Before the race, registered teams are given a radius around the city that all checkpoints will fall within. Start your team from anywhere you think will give your team the best advantage, adding a level of strategy to the race even before it begins!
At the designated race start time a list of clues will be posted to our website. The clues will be custom-designed for each city, and will challenge your team via puzzles, multi-media, local knowledge and everything in between. Solve the clues to figure out the locations of race checkpoints all around the city.
Travel to the checkpoints by any mode available, there are no restrictions, just strategy. Whether you decide to race on foot, use public transit, go by car, bike, taxi or a combination of everything, the race will most likely have you scrambling to use a variety of options. Much like a one-day version of The Amazing Race, the decisions your team makes on-the-go and the type of transportation you use throughout the race will be a big part of your strategy.
As a team, complete the challenges at the checkpoints or any that are on-the-go, and decide which one will be your 1 designated skip. The challenges will vary by city but are often wild, fun, and memorable, and will likely incorporate local businesses, creative technology, and your team's keen abilities. Challenges are often very social, so you'll find yourself interacting with locals or even other teams throughout the race.
After each checkpoint or challenge, post the picture to our race website and you'll get confirmation that it was completed correctly along with your current race standings, all in real-time. The top 3 teams to finish the required number of checkpoints or challenges will win prizes, and the top 25 teams will receive points towards a season-long leaderboard and growing cash prize.
Once finished, teams will meet up at the designated after-party venue (often a brewery, restaurant or sports bar) to hang out with other teams, and take advantage of food and drink specials for racers. Meet other fun urban adventure racers and start planning your team's next race!