How well do you think you know your way around Wallingford? Now’s your chance to show off your mad map skills and join folks on a ‘Hood Hunt, right here in our very own neighborhood, this Wednesday evening (9/14), beginning at 6pm. This free, map-based scavenger hunt begins at St. Benedict Church (Wallingford Avenue N. and N. 49th St.)
Here’s how it works: Download a ‘Hood Hunt map on their website (the map will have a grid with familiar landmarks, but the streets will not be marked). Grab your friends and meet outside of St. Benedict at 6pm (it’s okay if you can’t make it on time, you can start whenever you want). The map covers about a half square mile and will have 20 checkpoints between N. 45th and N. 50th. Find as many as you can/want, and meet up with fellow ‘hood hunters afterwards at Murphy’s Irish Pub (1928 N 45th Street).
According to the website:
This will be a replay of the ‘Hood Hunt inspiration, the “Wedding Scramble” originally hosted by Patrick & Gina at their wedding in 2010. We kept the 16 checkpoints on the original map, and we expanded the map to the east and added 10 more! We will introduce a fun twist in game play, since this area is pretty small for a standard ‘Hood Hunt.
The ‘Hood Hunt has a Facebook page where you can check out photos of previous hunts.