Austin's Amazing Race!

Austin Amazing race 2If it’s Summer, it must be time for the “Amazing Race” in Austin, Texas! This year marks the 3rd year for this popular competition sponsored by Apartment Finder, Apartments.com and Appliance Warehouse.

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!

The Austin Apartment Finder Team

The Austin Apartment Finder Team

Verde at the "Sonic Task"

Verde at the "Sonic Task"

and the winning team is Capstone!!
and the winning team is Capstone!!
and the winning team is Capstone!!