Out of the Shell

Participants racing in the Denver Oyster Urban Adventure Race will face an unknown combination of the following potential disciplines: swimming, urban trekking/stair climbing, running, rafting, navigation, in-line skating, scootering or skateboarding and a mystery or two. The course itself is also a secret — so at the very least, racers can expect a day full of fun and surprises.

The traditional Oyster team configuration is three people, but this year there are two new options: Grab five friends for the Corporate 6 Pack — three team members race while the other three sit out at any given point in time; or try the Family Fun Division, which allows one or two parents to run with one or two kids, with a minimum of three teammates and maximum of four. Team check-in was Friday at the REI Denver Flagship store, 1416 Platte Street; registration is $90 to $150 plus pledge fees, and proceeds benefit Special Olympics Colorado. Spectators can watch for free; visit www.oysterracingseries.com or call 1-877-328-2783 for information or to register.
Sun., Aug. 19, 8 a.m.

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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