Conquer the Burg
September 12, 11:00am-2:00pm$200
Save the date: Saturday, September 12, 2020. See below for 2019 Event information. Registration for the 2020 Conquer the BURG will open in July 2020, thank you!
Cedarburg’s own “Amazing Race” –––> CONQUER the BURG! is an annual challenge race held in and around Cedarburg, Wisconsin on the Saturday after Labor Day each year. Patterned after the CBS show “The Amazing Race,” CONQUER the BURG combines challenges that are physical (kayaking, running, rock climbing), mental (puzzle solving, strategizing), and sometimes even silly (singing, drinking, or eating contests), which scatters teams of four all over Cedarburg in an effort to win their share of the cash prize.
Fantastic prizes may also be awarded to:
- Top Fundraising Teams
- Best in various categories (i.e. age)
- Best costume/dressed
- Other categories to be determined.
Think you have to be a marathon runner to participate in CONQUER the BURG? Think again!
It certainly helps to be in decent shape, but you can have an AMAZING time doing fun and sometimes even silly challenges… all you have to be is adventurous enough to try something new. You won’t regret it!
Race Day Agenda
Fundraiser dollar turn-in begins at Cedar Creek Park
MANDATORY pre-race meeting at Cedar Creek Park – DON’T BE LATE!
Race begins! (PROMPTLY at exactly 11:00 a.m.)
How It Works
From the starting line, teams will be given various clues and directions to complete the race. Teams must use any form of non-motorized travel (i.e. by foot, bicycle, roller skates, etc.) to arrive at challenge site locations. Challenge sites will be revealed at the starting line to all teams at the same time. Detailed rules are being developed each year specific to that year’s challenges – so keep checking our site to make sure you have the latest. Major changes to rules will be announced on Facebook and on the website.
Teams that are registered can begin accumulating points by either finding clues throughout the City/Town of Cedarburg at various businesses or by simply fundraising. Fundraised dollars will translate to points. Turn in those dollars at or before team registration/check-in to get the points (by 30 minutes before the published race start time). All monies raised will directly benefit the Cedarburg Friends of Parks and Recreation who are continuously improving parks and facilities throughout the City and Town of Cedarburg.
So, gather the fastest, strongest, smartest, most appetized group of fun friends to make a team of four. Register using your unique team name at our website. Request to join our CONQUER the BURG 2019 Facebook private group and start interacting with other teams. Brag about your costumes, trash talk each other (in a polite PC manner, of course), and compete to see who has the most $$ fundraised for points. Look for clues on this Facebook private group to be dropped from the folks at CONQUER the BURG.
ENTRY CRITERIA & DETAILS
- A minimum of $200 per team is required to qualify for the race. The more money raised for Cedarburg Friends of Parks and Recreation, the more advantages your team will have throughout the race.
- Only teams of four (4) can participate in the race.
- Your team must register on this site and commit the funds by the deadline. Funds can be contributed online, by check, or by cash.
- Your team must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the race.
- Your team must be in good physical health to participate in the race.
- All participants must sign a waiver of liability in order to participate.
Rules for the race. Please stay tuned as we develop these to suit the specific challenge sites. We will announce on our Facebook page as soon as they are updated.
Race challenges may test your physical and mental capability during a variety of tasks. Running and walking will be required at times to get to different locations. Kayaking, rock climbing, swimming, beer drinking, and food eating challenges may be included. Teams may opt to skip a challenge at the risk of not getting the points from that challenge site but may mean they finish sooner. It’s all in the strategy.
LENGTH OF COURSE
The length of the course varies from year to year and will be dependent on the route selected by the team for strategic advantages. We will announce this information for this year’s event as it gets closer to the actual event. Teams may be penalized points for using motorized means to travel from site to site.
Ways to Participate
As with any event, the key to our success is the volunteers. Have fun watching, judging, measuring, and doing whatever it takes on the day of the event to help make sure this event runs smoothly. You will be rewarded in more ways than one. Sign up here to volunteer.
COMPETE AS A TEAM
Gather your fastest, strongest, smartest, most appetized, and maybe even the biggest bellied friends to make a team of four. Register using your unique team name at our website. Create your costumes/theme and you are ready to start! Wear your costume throughout the city/town of Cedarburg to fundraise and raise CONQUER the BURG awareness! Who knows…maybe your team sightings at specific undisclosed establishments will be earning you bonus points before the race even starts!
Don’t forget to request to join our CONQUER the BURG 2019 Facebook private group and start interacting with other teams. Brag about your costumes, trash talk each other (in a polite PC manner, of course), and compete to see who has the most $$ fundraised for points. Look for clues on this
Looking for an easy and fun CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY! What a great way to give your employees a wonderful team building day of activities while donating to your local community. Challenge your employees to develop teams and participate. Sponsor a specific number of teams to compete. Costume them to be themed for your business/company. A company can sponsor teams, and even conduct “pre-event challenges” within the workplace to reward participants with additional donations or other incentives for winning internal activities. Teams of 4-10 can also volunteer as judges at race challenge locations. Contact Minal Hahm for more information and possible opportunities!
As a sponsor, we encourage you to join us at Cedar Creek Park for the race finish and after-party!! Our various sponsor opportunities include:
- Shark $1,000
- Dolphin $500
- Muskie $250
- Bass $100
Other Sponsor Opportunities
- Door Prizes
- Cash Prizes
- In-kind Sponsor
PROVIDE A CHALLENGE
If your Cedarburg business/company is interested in providing a challenge site for our teams to complete, please contact our Challenge Coordinator. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR BUSINESS/GROUP’S INVOLVEMENT AS A CHALLENGE SITE WILL HAVE TO REMAIN TOP SECRET UNTIL THE START OF THE RACE. SO PLEASE BE DISCREET. Contact our challenge site coordinator at CedarburgFriends@gmail.com.
- Cost to participate: $0.
- Limited space availability.
- Exposure on social media, post-event on our website, and logo on team instructions/maps.
- Create a challenge for teams to perform.
- Great opportunity to gain exposure for your business or group
- Challenge opportunities are limited, so act fast to reserve your spot in the race.
- Submit challenge request by August 23, 2019 to CedarburgFriends@gmail.com