X-Race Challenge Details Page


PHYSICAL

#100: Take a video of your entire team Army crawling under any tennis court net or soccer net.

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- team is Army crawling underneath any regulation sized tennis court net or soccer net

 
 

#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 the bottle in between their knees and then standing up without it dropping and without touching your knees or hands to the ground or any other structures.

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- each team member picks up a standard sized bottle of water using the technique described above  

 
 

#102: Take a video of your team all doing 4 squats or curls while each racer is holding a bag of ice. Bags should be the kind bought at a store or gas station but you shouldn't need to buy them just to do this challenge.

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- team members are doing 4 squats or bicep curls while holding a standard retail bag of ice

#103: Work together as a team to roll a wheel or tire (bike wheel or car tire would work well) or a hula hoop along the ground continuously for a full 15 second video without grabbing it or catching it or having it fall over. You should just take turns pushing it along and walking/running alongside it as it rolls. The faster you get it rolling the easier it is to keep it upright.

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- team is pushing a standard sized wheel or tire or hula hoop along the ground and keeping it upright and moving for a full 15 seconds

- racers cannot grab the rolling object, just push it along and it cannot fall over within the 15 second video

 
 

#104: Take a video of your team jumping up onto any public bench with both feet then jumping or stepping down and repeating the process for a total of 3 times. Make sure the bench is firmly connected to the ground or have people supporting it while your team completes the challenge. If the bench is too small to have your whole team complete it at the same time you can submit multiple videos of separate groups of teammates completing it.  

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

- each team member jumps up onto any public bench and steps/jumps back down to the ground for a total of 3 times

 
 

#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 any team member, or as many as you'd like, running past a speed tracking street sign (the kind that tells you your speed digitally as you drive by).  The sign doesn't need to register their running speed, but even cooler if it does. Try to find one in a low traffic or residential area to avoid running along a busy road.

- 1 video, team members visible if possible  

- at least one racer is running past any regulation speed tracking street sign

 
 

 

#109:  Take a video of your entire team jumping into a pool, swimming across, and getting out on the other side within a 15 second video. You can cross the pool whichever way is shorter (width, length). All team members should jump in feet first, not dive, to make it more difficult (and safer). Be sure to work together as a team to help get everyone up and out of the water within the 15 seconds.  If it's a pool with one entrance/exit, such as an above ground pool, you can just have everyone jump in and carefully get out using the one exit.

- 1 video, all team members visible 

- each racer jumps into a standard-sized pool (not a kiddie pool) and swims across and gets out the other side within one continuous 15 second video


SKILL

#200: Take a video of any female on your team (or a female stranger) 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

- any female starts with tie loosely around  neck and completes any common tie knot (an example shown below) around their own neck within one 15 second video

 
 

#201: Take a video of any one racer with their eyes closed getting "shot" in the face by the rest of their team members using straws and spitballs. Designate one racer to be "shot" and then have everyone else stand at least an arm's length away, each with their own straw and spitball loaded.  Then have everyone "shoot" their spitball at the racer's face, while they keep their eyes closed the entire time

- 1 video, team members visible 

- only 1 teammate needs to "shot" with spitballs

- one racer keeps eyes closed and is hit in the face by spitballs from other team members who are using straws and small paper wads

#202: Take a video of any racer flipping a quarter across the tops of each of their 4 knuckles using only those fingers to move it along. Some people refer to this skill as "rolling" a quarter across their knuckles. You can watch a video of it below. Even though that person is using poker chips it demonstrates the rolling action. 

- 1 video, team members visible if possible

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

- any racer completes a successful quarter roll across the knuckles of one hand without dropping the coin  

 
 

 

#203: Take a video of each racer on your team stretching their arms out in front of them, palms down, fingers together, and balancing one egg on the backside of each hand for at least 5 seconds without dropping them. The egg should be balancing on the actual back of your hand and not resting in between your fingers. Your team should all do this challenge at the same time so that everyone is balancing eggs for a full 5 seconds without any of them dropping. This would be a good challenge to do outside. 

- 1 video, all team members visible

- each racer has arms outstretched, palms down, with an egg balanced on the backside of each hand. 

- all team members balance the two eggs without catching them or dropping them for a full continuous 5 seconds

 
 

 

#204: Take a video of any team member(s) pulling and placing 3 Jenga blocks within one 15 second video from any regulation (or oversized) Jenga tower.  If you're not familiar with the game, you can pull the blocks from anywhere except the top two rows and then lay the blocks on the top of the tower to form the next row

- 1 video, team members visible if possible

- any combination of racers pulls and places 3 blocks from a regulation-sized or oversized Jenga tower within one 15 second continuous video

 

#205: Take a video of any one racer, with eyes closed, reciting the alphabet backwards from Z-Q within 10 seconds. That's 10 letters within a 10 second max continuous video clip, and that racer must have their eyes closed so they're not reading the letters. 

- 1 video, team members visible 

- any one racer has their eyes closed and recites the alphabet backwards from z to Q within a 10 second 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 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. 

- 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 racer tossing a roll of toilet paper and another racer catching it on the handle of any plunger. The end of the handle should go through the hole in the center of the toilet paper roll.  The two racers should have a distance of about 3 feet from the ends of their outstretched arms so that the roll travels about 3 feet in the air before the second racer snags it on the handle.

- 1 video, team members visible if possible

- at least 2 racers work together to catch a toilet paper roll on the handle of any plunger

- racers should be at least 3 feet apart from each other's outstretched arms before tossing

 
 

#208: Take a video of any team member lifting an ice cube up and out of a standard ice cube tray using only their mouth/teeth. The ice cubes can be loosened by first twisting or "cracking" the tray but the cubes should be in their individual troughs and not tilted up in any way. The racer can not use their hands in any way to grab the cubes or hold the tray.  

- 1 video, team members visible if possible

- any racer successfully lifts an ice cube out of a tray using only their mouth and teeth as described above

#209: Take a video of any racer on the team completing the "Coaster Flip Challenge" 3 times in a row without dropping it within a 15 second continuous video. Must use actual drink coasters of any size/shape. For a detailed video on how to do the Coaster Flip you can click on the Details link below. 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 catch it before it hits the table or the ground. Do this 3 times in a row within a 15 second video 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.   

- 1 video, team members visible if possible

- only 1 racer needs to complete the challenge but all can attempt

- any racer completes the Coaster Flip Challenge as outlined above and demonstrated in the video below

 
 

FIND

#300: 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.  

- 1 picture, all team members visible if possible

- team is at any property on the market and the For Sale or Sold sign is visible in the background

 

#301: 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. 

- 1 picture, all team members visible if possible

- team is at any business that is open 24 hours/day and a sign that confirms that is 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 and any PARKED vehicle that has a business name and contact info on it (not just a licence plate cover). Although the vehicle doesn't have to be covered in a fully "wrapped" design, it should be promoting a business and have a means to contact them.      

- 1 picture, all team members visible

- a parked vehicle that has their business name and contact information is visible and identifiable in the background

 

#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 picture of your team with any standard world globe while each racer is pointing to a location they'd like to visit. Must be an actual 3 dimensional globe and not a map or atlas. 

- 1 picture, team members visible 

- any 3- dimensional globe is visible and identifiable in the background

 
 

 

#307: Take a picture of your team with any toilet on display in a retail store or showroom and pose as if someone just used it and forgot to flush. The toilet must be an unused model on display for purchase in a store, not one in an actual bathroom or one being thrown away.

- 1 picture, all team members visible 

- any real-life toilet that is on display for retail sale is visible in the background

 

#308: Take a picture of your team and any trailhead sign or name of a trail. Could also be an urban trail or bike trail but should say "trail" or have the characteristics of a trail and a sign.

- 1 picture, all team members visible 

- any trail signage is visible and identifiable in the background

- does not need to say "trail" but should have the characteristics of a trail and the proper signage

#309: Take a picture of your team while at least one member is eating a sausage or hotdog and the movie "Sausage Party" is visible on a movie theater marquee or a film poster in the background.  If dietary restrictions are a concern someone can just be holding the food but not eating it. The movie promotion should be at an actual theater, not just an ad in a newspaper for example.

- 1 picture, all team members visible 

- team is at any movie theater location and the marquee or a movie poster is promoting the recently released "Sausage Party" film

- at least one racer on the team is eating or holding a sausage or hotdog


FUN

#400: 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 a team member or stranger a mohawk using 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

- at least one team member or stranger 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 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! 

- 1 video, team members visible if possible

- all racers can be attempting but only two need to complete it successfully

- one racer starts with pencil resting across their upper lip and a second racer must lean in and attempt to transfer the pencil to their upper lip without either racer using their hands and without the pencil falling

 
 

 

#404: Have each racer holding a cupful or handful of flour. Get your team in a close huddle and have someone take a video of everyone tossing the flour up into the air above them at the same time and letting it fall over your team. Please complete this challenge outside.

- 1 video, all team members visible if possible

- each team member has a cupful or handful of flour and everyone tosses it into the air above their heads at the same time

 

#405: In honor of Alex's Lemonade Stand, one of the charities we will be donating to for this race, take a video of each of your team members chugging a separate individual bottle of lemonade for a full 10 second continuous video.  The lemonade can be any brand but finding enough separate bottles for your team might be even harder than chugging such a sweet beverage for 10 seconds straight.   

- 1 video, all team members visible and completing the challenge if possible

- each racer has their own separate bottle of any brand of lemonade and everyone attempts to chug from their bottle (drinks continuously) for a full 10 second video. 

#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: Build sailor style hats out of newspaper for each team member and take a team picture wearing your hats in any boat or vessel posing as if you're in the middle of a huge storm or on an epic expedition. The boat or vessel does not need to be in any water but it should be an actual watercraft such as a boat, canoe, kayak, etc.   

- 1 picture, all team members if possible

- team members are wearing some form of newspaper hats

-team members are in or on an actual boat or vessel

 
 

#408: Fill any standard-sized dinner plate with water up to it's rim. Then have 4 total people holding the plate with one hand each somewhere along the rim (4 total hands along the plate). Start with the plate at waist height and work together to raise the plate up above your heads until your arms are nearly fully extended. Then work together to lower it back down to waist height all within a 15 second continuous video clip.  This challenge should likely be completed outdoors. 

- 1 video, at least 4 team members or combination of racers and strangers completing challenge

- each person has one hand holding the rim of the same dinner sized plate that is filled with water

- the group starts with the plate at waist height and raises it above their heads till arms are nearly fully extended and then lower it back to waist height within one 15 second continuous video

-everyone keeps their hands on the plate the entire time

 

#409: 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 near your mouth so HQ can confirm it's a garlic clove and then chew it for 10 seconds. 

- 1 picture, all team members visible if possible, at least half of your team completing the challenge

- at least half the racers on your team are actively chewing a separate clove of garlic for 10 full seconds