Oyster – The Race, is an urban adventure race that will have you biking, running, kayaking, solving puzzles, and just about anything you can imagine to complete a series of mystery tasks that will have you racing around the city, all while supporting Make-A-Wish Colorado. The courses can range from 10-30 miles and last from 3-6 hours and offers something for all endurance levels. After crossing the finish line, the hard work is over and racers will have the afternoon to relax with drinks and socialize. This year’s race is July 26 in Denver. Register today for this great event so you can join the fun and have an adventure all for a good cause! 

How Does It Work?

The race is set up so that you start from a home base, called the Transition Area, and return to that area each time you complete a task. To complete each leg of the race, you can use a variety of technology including smart phones, the internet, phoning friends, using public transport and asking strangers for directions.

The race has two course lengths available, so participants can pick the course that best suits their level of athleticism. The Full Course takes about 4-6 hours to complete and can be anywhere from 20-30 miles long. The Half Course takes about 2-3 hours and is about 10-15 miles long. Both courses will have a combination of foot and bike travel. Check out the Oyster – The Race website for full details on the courses, FAQs and race rules, as well as how to register. 

The Oyster Makes Wishes Happen

How does this race benefit Make-A-Wish? Each team that registers needs to make a donation of $30 to take part in the race. These proceeds go towards granting wishes in Colorado! However, that $30 is a minimum donation and those teams that raise more money to donate will be rewarded with race clues that will give them a leg up and help them master the puzzles ahead of time. The Oyster offers these clues as incentives to raise more money for Make-A-Wish Colorado, so in addition to getting vital race information you’ll be granting more wishes when you raise more funds! Learn all about the donation incentives and fundraising levels here. As an added incentive on top of course clues, the top fundraising team will also receive what the Oyster organizers call “a super awesome, top secret prize package”! 

Can’t Attend? You Can Make Wishes Happen Too!

Even if you can’t make the race, you can still donate to support it! There are other ways to support Make-A-Wish too. Do you have an unwanted car, truck, RV, or motorcycle? Consider donating it to Wheels For Wishes. Vehicles in any condition, running or not, are accepted and the proceeds from your charitable donation benefit Make-A-Wish Colorado, helping them to grant more wishes that bring hope, strength, and joy into the lives of Wish Kids. Donating your vehicle is easy and will only take a minute of your time when you call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out our quick car donation form. Make-A-Wish Colorado has granted over 4,200 wonderful wishes since 1983, and your donation will help them grant even more!