DC event pushes attendees to choose their path, complete District Hunt | WDVM25 and DCW50
WASHINGTON (WDVM) – A DC nonprofit focused on community gathering and awareness through play is hosting a scavenger hunt this weekend. The District Hunt gives teams the chance to win prizes and, of course, bragging rights.
Participants will use their phones to get clues and move around the district during this year’s adventure.
Each year the hunt draws attention to community groups that have an impact on that year’s theme. Previous themes were Women’s History and Mental Health – this year they focus on climate and the environment.
The teams competing this weekend got their first clue on Friday at 6 p.m. The rest is up to them, with the flexibility to decide which clues to answer and which path to follow. While everyone’s experience will be different, all teams will end up with the same final clue.
“What is important for people to recognize, as this is a new concept for some, they may feel like they can’t sign up once it starts, but it was designed so that you can play as long as you register in the event window, which runs today through October 11, ”said Peter Williamson, executive director of Game Genius.
Hunting could take people from a few hours to a whole weekend, depending on which route they choose to take. 140 groups have already signed up to compete this weekend, with an active hotline that teams can text for help with their hunt.