What exactly is The Amazing Race you ask? The brainchild of Cheryl Leonard, Sales Manager of the Apartment Finder Magazine, this all day scavenger hunt is a competition between Property Management Companies as they race through Austin to win the gold. This year there were 8 “teams” participating: Capstone, Gables, Greystar, Mission, Verde, United Apartment Group, Morgan/Ram and Riverstone.
The day starts off with each team arriving at Cheryl’s house for a homemade waffle breakfast. Every team member comes dressed in their “theme” with prizes given for the most creative costumes. Then, a “designated driver” is assigned to each team and they proceed to find clues directing them to the next place, and so on. A team may earn bonus clues by taking photographs at certain landmarks, listening to a cassette tape and identifying the music and even by logging onto the Apartment Finder facebook page for a clue! The Riverstone Team had a special (unplanned) surprised during their day with a Celebrity sighting! They ran into Jesse James……who completely wanted no part of the event!
- and the winning team is Capstone!!