It occurs to me I have neglected to follow up on a few things. Let me just say that Midnight Madness was indeed totally bananas, mad-as-can-be. Besides the insane-dash clue scramble through the city, there were elements of a scavenger hunt added to this year's race.
My team was beyond tremendous. I have never had so much fun doing something I'm so very bad at. At 9:30 in the morning we called it quits. We were, evidently, in the minority. The teams that finished did so at around 3pm. See another team's account of the madness.