A Great Chase Scavenger Hunt Adventure Rules

Here are the current rules for participating in The Great Chase Scavenger Hunt Adventure across the U.S. Rules are subject to change, so please check back often. Updated Oct 1, 2012

  1. Teams of 2 will compete against each other in a contest to complete 10 challenges. The team that completes all ten challenges first is considered the winner. The team that finishes the challenges in the second fastest time will be second and so on.

  2. The First Place Team will receive a trophy and an entry into the Great Chase National Championship. All other places receive participating sponsor discounts. Additional prizes may be offered.

  3. A maximum time of 15 minutes is allowed per challenge.

  4. A Great Chase challenge is considered complete when a Great Chase staffer awards a team the next challenge.

  5. Team members can ONLY use public transportation or taxis at their own expense, no other forms of transportation are allowed.

  6. First place in the Great Chase National Championship is $10,000*. This prize is based on a minimum of 225 total teams participating in Great Chase events leading up to the Championship event. If fewer than 225 teams participate prize money will be adjusted on a percentage basis. A minimum of 50 teams must register for the National Championship or the prize pool will be adjusted on a percentage basis.

  7. Transportation cost to the National Championship host city is the sole responsibility of participants.

  8. Registration for the $10,000* National Championship must be completed four weeks prior to the event.

  9. A participant can only earn one entry into a National Championship Event.

  10. Management reserves the right to alter the rules or schedules of this event at their discretion in the best interest and true competition of the activity.

  11. Management reserves all rights.

Questions People Ask About A Great Chase Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Got Questions about The Great Chase Scavenger Hunt Adventure? No problem, we've got your answers covered. Check this list of the questions we hear most often and if you're still scratching your head just drop us a line.

What can I expect from A Great Chase?

Fun! Seriously though, after your team checks-in and hears all the rules you'll receive your first challenge. All teams look at the first challenge at the same time so no one has an advantage. Then off you go! You'll receive challenge cards that you have to decipher to find your next location. Once you solve the riddle, find an answer, or snap a picture you'll check-in with the a Great Chase staffer to get the next challenge on your Chase. A Great Chase is designed for people of all ages, so we give you two options per clue so that everyone has fun and follows along. If you get stuck, we're here to help. You can simply call one of our staffers to get a nudge in the right direction. When all the teams have finished the Chase we'll celebrate and announce the winner of the Chase as well as award other certificates for notable achievements.

What are the Chase prizes?

Every 1st place team wins an entry into the $10,000* Annual Great Chase Championship. They also receive a trophy which is more awesome than the $10,000* entry. Other prizes and awards may be distributed to Chasers based on group size.

Who can participate in The Great Chase?

Anyone over 18 can participate in The Great Chase. People under 18 can participate as long as their other team member is over 18 with proper ID. Las Vegas teams must have at least one member over 21 years of age.

How many people on a Great Chase team?

Teams have two participants.

When does the Great Chase Scavenger Hunt Adventure start?

The Chase starts promptly at 1pm and check in begins at 12 noon. Don't be late!

Do I need to be in shape?

Being in shape is good for life and not just The Great Chase. But being a fitness guru is not required. Public transportation and taxis are allowed in the Great Chase but at your own expense. If you want to use your own two feet as transportation the entire event you definitely can (most winning teams did!).

Will any money be required?

Other than your entry fee no additional money is required. Some Great Chase challenges will have a “free option” as well as a “pay option.” So depending on your challenge selection nominal fees may be incurred. However, you can complete the entire Chase without spending any additional money. Additionally, if you do decide to complete challenges that have fees then a team would spend no more than $30 throughout the entire event.

What’s Included?

Each team will receive bottled water, clue cards, coupons and discounts to participating sponsors, and a chance at immortal and everlasting Glory as a Great Chase winner!!!!!

How do I win the $10,000*?

$10,000* is awarded to the team that wins the National Great Chase Championship. Championship participants can qualify through a local city Great Chase or purchase a ticket into the Championship Event. A minimum of 50 teams must register for the National Championships to take place.

Can I enter the Great Chase more than once?

You can register to participate as many times as you like but the challenges will be different each time so you won’t have any competitive advantage over other teams.

What Should I Wear?

We think you should wear a creative costume but if you are not the creative type dress comfortably and wear clothing appropriate for the forecasted weather. The Chase is like the post office....we run in rain, sleet or snow.....hopefully no sleet or snow though!

What does my team need to bring on the Great Chase

You will need a camera (or camera phone) and a phone (smart phones will be of great help to you). You will need an ID matching your registration to enter the race. If you registered using a social discount site like Groupon bring proof of purchase (A registration confirmation is not proof of purchase). Bring a little bit of cash if you plan on completing challenges that cost money or using public transportation and taxis.

Are refunds available?

All sales are final. However, if you need to reschedule we will be happy to accommodate your request based on availability.

Can I change out my deadbeat teammate?

Of course. Just let us know and we’ll handle it. You will have to make arrangements with your teammate on the money owed them.

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