Spots Dwindling for Bronx Scavenger Hunt With $2,500 Prize

By Eddie Small on July 8, 2014 5:40pm 

 The scavenger hunt will start at the Bronx County Courthouse.
The scavenger hunt will start at the Bronx County Courthouse.
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BRONX — The Bronx is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a scavenger hunt, and the event only has room for just a few more teams.

The all-day hunt will take place on Saturday, July 12, starting at 9 a.m. at the Bronx County Courthouse on 851 Grand Concourse, where teams of four will earn points by photographing numerous well-known Bronx locations throughout the borough for a grand prize of $2,500.

The event has room for 40 teams, and there are only about nine spots left, according to the Bronx Tourism Council, which is putting on the event along with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

"They're coming in fast and furious," said Olga Luz Tirado, executive director of the tourism council.

Registration will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, and can be done online for $40 per team at the tourism council's scavenger hunt webpage.

Tirado did not want to give away the specific Bronx landmarks that would be part of the scavenger hunt, but she said that some would be fairly standard and others would be more obscure.

Teams so far have mostly been from the Bronx, but the hunt has sparked interest from the other boroughs and upstate as well, Tirado said.

The day will end around 5 p.m. with a party for scavenger hunt participants that will include other prizes and giveaways at Mr. Magoo's Pub in Kingsbridge. All team members will get a Bronx 100 Scavenger Hunt T-shirt as well.

The hunt will be a good opportunity for Bronxites who want to learn more about their borough or who already know a lot and want to show off their knowledge, said Tirado.

"I think it’s just one big party for the whole community, which is really a lot of fun," she said.

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