Ruthless Good: The Great Austin Scavenger Hunt supporting United Way For Greater Austin
United Way For Greater Austin

About Ruthless Good: The Great Austin Scavenger Hunt

If you like doing good with a side of fun competition then Ruthless Good is for you!

Ruthless Good is not your ordinary fundraiser. Teams will work and play together to solve clues to find unique Austin locations and capture photos and answer trivia questions.  With the streets of Austin as the game board, you will have two hours to complete as many activities as possible, earning points all along the way. 

All ages are welcome! It’s a great opportunity for students, families, friends and work colleagues to team up and do some good for their community.


Starts at:  April 7, 2018 9:00 AM
Ends at:  April 7, 2018 1:00 PM


The Long Center's City Terrace
701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin,TX USA


Ruthless Good


  1. Register and start a team!
  2. Invite all your friends and all their friends...and maybe those Facebook "friends" that seem super cool but you don't actually know that well. 
  3. Raise money that will change thousands of lives, right here in ATX.

COMPETITION AND PRIZES: The sooner you register, the sooner you can start earning points for your team and get a leg up on the competition! Earn points for recruiting others to join the hunt, fundraising and social sharing. On the day of the hunt, you'll earn even more points for all of the photo and trivia activities you complete. At the finish line celebration, notable teams will receive bragging rights as well as special prizes.

EVENT DAY SCHEDULE: Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7th, you and your team will meet at the Long Center and receive all you need to know to start the hunt. Teams will leave on foot from the Long Center at 10:00 a.m. and must return by noon. You should be prepared to walk about 2-3 miles (at your own pace) within the three hour time frame.

What is Ruthless Good?

It’s not just the tacos, the trails and the tailgates that make us love Austin, Texas. There are so many unique things about our treasured city that help it earn the stamp of home. If there’s one thing United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) has learned in its 90+ years of calling Austin home, this is a generous town filled with the best people in the world.

Ruthless Good is a fun way to test your strategic talents and know how. UWATX wants you to discover new things about your community and how we can all do our part to make Austin a better place for all.

Ruthless Good is for all of us who want to have some competitive fun while helping UWATX improve lives by bringing people, ideas and resources together to fight poverty in our community. All funds raised stay local to help our neighbors with the most need. 

Why Join Ruthless Good?

You’ll learn about the quirky, cool and strange corners of Austin, learn where all those places you always meant to visit actually are and learn who on your team is the smartest and fittest! You’ll also learn a little bit about United Way for Greater Austin and all the Ruthless Good we get to be a part of in our community. AND you'll have the chance to win bragging rights and cool prizes!

Still need convincing? Here are 10 other reasons that should compel you:

  1. You’ve been looking for a way to show off your Austin trivia knowledge.
  2. You need to boost your step count to beat everyone in your office fitness challenge.
  3. Food, beer and lawn games at the finish line!
  4. You’re ruthlessly competitive, but not a monster. Victory feels better when it’s for a good cause.
  5. The possibility of eternal glorious bragging rights.
  6. It won’t even feel like exercise, but you will feel like a champion.
  7. It’s officially safe to come downtown after SXSW.
  8. It’s nice to go for a walk without picking up after your dog.
  9. #SquadGoals
  10. Austin children and families need your help!

What Your Donations Support

United Way for Greater Austin believes that everyone deserves to enjoy the promise of Austin, which is why we rally our community to help all our citizens reach their full potential. Your fundraising support for Ruthless Good helps to make this all happen.

Through the dollars you raise, you will:

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