City Chase a step outside the comfort zone - Metro US

City Chase a step outside the comfort zone

Rappelling down the sides of hotels? Ripping up and down the town on a Segway?

All kinds of craziness happens whenever the City Chase urban adventure event comes to town.

Media were allowed to take part in a nerve-wracking descent down the side of the Matrix Hotel yesterday to get people warmed up for Saturday’s event.

It’s described as a competition requiring teams of two to exhibit teamwork, determination and make decisions on the go while undertaking challenges of both a physical and intellectual nature.

Previous competitions have seen competitors tour with rickshaws in Toronto, climb the Calgary Tower, and even take part in a game of strip bowling in Vancouver.

“Some (challenges) will scare you, some will test your comfort levels,” said event director Cory Visser.

The competition also benefits Right to Play, an organization working with volunteers and partners to use sport and play to enhance child development in impoverished areas worldwide.

Segway Canada’s Chris Szydlowski was stoked for his organization to be a partner in the event.

“Anytime we can be involved with a charity like Right to Play, we’re more than happy,” he said.

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