The United Way of Greater Austin will hold a fund-raising scavenger hunt this weekend. Photo courtesy United Way of Greater Austin


How well do you know Austin?

Teams of explorers will scamper around the city Saturday during a fund-raising event to raise money for the United Way for Greater Austin.

Participants in “Ruthless Good: The Great Austin Scavenger Hunt” will use the streets of Austin as a game board while they solve clues, answer trivia questions and take pictures of unique city locations. They’ll have three hours to complete as many activities as possible, earning points along the way.

All ages are welcome.

“There are so many wonderful and historic treasures in Austin,” says United Way for Great Austin’s chief executive officer, David C. Smith, who calls the event “a love letter to Austin.”

Check-in starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Long Center. Teams will leave on foot at 9 a.m. and must return by noon. Participants should be prepared to walk 2 or 3 miles. Awards, refreshments, lawn games and music will follow.

Entry fee is $35. All funds raised through the event will benefit the United Way for Greater Austin, which works to break the cycle of poverty and improve lives of Austin residents in need.

To register, go here.