MISSION COMPLETED!!! Run To Escape: Mt Olympus

Disclaimer: I received an entry into RUN TO ESCAPE: MISSION MT OLYMPUS to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

I finally completed the last race in the Run To Escape: Mt Olympus challenge. It was nice to be able to spread out all the (six) races and puzzles to fit my schedule, as work has been very busy lately.

This was a running experience like no other.

I ran…

I listened…

I puzzled…

While this is a virtual experience, I was never alone. There is an online community where I could engage with (real) people at each stage of the challenge. There is also a multi-level hint system that I could use if I got stuck.

I thought the theme and the puzzles were very clever, and were challenging enough to keep me engaged and looking forward to the next one.

The longest run distance is 6 miles. If this distance is too daunting, there is nothing wrong with walking some of it. The other runs in the challenge range from 3-5 miles.

The audio clues play during the runs using the ASICS Runkeeper App (available for free for both Android and Apple Phones). I had not used Runkeeper before, but it worked great and Run To Escape provided all the instructions needed to get set-up.

I liked some of the other features of Runkeeper that I saw, that are intended to keep you motivated (if you continue to use it after the challenge is over).

When I completed the whole challenge, I unlocked the after party, with lots of great discount coupons from the series sponsors — like AfterShokz and Knockaround.

There are also links to great food and drink recipes and even music playlists recommended by the Greek gods themselves.

Sign up now at runtoescapeseries.com and you’re guaranteed a good time, or your money back. Where else do you get an experience that includes 6 virtual races, great stories and puzzles, all for the price of one virtual race?

Use code BIBRAVE10 for 10% registration.

Run To Escape: Mission Mt. Olympus

Disclaimer: I received an entry into RUN TO ESCAPE: MISSION MT OLYMPUS to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Do you like a good challenge? Both physical and mental? Then this brand new running experience, RUN TO ESCAPE: MISSION MT OLYMPUS, is exactly what you’re looking for! Compete in the challenge by running races, and progressing forward only after solving the puzzles and unlocking access codes! There are six races in all.

To take part, all you need to do is sign-up at runtoescapeseries.com (use code BIBRAVE10 for 10% off). You will also need to download the ASICS Runkeeper app to track your progress and listen to the audio clues during your activity.

I recommend AfterShokz headphones for safe listening on the run, and some snazzy Knockaround sunglasses, because you’ll want to look cool out there.

Atalanta, the Goddess of Running, is on a quest to become the 13th major deity of the Greek Pantheon. There are six gods standing in her way, and each has created a challenge to test Atalanta’s worth. She needs you, a mortal, to help her solve those six challenges and prove she deserves a spot on Mt. Olympus.

So yeah, there’s a theme. When they said it was an experience, they meant it. I would say quite a bit of thought has gone in to putting this together and crafting the puzzles.

I’m currently in the middle of the challenge myself, and these puzzles take some thinking. Fortunately, you’re never left hanging. If you find yourself stuck (and I may have a couple of times) there is a multi-tier hint system where you can get help if needed.

This experience is totally new, I get that. You’re unlikely to have tried something like this before. Fortunately, there is a money-back guarantee. If after two of the challenges you’re not enjoying the experience, you can get your money back!

I should go now and work on the next puzzle so I can get back out on the road again for a run! Let me know if you join in on the fun and want to discuss some of the puzzles!

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