What is Escape Room Races?
Lauren: We have been in business since January 2017 and have had tons of positive feedback on our concept. We have now hosted multiple events including corporate team building and client entertainment and have events booked all throughout the upcoming Summer months here in Chicago!
Our goal at Escape Room Races is simple: give larger groups the chance to experience an escape room together and to bring in the new element of competing in teams against one another instead of a clock. We combine the themes and puzzles of an escape room with the adrenaline fueled competition through our seriously cool Escape Room Races boxes.
Currently our race theme is “Alien Invasion” and we have an outdoor and portable indoor version of this available. The outdoor version takes place in Grant Park and uses some of the awesome sites Chicago has to offer. We can host groups of 5 – 150 for this 1.5 – 2 hour event (depending on your skills) and customers can book directly through our website here: www.escaperoomraces.com/booknow.
Our portable indoor version has been very popular for conferences, trainings and other large events that take place in hotel ballrooms etc. Its an unexpected and creative way to get attendees excited and break up a day of speaker sessions! Customers interested in this experience can request a proposal here. For this event we can host 15 – 1200 people! We pride ourselves in responding quickly since we know the events industry moves fast!
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How have you spread the word about the company?
Lauren: Honestly, the best way is through word of mouth. When people tell me they were referred by someone who has done the race before and how much they enjoyed their time, it’s the best feeling.
Best advice to give those want to start a business?
Lauren: Believe in yourself and actually take the jump in. Things will not be perfect right away, but if you work hard and smart they will get there.
For more information on how to plan your own Escape Room Race adventure visit www.escaperoomraces.com!