Jul 06, 2018

Largest T-Town Dash Ever

How do you successfully host a scavenger hunt through downtown Toledo for 170 EPIC members and summer interns? With the help of great Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce members, fantastic competitors and an incredibly engaged committee. Thank you to everyone that made the 2018 T-Town Dash our largest ever and a huge success!

Co-chaired by EPIC Advisory Council members Katie Moline (CliftonLarsonAllen) and Jon Sheehan (Rohrbachers Cron Manahan & Trimble), this year’s event committee was fantastic. From creative ideas like “Where’s Wade?”, a bonus activity that made teams seek out Mayor Kapszukiewicz for a photo, to awesome activities like “Who Woks Best” at Balance Pan-Asian Grille and even an egg-and-spoon race at Fowl & Fodder, our committee of EPIC members was dedicated to showing the very best of their city.

Katie Moline, EPIC chair-elect & committee co-chair noted, “I knew the 2018 EPIC T-Town Dash was going to be our best ever!  From the first gathering, the committee buzzed with energy and enthusiasm for displaying the best of downtown Toledo.  They worked their connections to showcase so many amazing businesses and organizations, while also using their creativity to generate witty-funny clues for each stop on the dash.  Their hard work paid off with the incredible response from participants.  I am exceedingly proud to have worked with this amazing group of EPIC members!”

The T-Town Dash is an opportunity for us to showcase new and unique venues throughout the downtown core. Historically, the event has been attended by newer residents and summer interns, though this year it was exciting to see so many EPIC corporate members enter, including teams from Weber Clark, BGSU MBA, The University of Toledo and The Andersons. Eight teams overall were made up of interns from the Chamber’s Summer in the City program presented by Dana and Owens Corning, which is designed specifically to showcase the lifestyle of the Toledo Region.

28 teams competed to win the grand prize, a bicycle bar tour of the city compliments of The HandleBar Toledo. A big thanks goes to everyone that lent a helping hand or photo to our Dashers, especially the artists along The Art Loop and our men and women in uniform.

Starting at Promenade Park along the banks of the Maumee River, teams had two hours to explore five locations and document their experience on social media – you can check it out by searching #Ttowndash2018 on Instagram. At the end of their journey, they checked in to The Blarney Event Center for the announcement of the winning teams. In addition to The Handle Bar Toledo, our winning intern team, first and second runners-up received gift cards to enjoy Rustbelt, Maddie & Bella, Plate One, Hensville, The Heights, Fowl & Fodder and Black Cloister.

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Inspired to explore downtown Toledo? We’ll help you out. Check out this list of must-see locations that we highlighted during the event: Balance Pan-Asian Grille | Black Cloister Brewing Company | The Blarney Event Center | Ye Olde Cock n Bull – Toledo | Ye Olde Durty BirdFowl and Fodder – Downtown Toledo | The Heights Toledo | Holy Toledo Tavern | iDance Adaptive Performing Arts Center | Kyoto Ka Downtown | Toledo Lucas County Public Library | Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters | Massage Bliss, LLC | M’ Osteria and Bar | Packo’s At The Park | Paula Brown Shop | Pizza Papalis- Toledo | Plate One | ProMedica | Promenade Park | Rustbelt Coffee | Shared Lives Studio | TAM | Toledo Asana Room | The Valentine Theatre | Downtown Toledo YMCA | The HandleBar Toledo | Hensville | Toledo Fire – Station 5

Committee Members: Leslie Eff (Yarder Manufacturing) | Theresa Gadus | Kara Maruszak (Owens Corning) | Amr Elaskary (Clark Schaefer Hackett) | Kayla Longenecker (ProMedica) | Carrie Hartman (City of Toledo) | Kelly Griffin (Metroparks Toledo) | Kareem Hammuda (The Image Group) | Emily Grosjean (Owens Corning) | Tiffany Morelock (Fifth Third Bank)

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