How does the Hunt work? Teams try to "perform" or find as many items on a Task List as possible within 90 minutes. Each team must provide selfies/videos of the items on the list or collect various physical items. Each Task List item has a specific point value and the team accumulating the most points wins! (Note: This is not your childhood scavenger hunt!) No previous knowledge of the Hunt area is necessary as you will be given a boundary map which will lead you along the way. (Example of a task: Have your team sing a song with a complete stranger!)
Is this a race? Although this is a technically a “competition”, we discourage participants from running. If one member of your team is unable to run your entire team MAY not to be able to complete the Hunt. Although there is a lot of walking, there is plenty of time to complete all tasks within the 90 minute time period. Now, whether your team has the nerve to complete all the tasks… well that is a completely different story!
What do I bring? Sneakers, comfortable clothes, water bottle and each team must have at least 1 digital camera or phone with battery charged and plenty of memory.
Where is the Hunt? The Hunt starts under the Gazebo outside the Historic Downtowner (10 S. New River Drive East, Fort Lauderdale) and teams compete along the Riverwalk and Las Olas Blvd in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Here is the general Hunt area:
Is there a prize for the winning team? Yes! Each member of the winning team will receive a small prize.
Where do I park? Although there is limited parking at the start area, there is a lot next to the courthouse and several lots on the north side of the New River, within 2 blocks of the start area.
How do I buy tickets? Register for the Hunt on our registration page. After registration, you will receive information with additional instructions by e-mail. Payment will be made at orientation on the day of the Hunt. We will accept walk-ups only if there is room available.
When do I find out any additional details? After you register online, you will be e-mailed the start time, location, and other important instructions.
What time do I have to be at the meeting place? You will have to be at the meeting place 15 minutes before the Hunt to participate in orientation. At orientation you will purchase your ticket and be provided detailed instructions and materials about the Hunt. If you are running late, you can still start the Hunt, but you will have less time to complete it.
How long will the hunt last? The actual Hunt lasts 90 minutes. There is an additional 15 minutes before the Hunt for orientation and 15 minutes post-Hunt to calculate and verify the point totals and determine the winner.
How big can my team be? Hunt teams can range from 4-8 people. If you join alone or with less than 4, you will be joined to a team. If you come with more than 8 people you will be split into at least 2 teams.
Do you hunt in bad weather? This is Florida and short of a hurricane, we Hunt rain or shine. If we are ever forced to cancel a hunt, we will send an e-mail at least an hour before the start of the Hunt.
How should I dress for the Hunt? Be sure to wear comfortable shoes since you will be on your feet (or maybe a boat) for almost 2 hours.
What types of Hunts are available? We offer various types of Hunts for different occasions. A public Hunt is for pre-registered participants 18 years or older. We also offer themed Hunts (Valentines Day, Halloween, and Pets), private Hunts, and corporate Hunts.
Can I bring kids to an adult Hunt? Participants under the age of 18 can register as long as they are accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Please use your judgment as to whether they will be able to keep up with the rest of the team. We reserve the right to form a smaller team so as not to slow down another team.
What are themed and private Hunts? Each task list is tailored to the theme or the individual group involved.