Idiotarod Austin

First popularized in Brooklyn, this mad-dash of tomfoolery and sabotage requires participants to find a shopping cart, form a team of five people, devise a costumed identity, and wacky-race across a 4-mile stretch of East Austin, stopping at local watering holes along the way; awards include "Good Times" for the first-place finishers, and "Best Bribe" for the most morally-questionable team, presumably earned by ramming other carts and causing cases of Snidely Whiplash.