Prove how well you know Sarasota at YPG’s Q Dash

Grab three of your closest friends or coworkers and show well you know downtown Sarasota at YPG’s inaugural Q Dash at 2 p.m.,  April 22.

Teams of four will scour downtown decoding clues about the local arts, culture, history, and business of Sarasota, and finding the corresponding landmarks. The teams will have to take a photo of the solution and post to Twitter using the hashtag #QDash. Judges will be following along online and the winning team will receive a prize package containing a variety of goods highlighting local businesses.

Mimi Cirbusova, young professionals group coordinator for the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Dan Wagner

Mimi Cirbusova, young professionals group coordinator for the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. Photo by
Dan Wagner

Mimi Cirbusova, Young Professionals Group Coordinator found time to answer a few questions about Q Dash.

What does YPG and the Chamber hope participants get out of Q Dash?

Ultimately, this event is about having FUN! We want our participants to enjoy the City we love, while also discovering unique history, art, and small businesses that they might walk by all the time and not realize it’s there. If we can make you say, “Wow, I never knew this was here!,” that’s a success.

How well do you think transplants will fair against the rare Sarasota native?

When you first come to Sarasota, you’re seeing it with fresh eyes. It’s easy for a native to believe they know where everything is, but transplants have the advantage of not having preconceived notions. The person on our trial run teams that found the most landmarks was a woman that moved here from London in the last year. Everyone can use their phones to decode clues, but it’s not until you physically walk up to something that you can confirm what it is.

3. What are your top three tips for teams?

  • Register early! We have a limited number of teams we can support, and those that wait until the last minute might miss out.
  • Have someone from your team attend the Captain training on April 7th at the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. You’ll get lots of insight on how to best get your team the most points.
  • Have fun! We encourage teams to wear costumes, give themselves fun team names, and take goofy pictures when they find landmarks. As long one person on your team knows how to operate Twitter or Instagram, you’ll be successful.

Registration closes April 7 and there will be a team information session that night at 6 p.m. at the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, 1945 Fruitville Road. The meeting is required for team captains, but all members are encouraged to attend.

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