For the first time, the Salt Lake County Library is hosting a county-wide 24-hour adult manhunt in hopes of bringing people together to do something unique. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News)
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WEST JORDAN Looking for an adventure this weekend?
For the first time, the Salt Lake County Library System is hosting a county-wide 24-hour adult manhunt in hopes of bringing people together to do something a little unique.
said Jeff Bedos, county library spokesman.
Those who set out to search, designed for those 18 or older, will earn points by completing photo, GPS, and text-answer tasks that will be connected to libraries, cities, local businesses, dating nights and county agencies.
“Expect the unexpected,” said Tyler Allen, assistant director of the Events Center at Viridian. “We have worked hard to provide adults with an exciting and entertaining chase experience they will never forget.”
Participants can begin their search wherever and whenever they want between Friday at 4 pm and Saturday at 4 pm. The activity ends with an event at the Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 W in West Jordan, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, when prizes go to the top three in the rankings.
Prize packages for the three winners include gift cards, corporate passes, and other gifts.
The activity will be done through GooseChase, a secure scavenging search app.
Pairs of individuals can complete challenges. But Buydos noted that people can also work in groups to complete it. Prizes, however, will only go to those who register as spouses or themselves.
The event is part of the Salt Lake County Library’s Adult Night Out series, which also includes dances and other holiday events.
There are no companies sponsoring the event, although research may introduce participants to areas and companies they have not visited before.
“We are a community-focused library. All of our branches provide arts and things that are very specific to their individual communities. So as a kind of extension of that. We like to get people out there and help them learn. That’s a big part of what we do is just help people gain knowledge, and we believe that This is a great and exciting way to do it.”
Register for an online scavenger hunt. Those who wish to participate in the app-based version of the research must select the ‘Standard’ registration option. For those who do not wish to use the application, a hard copy is available (although they will not be eligible for prizes).
The scavenger hunt is open to up to 500 teams or individuals. As of midday Friday, Allen said, more than 200 people had registered.
For more information, visit slcolibrary.org/events/featured/adult-night-out.