X-Race Challenge Details Page


PHYSICAL

#100: Take a picture of your team and as many strangers needed to form a 3-tiered human pyramid inside of any elevator.

- 1 picture, all team members visible and as many strangers as needed

- human pyramid must be 3 tiered

- pyramid must be inside of an elevator but it can be stopped at a floor with the doors open

 

#101: Place a standard-sized bottle of water on the ground in front of each team member who is standing over it.  Then take a video of your team all crouching down and picking up their bottle in between their knees and then standing up. Your knees or hands cannot touch the ground or any other structures when attempting to grab the bottle.  

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- each team member picks up a standard sized bottle of water using the technique described above without touching their knees or hands to the ground  

 
 

#102: Take a video of your entire team and as many strangers as you need to complete a synchronized lap sit circle where each racer sits on the knees of the person behind them in the circle and the circle is completely self supported (no one is on a chair and everyone's weight is supported by another person in the circle) 

- 1 video, all team members visible and as many strangers as needed to complete the challenge

- team completes the lap sit circle as demonstrated in the video below (click play to view)

- team begins by standing and ends as a fully supported circle where each racer is sitting on another racer or strangers lap/knees

 

 
 

#103: Take a video of your entire team all "crab walking" past the seafood section inside of any food store. 

- 1 video, all team members visible

- team must all be attempting to crab walk as seen below

- the seafood section of any food store is visible and identifiable in the background

 
 

#104: Take a picture of your entire team while each racer has at least 5 books stacked on each hand and their arms are fully extended and locked either to the side or out in front of their body.  

- 1 picture, all team members visible 

- each racer has at least 5 books stacked on each of their hands (10 total books per racer)

- each racers arms are fully extended and stretched away from their body to the side or out in front

 

#105: Divide your team in half and pair up with another racer. Stand back to back with your partner and interlock your arms with your partner's arms.  Then take a video of your team members working together to lower themselves to the ground to a sitting position, then work together to pull yourselves back up into a standing position without unlocking your arms.  You can also complete this as one large group with your entire team if you'd prefer. If you want to do pairs and have an uneven number of racers you can have someone do it twice, recruit a stranger to do it with you.

- 1 video, all team members visible

- team is either attempting the challenge as one group, or in pairs

- team members are back to back, interlock arms, start in a standing position and lower themselves to the ground and then back up to standing while keeping their arms interlocked

 
 

 

#106: 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.

- 1 picture, all team members visible and one stranger

- stranger is lying on the back and lifted up to the shoulder height of the team members

 
 

 

#107: 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.  

- 1 video, team members or team and enough strangers to have 4 total people attempting challenge

- all 4 people are balancing anywhere on any standard fire hydrant

- must have all feet off the ground but participants feet don't necessarily have to all be on the hyrdrant

- group should remained balanced without touching the ground for a full 5 seconds

 

#108: 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. If you can't get everyone to the top within one video you can submit multiple videos.

- 1 video, or multiple videos if needed, team members visible   

- each racer climbs UP any playgorund slide

- on each racer's feet are either socks or they are doing it bare footed (shoes should be removed)

-racers who have already gotten to the top can remain at the top and help other racers who are attempting to climb

 

#109:  Take a picture of your entire team on any grassy surface all completing the "Plank Caterpillar".  Work together as a team to form one long line of planking and each racer is either planking on their palms or forearms and each racers feet are up on the shoulders of the racer behind them. 

- 1 picture, all team members visible 

- each racer is a part of the "Plank Caterpillar" as described above and shown in the example picture below

 
 

SKILL

#200: Take a video of all female racers on your team (or at least one female stranger if you have an all-male team) each tying a necktie around their own neck in a standard business style knot within a 15 second video clip. Start with it loosely around their neck and untied.

- 1 video, team members visible if possible

- all female racers (or at least one female stranger if you have an all-male team) start with tie loosely around  their necks and complete any common tie knot (an example shown below) around their own neck within one 15 second video

 
 

#201: Take a picture of your entire team jumping in the air while a traffic light is "yellow" in the background. 

- 1 picture, all team members visible 

- all team members must be attempting to jump in the air

- a regulation traffic light (red, yellow, green) is in the background and is clearly yellow while your team is in the air. If a glare is making it hard to verify that the light is yellow then you'll need to take it from a different angle or find a different light. 

 

#202Take 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. 

- 1 video, all team members visible 

- one team member gets to the 2nd level of any parking garage (one above ground level) and launches a homemade paper airplane into the air in front of them (not dropping it directly down) 

- rest of team is on the ground floor, outside, below where the airplane is being launched

- any ONE team member at ground level catches the tossed airplane before it hits the ground, but all can be attempting to catch it

 
 

 

#203: Take a video of any two teammates completing the "Quarter Spin Challenge" while any ATM is visible in the background. Basically one team member flicks the quarter so it's spinning on it's edge and another team member places one finger on top of it while spinning and gets it to stop and remain vertical. All team members can be attempting this if you'd like but only one racer needs to successfully stop a spinning quarter with a finger.  

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible 

- only 2 teammates need to complete the challenge but all can attempt if desired

- one racer flicks an upright quarter to make it spin on a hard surface. The second racer places their finger on top of the spinning quarter and gets it to stop in place while the quarter is still upright (watch video example below)

-any ATM machine is visible and identifiable in the background

 
 

 

#204: 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. All team members can be attempting the challenge but only one racer needs to stick the landing.  

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- any one of your team members completes the Water Bottle Flip challenge as described above and shown in the video below

 
 

 

#205: Take a video of every racer on the team each tying the shoelaces of separate strangers within one video. So each racer needs to find a separate stranger with shoelaces. Start with all of the stranger's laces untied and then during the video every racer ties the laces on both feet of their stranger.  

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- each racer ties the shoelaces on both feet of a stranger within one continuous video

 

#206: Take a team picture after you've created a plastic cup pyramid using exactly 36 Solo Cups (or similarly sized brand). The pyramid should be unsupported by any other structures or hands and should be shaped in a balanced manner so that 1 cup is on top and is sitting on 2 cups, etc. Figuring out how to align exactly 36 cups so the pyramid is evenly distributed is part of the challenge. 

- 1 picture, all team members visible

- team is standing next to an unsupported evenly shaped plastic cup pyramid using exactly 36 Solo cups or similarly-sized brand

 

#207Take a video of any two racers from your team completing the "Pen Snatch Challenge" at the same time.  Basically each racer lays 4 pens or pencils across the back of their hand while their palm is facing down.  They both slide their hand away quickly and then catch all 4 pens or pencils (while still keeping their palm facing down) before any of them hit the ground.  Both racers need to complete this at the same time. 

(watch the video below as an example. She uses 14 pencils, but you only have to use 4. Although yours will take teamwork since 2 racers will need to do it at the same time)

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- two team members complete the challenge at the same time

- racers lay 4 pens or pencils across the back of their hand and then slide their hand away and catch all 4 writing instruments with your palm still facing down and without them hitting the ground or using your body to support your catch

 
 

#208: Take a picture of any ONE of your team members with at least 6 Cheerios stacked on their nose, while they are standing or squatting and not holding onto anything.  You can use a generic brand of Cheerio if needed, as long as it's the same size and shape. The image below just demonstrates the stacking of the Cheerios on the nose, but the racer on your team would need to be standing up or squatting and will likely have someone else place them while they focus on keeping their nose steady. 

- 1 video, team members visible 

only 1 teammate needs to complete the challenge but all can attempt if desired

- one racer has at least 6 separate pieces of Cheerios (or similar brand) stacked on their nose while they are standing up or squatting and not holding onto anything . The picture should be far enough away that HQ can verify they're standing or squatting but close enough that HQ can verify they have at least 6 pieces stacked. 

 
 

#209: Take a video of your team working together to keep a bubble in the air for a full 9-second continuous video without hitting anything or bursting. The bubble could be from a bottle of bubble mix, or it could be a homemade version using dish soap, etc.  As long as it's a decent size so that our HQ can see that it survives for a full 9 seconds.  

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- team works together to keep a bubble afloat for a full 9 second video. Bubble should be large enough for HQ to see it and must not pop or touch any other surface during the video

- racers cannot use their hands to grab the bubble and hold it, it must remain afloat in the air for the full length of the video but racers can blow on it or use props to keep it afloat without touching it

 
 

FIND

#300: Take a video of your team all singing "Deep In The Heart Of Texas" while any real-life Texas state flag flies in the background (not a picture or video). You can just sing the part that goes "The stars at night are big and bright (4 claps). Deep in the heart of Texas"! 

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- team is singing part of the "Deep In The Heart Of Texas" song

- any real-life Texas state flag is visible in the background

 

#301: Take a picture of your entire team and any 2 bikers who are actively riding their bikes. The hardest part of this challenge will be working together as a team to time a picture of everyone and capture the bikers while they are riding by. The bikers need to be riding their bikes and not just standing next to their bikes with your group. 

- 1 picture, all team members visible

- at least two bikers who are actively riding bikes are clearly visible in the background

 

#302: Take a picture of your entire team with any RedBox kiosk or similar style of mobile DVD rental kiosk, and have each racer point to the video that they'd prefer to watch.  

- 1 picture, all team members visible if possible

- an actual RedBox or similar DVD rental kiosk is visible and identifiable in the picture

 

#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.

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- any stranger (non-racer) is visibly displaying their tattoo and describing what it means to them

 

#304: Take a picture of your team at any official USPS blue mailbox as you mail a card, postcard or letter to Landen Fitzgerald-Green, a young boy with cancer who loves getting mail. Submit one picture of your team at any blue mailbox and one close-up of the properly addressed and stamped envelope or postcard. Team must be at an official blue mailbox and not just an outgoing mail slot at your office for example. His address and story can be found by clicking HERE.   

- 2 pictures, all team members visible in the mailbox picture

- 1st picture is entire team beside any USPS blue mailbox

- 2nd picture is a close up of a properly stamped and addressed envelope or postcard to Landen's mailing address

 
 

 

#305: Find 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.

- 1 picture, all team members visible 

- team is standing near any parked car with a license whose numerical digits add up to 10, no more no less

-plate must be legible so HQ can quickly add the digits or you can submit two separate images so you show your team and then the plate closer up

 

#306: Take a video of your entire team each giving a separate stranger a shoulder massage all at the same time while any business with the word "Massage" or "Spa" in it's name is visible in the background. 

- 1 video, all team members visible 

- each racer is giving a shoulder massage to a separate stranger

- a business with the word "Massage" or "Spa" is visible and legible in the background

 

#307Take a picture of your team and as many strangers as needed to create a connected human chain between any 2 parked red cars.  The cars can be any shade of red as long as they are clearly in the red spectrum.  

- 1 picture, all team members visible and as many strangers as needed

- team forms a connected human chain between any two parked red cars using their entire team and as many strangers as needed

 

#308Take a picture of any two people with Driver's Licences from two different states.  The ID's can be racers on your team or strangers, or a combination of both.  You or the strangers can cover the personal information on the ID with your fingers if you'd like, as long as HQ can verify they are from two different states.  Your picture can be a close up of the two ID's but HQ may ask you to take a second picture with your entire team and the two people from different states as well to make sure your team is all together. 

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

- any two state regulated driver's licences (ID's) are visible and identifiable. The licences are from two different people

- the two licenses are from two different states

 

#309: Take a picture of your team with any sign for a business that includes the letter "X" in the name of the business.  The sign needs to be an actual sign on an actual business and not just a print-out.  The letter "X" needs to be in the name of the business and not just in some random word on a sign that's on or in the business.  

- 1 picture, all team members visible 

- the sign for a business is visible in the background and the letter "X" is in the name of the business

- the sign needs to be on or in the actual place of business and the letter X needs to be in the business name, not just other signage at that location


FUN

#400: In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month about to begin, take a team picture showing off your hands once every member of your team has painted their fingernails gold (the international color for childhood cancer awareness) using real fingernail polish.  This challenge is in honor of the ACCO's "Pedi-Cure" program (www.acco.org/pedicure)

- 1 picture, all team members visible 

- each racer's fingernails are painted gold using real nail polish and they're visible in the picture

 

#401: Give all of your male team members (or a male stranger if you have an all-female team) a mohawk hairstyle using water, hair gel or hair spray so it's free-standing and then take a fun team picture outside of any hair salon or barbershop posing like they just got the worst haircut of their life.

- 1 picture, all team members visible

- all male racers (or a male stranger if you have an all-female team) has a mohawk type hair style

- a hair salon or barbershop is visible and identifiable in the background

 

#402: Take a picture of your entire team all "napping" on the same bed that is on display in any retail store or showroom. Be sure to capture enough of the background so that HQ can verify you are in a public retail location and not a private bedroom.

- 1 picture, all team members visible 

- team members are all lying on a mattress or bed that is on display in a retail store

 

#403: Take a video of your team members all hugging any male or female who is with a stroller and give them words of encouragement such as "we believe in you", "you're awesome", etc. Make sure your video shows the stroller at some point. 

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- any male or female with a stroller is visible

- racers hug the stranger with the stroller and give them encouragement. Make sure to get their permission before hugging them and if they don't want to be hugged give them high-fives, fist bumps, or some other creative way to show some love

 

#404: Take a video of your team all completing the Business Card Pass Challenge (sometimes called "Suck and Blow" when using playing cards). The first racer places a business card against their mouth and sucks in air in order to keep the card against their lips without using their hands. The card must then be passed to a second racer and then a third racer, etc, using only their mouths to suck the card against their lips.  Successfully pass the card between each racer on your team without dropping it.  

- 1 video,  all team members visible

- racers complete the Business Card Pass Challenge using a regulation business card as outlined above and demonstrated in the "Clueless" movie clip below

 
 

 

#405Take a video of at least half of your team members all consuming separate spoonfuls of any brand of hot sauce.  So if your team has 5 members at least 3 of them will need to each consume a spoonful of hot sauce. Make sure to show the bottle or packet of hot sauce in the video so we can confirm it's actually hot sauce you're consuming.  

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- at least half of the team members are consuming their own spoonfuls of hot sauce

- spoons should be standard table spoons or plastic to-go version

 

#406: Wrap any one member of your team from head to toe in toilet paper, leaving as few gaps as possible except around their nose/mouth so they can breathe easily.  Then take a fun team picture with your new "mummy" team member.  

- 1 picture, all team members visible 

- at least one racer is wrapped (as best as possible) from head to toe in toilet paper

 
 

#407: 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 our HQ can verify everyone has their mouths on it.  

- 1 picture, at least 5 racers or racers and strangers

- a total of at least 5 participants are all biting into one piece of pizza and holding it up with only their mouths (as demonstrated in the image below)

 
 

#408: Take a video of your entire team playing a game of leap frog with one another somewhere on the grass area in CityCentre Plaza. Try to get at least one full rotation through your team within one video clip so that each racer "leaps" down the line at some point. 

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- racers are playing a game of leap frog

- team is located on or near the grass area of CityCentre Plaza and it is identifiable

 

#409: Take a video of your team all singing the "It's Football Time In Houston" fight song with any stranger who's wearing Texans apparel such as a jersey, hat, shirt, etc. For the song, you can just sing the part that goes "All you Texans get up and scream! It's football time in Houston!"  

- 1 video, all team members visible 

- a stranger is visible and they are wearing some form of Texans apparel

- group does a portion of the Texans fight song