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.

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

On a typical day inside this Blake Street location, people are trying to disarm a doomsday device or pull off a heist job.  It may sound like a dangerous place but the only real danger is letting the competition catch up to you while trying to complete the mind-bending challenge awaiting you here.  Get your team to this location and find a staff member inside to instruct you on how to complete this checkpoint.  Once you complete the checkpoint you will receive an item.  Take a picture of your entire team and that item as proof that you completed the challenge and made it out alive!  If our HQ can't verify the item you're holding we may ask you to submit a separate picture of just the item.   

- 1 picture, or multiple pictures if needed, all team members visible

- Team is at the specified Blake Street location 

- The designated item is clearly visible and identifiable confirming your team has completed the challenge

Checkpoint #2

The name of this arcade sounds like "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda" minus the number of Geese-A-Laying in the popular Christmas carol. There are two of these locations around the city but the one you need to get to is just a block from where you'd find the largest diamond in the city.  Once there, head inside to complete the Skeeball Challenge.  Purchase a skeeball game (25 cents) on any of their 3 lanes, and take a video of any member of your team rolling a skeeball into any of the holes shown below (30, 40, 50, or either 100 point hole).  Be aware that the maximum length you can upload to Bonfyre is a 9-second video, although you can take a longer video and just trim it down within the app.  Be sure your racer rolls the ball from the end of the lane, and does not roll it or throw it in the hole from some other spot.  The video must show the racer rolling the ball from the end of the lane, the ball going into one of the designated holes, and your entire team celebrating. 

- 1 video, all team members visible

- Team is at the specified arcade location

- Any member of your team rolls a skeeball from the end of the lane into either the 30, 40, 50, or either 100 point hole. 

Checkpoint #3

It's too bad ATM's don't dispense coins, because you'll need both to complete this challenge!   Find any ATM around the city, and once there take a video of any member of your team completing the Coin Snatch Challenge while the ATM is clearly visible in the background.  To see an example of the Coin Snatch Challenge click PLAY on the video below. 

All members of your team are able to attempt the challenge, but only one needs to complete it to be verified.  Make sure the video shows the team member fully completing the challenge from when it is resting on top of their bent elbow, to when they finish and it is clearly in their hand after catching it.  Be aware that the maximum length video you can upload to Bonfyre is 9 seconds, but you can take a longer video and then trim it down in the app to just show the portion where the racer successfully completes the challenge.  

- 1 video, all team members clearly visible

- Any ATM around the city is clearly visible in the background at some point in the video

- Any ONE team member completes the Coin Snatch Challenge successfully, as shown in the video below


Checkpoint #4

Figuring out where this checkpoint is will be easy, since we've provided you with a detailed map below.  Completing the challenge however will take some serious focus and teamwork.  At this location, you'll find lots of concrete pavers laid out in a spiral design on the lawn. 

As a team, count or figure out the number of pavers that are found within the red outlined area on the map below.  You'll want to include all the pavers used to form the large spiral design as well as any others that aren't a part of the design but are found within the red outlined area.  Once you think you have the correct number take a picture of your entire team with the large white colored sculpture of two people in the background, and submit the number in your Team Bonfyre comment thread.  As a kind gesture we will give you a 10 paver plus or minus margin of error (you're welcome).  

You will only get 3 total guesses for the number, so if you get it wrong 2 times then your 3rd guess better be correct or this checkpoint becomes blocked and will need to be your skip!   

- 1 picture, all team members clearly visible

- Team is at the specified lawn, and the large white colored sculpture of two people is visible in the background

- Up to 3 submissions for the correct number (within 10 pavers plus/minus) of actual pavers found within the red outlined area in the map below.  After the 3rd incorrect submission the checkpoint becomes blocked for your team and will need to be your skip

Checkpoint #5

This popular attraction, which opened in 1999, sits on a 17 acre property and contains approximately 1 million gallons of water.  It's the largest of it's kind between Chicago and California.   Located somewhere outside of the building is a blue bench partly occupied by a dangerous predator, but don't worry, he's more likely to be seen in the highest grossing movie in 1975 than on a Dateline special.  Once there, take a fun picture of your entire team and the predator, and see if you can smile even bigger than him. 

- 1 picture, all team members clearly visible

- Team is at the specified blue bench at the specified attraction

- The specified predator is clearly visible and identifiable 

Checkpoint #6

Originally called a "Biscuit" and produced by the National Biscuit Company this now famous treat tends to get twisted apart by it's loyal fans.  Take a picture of your entire team while each racer has a half of one of the treat's on one cheek and the other half on their other cheek.  When we say cheek we mean your face, but if you decide to use a different cheek we'll regretfully accept that too.  Two halves of the treat must be stuck to the cheeks of every team member and the treats have to be free-standing (you can't hold them on).  So lick, stick, or smash it against your face until you're able to get a picture with it stuck on each team members cheeks at the same time.   

- 1 picture, all team members clearly visible, and completing the challenge at the same time

- The designated treat is being used

- Each team member has a half of one of the treat's stuck to one cheek and another half stuck to their other cheek

- The treats must be sticking without anyone holding them on when the picture is taken

Checkpoint #7

Outside of the entrance of this historic building, which opened in 1894, is a granite step that happens to be 1,609 meters above the sea.  Well, at least they thought it was, until a group in 1969 measured that point as 3 steps higher. And they thought it was correct, until another group in 2003 used more accurate technology to determine that point is actually 2 steps below the first mark.  Get your team to this location and take a picture with the original engraved step, before it changes again!  

- 1 picture, all team members clearly visible

- Team is at the designated historic building 

- The designated engraved granite step is visible and identifiable

Checkpoint #8

It may be the world's first cable-stayed structure of it's kind using post-tensioned structural construction (engineer sweet talk), but it is not actually 1000 years old despite it's name. It was designed to only be 25 feet above street level in order to minimize the height pedestrians had to climb to access it, but you may wish it was even lower after this challenge.  Get your team to the western-most staircase of this structure (the end without the large mast) and take a video of your entire team attempting to run up the entire length of the staircase within one continuous 9-second video (the maximum length that can be uploaded to Bonfyre). Even if you aren't able to make it up the entire staircase within the 9-seconds you should submit the video and our HQ will verify it if you made an aggresive attempt to get there.   

- 1 video, all team members visible

- Team is at the specified western-most staircase of the specified structure 

- Team attempts to run up the entire length of the staircase within one 9-second video (the maximum that can be uploaded to Bonfyre) 

Checkpoint #9

It's never easy to chase down a moving target, or take a selfie with one...especially if math is involved.  To complete this challenge take a picture of your entire team and any city bus whose I.D. number adds up to an even number.  Using the bus pictured below as an example, it's I.D. number is 2268, and when you add up the digits in that number it equals 18, which is an even number.  The bus I.D. number is typically posted in multiple locations on the exterior of the bus, which should not be confused with the route number that is typically flashing across the digital marquee at the front of the bus.  If the bus is moving when you snap your selfie just be sure the bus I.D. number is legible in your picture and adds up to an even number in order to be verified by HQ.      

- 1 picture, all team members clearly visible

- A city bus is clearly visible in the background 

- The digits that make up the bus I.D. number add up to an even number

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 establishment you need to get to, which is found along Market Street, is shown in the image below.       

Once your team completes your 8th total checkpoint successfully start heading towards this location and our Race HQ will send you a quick and brief instruction on what your team needs to do once you get there.  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 if you'd like, you can relax with your team, some other fun racers, and recover from your adventure at this after race venue!      

- All team members present at the Finish

- Team completes the requirement sent by Race HQ