National Challenge Championship 2013
Las Vegas, NV
Hot on the heels of our inaugural Championship in 2012, the National Challenge Championship is back for 2013! It's the biggest, toughest, most awesome Challenge Nation race, pitting the top 25 teams from all 34 races this year against each other for a huge $5,000 winner-take-all first place prize.
When: Saturday, November 16th 2013, 12:00 Noon
Where: Las Vegas, NV. Starting location TBD.
Who: The top 5 teams from each race are automatically eligible for the National Championship with complimentary entry (registration required below, however). The rest of the top 25 teams from each race qualify for the race and are eligible to enter for $65 per participant (no limit on team size). Only one qualifying member from the original team is necessary--you can trade out other team members.
What: one single $5,000 cash prize for the winning team. Race format is explained at length below.
Number of teams: TBD. We had 23 teams last year and are expecting 50+ in 2013!
Why: to WIN it all, baby!
How to register: Use the form below to take part! If you're in the top 5, please use your team name where it asks for a code on the 2nd page of the process--we'll manually verify each entry. For top 25 finishers, please also list your team name when asked on the payment page.
Race Format: The Challenge Championship is a two-phase race, with all teams competing in round one and the top five (+1 wild card) teams advancing to the final round. The first round will begin at 12 noon and all teams will get a 12 clue packet at the same time. These clues are harder and more spread out than a typical Challenge race, so we expect the winning time will be between 2 hours and 3 hours. The final round will commence exactly one hour after the 5th team finishes. The top 5 finishers will advance to the final round PLUS one "wild card" team, drawn at random from any teams that finish in the hour between races.
Additionally, for the final round, while all teams will receive the clues at the same time, the ability of a team to depart the start area will be staggered based on each team's finish time in round one (on a 5:1 basis). Example: team one can leave immediately, team two must wait 2 minutes to move if they finished 10 minutes behind team 1 in round one, and so on.
The first team back in the final round is our overall 2013 Challenge Nation Champion and the winner of $5,000!
For any specific questions, please email us at email@example.com.