Let the Race Begin!
“Each team has been given a credit card that can only be used for airplanes and gasoline. They must keep the card, their passports, visas and official documents in the fanny pack that each team has been issued. In addition, they have been given $100 dollars in US currency to cover any other expenses they incur on this leg. They are not allowed to use any other monies or any kind of outside assistance.
“From Central Park the teams must make their way to the lobby of the tallest building in New York. There they will find their first Roadblock. A Roadblock is a task which only one team member may perform. Do you like to Monkey Around? The person selected must get up to the observation deck of the building without using the elevators.
“Now before anyone starts grumbling about Gaia just blinking herself up there, and I’m looking at you Wolverine, with her consent I placed a psionic neuro-inhibitor that will prevent her from using her reality altering powers. She will be quite limited during the race.
“At the observation deck, the player must look through the telescopes there until they find the one that displays the next destination printed on the lens.
“From there, the teams must then travel to Bloomington, Minnesota, the home of the Mall of America. There the racers will face their first Detour. A Detour is a choice between two tasks, each with its own pros and cons. Teams must successfully complete one of the tasks described on the clue in order to receive their next clue.
“In this Detour, the teams must choose between the Bear and the Block.
In the Bear, the contestants must race through the mall to each of the Build-A-Bear stations. The mall directory will tell you how many and where they are. After putting together a unique bear at each station, the teams must take their bears to the mall Day Care station and give them to the children. If the children are happy, the racers will get their next clue. But if the children aren’t satisfied, they must go back and do it again.
“In Block, the teams must make their way to the Lego Play Park where they will have to build a 10 foot tall replica of their favorite super-hero out of the Lego blocks provided there. The offical company representative will have the final say whether the creation is sufficient. If it is, the team will be given the final clue that will take them to the Pit Stop for this leg of the race. If not, then back to the drawing board.
“Once the teams have completed their challenges at the Mall of America, they must travel to the Pit Stop. This will be at the Radisson Hotel in the second largest city in Minnesota.
“Each teams’s log entry must be posted by Friday, January 5th, 2007, midnight Eastern Standard Time. The post should take the team’s travels just upto 100 yards short of the finish line. The arrival order will then be announced. The first team to arrive will get to use a Yield against the team of their choice. That means the team they chose has a one hour delay when departing the next day. The last team to arrive will be eliminated.
“Alright then, is everyone ready? Good luck racers. Ready . . set . . GO!”