At OHP, we are always looking for new ways to engage people in historic preservation. Some friendly competition is one way! We just held our 7th Amazing Preservation Race as part of Preservation Month in San Antonio. Staff always have a good time putting this event together and challenging our participants in both endurance and knowledge of historic San Antonio.
For 2016, we brought the Amazing Preservation Race to historic Southtown which offered a new array of challenges for our participants. The competition was fierce with 29 teams of four competing for the grand prize (a fun staycation compliments of El Tropicano. Within a 2-hr time limit, the teams had to locate 8 secret destination and complete 8 team challenges. They found themselves solving puzzles, digging up clues in the sand, and even kayaking on the San Antonio River! For a first-person recap, check out the blog by the SA2020 team.
Enjoy the photo gallery below, and don’t forget to sign up for next year. The 2017 Amazing Preservation Race will be Saturday, May 13!