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Get a Head Start in Pacifica's Upcoming Amazing Race-Style Competition

Answer our first Pacifica Treasures and Trivia question. Then, make sure to sign up for the Pacifica Treasures and Trivia competition that will support local non-profits and businesses alike.

 

Pacifica Patch is a proud sponsor of the upcoming and first ever Treasures and Trivia of Pacifica competition. 

Read more about the event below, but first, let's start off with a little fun - some trivia that will be featured in the competition. (Hint: this will give you a leg up over the other teams.)

Take a look at the photo in the media gallery to the right. Here's the question: Where was this building located and what remains of the building?

Answer with a comment below and I'll let you know who has the correct answer. 

The competition will be like the Amazing Race, only it's all local and you will discover things about Pacifica - history, the locations of long-gone historic sites and famous places - that you never knew while visiting many vibrant local businesses, both old and new. 

The March 3 event is for a good cause. Proceeds will go toward the Pacifica Spindrift Players, our local award-winning theatre group; Music Matters in Pacifica, a new non-profit that's stepping in where the Rob Schneider Foundation left off to keep music programs alive and strong in our schools; and the Pacifica Library Foundation, which helps secure the funding and volunteer support needed to keep our local libraries cutting-edge. 

Participants will have a set amount of time to travel around town answering trivia questions and completing tasks at local spots, which are listed at the bottom of this article.

First place gets $100 in cash, the next two teams will score $75, and third and fourth place will get $25. There are also a bunch of other prizes, such as tickets to the San Francisco Exploratorium and the Berkeley Repertory Theatre

You can sign up as an individual or as a team from now until March 3 by calling 650-359-7190 or emailing treasuresandtriviaofpacifica@gmail.com. The event costs $35 for a team of four or $10 for individuals. 

Treasures and Trivia of Pacifica business destinations

Treasures and Trivia of Pacifica non-profit destinations           

Many thanks to the competition's non-destination sponsors: Corrin Trowbridge Insurance, Dr. Susan Hsu, Optometrist, and Recology of the Coast.

Bonnie February 22, 2012 at 04:31 PM
This is the Wander Inn on Hwy 1 in Linda Mar. A fire destroyed it. Just a very little bit of the foundation remains under the sand. People just to say "Wander Inn and stagger out". This should be fun. I love the Amazing Race....
Camden Swita February 22, 2012 at 11:48 PM
You're both right! Are you participating in the competition?
Debi Durst February 23, 2012 at 04:49 AM
The Wander Inn was on the beach at Highway 1 and Crespi Drive. I remember sitting in the back of my parents car and passing it going in and out of Linda Mar, wondering about all the stuff that happened inside a bar....oooooh....the 9 year old mind reels!!!
Debi Durst February 23, 2012 at 04:55 AM
...and P.S.---I'm going to compete!!!
Bonnie February 23, 2012 at 05:50 AM
Camden - Absolutely!

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