Boulder Chautauqua Amazing Adventure Race Scavenger Challenge

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Located at the base of Boulder’s Flatirons and one of only 21 National Historic Landmarks in the state of Colorado, the Colorado Chautauqua is one of only a few remaining chautauquas in the U.S. and it is the only site west of the Mississippi that has been in continuous operation since its founding and with its original structures intact and used for their original purposes.

The Colorado Chautauqua is considered THE western representation of a cultural movement that swept the U.S. in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and continues to exemplify its original ideals – lifelong learning, love of nature, voluntary simplicity and music, oration and the arts.  We can’t think of a more ideally suited location for an Amazing Adventure Race Scavenger Challenge.  The energy is high as teams gather at the start line to learn the race rules before moving into action!

Intensely collaborative, fast-paced, highly strategic and competitive, teams race to as many Amazing Adventure Race Scavenger Challenge locations as possible.  Intentionally, there are too many to get to in the official race period.  Teams must choose wisely.  It is not the fastest teams that earn the most points; it’s the smartest teams!

Amazing Race locations are spread out across the field of play area.  First, teams must decipher the code that reveals the clue that will identify the race location.  Once teams arrive to a Race Challenge location, they engage in a series of 5-10 active challenges that require team collaboration, innovation, and effective execution.

Amazing Race Challenges can be completed in any order. It is up to your team to determine the most efficient use of resources and to plot a course that will maximize the number of Amazing Race Challenges completed successfully. The Amazing Adventure Race requires teams to think strategically before jumping into action! Teams that balance strategy and action while adapting to unexpected changes are the teams that excel as they race to the finish!

Program Overview

TEAM Kickoff

Teams gather at the start line in the selected Field of Play Race Area. Amazing Adventure Race Teams rules of engagement are revealed. Teams create their own strategy from the start – all Amazing Adventure Race Challenges are presented upfront so it is up to choose their Race Challenges wisely, plot an efficient course of travel, manage the diversity of challenges that earn performance points, and move into action.

Amazing Adventure Race in Action

Teams hit the ground in pursuit of their first Amazing Adventure Race Challenge. Since teams will have different strategies, they will spread out heading east, west, north and south trying to keep ahead of their competition. How many Race Challenges locations will they successfully complete?

TEAM Results

As the clock ticks to the finish, teams will arrive back to Race Headquarters. Amazing Race Challenges are tallied and the results are in. Because of the complexity and diversity of how performance points are earned, we are able to recognize each team for a unique accomplishment before revealing the final totals. And the winners are?

Post Program

Each team will have a camera throughout the event documenting a series of widely creative team photos. We take the best of the best and put together a compilation into a high-energy photo/music slideshow. Team members are sure to ‘laugh out loud’ when they see the crazy and fun photos from the race!