It was an early start for a Saturday morning but there was a race to get underway. Even a well-oiled and organized race needed a lot of preparation. The starting point for Team Networking’s TeamQuest race was months before anyone made it to Dick’s Last Resort.
“We wanted a unique event that wouldn’t be the typical walk or 5K race. Amy Stubblefield, a Plano chapter member, is a creative genius! She presented it to the group. Everyone loves a scavenger hunt!” Terry Traveland said.
The TeamQuest event was a stroke of genius, indeed. “It was chosen because of its uniqueness, and its an event that the general public falls in love with once they participate one time. Participants get hooked!” Amy Stubblefield said. The successful event raised $8600 for the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers and most participants complemented how fun and organized this race really was.
Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers research genetic tumor signals and how they may play a role in cancer growth. This innovative research has a high success rate and may very well be a cure. Team Networking is happy to sponsor the local cancer research facility because they’re helping our North Texans. Usually, the people brought into their clinical trial are people without much hope who have inoperable, incurable, stage 4 cancer. Mary Crowley offers these people hope and a possible cure.
“We chose Mary Crowley in 2011 because they were saving so many lives with new, innovative cancer research procedures. Plus, they are a local, Dallas, company that is the perfect size to get a huge job done, but still appreciate the donations they receive and help they receive in getting their name out there,” Stubblefield said.
“Having a mother that is a breast cancer survivor and a brother who has Crohn’s Disease, the race was definitely worth four hours of my time in a hope to one day cure cancer,” Brock Ellison, one race participant said.
The race itself is modeled after CBS’s “The Amazing Race” reality television show where contestants trek all over the world gathering clues and completing challenges to win the contest. Similarly the participants were given clues at checkpoints and completed challenges.
“One of the challenges consisted of knowing what type of flower was located on the bench. Being a guy, I failed at this question, so I had to toss washers into a pail from 20 ft. out compared to 10 ft. Fortunately, this brought back memories of playing “washers” at my grandparents house with my cousins. It was a simple task and I got all three in the pail from 20 ft. away, after my partner was unable to execute after his first try,” said Ellison
With a finish time of one hour 33 minutes and 15 seconds was the race’s winners “d-RUN-k,” obviously they were not too “d-RUN-k” to complete this brainy and brawny race.
Team Networking is proud to donate to the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center and help cross the finish line to cure cancer and are thankful to all of our participants. TeamQuest will be back next year with harder clues and challenges to test you knowledge of the Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan Area.