Treasure hunts have launched thousands of daydreams, despite that the odds of discovering a chest of gold marked on a map with an "X" is as likely as picking winning lottery numbers.
Scavenger hunts, on the other hand, provide an excellent opportunity to race around looking for ridiculous things.
Those willing to walk or run and follow clues can discover Boise's treasure Sunday, Oct. 20, with the Tour of Boise Adventure Race, a fundraiser for the Bogus Basin Nordic Team. Racers can learn new things about the city while visiting cultural, historic and artistic landmarks around Boise. Participants will have to answer questions to complete their quests.
The 2.5-mile course starts and finishes in Julia Davis Park in the shelter near the tennis courts. All ages and abilities are welcome to participate and a raffle will follow the race.
Participants will receive Tour of Boise T-shirts and must register at spondoro.com by Friday, Oct. 19. Packet pick-up will take place that day at Shu's Idaho Running Company from 3-6 p.m. Late registration packet pick-up will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m.-noon. No day-of registration will be available. The event is sponsored by the Boise City Department of Arts and History and the Bogus Basin Nordic Team.