The need to know
Learn everything there is to know about the adventure of the Oyster in
the Official Race Info Packet. Also check out which Oyster division is best for you.
Oyster is proud to have the Pennsylvania Environmental Council as its
beneficiary. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) connects people with their environment in many ways, including through the development of greenways, land- and water-trails, and improvement and conservation of riverfronts. These activities connect Pennsylvania’s open space, natural landscape features, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites, and urban and rural communities. PEC is a statewide organization that brings people, government, and business together to find real world solutions for environmental challenges, to bring about sustainable communities, protect our water resources, and address energy and climate issues. Learn more here .
Donations are no longer mandatory for any division. Racers still have the opportunity to earn Course Clues, a Sponsor clue, gift cards and more by raising money to donate to thePennsylvania Environmental Council. Incentive levels are located in the Official Urban Race Packet . Every course has two Course Clues and one Sponsor Clue (and yes, there is a difference between the clues!).
$30 - Early Passport Release
*Teams get the chance to have a mystery leg of the course revealed the night before race day. No brainer!
$100 - Course Clue
*Teams will receive a clue the night before race day that will give
them an extra edge while out on the course. (ex., answer to a difficult
puzzle, address to a mystery location, etc.)
$300 - Beer Wristband at the After Party
*Teams will get a special bracelet at the after party that will allow them unlimited cold beers.
$500 - Charity Bomb + $110 Merrell Gift Card
*As a Thank You for raising the highest level of funds for a good
cause, teams have the opportunity to drop a charity bomb on the
competition & "explode" to the front of a line anywhere on the
course! (You can only detonate a bomb once).
$Top Pledge Earner gets a SUPER SECRET AWESOME PRIZE!