TEAM BUILDING ADVENTURE
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 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.
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 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 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.
#103: Philadelphia has more murals than any other U.S. city. Take a picture of your team all doing "wall sits" against any wall with a hand painted mural. To view an example picture of someone doing a wall sit 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 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: 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: Get your team to the first bank ever opened in the U.S, which is located on 3rd Street between Walnut and Chestnut. Once there, take a continuous video of any one racer successfully flipping a quarter across the tops of each of their knuckles on one hand, while the bank is clearly visible in the background. Some people refer to this skill as "rolling" a quarter across their knuckles. To watch an example video of someone "rolling" a quarter across their knuckles 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: Find any toy boat and then take a video of any one racer successfully saying the tongue twister phrase "Toy Boat" ten times fast without noticeably jumbling the phrase. The boat should be an actual toy and not a picture of one, or one you made out of paper, etc, and it should be visible at some point in your video. As a reference you should be able to say the phrase 10 times in under 7 seconds from when you start the first one till you finish the last one. Have the racer or someone else on your team keep track of the number of times they've said it so they know when to stop.
#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 should 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 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
#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 a dog that can perform the "roll over" trick and take a video of your team members rolling around on the ground near the dog as the the dog performs the trick. Must be an actual living dog, not a toy, etc, and the dog must perform the trick under it's on power, not just some human forcing a dog to roll over manually.
#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: Get to any public library or bookstore and take a video of any racer or stranger making "armpit farting" noises somewhere inside. If no one on your team is capable of generating audible farting noises by cupping your hand in your armpit and flapping your arm, then a stranger who is capable of doing it can be used. The real challenge here is overcoming the embarrassment that comes with doing this in such a quiet place, or asking strangers if they're capable and willing to do it for you. Please do your best to complete the challenge without being disrespectful to those around you. If possible, capture some of the surroundings or book shelves in your video so that it can be verified you're in a library or bookstore.
#402: 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.
#403: Complete the Kindness Roulette Challenge. Put each racers name on your team 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: 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: Get your team to the National Museum of American Jewish History, which is at the corner of Market Street and Independence Mall, and take a well-timed picture outside of the museum of your team members all jumping in the air at the same time. Try to work together as a team to time your jump so that each racer's feet are in the air when the picture is taken. Make sure the museum is visible in the background as well.
#407: Since today is the 25th of the month, take a picture of any item that costs 25 cents. If the price is not clearly marked on the item then you can purchase the item and take a close up picture of the receipt showing the cost of the item. The 25 cent cost should exclude tax, meaning you just need to prove the item retails at 25 cents even if your receipt total is more than that because of added tax.
#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.