OCTOBER | EVENT
The Oakland Treasure Hunt is a unique urban sleuthing adventure played on the streets of downtown and uptown Oakland. Teams have three hours to solve clues leading to unique locations including obscure landmarks, forgotten architectural delights, and vestiges of Oakland’s rich history. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Game Theory Academy.
Q. What was the inspiration behind the event? ?
The inspiration is the Chinese New Year Hunt in SF, and we wanted to bring the fun and excitement to Oakland by working with the company who puts on the Chinese New Year Hunt.
Q Tell us in one sentence why attendees love the event.
Attendees get to explore historic Oakland locations they could have passed over without noticing or that they would not have seen otherwise.
Q What’s the best thing about holding the event in Oakland?
Enjoying the great locations Oakland has to offer.
Q Does your event partner with local businesses in Oakland?
Yes. Our sponsors this year include Hanson Britgett LLP, MB Jesse, Farmers Insurance: Ruth Stroup Agency, 4505 Meats, Mr. Espresso, Interstate Roofing & Solar, Julie Gardner & The GRUBB Company, Douglas Parking, Sutro Li and Montclair Orthodontics.
Q What’s the one thing Oakland offers that makes it the best place for your event?
Oakland offers diverse spaces to explore, making the clues challenging and fun to solve.
Q What is the one thing you want everyone to know about this event?
The profits go to an Oakland-based nonprofit that works with youth, Game Theory