The West Coast might have its Games and BANGs and BATHs and Decathlons, but the East Coast is throwing down the gauntlet with its very own week-long game — the Great America Race 2012 by Ravenchase Adventures! The Race starts on Saturday, August 11th and runs through Friday, August 17th and will send players through 6 East Coast cities, starting in Washington D.C. and ending in Boston, MA.
The Great America Race is unique in that players can join in on any leg of the race. If you can’t commit to playing the whole week, you can just drop in for a day or two. Registration begins at 10:00am each day, with the race stating at 11:00am and ending each night at a pub. Compared to stories I’ve heard about weekend Games, it sounds like the Great America Race will have a more relaxed pace that actually allows for adequate sleep and relaxation (which is about the only way a team could last the whole week, I imagine!).
Registration sales are being done through Kickstarter to make sure there is enough interest to run the event. One day passes start at $50, while $300 gets you the full week and $1000 covers an entire team of 4 for the whole week (though you can have a team of up to 8 players for additional registration fees). There are also some fun perks included in the pledge levels, such as T-shirts, cipher wheels, bags, and a DVD of the race highlights!
So start clearing your calendar, gather your teammates, and get ready to join a race of epic proportions! Check out the Kickstarter page for registration info, and the event page for specific leg info. So… who’s planning on going? =)