TEAM BUILDING ADVENTURE
Read each challenge carefully and click on any provided links to view helpful pictures, videos, and requirements for each challenge.
Complete as many challenges as you can in the given timeframe. Challenges can be completed in any order.
Teams need to stay together throughout the adventure, however, if you are all at the same location and searching for an item you can spread out until it is found and then regroup to take the necessary picture/video.
Capture as many team members in your picture or video as possible. When out in the community, teams often ask a kind stranger to take their picture or video so that the entire team can get on film. If it's necessary to have someone on your own team film certain challenges be sure to rotate who that person is so that everyone is actively involved in completing challenges throughout the adventure.
GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!
#100: Take a picture of your team and as many strangers needed to form a 3-tiered human pyramid inside of any elevator.
#101: Find someone with something that confirms they are a veteran (such as a war hat, a military pin, some type of military ID, etc) and take a video of your team all doing 5 push-ups at their feet to honor their strength. Along with your video you may want to take a close-up picture with the vet and their item as verification.
#102: Take a video of your team all walking/running up any down escalator for a full 10-seconds.
#103: Take a picture of your entire team all completing any variation of the "Tree Pose" in front of any Yoga Studio. If the studio doesn't have yoga in their name they should at least have signage out front or on the window promoting that their main business is yoga. To view a picture of someone properly performing the Tree Pose click HERE.
#104: Take a picture of at least 2 teammates holding themselves off the ground between any 2 walls. Racers should have part of their bodies or limbs on each wall.
#105: Take a video of 4 total people all balancing on part of a fire hydrant for at least 5 full seconds. None of the 4 people should have a foot touching the ground, but both their feet don't have to necessarily be on the hydrant.
#106: On any grassy surface, take a video of your team all completing the Group Sit & Stand Challenge. Basically, your team members will all be standing shoulder to shoulder in a tight clump/circle with your backs all facing in and your arms interlocked. Slowly lower the entire interlocked group to the ground until you are in a seated position and then slowly stand back up while remaining interlocked. To watch a video of a group successfully completing this challenge click HERE.
#107: Take a video of your team members all "Shuffling Their Buns" 10 times in the bread and buns aisle of any food store. To "shuffle your buns" sit on your backside with your legs out in front of you, knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Without touching the ground or your surroundings with your hands or arms at any time, scoot your butt towards your feet, then place your feet further out in front of you and again scoot your butt towards your feet. Have each racer do 10 of these and be sure to show that you're in the correct food aisle where (sandwich) buns are typically sold. To watch a video of a team successfully completing this challenge click HERE.
#108: Work together as a team to lift any stranger who is lying on their back up to the shoulder level of your team and then have someone take a picture of the entire group while you are holding them up. Be very careful to lower them down carefully with their feet touching first. The hardest part of this challenge may be convincing a stranger to trust your group. If you don't have enough team members to lift someone you can recruit other strangers to help you lift.
#109: Take a video of your entire team attempting to climb UP any playground slide one at a time while wearing either socks or bare feet. Once one team member makes it to the top they can remain there and assist others climbing up by grabbing their hand.
#200: Take a video of your team completing the "Paper Airplane Challenge". Basically send one team member to the 2nd level of any parking garage and have them toss a homemade paper airplane out into the air in front of them. The rest of your team should be on the sidewalk below and any one of your team members at ground level needs to catch the plane before it hits the ground, although all team members can be attempting to catch it..
#201: On any mobile device use the stopwatch function and get the timer to stop at exactly 5 seconds and then take a picture of the racer who was able to do it holding the device with 5.00 seconds clearly visible. This should be done using the stopwatch function and not the countdown/timer clock.
#202: Divide into pairs and take a video of everyone sitting on the ground completing the Smelly Ear Challenge. Basically one team member from each pair places a pencil in between their toes on their bare foot. That racer then attempts to place the pencil behind the ear of the team member they're paired with so that it stays there and doesn't fall out. The racer who starts with the pencil can place it in between their toes using their hands but while they are trying to complete the challenge neither racer can use their hands to help secure the pencil behind the ear. The racer receiving the pencil can move their head as needed but if you are using a sharpened pencil please be very careful not to poke your teammate. To watch a video of this challenge being completed successfully click HERE.
#203: Take a video of one team member tossing any standard baseball style hat and getting it to land on another team members head from at least eight feet away. The team member receiving the toss can't use their hands to catch it or hold it on their head once it hits. Both participants can move around as needed as long as they are at least eight feet apart. The hat doesn't need to land facing forward or even right side up, as long as it remains on the racer's head and doesn't fall off.
#204: Take a video of any one team member successfully completing the OREO Face Challenge. Place an Oreo on your forehead and using only your facial muscles and gravity attempt to move the cookie down your face and into your mouth without grabbing it with your hand or having it fall off. If it falls off place the cookie back on your forehead and try again. All racers can be attempting the challenge but only one needs to successfully complete it. To watch a video of someone completing this challenge successfully click HERE.
#205: Take a video of any two team members successfully completing the Pencil Pass Challenge. Basically one racer has a pencil lying across their upper lip and is holding it in place using only their lips and nose (no hands). A second racer must transfer the pencil to their upper lip without dropping it and without using their hands. The two racers faces will be very close to each other trying to transfer the pencil from one upper lip to the other without dropping it. Full disclosure, this challenge will be awkward...but hilarious! To watch a video of this challenge being completed successfully click HERE.
#206: Balance four apples one on top of the other and then take a picture of your team and your tower of apples. You should rotate who places each apple so that the same racer doesn't place two apples in a row. The apples should be unsupported, meaning they are not leaning against anything, not being held by any team members, and not stuck to each other with tape, toothpicks, etc.
#207: Take a video of any one of your team members flipping a standard (16 ounces or so) bottle of water onto a table, or hard surface at least waist high, and getting it to successfully remain standing upright once it lands. The bottle can be filled with as much water as needed to improve your chances of completing the challenge successfully. To watch a video of this challenge being completed successfully click HERE.
#208: Anywhere along the way take a continuous video of any one team member closing their eyes and reciting the first 12 digits of Pi from memory without anyone else assisting them. Just as a helpful tip, the number 8 is typically considered to be the 12th digit.
#209: Take a video of any racer on the team completing the "Coaster Flip Challenge" 3 times in a row without dropping it. Must use actual drink coasters of any size/shape. To watch a video of someone doing the "coaster flip" successfully click HERE. Basically overhang a coaster off the edge of a table. Place your hand, palm down, a few inches under the overhanging coaster and then smack it up into the air using the back side of your hand and snatch it out of the air (palm still facing down) before it hits the table or the ground. Do this 3 times in a row without any drops and you've done it! The higher you can smack it up into the air the easier it may be to time your catch as it's flipping.
#300: Take a video of your team asking any living person who is 85 years old or older "What is the meaning of life?". In addition to your video listening to their response, you can take a picture of their birth date on their ID in order to verify their age (their other personal information can be covered with their hand).
#301: Take a team picture with any PARKED vehicle whose license plate contains numerical digits that add up to 10, no more, no less. So if the plate were "CF2H 5K3" it would be acceptable because those numbers add up to 10 and there aren't any additional numbers.
#302: In 1775 Ben Franklin and others met here in Philadelphia and created the postal system. To honor them, take a picture of your team and any postal, mail, or package delivery vehicle that is being actively driven, or is stopped with the driver in or near the vehicle. In other words, it should not just be an empty, parked vehicle located at a post office, but rather a vehicle that is out on an active route today. You can also take a picture with a postman or woman on foot who is actively delivering mail. The vehicle could be any official mail or package delivery vehicle such as USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc but the driver should be somewhere in the vicinity or it's clear that it's actively being driven on a road (if you aren't able to capture the actual driver in the shot).
#303: Take a video of your team and any stranger that has a tattoo while they explain what that tattoo means to them. The tattoo must be visible at some point during the video.
#304: Take a picture of your entire team at any business that is open 24 hours a day. Team should be next to a sign or the hours at the actual business to prove it's open 24 hours.
#305: Take a picture of your team while an old fashioned barber pole is visible in the background. It will likely be a staff or pole with a helix of colored stripes and might be stationary or revolve. To view an example picture of a valid barber pole click HERE.
#306: Take a picture of your team at any location where the United States flag and any other country's flag are flying within 100 feet of each other. The flags should be authentic flags made of fabric, flying or displayed for the public to see, and not a miniature version found in a gift shop, image on a poster or shirt, etc.
#307: Find any hand painted mural that includes a human (or multiple humans) in the artwork. Then take a picture of your team posing like any of the humans while the mural is clearly visible in the background.
#308: Take a picture of your team and exactly 2 live pigeons or birds of any kind, no more, no less. If there is a group of more than 2 you'll need to work together to corral 2 away from the pack so you can capture them in the background and be close enough that you can see them clearly in the picture.
#309: Take a picture of your team with any official plaque or historical marker around the city that references a year prior to 1850. It could reference the year a structure was built, the year someone was born, a significant year for an organization, etc. As long as it references a year that is before 1850 on the marker or in the marker's verbiage.
#400: Dress any one racer on your team in 10 top layers of clothing. These should all be layers worn on their core, so items like hats, sunglasses, gloves, etc. would not count.. Once they are properly layered take a video of them peeling each layer back slightly and counting them.
#401: Staying healthy is important for everyone, and studies show that consuming garlic helps prevent illness. Take a video of all members on your team each chewing a separate raw clove of garlic for at least 10 full seconds. Racers should be actively chewing the clove and not just holding it in their mouths. Start by holding it up close to your mouth so anyone who watches the video can confirm it’s a clove of garlic, then chew on it for 10 seconds.
#402: Take a picture of your team, or a combination of your team and as many strangers needed in order to have 5 total people taking a bite of one slice of pizza. Each of the 5 individuals should be biting somewhere around the edge of the slice (so you may need to get cozy with one another), and your hands should not be touching or supporting the pizza (aka the slice is being held up only with everyone's mouths/teeth). You may want to take the picture from slightly above the group so it shows everyone's mouths on it. To see an example picture of a team completing this challenge click HERE.
#403: Complete the Kindness Roulette Challenge. Put each racers name in a hat and have everyone pick a name. If you get your own name put it back and re-draw. Once everyone has a name get blank paper, index cards, or something to write on. Then write that person a short note about what you admire about them. Try to focus on non-physical characteristics, unless there's something about them physically that really means a lot to you. Be open about why you admire them and what they mean to you. When you are finished have everyone give their notes to their chosen racer and read them to yourselves (or aloud if desired). Then take a team picture showing each other some love and holding up all of your notes.
#404: Get to Logan Square Fountain and then make your way into the water, far enough that you could touch one of the three green-colored human figures at the center of the fountain. Once there either have someone take a fun picture of your group from dry land or take a fun selfie, with a tight grip on your device.
#405: Take a video of your team all wiping the windows of a strangers car at a gas station using a Squeegee. Be sure to get the strangers approval before performing this challenge, and make sure they are visible at some point in the video.
#406: Take a picture of your team and at least 4 strangers at the LOVE statue while your're all either embraced in a large group hug OR you are all staging a wedding scene.
#407: Take a video of your team and at least 2 strangers all running up the last two flights of stairs at the front of the Art Museum while playing "Eye Of The Tiger" on a mobile device, or singing it, and then proudly raising your fists above your head once you reach the top.
#408: Take a video of your team completing "Stop, Drop, and Roll" in front of any working fire station. Be sure to yell each step of the fire safety technique as you do it and make sure the Fire Station is clearly visible and identifiable in the background.
#409: After decades of heartache, the Philadelphia Eagles are finally Super Bowl Champions! Take a video of your team all doing the "E-A-G-L-E-S...EAGLES" cheer with any stranger who's wearing Eagles apparel such as a jersey, hat, shirt, etc.