The Amazing Sci-fi Race

  • March 24, 2012 · 12:00 PM

The Challenge:

Solve a series of clues leading to various locations around Auckland. Once there, carry out a mystery task. The first team to reach the final location will win the big prize!

The Teams:

 Organise yourselves into teams of 4 or 5 people. Each team will need the following in order to play:

  • A car & driver
  • A smartphone with camera and 3G (you must be able to access the internet and send photos from anywhere)
  • Satnav
  • Cash for car parking
  • An awesome team name

The Prize:

$1 million!! *

 

 

More details to follow shortly...

 

 

 

*actually, this is a lie - a bit like the cake. But you will be richer for the experience, right?

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Best race ever!!!! Thank you so much for a great day out. Charlie

    March 26, 2012

  • Sharon

    Great day. Thanks for all your hard work Jude, Kim and Anthea

    March 25, 2012

  • vIQleS

    AWESOME!!!!!

    We should do this again.

    March 25, 2012

  • Lars W.

    Great event, very well planned Well done the organizers :)
    Quite sad I couldn't come to the pub afterwards.

    March 25, 2012

  • Simon B.

    This was a very fun and often silly (in a good way), to spend an afternoon.

    I felt sometime like I was in a Dr Who episode, with all the running.

    Thanks a lot for organising it.

    March 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    really really good! thanks heaps Jude, Kim and Anthea. and yay for winning!

    March 24, 2012

  • Jude H.

    To clarify the message about the light sabre - please bring anything stick like/sword like that you could use in a fight and pretend it was a lightsabre ( which is much cooler than a stick)

    March 24, 2012

  • Jude H.

    In order to protect yourself against the invading aliens tomorrow, please bring along your light sabres (or something that could pass for one). You may be called upon to fight and we have so far learned that guns have no effect on the enemy!

    See you at the rendez-vous point at 12.00 hours!

    March 23, 2012

  • vIQleS

    Wait - does that mean we're not going to be able to use all those wheel clamps Alyx made me buy?

    March 23, 2012

  • Anthea A.

    Define you all with a big stick. Just behave yourselves. We don't want the Great SciFi Race ending up The Great SciFi Cage Fight. Though that might be the next event ...

    2 · March 23, 2012

  • Simon B.

    So no Tampering, but what about false clues for other teams?

    March 23, 2012

  • Leigh

    "I'm sorry your honour, I could swear the victim was trying to eat my brains".

    March 23, 2012

  • Leigh

    Define Zombies. There are a crud load of people I'd like to run a chainsaw through. Wonder if I can use that excuse in court?

    March 23, 2012

  • Anthea A.

    Leigh, until the day of the zombie apocalypse, there will always be rules. No tampering with other teams. Earth Defence HQ has spoken.

    1 · March 23, 2012

  • Rachel C.

    Free space on Lotka Volterra, message Alex if you want to join. asap

    March 23, 2012

  • Carmy

    I would say yes and if you do that to me I'll call the police :P as that equals = criminal damage!!!!

    1 · March 23, 2012

  • Leigh

    Question: Are there any rules involved? Let's just say for argument's sake "Somebody" let's down everyone's tyres except for his own team, is that illegal?

    1 · March 23, 2012

  • Carmy

    Sorry Sharon, Team 4's correct name is: T-Swizzle and The Hermione Crookshanks experiment also known as Tay-Tay and the Swifts.

    March 20, 2012

  • Jude H.

    A seat has become available on this Saturday's Amazing Sci-fi Race so if you want to join in the fun, please let me know asap. First person to respond gets the seat!!

    March 20, 2012

  • Sharon

    You forgot the 'and' carmy

    1 · March 20, 2012

  • Carmy

    Team 4 will now be referred to as: T-Swizzle The Hermione Crookshanks experiment also known as Tay-Tay and the Swifts.

    March 20, 2012

  • Jude H.

    Leigh is replacing Neeil in Team 3 - that's Janet, Kane and Patricia :-)

    March 16, 2012

  • Simon B.

    I have no idea about teams, but I can supervise Natalie's driving :P

    March 5, 2012

  • Carmy

    Lol Alex ... sorry but your not going to win - we are!

    February 24, 2012

  • vIQleS

    I'm not a newbie, but no one really likes me, so i need a team. :-P

    I have a car (which needs cleaning if I'm to take passengers). I do have GPS / Phone etc...

    February 21, 2012

  • Amy B.

    I am a newbie as well. My partner and I need a team. We have a car and a smart phone but it's not 3G and only has wifi access. We have tons of sci fi knowledge and like to have fun.

    February 15, 2012

  • Natalie

    I need a team - would anyone like to adopt me. I have a car.

    February 15, 2012

  • Simon B.

    Someone choose me...

    I can bring homemade cakes...

    Oh Kelly, if you don't find anyone, for some reason children like me...I think it has to do with me being not grown up yet...

    February 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi
    I am a new member and don't know anyone so would love to join in with someone. I will be with my mum or dad. We have a car and smart phone if needed. Charlie

    February 15, 2012

  • Kelly C.

    Team = Greg, Me and 3 kids. We can take an extra as well.
    Extensive Sci-fi knowledge preferred. Must not eat kids. Must not attack kids. Must be prepared to answer question about the relative edibility of other kids. Must be able to entertain kids. Must not be eaten. May wish to provide snacks. Email me to enquire.

    3 · February 15, 2012

  • Carmy

    Okay so Sharon, Ariel (the plus one) Gerard and Me are one team - no name yet). I'm supplying the car and sat nav, Gerard has a smart phone.

    February 15, 2012

  • Jude H.

    Hi folks, if you have organised a team , please post who is in your team on here. Team names can be posted now or decided later...

    Anyone without a team, please email other members on the attending list and see if you can rustle up a group together! We have a few newbies too so maybe some of you regulars might like to invite them onto your team?

    Thanks!

    February 15, 2012

  • Greg B.

    Woohoo, looking forward to it!

    February 14, 2012

  • Simon B.

    Can you arrange a team for me?

    I have a car...and nope that's it...I look pretty, does that count?

    February 8, 2012

  • Jude H.

    Newbies are welcome to join in the fun. If you don't know anyone already, we can arrange for you to join a team :-)

    February 8, 2012

  • Jude H.

    Hi Greg, this should definitely be child friendly and I'm hoping it will take no more than 3-4 hours max - providing you're not all rubbish at solving the clues!

    February 8, 2012

  • Greg B.

    Will this event be child friendly? E.g. not go on excessively late at night or involve much in the way of illegal activities?

    February 8, 2012

  • apakuki v.

    Will each group need 1 healer 1 tank and 2-3 dps or can we roll all dps and just Zerg each encounter hehe

    1 · February 7, 2012

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