TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016
The annual event showcases many of the area’s top hotels and gives you a fun and challenging opportunity to experience the area, socialize and win exciting prizes. Those teams with a good balance of “Sneakers” and “Thinkers” will have the greatest chance of winning, so plan strategically. Groups with less than four will be paired with others to create a complete four-person team.
- At each major stop, teams of four will answer mental challenges (e.g. word searches or trivia) as well as compete in a physical challenge (e.g. hula-hooping or limbo).
As teams visit the various venues and complete challenges, your team’s points will be tallied and added to your overall score.
- Throughout the event, bonus points give you the opportunity to beat your competition. The team with the most points at the end is declared the winner.
- Create a team costume. The teams with the most creative costume will receive special prizes.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
A physical challenge is a short, low-impact, moderately-intense task or action that the team of four will perform within a specific time frame. All physical challenges must take less than two minutes to complete.
Scoring for Physical Challenges:
2 points – completed the challenge with no mistakes
1 points – attempted the challenge honestly, or completed the challenge with mistakes
0 points – no attempt was made for the challenge
A mental challenge consists of questions or tasks that involve group problem-solving and creative-thinking. Mental challenges should take less than 10 minutes to complete.
Scoring for Mental Challenges:
2 points – answered all challenge questions with no mistakes
1 points – answered 50% of challenge questions with no mistakes
0 points – answered less than 50% of challenge questions correctly or no attempt was made
There will be chances to win Bonus Points.
Bonus Spots will be revealed on the day of the Challenge.
To help stimulate team spirit, our teams are encouraged to participate in full-costume form! From superheros to skyscrapers, we’ve seen it all. Not only does the winning team walk away with awesome bragging rights, the team also takes home a super deluxe prize package comprised of hotel, restaurant, automotive, spa, and entertainment gift certificates. The prize will be divisible by four so each teammate can claim a piece of the winnings! The winner is determined by a unanimous vote from the Event Committee at the Official After Party.
SPECIAL THIS YEAR!
To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the River North Business Association, this year’s costume competition is themed, “The Best of the 80s.” The 2016 River North Challenge Costume Award will go to the team with the best 80s-themed costume.
Teams earn points throughout the River North Challenge event. The Event Committee tallies and combines your team’s total score in time for the Official After Party. Optional bonus points allow for teams to beat their competition. In the case of a tie for first place or runner-up, a “sudden-death” tie-breaker challenge will take place at the Official After Party. The first place and runner-up teams will win prize packages comprised of hotel, restaurant, automotive, spa, and entertainment gift certificates from River North businesses. A prize package will be divisible by four so each teammate can claim a piece of the winnings!
Thank you to this year’s prize donors!