Thursday, March 7, 2013

NextGen Does Idiotarod Race Downtown St. Louis

NextGen Enters the Race at Idiotarod 2013
Downtown St. Louis

NextGen staff participated in Downtown St. Louis' 2013 Idiotarod race on March 1. Staff members dressed in awesome costumes from the eighties. NextGen ran two carts with two separate themes: Welcome to Jungle (Bounty Hunters) and Revenge of the Nerds (One Ups). Carts were decorated as a boombox radio and rubix cube. The staff got down and dirty with their creativy decorating their carts using craft supplies like posterboard, spray paint, glitter, and glue.

The team had to visit five checkpoints in the downtown area and compete in five challenges running along the way taking photos and collecting items to throw into their carts for a charity benefit. Idiotarod began at 12 noon at the Old Post Office at 801 Locust St. and ended at 2pm with the finish line at Rosalita's Cantina at 1225 Washington.

Idiotarod was named for an Alaskan dog sledding event where dogs race really fast pulling sleds through the bitter cold. And yes, they actually pulled the carts the same way that the Alaskan dogs do it! The race was a charity event and raised almost $13,000 for Operation Food Search.

NextGen has been making an impact in St. Louis participating in charity events and giving back to the community!

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