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  • Racers compete in teams of two or more.

  • Full Races (Saturday) take 2.5-4 hours.

  • Mini Races (Weeknights) take 1-2 hours.

  • Teams solve puzzles, navigate the city, see the sights, and experience new adventures in each race by completing checkpoints.

  • Every race is different. While we might at times reuse some locations, the challenges are always unique.

  • W2NR races are not just following a generic list of challenges around the city or a boring map around the city. Our races are the closest thing you can get to the Amazing Race.

Racers find Waldo hanging out in Eastern Market in Washington, D.C.

Racers find Waldo hanging out in Eastern Market in Washington, D.C.

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Rules

EACH TEAM MUST CREATE A TEAM NAME. INDIVIDUALS that REGISTER SEPARATELY WILL BE PAIRED IN OUR SYSTEM BY TEAM NAME. 

Each team is free to choose their own mode of transportation between checkpoints. you may USE LOCAL TRANSPORTATION,PERSONAL CARs, BIKEs, RIDESHAREs, ETC. TO GET TO/FROM EACH CHECKPOINT.

EACH TEAM is responsible FOR their EXPENSES DURING THE RACE-- LOCAL TRANSPORTATION, RIDESHARE, PARKING, ETC. 

CLUES TO THE CHECKPOINTS WILL BE RELEASED IN PERSON, THROUGH THE WEBSITE clue Portal and INSTAGRAM. IT IS EACH TEAM'S RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE ACCESS TO INSTAGRAM AND THE WEB. Make sure you are following @wheretonextrace_ before starting the race.

YOU MUST COMPLETE EACH TASK IN THE ORDER They are GIVEN. DO NOT SKIP ANY CHECKPOINTS.

NO PRIVATE PLANES AND/OR HELICOPTERS MAY BE USED IN THE RACE. :-)

EACH TEAM WILL BE GIVEN A w2nr towel. THE towel MUST BE CARRIED DURING THE RACE, AND it MUST APPEAR IN ALL instagram-RELATED TASKS.

All teammates must be in each instagram related pictures.

Teams may elect to use one teammate's instagram during the race. the INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT MUST BE PUBLIC DURING THE RACE, AND LOCATION SERVICES MUST BE ACTIVATED. 

RACERS ARE PERMITTED TO REQUEST HELP WITH CLUES TO CHECKPOINT LOCATIONS FROM FRIENDS, FAMILY, SOCIAL MEDIA OR ANYONE ELSE.

Any hints provided by w2nr staff will add 5 minutes per hint to your official finish time.

TEAMS MUST FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS FOR EACH CLUE, CHECKPOINT, AND TASK.

EACH TASK MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL. PARTIAL COMPLETIONS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

RACERS MUST FOLLOW LOCAL LAWS.

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How Many Teams Participate in each Race?

We estimate between 20 and 40 teams per Race.


What is the typical distance each race will cover?

Each race will be different depending on the city and attractions nearby. Races will usually stay within 10 miles of city center.

Mini races will be around 5 miles or less.


Are there any extra costs?

It depends on your strategy. We estimate most teams will want to use public transportation, ride share, or drive their cars to and from each checkpoint. There will be costs associated with each teams travel. Where to Next? Race does not pay for your travel costs before, during or after the race. Many racers have run/biked/ or walked for some or most of our races. The average racer spends $10 on transit during a race.


Some tasks will require you to post pictures to Instagram, so please make all your social media accounts public during the race. We will post clues to Instagram, so please follow our official Instagram

How will social media be used in the Race? 


Can I prepare ahead of time?

Yes! Knowing the city, transportation routes, major landmarks, history and local businesses will all help you beat your competition. Watch these videos for some tips: Video 1 Video 2


What do I need to bring with me?

Bring your confirmation email, plenty of water, snacks, cell phone charger (mobile charger recommended), and prepare for weather conditions (sunscreen, umbrella, jackets, etc.). Don't forget your teammate! 


What's included in the race registration?

  • Entry to the race and all sites we visit

  • T-shirts for each teammate

  • A flag for your team

  • Medals for all finishers

  • A fabulous time!


How are you different from other adventure race companies?

Other race companies provide a list of tasks you can choose from for each race or they have a generic race for each city. We are active in each of our cities with local small businesses and local people designing each race to be unique and different. Other race companies provide in-race advantages by spending money to get ahead. We will never have a race where money is the reason you won/lost. Each of our races is designed to showcase the city we are in and to showcase your abilities to have a wonderful experience. We are the closest simulation to the Amazing Race that you can find.


Please contact us here for sponsorship opportunities. 

Please contact us here for volunteer and employment opportunities.  

How can I get involved?