013
10:30 AM
Willamette Week Headquarters
2220 NW Quimby St.

Cost: $55 per 5 person team, so get a group of your friends and family together! All Ages!

Registration deadline: Thursday, February 21 at noon

To sign up a team of five people, email promotions@wweek.com.  Please include team captain name, telephone number and best time to be reached for payment.

Better start your warm-ups and stretching exercises right now. We’ll start ours tonight with the old Portland Pint Glass Arm Lift. See you on Feb 23rd!

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