PITTSBURGH PA, October 4, 2016 – Pittsburgh-based national technology consulting firm The Sextant Group is revving the engines for its 12th Annual Road Rally on Saturday, October 15th beginning at 1:00 pm. The event has grown in reputation and participation every year for the last decade.
This “riddle rally” is not a race – it involves solving clues to decipher a route, driven at legal speeds on public roads. Drivers cross historic Western Pennsylvania bridges, explore Pittsburgh’s ethnic neighborhoods, enjoy challenging topography, traverse the picturesque back roads and forgotten alleyways that help make the Three Rivers area so distinctively beautiful. The rally starts at the firm’s corporate headquarters on Pittsburgh’s beautiful and historic Washington’s Landing (aka Herr’s Island, a reclaimed brownfield island in the middle of the Allegheny River) at 700 Waterfront Drive, #200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Traversing city streets, forgotten back alleys, bridges and rivers, and out-of-the-way county roads, the rally is strategically scheduled to take advantage of Western Pennsylvania’s peak autumn foliage colors.
As a national technology consultant, The Sextant Group helps clients navigate the complex digital landscape, guiding them through challenges brought about by new and emerging technologies. The company’s name is derived from the navigational instrument historically used by sailors to sail the high seas. The firm’s overarching metaphor extends to the road rally — helping participants find their way to a destination by giving them the right tools to stay on course.
A car and driver enthusiast, The Sextant Group’s President and CEO Mark Valenti, says, “Winning teams are built around sharp-eyed and clever navigators. We’re delighted to continue this annual event that has grown into a meaningful and fun experience for our clients and friends.”
Last year, nearly 70 people participated in the road rally, a record number of attendees for the annual event. Eighteen of 25 cars finished the 71-mile course, one of the best showings over the last decade.
The rally attracts members of the architectural, engineering and construction community, plus enthusiasts from local Audi and Subaru Clubs. Starting out from just a handful of professional friends in 2004, over the past dozen years event has grown so much that there is now a 30-car limit each year. Past participants include representatives from architectural firms Cannon Design, Stantec, WTW, DRS, KSBA, Mosier, and Loysen+Kreuthmeier, plus teams from higher education, creative agencies, designers, technology and the corporate world.
Typical Road Rally Clues and Tips:
1. The clue in a riddle rally will only make sense if you are in the right place.
2. If you get lost, your only strategy is to go back to the last clue where you absolutely knew where you were, and then start over.
3. Always proceed straight until told to turn off the current road.
4. Obey all traffic laws, speed limits, and street signs.
Photos from previous The Sextant Group Road Rallys: The Sextant Group Road Rally Flickr page
About The Sextant Group
Founded in 1995, The Sextant Group, Inc. is one of the largest independent technology consulting firms of its kind in North America. With over 1800 projects for more than 600 owners in 44 states and 11 countries, The Sextant Group serves global corporate, higher education and healthcare clients from offices across North America. The Sextant Group has corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh and satellite offices in Atlanta, Boston, Columbus, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Omaha, Phoenix, Raleigh and Washington DC. For more information, visit www.TheSextantGroup.com.