Frequently AskedYour burning questions answered.
How do you win?
Well, it’s not like any other 5K. First, you have a teammate. It is a timed race but along the route are stations where you try to ‘score.’ If you score at a station, time is subtracted from your overall race time. The team with the lowest race time, wins (although, everyone really wins).
How do you ‘score’ at a station?
Both you and your teammate have 10 attempts to make a shot. For example, you’ll both have 10 golf balls to sink a putt, 10 darts to hit a bullseye, 10 bags to hit a cornhole, etc.
What do you get for scoring?
If you score, you get 2 minutes subtracted from your team race time. If both you and your teammate score at the same station, you get 5 minutes subtracted from your race time. There are 4 stations so you can have up to 20 minutes subtracted from your race time. No sh*t.
Can you score more than once at a station?
No, as soon as you score, you stop shooting.
Can you both throw at the same time?
No. Teammate 1 goes first and either ‘scores’ or goes through 10 shots without scoring. Then, teammate 2 goes.
So, is this a timed race?
Yes. The entire race is timed. When you score at a station you’ll receive a little token that signifies that you scored. It’s your responsibility to keep the tokens with you and turn them in to the timing table at the conclusion of the race. Our race team will do the tricky math to calculate your overall race time.
How many attempts do you get at a station?
Each teammate gets 10 shots at a station. If you make it on your first attempt, you can stop shooting (you don’t get any more time subtracted for getting more than one score at a station).
Do I need to throw all 10 ‘shots’ if I make it?
Do you need a uniform?
Uniforms are not required but highly, highly encouraged.
Do I need to stay with my teammate during the race?
Yes!! WTF?!? It’s your teammate! Are you just going to leave them behind?
My roommate wants to be my partner but he smells and I don’t want to race with him.
That is more of a statement and less of a question so we have no good answer.
Can an actual ape be my teammate?
Yes . . . in West Virginia and certain regions of Georgia.
I have more questions!
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