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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            CONTACT:    Alisa T. Jackson
June 10, 2014                                                                    404-804-1717 

Dump the Pump for MARTA’s 2nd Annual Scavenger Hunt
Form a team and explore the city at the June 14 event

MARTA’s Second Annual Dump the Pump Scavenger Hunt, which commemorates the American Public Transportation’s annual effort to get motorists to dump their cars and use public transportation,  kicks off at noon, Saturday, June 14, at the Five Points MARTA station.

All teams must pre-register via the website, registration ends Thursday, June 12 at midnight or once all slots are filled.

Following clues left in MARTA stations, teams comprising four to six people will make their way around town deciphering riddles based on Atlanta’s history. The scavenger hunt is a great way to explore the city, while vying for the chance to win cool prizes.

Check-in starts at 10:50 a.m. at the Five Points station. The hunt itself begins at noon and ends at 4 p.m. Prizes, including iPad minis for members of the first place team, will be awarded at 5:30 p.m.

Helpful tips for participants:  

  • Individual photo IDs are required at check-in
  • Use only the MARTA rail system during the scavenger hunt
  • Submit complete Scavenger Hunt Book at end of the race
  • Updates will be sent to your email address
  • Disqualification is at MARTA’s discretion

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You can't do the DASH without Dumping the Pump

MARTA, in partnership with Cubic, presents Dump the Pump Dash Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, June 14th.  Check-in from 10:50am to 11:50am, Start time Noon at the Five Points MARTA Station.

Participating teams will have 3 1/2 hours to decipher riddles, find items, and take photos.  

Dump the Pump Dash Registration 

Scavenger Hunt  Registration no longer available.

Dump the Pump Radio Spots

2014 Scavenger Hunt will consist of no more than 40 Teams 4-6 people per team.

Participation is on a First come first served basis, online registration will end Thursday, June 12th at midnight or once all slots are filled.  

Each team must have 4 – 6 participants

  • Your team must have a minimum of 4 people to start the race
  • Round up your friends, get your thinking caps on and prepare for a team event you won't soon forget.

What's included?

  • Participants will receive a scavenger hunt booklet and be asked to look for things/places around MARTA's rail system.


  • Participants will be required to use MARTA rail, therefore, each team member will need to purchase or have MARTA Fare for unlimited rides for Saturday June 14
  • Participants will need a fully charged smart phone with camera to take pictures
  • Bring pen or pencil
  • Must be at least 18 years old to participate 
  • MARTA Employees or employees families cannot participate 


  • Grand Prize for First Place!
    Each team member in 1st Place will receive an Apple iPad Mini

The full iPad experience

Everything you love about iPad — the beautiful screen, fast and fluid performance, FaceTime and iSight cameras, thousands of amazing apps, 10-hour battery

Beautiful 7.9-inch display

Colors are vivid and text is sharp on the iPad mini display. But what really makes it stand out is its size. At 7.9 inches, it’s perfectly sized to deliver an experience every bit as big as iPad.


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  • Each team member in 2nd Place will receive a Solar-Powered Voltaic Backpack!

Leave it out in the sun for a nice charge!
Built tough for use as a weekend hike bag or as a large daypack. There are pockets and wire channels for multiple electronic devices and 1,850 cubic inches of storage space. The sleek black design makes going green trendy and hip!


    • 4 watts of solar power for fast charging
    • The solar panels protect fragile items inside
    • Included battery pack which stores power until you need it
    • 11 adaptors for easy connection to handheld electronics
    • Fully padded laptop sleeve for up to a 17" laptop (16.5" x 11" x 3" or 42cm x 28cm x 7cm)
    • Wire channels throughout the bag for headphones, bladder tubes etc.
    • Adjustable phone / MP3 pouch on the shoulder
    • Removable waist strap
    • High density padding in the shoulder straps and back
    • Mesh backing material for better air flow
    • Shell uses 600D fabric made from recycled PET (soda bottles), which is tough, water resistant and lightweight

solar back pack

  • Each team member in 3rd Place will receive a USB Solar-Powered Charger!

The Device that started a movement

Choose the CLASSIC2 for its large battery size to provide power to multiple devices while on the go. Powers phones, e-readers, tablets and even bike lights, water purifiers, GPS watches, headlamps and more USB-powered electronics

A day of direct sunlight on the CLASSIC2 captures enough energy for three charges for most smartphones or tops-off most tablets from half-depleted to a full battery. The CLASSIC2 features a full-sized USB port allowing thousands of devices to easily connect just as they do to a USB wall charger.

The iconic Solio design has been updated with more battery capacity while larger solar panels allow for more energy capture than ever before.

Anything: Simply connect to the CLASSIC2 using your device’s own USB charging cable.

Anytime:  Holds charge for up to a year. The CLASSIC2 will give most smartphones 3 complete charges.

Anywhere: Charge the CLASSIC2 from the Sun, USB port, or the wall.

“Sundial” for energy capture

The ingenious design of the Solio CLASSIC2 allows a pencil to be inserted into a central pivot point to make it possible to track the sun like a sundial. Simply point the CLASSIC2 towards the sun and rotate it until the pencil no longer casts a shadow. Adjust the position of the CLASSIC2 each time the pencil casts a shadow for maximum solar capture efficiency. A full day in full-sun completely charges the battery.

solar charger


  • Prizes sponsored by Cubic

Event Schedule
  • 10:50 am - 11:50 am Scavenger Hunt check-in at Five Points MARTA Station
  • Noon- Scavenger Hunt Starts
  • 4:00 pm Race ends
  • 5:30pm prizes awarded

Dash” notes 
  • Individual Photo ID’s are required at check-in
  • Your team must have a minimum  of 4 people to start the race (only individuals registered will be allowed to participate)
  • Participants must use MARTA Rail System
  • Photos taken at Rail Station must include all team members and have object with station name in the foreground or background
  • Complete Scavenger Hunt Book submission at end of the race.
  • Updates will be sent to your email address
  • Disqualification is at MARTA’s discretion

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