Spirited Chase 2022: Part of the Spirit & Place Festival

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Spirited Chase 2022: Part of the Spirit & Place Festival


Date and Time

Saturday, November 12, 2022 8:30 a.m. (ET) calendar reminder

About the Event


2022 SPIRITED CHASE : “Who Are We”

WFYI invites you to experience various Indianapolis stories of how we identify as you join us on a journey around the city during the 14th Annual Spirited Chase on Saturday, November 12th, part of the 2022 Spirit and Place Festival.

This on-the-go program offers you the chance to visit various secret locations to meet the people and places of Indianapolis and learn about the various ways we identify.

The twist? You won't know where you are going until you get there!

During your "chase," you will be given instructions on how to visit each destination. The unique community partners each will offer their own creative and engaging story of "identify". Come prepared to be a little daring and to maybe get a bit dirty. (Outdoor activities are a definite possibility!) You will have the chance for photos along the way and a time for reflection and feedback at the end of the day.

So, get ready to explore with us as you join us on a day-long adventure around Indianapolis!

Cost to participate in this year’s Spirited Chase is $9 per person. A per-person price allows us to efficiently manage registrations and provide a smooth event experience for participants. Cost includes snacks, water, and an event packet that will be available for pick-up the morning of the event.

Tickets can be purchased either as:
1. and Individual, or:

2. as a Group by car-load.

If you would like to register as a group, please coordinate with your group members on a "Group Name", as you will be asked for your Group Name to register with your group. The first group member will need to create the Group Name, and then others can join the group.

COVID-19 Leading up to the event, WFYI will continue to monitoer the presense of COVID-19 in our community.  Event participants will be expected to follow recommended safety precautions in place at the time of the event, including wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing, regardless of vaccination status. And, all event staff and volunteers will be following recommended precautions.

Please note, details are subject to change. You will be contacted again prior to the event with finalized details. Please visit the Spirited Chase event page for the latest information.

Day-Of Information

CHECK-IN: Onsite drive-thru check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at WFYI. And, Spirited Chase programming begins PROMPTLY at 9 a.m. once you arrive, staff and volunteers will direct you where to park in the parking lot. Please stay in your vehicles and someone will come to you to check-in vehicle.


  • Your team’s driver should park in WFYI's Parking Garage, located on the right-hand side of the road off Illinois St, just north of 16th St.
  • Guests who are carpooling to WFYI should park in WFYI’s overflow guest lot, located at the corner of 16th St and Illinois. You can enter the parking garage and meet your other team mates via the Pierson Street alley.

FOOD: In the morning, a bottle of water and packaged snacks will be provided to each group. Due to ongoing COVID safety measures, we will not be offering lunch this year.
RESTROOMS: Restroom access will be limited this year. The WFYI building is currently closed to guests, and will not be open for restroom use during this event. Please plan accordingly.
CYCLING: This year’s Spirited Chase route is NOT conducive to cycling. Please plan to drive to each of our sites.
CLOTHING: Wear warm, comfortable shoes and clothes, and plan for potential mess! Portions of this year's event will take place outside. The weather forecast for Saturday currently calls for a high temperature of 36 and partly cloudy skies. Please dress accordingly and plan for the weather.
ADA COMPLIANCE: Not all locations are ADA compliant. WFYI staff and volunteers will do their best to assist those with disabilities; however, not all venue areas may be accessible.
LATE ARRIVALS: If you have someone joining your party late, invite them to contact you via cell phone to connect with you at your destination.


Do I need to participate in the whole event? No, but we hope you do!

Are children welcome? Yes, but the event is best suited for children 14 years of age or older.

Can I change or add team members? Yes, but we need to have the final confirmation of team members before November 10. If the event sells out before November 10, additions will no longer be accepted.

Are the sites accessible? Most locations are ADA compliant. WFYI staff and volunteers will do their best to assist those with disabilities, however. Please reach out to us if you have accommodation requests.

What COVID-19 saftey measures will be implemented? Due to the ongoing presence of COVID-19, WFYI and our Spirited Chase partners will be observing recommended saftey mesaures that may be in place at the time of the event. We will be gathering indoors, and in large groups, so we please ask participants to engage and their comfort level. Anyone with recent exposure or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the event will not be permitted to particiate.

Will there be rest facilities along the way? Yes, the venues will have facilities available.

Should I bring water or snacks? Please do! We will provide snacks and water for you at the beginning of the day.

Is this rain or shine? Yes! Dress for rain or shine, hot or cold, messy or clean ... we're taking you there! (Tennis shoes really are a must and skirts/dresses are not recommended. Check the morning forecast and bring an umbrella, if needed.)

Will I need any extra money? Perhaps, but that's because you might wish to purchase an item from a location.

Will you tell me where I'm going? Yes, indeed, but only by printed instructions at the previous stop. No information about destinations will be revealed in advance.

PLEASE also check your email on the morning of November 12 in case of any last-minute changes.


We are looking forward to seeing Spirited Chase participants on Saturday, November 12 th for this year's Spirited Chase, "Who Are We."

Please keep the following information in mind:

  • CHECK-IN: Check-in is expected to begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. at WFYI, 1630 N. Meridian Street. Spirited Chase programming will begin at 9:00 a.m.
  • LOCATION: Check-in will occur at WFYI at 1630 N Meridian Street. More details will be shared closer to the event.
    FOOD: In the morning, you will recieve light morning snacks and an event packet.
  • BRING CASH: Just in case you want to purchase something along the way.
  • CLOTHING: Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. We may be spending time outdoors. Dress accordingly and plan for weather.
  • ADA COMPLIANCE: Not all locations are ADA compliant. WFYI staff and volunteers will do their best to assist those with disabilities, however, not all venue areas may be accessible.
  • LATE ARRIVALS: If you have someone joining your party late, invite them to contact you via cell phone to connect with your destination.


Have questions? Contact Carly Weidman, cweidman@wfyi.org, OR (317) 614-0403


This event is brought to you as a part of the 2022 Spirit and Place Festival.

ABOUT SPIRIT & PLACE. The Spirit & Place Festival (Nov. 3-13) celebrates the powerful role the arts, humanities, and religion play in community life and is housed in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Learn more at spiritandplace.org.


Drive-through check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at WFYI Event will conclude by 1:00 pm Questions? (317) 614-0403 OR cweidman@wfyi.orgRegister

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