Instructions to Download the App

Here are the full step by step instructions explaining how to download and get into the Goose Chase application on your phone.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on a frequently asked question below to view our response. Remember, upon signing up, you agreed to Urban Goose Chase's Terms and Conditions.

This sounds fun, but...

What is Urban Goose Chase?
How old do I have to be to participate in Urban Goose Chase?
How much does it cost?
What if I am not a great athlete or not in very good shape?
How many teams will participate in each Urban Goose Chase?
How many people make up a team?
Can I register without any teammates?

Yay! I've signed up! What's next?

What time does my event start?
What if I need to change who I have on my team?
Can the registration fee be refunded?
How do we get all the information we need to do the Urban Goose Chase?
What if I haven't received a confirmation email yet?
How do I download the Goose Chase App?
What if my team name is already taken?

Am I ready for event day?

Is there a pre-event check in?
What should we wear?
What should we bring?
Will there be a bag check?
Do I have to sign a waiver and release to participate in Urban Goose Chase?
How well do I need to know the city?
What do we do if the weather is not good?
How long does Urban Goose Chase last?
Is there a preset order of missions we need to complete?
Will I be able to access my photos after the event?
Alliances? Can teams work together during the event?
How should we get around the city?
Do we have to eat any gross food?

Technical difficulties during the game?

Can I see the missions before the event?
How do I submit my photos?
What if my phone battery dies?
How do I change my team name in the App?
How do I see my points or photos?

We had a blast! What now?

How can I download my photos after the event is over?
How do we win Urban Goose Chase?
Are there any prizes for the winning team?
How does the scoring work?

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What is Urban Goose Chase?
Urban Goose Chase is an outrageous take on the old-school scavenger hunt. Spice things up for a day and do something daringly adventurous with your friends. When Urban Goose Chase comes to your city, have a blast completing outrageous challenges, discovering your wild and creative side, exploring your city, competing against other teams, and meeting great new people.

On event day in your city, we'll send entertaining missions right to your iPhone or Android smartphone using a state of the art App. You and your team can do a quick scan through all the missions and decide which ones to take on and when. Rush through some of the seemingly easy ones to get warmed up, or head straight to the crazier ones to earn big points. Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone. You'll be stretching your boundaries and laughing hysterically in no time!

Are you willing to do anything to win? Anything? Use your smartphone to track how your team compares to all the other teams, in real time. See what missions they're completing to earn the points you need to win.

End up at the top of the leaderboard on event day (after we've checked to ensure you didn't cheat) and your team will win a prize, not to mention massive bragging rights. Not in top spot? No worries, go find the team that won and get in on their party!

How old do I have to be to participate in Urban Goose Chase?
There is no age requirement, although the event will primarily have adult participants and some of the missions are PG13.

How much does it cost?
Team entry fees are $99 per teams of 2-6 people. .

What if I am not a great athlete or not in very good shape?
Unlike other "race" style events, Urban Goose Chase is not a "checkpoint-to-checkpoint" race event. Superior physical prowess is absolutely not of primary importance! The missions have been designed for the average person to enjoy. To squeeze in more missions you certainly won't want to doddle, but at the end of the day you'll be left energized, not exhausted.

How many teams will participate in each Urban Goose Chase?
It varies city by city, but typically you'll see 200-300 teams out enjoying themselves in each city, with 90%+ dressed in orange!

How many people make up a team?
Urban Goose Chase teams are made up of a minimum of 2 people. For an optimal experience we highly recommend you create a team of 2-6 so everyone gets involved and has a great time contributing to your success.

Remember, at least one person on your team must have a fully-charged iPhone or Android Smartphone with a data plan ready to go!

Can I register a team without having any teammates line up?
Yes! You may add/change/remove your teammates at any time. We don't have to know who's on your team.

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What time does my event start?
Urban Goose Chase events will start at exactly 1:00 p.m. in each event city. You will have three hours to complete as many missions as possible. The game will be automatically deactivated at 4:00 p.m. in each event city.

What if I need to change who I have on my team?
Go for it. We don't have to know who's on your team.

Can the registration fee be refunded?
A full refund less a $10 administration fee will be provided up until 30 days prior to the event. If you wish to cancel your participation for any reason (regardless of how you paid for your entry) please notify info@urbangoosechase.com. Please note that within 30 days of the event there are no refunds, regardless of why you want or need to cancel!

How do we get all the information we need to do the Urban Goose Chase?
Our FAQs explain everything you need to know in order to take part on the day. You'll also receive an email confirmation upon registration with details of the game.

Please note that the providers of the GooseChase application that you download are a separate company who are not able to deal with any queries about Urban Goose Chase. So if you have any questions about the application or the game, be sure it's us at Urban Goose Chase who you contact, via the Urban Goose Chase website.

Help! I haven't received any emails!
Make sure to check your junk or spam folder in your email inbox and be sure to add @urbangoosechase.com to your "Safe Sender" list!

How do I download the GooseChase App?
View the complete step by step instructions...

The Goose Chase app is available to download for free on all Android and iPhone, web-enabled devices. To find the applicable app, please search “GooseChase” in the relevant app store or search field. Once you have downloaded and opened the app you should see a log-in screen.

Log-in to the Application: Enter your team name and create your own personal password. Please remember, team names can only contain letters, numbers, periods, dashes, and underscores - no spaces! Follow through the prompts to complete your account: registered team name, password, profile picture (optional) and email address. Connecting your Facebook or Twitter accounts is also optional.

What if my team name is already used?
If your team name has already been taken just revise it to be as close to the original as possible. Please remember, team names can only contain letters, numbers, periods, dashes, and underscores - No spaces!

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Is there a pre-event check in?
No. There is no formal start location. We recommend that you start downtown near local attractions, in a neighborhood close to your favorite hot spots, or any other fun place you like to hang out! Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter to connect with other Urban Goose Chasers in your area too!

What should we wear?
Dress comfortably for a few hours of walking (skipping, jumping, lounging too), and appropriately for the weather. Anything can happen, so don't wear your best outfit if you can't afford to get it wet or dirty. And be sure to 'Theme Your Team' in orange outfits for bonus mission points!

What should we bring?

Your fully-charged iPhone or Android device with the App loaded and tested. Be sure your teammates bring their phones too just in case yours malfunctions. Remember: Blackberry devices will NOT work with the App.

Water: There are no water stations on the course because there is no set course.
Snacks: In case you get hungry during the game.
Spare Cash: For lunch, snacks, beverages, and other goose chase goodies.
Pen and paper: In case you get inspired or need to write something down along the way.

Will there be a bag check?
No. We suggest coming to the event with what you would expect to carry all day.

Do I have to sign a waiver and release to participate in Urban Goose Chase?
No. By registering for the event your team agrees to waive all rights and claims against Urban Goose Chase.

How well do I need to know the city?
Knowing the city helps, but it certainly isn't critically important. Getting out of bed that morning with an open mind, adventurous spirit, and good sense of humor is far more important!

What do we do if the weather is not good?
Urban Goose Chase is a blast regardless of the conditions outside. Just make sure you dress for the weather that day.

How long does Urban Goose Chase last?
You will have three hours to complete as many challenges as possible. You won't be able to complete EVERY mission, so you'll need a strategy to earn the most points. Afterward the event, check out Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see the top Urban Goose Chase party spots in the city, or just follow the crazy orange outfits to the nearest watering hole.

Is there a preset order of missions we need to complete?
No. Your team is free to take on any missions you want, in any order, at any time between the start time and finish time for your Urban Goose Chase event. Each mission is worth a certain amount of points so you might need to use strategy to earn the most points. You want to win don't you?

Alliances? Can teams work together during the event?
Sure. Go for it if you think it will be to your advantage, or if for some other reason (???) you want to get close with another team!

How should we get around the city?
You can get around the city however you want. You can start at any location and walk, drive, bike, take transit, hitch a ride, skip or jump around the city. Keep in mind that Urban Goose Chase is not a "checkpoint-to-checkpoint" race. Superior physical prowess is absolutely not of primary importance!

Do we have to eat any gross food?
Your team can accept any missions you want. None are mandatory.

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Can I see the missions before the event?
No. You'll just have to wait. All missions will go live when the game starts.

How do I submit my photos?
Once the game starts, all the challenges will be listed in order based on points value. To start a challenge, click on it, take a photo as evidence and then click “submit evidence” if you are happy with your photo. Once you’ve submitted evidence for a challenge, it will move from the list of remaining games, into the list of completed tasks.

What if my phone battery dies?
If your battery dies during the game you can use your team name and password to log into the game on another device. Only one device needs to be active during the game but it's a good idea to have a back up.

How do I change my team name in the App?
You can change your team name (your username) by first returning to the home screen (click the home button) and then clicking the cog button in the top left. From the settings menu, you can update your account info and profile details. You can change your username leading up to the event. We recommend keeping the main email address the same as the team leader who registered so that we can contact you after the game if needed!

How do I see my points or photos?
You can refresh your game by clicking home button and re-entering your game. Make sure you have good reception and data connectivity when playing the game. This will allow you to submit your photos quickly and move on to the next mission.

View the complete step by step instructions...

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How can I download my photos after the event is over?
Check your phone and photo settings BEFORE you start your Urban Goose Chase to be sure all photos will be saved to your device - either in your camera roll or picture folder. After the event you can still log-in to the game and take a screen shot of your favorite photos. After the event we try and post an album to our Facebook Page with some of our favorites pictures from each Urban Goose Chase.

How do we win Urban Goose Chase?
Use strategy, intellect and adventurous wit to earn as many mission points as possible during the event duration. If your team has earned enough mission points to be at the top of the leaderboard the moment Urban Goose Chase ends, we will audit your earned mission points to confirm their validity. If after this audit your points still keep you at the top of the leaderboard, your team will be declared the winner.

Are there any prizes for the winning team?
End up at the top of the leaderboard on event day (after we've checked to ensure you didn't cheat) your team could win top prize, not to mention massive bragging rights. Not in top spot? No worries, go find the team that did and get in on their party!

How does the scoring work?
Our team will review a feed of photos as they are submitted. We will decline/delete any photos that were clearly taken in error. But we won't audit every single photo submitted – just the photos of the team who arrived at the top of the leader board.

If the team at the top of the leader board remains in first place after their photos have been reviewed, they automatically win, and no other team’s photos are judged. This is because you can only lose points after the game is finished and cannot gain points.

If however, the team at the top of the leader board moves into second place or lower after being judged, we then do the same to the team who move up into first place, until we arrive at a winner.

As per the Terms and Conditions of the game, photos are judged against the same criteria as decided by the judges, whose decision is final. By accepting to the terms and conditions, you are agreeing to forfeit any right to appeal, and understand that there are no refunds or recounts once the game has ended.

- Follow the instructions for each mission to the best of your ability.
- Please don't break the law or cause damage to public or private property.
- Stay safe out there folks! We are not responsible for any injuries during the game.
- Include at least one team member in the photo unless it specifies otherwise.
- Be creative! Super awesome photos can earn you bonus points!
- Please take clear shots so that your photos aren't declined.
- Only original photos can be accepted.
- Judges' decisions are final but we always strive to be fair.

By signing up to play Urban Goose Chase you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the game.

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