ADVENTURE CHALLENGE RACE
Read each challenge carefully and click on any provided links to view helpful pictures, videos, and requirements for each challenge. Challenges that are not completed correctly could be declined.
If submitting your photo or video during the race, include the 3-digit Challenge Number with the submission.
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 race, 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.
Be aware that some challenges may require you to film a continuous video, or complete a challenge within a given time frame to increase difficulty.
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 race.
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. In order to create three tiers you'll need 6 total people.
#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: This "4-Person Chair Challenge" actually requires 5 people to complete it (4 to participate and 1 to assist). If your team has less than 5 racers you can recruit friends or strangers to help you out. It may be difficult to understand the concept by just reading the description so please click HERE to watch a video of a group successfully completing it. Basically place four chairs in a "cross" or "t" shape with the seats all facing in towards the middle. Have a racer sit sideways on each seat so that their right shoulder is against the back of the chair and their legs are placed flat on the floor to the right side of the chair. Then slowly lay back across the seat and have your head and shoulders lay on the legs of the racer behind them. Then have the 5th participant slowly remove the chairs completely from under each racer so that the racers are in a square shape and using only each other's bodies as support to hold them up. Then take a picture of the 4 participants after the chairs have been removed and they're successfully in the supported or "floating" position.
#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 each racer is wearing either socks or in 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: 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 even is part of the challenge.
#202: Take a video of two team members sitting on the ground completing the Smelly Ear Challenge. Basically one team member places a pencil in between their toes on their bare foot. That racer then attempts to place the pencil behind the ear of another team member 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: Divide your group into pairs and take a video of at least half your team successfully completing the Whipped Cream Catapult Challenge. Have one racer in the pair squirt a dollop (small lump) of whipped cream onto the back of one hand. Have the second racer standing a few feet away from them ready to catch the whipped cream in their mouth. The racer with the whipped cream on their hand will swing their arm back, palm down, almost as if they were tossing an underhand pitch. When that hand gets back in front of you at about waist height, strike your wrist with your other free hand, causing the whipped cream to go flying towards your teammate. The second racer in each pair should successfully catch the whipped cream in their mouth, or at least catch some of it in their mouth and the rest on their face. You can rotate who flings the whipped cream and who catches it but at least half your racers should make a successful catch in the video. To watch a video of a team successfully completing this challenge 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: Have one team member standing or sitting and then have other team members working together to create a freestanding stack of at least 6 Cheerios on that racer's nose. The stack should not be held together with anything, and if possible, you should rotate who places each piece of cereal on the stack one after another. Once completed, take a picture of the stack on your teammates nose before it falls off. You can use a generic brand of Cheerio if needed, as long as it's the same size and shape.
#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: Click HERE to go to the Typing Or Texting Speed Test Challenge. It can also be found by Googling "Live Chat Inc Speed Test". You can pull up the speed test on either a laptop/desktop (if you want to type), or on your mobile device (if you are better at texting). To complete this challenge successfully, any member of your team needs to either TYPE a score of at least 60 words per minute on a laptop or desktop, or if you attempt it on your mobile device you'll need to TEXT a score of at least 50 words per minute. Once you have achieved an acceptable score, take a picture of the skilled racer proudly displaying their score on their screen. If the score is not legible in the picture with the racer you may need to provide a closer picture or screenshot of the score. So don't close the website until you have been properly verified. To begin the test, simply place your cursor at the front of the provided phrase and begin typing. Each test lasts 60 seconds and then your score will appear.
#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?". Submit one video of your team listening to their response and then submit a picture of their ID with their personal information covered with their hand (other than their birth date of course).
#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: Take a picture of your team and any house, condo, property, etc, that has a For Sale or Sold sign. This should be an actual structure, not just a listing in the newspaper or online and the team should be next to the sign to prove it is on the market.
#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 doing your best super model pose with any mannequin that has a full torso and at least 2 of these 3 other types of appendages: head, arms, legs
#306: Take a video of your team with any school bus in the background while you sing the chorus from the Alice Cooper song "School's Out". Must be an actual vehicle capable of driving humans, not a toy, image, etc.
#307: 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.
#308: 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 it can be confirmed you are in a public retail location and not a private bedroom.
#309: Take a picture of your team while someone is holding a postcard from the area you are racing in today. It can be the local town, a nearby city, or even the state you're in but the postcard should have the name of that location somewhere on the front of it and not just an image of a landmark that is found in that area. You can submit multiple images if needed to clearly show your team with the postcard and a close-up of the front of it.
#400: To celebrate the halfway point on our way to the holiday season have each racer use shaving cream or whipped cream to give themselves some Santa-like facial features. Spray the cream over each racer's eye brows, and of course give everyone a fluffy mustache and beard. Once everyone has a proper, but messy, holiday disguise, take a fun team picture and submit it to find out if you made the nice list this year.
#401: Staying healthy is important for everyone, and studies show that consuming garlic helps prevent illness. Take a video of at least half the 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 everyone 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: Take a video of your team all attempting the Knee Drink Challenge. Each member of your team should have their own full and opened bottle of water (standard 16 ounce bottle is best). Sit down on the ground with feet flat and knees bent upwards and place the bottle of water in between your knees. Then lean back so that your elbows and forearms are on the ground on either side of you. Carefully tip your knees and the bottle of water towards your chest so that the top of it rotates down towards you and you can attempt to put your mouth over the opening. Then drink from the bottle as best you can for 10 consecutive seconds. To view an example picture and video of people performing the challenge click HERE. Remaining dry is certainly not a requirement to completing the challenge successfully.
#405: 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.
#406: Since today is the 24th of the month, take a picture of your team with a gas receipt for exactly 24 cents, or at a gas pump stopped at exactly 24 cents. You can submit multiple pictures if needed in order to show your team at the pump and a close-up of the 24 cent purchase.
#407: 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. To watch an example video of this challenge being completed click HERE.
#408: Create a sign that says "HONK AND WE'LL DANCE" and then get to a corner at any 4-way intersection with a traffic light and hold up the sign. Take a video of any car honking at your sign and your entire team dancing like crazy to reward them. Make sure the sign is visible at some point during the video.
#409: Take 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 it can be confirmed that it's actually hot sauce you're consuming.