Read each clue carefully. Complete each checkpoint accurately based on the description.  You must complete 9 out of the 10 checkpoints.  Checkpoint #10 is mandatory (cannot be your skip), and will need to be completed last, otherwise checkpoints can be completed in any order throughout the race.

Each checkpoint has a set of validation points below the clue that we will confirm for every submission.  Submit your completed clues to our Race Headquarters throughout the race via your Team Bonfyre and we will notify you quickly of the status using one of these simple responses:

VERIFIED = everything is completed correctly

CODE 1 = you are not at the correct location

CODE 2 = all of the requirements were not met  

CODE 3 = all team members were not visible

Our HQ will review your submission almost instantly.  You should see your response very quickly but you do not need to wait around for it, especially if you are confident that you completed the checkpoint correctly. Teams need to stay together throughout the race from one checkpoint to another and each team member (and their body markings when possible) should be visible in every submission unless otherwise noted.

If you have a race-related question during the race you can submit it through your Team Bonfyre.  We will respond quickly and provide you with the information you need as long as it doesn't impact your ability to solve the clue.

We have carefully scouted and vetted every checkpoint but cities are a constantly changing beast so if a checkpoint is inaccessible or you're not able to complete the requirements for any reason let us know right away and we will adjust the requirements if needed and verify accordingly.   


Checkpoint #1

Known as the "Urban Buddha" by regulars, the image shown below greets those that visit (or even walk past) this fitness facility along East Cass Street.  The people inside the facility are often found to be holding an "Asana", which today you'll prove can be done outside the building too.  Get your team to this facility and have someone take a picture of your entire team out front of the building while you're all holding the "Tree Asana".  Make sure the "Urban Buddha" is visible somewhere behind your team so we can verify you're at the correct location.   

- 1 picture, all team members clearly visible

- Team is at the specified fitness facility where the "Urban Buddha" is found

- Team members are all holding the "Tree Asana" while the picture is taken

Checkpoint #2

If the author of the book The Silent World had visited Tampa this would probably be his favorite spot. This popular non-profit attraction is home to more than 20,000 living species, including one massive "Dasyatidae" that resides outside the front entrance.  Get your team to this location and take a fun picture of your entire team and at least 2 strangers as you're all about to get attacked by the "Dasyatidae", or battling this giant creature to avenge the death of our favorite Aussie wildlife personality!  

- 1 picture, all team members visible

- At least 2 strangers are visible and included in your picture

- Team is at the specified non-profit facility

- The giant "Dasyatidae" is clearly visible in the background  

Checkpoint #3

To complete this checkpoint you'll need to use some street sense. Take a picture of your entire team with a 3-digit address on a building or store whose digits add up to 10.  So if you found an address that was 235 it would be valid because 2+3+5 = 10.  Likewise, the address 505 would also be valid.  The number needs to be a 3-digit address on a building or storefront, and not just a random number you find along the way in a sign, phone number, etc.  Take the picture far enough away that we can get a good sense it's a building address, but close enough that the number is clearly legible.     

- 1 picture, all team members clearly visible

- The 3-digit building or store address is clearly visible

- The addresses 3 digits add up to 10

Checkpoint #4

This type of checkpoint has not only become a tradition for Xplore, but is perfect on a beautiful sunny Florida day like today!

Get your team to the water feature found at the east end of the park named for the Tampa mayor who served from 1943 until his death in 1956.   If that doesn't help, his last name rhymes with the final answer given when the first person won the million dollars on the US version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.   Once you get to the water feature, have a stranger take your team's picture as each racer stands over a separate sprayer nozzle and leans forward over the stream of water so it hits you in the core/chest region for the picture.  For a better description of the required pose see the image and description below.   

- 1 picture, all team members clearly visible

- Team members are at the specified water feature

- Each team member is standing over a separate sprayer and posing as described in the image below

Stand over the fountain nozzle and bend forward so the water hits you in your core or chest region. To provide more support on your back you can place your hands on your knees as you bend forward. Then look up and smile for the picture! 

Checkpoint #5

This checkpoint is located at a 600,000 square foot complex that attracts many of it's visitors for days at a time (although they don't sleep here).  This complex sits on the former site of a major fort that protected this area during multiple wars in the 1800's, and became it's own town for about 20 years after it was decommissioned.

Once you get there, find the long staircase and escalators shown in the image below.  To complete this challenge take a video of your entire team all attempting to make it from the bottom of the escalator to the top within one 9-second video (the maximum length that can be uploaded to Bonfyre).

You should ride the up escalator and will likely need to run up the escalator to traverse the entire length of it in the allotted time frame.  Please travel safely and be respectful of anyone else using the escalator.  If possible, have the last person in your line of racers hold the phone so they can get a good view of your entire team doing it and some of the surrounding architecture so we can confirm you are at the correct location.      

- 1 video, all team members clearly visible if possible

- Team is at specified set of escalators at the specified location

- Team attempts to make it from the bottom of the UP escalator to the top within one 9-second video  

Checkpoint #6

This challenge is going to either take some luck, or the help of some kind strangers (hopefully lanky strangers).  To complete this challenge take a picture of your entire team, and as many strangers as needed, to create a connected "human chain" (stretch hand in hand) between any two parked cars that are in the color family most commonly labeled with a Hexadecimal Code of "FF0000" (that's 4 zero's).  That code is just a reference, the two parked cars can be any shade of that color.  Please be careful when forming your human chain and avoid stretching across any road where traffic is actively flowing.  Cars are constantly changing parking spots so if you see a chance to complete this challenge you may want to start recruiting strangers help before your opportunity pulls away!  

- 1 picture, all team members clearly visible

- Team members, and as many strangers as needed, form a connected human chain (outstretched arms) between any two parked cars that are a shade of the specified color.

Checkpoint #7

Back in April of 1919 the larger than life athlete and legend described in the movie clip below (press play to watch it) set an historic record here in Tampa.  The record is estimated to be about 587 feet, which many believe is the longest official one of it's kind.  It occurred in front of 4,300 screaming fans, and although the park where this great feat took place has since been torn down, a plaque marking where it happened is still there.  Get to this location and take a picture of your team all pretending to be fans on that day as the record was set, while the historical plaque is clearly visible behind you.

* If your device is having trouble playing the video just notify us via your Team Bonfyre and we'll let you know what it says.        

- 1 picture, all team members clearly visible

- Team is at specified historical plaque and it is clearly visible 


Checkpoint #8

Although it's only been a museum for about 20 years, this building was active most of the 1900's as the headquarters for the TFD.  It saw the transformation from horse-drawn buggies to the large trucks that we now see screaming down the streets on their way to "work".  If it helps, this building has streets on 3 sides of it that share their names with Presidents who all served before 1858.  

Once at this location take a video of your entire team all performing the well-known safety technique taught by those who serve in this field of work, while the museum is clearly visible in the background.  This safety technique is made up of 3 prominent action words and is often taught to kids, but can be fun for Urban Adventure Racers to practice too!  When performing the technique be sure to shout out the 3 prominent steps so we know you are doing them in the proper order!           

- 1 video, all team members clearly visible if possible

- Team is at the specified museum and it is clearly visible and identifiable in the background

- Team members are performing the well-known safety technique 

Checkpoint #9

In order to beat the competition in this race you need to find a balance between speed and skill, and this challenge tests both. This checkpoint can be completed anywhere around the city. Take a picture of your entire team while one soda can per team member (of any brand) is perfectly balanced at an angle as shown in the picture below.  You must have one soda can visible for each racer on your team and all of them must be balanced at an angle, and unsupported (not being held or leaning against anything).      

- 1 picture, all team members clearly visible

- Soda cans are balanced at an angle (similar to the image below), and are not being held or leaning against something

- Team must complete the challenge using 1 soda can for each racer on your team and all of them must be balanced in the picture at the same time 

Checkpoint #10  



After you have completed 8 total checkpoints and had them verified by our Race HQ, then this checkpoint will be the final one you complete. The FINISH LINE for the entire race!  

The downtown establishment you need to get to shares it's name with the song being played in the video clip below (press play to hear it).

Once your team completes your 8th total checkpoint successfully our Race HQ will send you a quick and brief instruction on what your team needs to do at this location.  Once you complete the objective or upload the required submission at this location you will be finished the race and you will instantly receive your finish place and time!  Then you can relax with your team, the other fun racers, and recover from your adventure at this after race venue (see details below)!      

- All team members present at the Finish

- Team completes the requirement sent by Race HQ