When is the Diamond Dash?
Saturday, August 19th, 2017. The Diamond Dash starts with check-in from 10:30 – 11:15 am (come early if you have any IT questions or issues), the race is from 12 – 2 pm and the post party and prize ceremony (food, sponsor booths, & PRIZES) will be from approx. 2:15 until approximately 3:30pm.
Where is the Diamond Dash?
This year, the Diamond Dash is taking over Downtown Davenport! We will start (and end) at the Hotel Blackhawk located at 200 E. 3rd Street, Davenport, IA 52801.
What is the Diamond Dash?
The Diamond Dash is the Midwest’s Largest Scavenger Hunt Race! It is an adventurous foot race where you play in teams of 2, racing from clue to clue, solving riddles and completing fun tasks and challenges along the way! You compete for your share of OVER $40,000 IN PRIZES! The winning team will be the ones that earn the most points in the fastest time! There will be prize packages awarded to the top 15 teams, and plenty more fun prizes (even if you don't place)! The best part is the Diamond Dash is all for charity! This year’s charity is HAVlife.
What should we bring?
Bring your teammate (you both must be over 21), your ID, a refillable water bottle would be great (if you like), your smart phone (must be Android or iPhone), maybe an umbrella (depending on the weather forecast) and, most importantly, a lot of energy and a competitive spirit! Remember, this is a foot race – no bikes or any other form of transportation can be used, and you must stay with your partner the whole time!
What should we wear?
Be sure to wear gym/tennis shoes, workout attire, and possibly a light jacket (depending upon the weather). You will be given an event t-shirt at check-in to wear during the race, this will identify you as a Dasher as you run about the town! This year, the Dasher's shirts are red, HAVlife's color!
Does it cost money to participate?
There is a registration fee to participate in the Diamond Dash -- 100% of which goes directly to HAVlife. There is an early registration discount if you sign up by August 3rd! If you register by 11:59pm on 8/3/17, it's only $25 per team. After that (you can register until the day of the race), its $40 per team. Each teammate receives a $25 gift card to Necker's Jewelers (and the t-shirt and awesome swag bag!), so you're coming out ahead already!!
What if I forgot my password?
There is a link on the registration page that can help you with this. However, if you are having any IT issues at all, please come a bit early the day of the Dash to work with our IT team.
What are pre-clue points and how do I earn them?
We will send out an e-mail, and post on the website and Facebook page letting you know where to go the week prior to the Dash. You can head to any or all of the Pre Clue locations to earn early points that will be added to your score. THESE POINTS HAVE SEPARATED OUR WINNING TEAMS THE PAST 4+ YEARS—so they’re very important!! (but not mandatory)
Where do I park?
Park in any legal spot on the street, or in one of the many ramps in Downtown Davenport. Please do NOT park at the Hotel Blackhawk.
What prizes can I win?
Each participant (both teammembers, and all volunteers) will get an official event t-shirt, a $25 Necker’s gift card, and a swag bag. The top prize is a $10,000 Hearts On Fire diamond ring, over 1 carat total weight, 1 carat center stone!! There are over $40,000 in prizes, including an awesome Smart Home package, a wedding dress, concert tickets, sports prizes, event tickets, etc…
How do I sign up for the Diamond Dash?
There is a separate Diamond Dash blog post which will lead you right to the registration page, it's called “How Do I Sign Up For The Diamond Dash?” Otherwise, please click on the link at the bottom of this post.
Can I participate if I don’t want to run in the Dash?
Yes! We are always looking for fantastic volunteers for the day of the dash. Click on the same registration link. There is an option to sign up as a volunteer, and it’s free!
Register today! www.getmeregistered.com/diamonddash