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Amazing Race (Cyberspace Edition)

2020-09-26
2020-09-26

Get your team together and get ready to race around the world (virtually)! It'll be amazing, we promise.

About the Event

Are you a pro at puzzles? A god at googling? A wizard on Wikipedia? When the film ‘National Treasure’ came out, did you dream about solving riddles alongside Nicolas Cage (*)? Have you ever watched The Amazing Race on TV and thought “That looks like so much fun but this couch is sooooooo comfortable right now”? Well, do we have an event for you.

The 2020 CCC Amazing Race (Cyberspace Edition) is a series of mental challenges designed for teams of four to test each individual’s problem-solving skills and the group’s ability to follow instructions and work together. All without the running and climbing and, most importantly, sweating, that you see on TV.

Teams will race around the internet, finding clues on different websites that will help you solve a series of puzzles or challenges. Each puzzle solved or challenge completed leads you to another one until it culminates in one final answer. Unlock that final answer first and your team could be crowned Champions and win ONE MILLION....ummm....likes from the organizers and your fellow contestants.

How it works:

Grab your team of four and race around the world (virtually)! You will be tasked with solving puzzles, the answers to which will be coordinates to a mystery location somewhere on the planet. You'll plug those coordinates into Google Maps, switch to Street View, and answer a question based on what you see!

We strongly encourage you to check out the "Requirements - Race Details" section below for more information.


*Nicolas Cage not included

  • Register a Team
  • Register Individual
  • Join Discord
  • Download Rules
  • Read Waiver

Format

Zoom to Start, Numerous Sites

Who

All employees from registered companies Canada-wide.

Where

Zoom/Discord/Online

Teams

Maximum of 4 players per team

Registration Deadline

Wednesday, September 23rd at Noon

Stay Connected

Join the CCC Discord Server. The "Amazing Race" Voice Channel is where the CCC Staff will be available to answer any questions.

Requirements

Access to the internet. Access to our Discord Server. All participants must check in on the day of the event via our Discord Server. Access to Zoom meeting (link will be sent prior to event)

Schedule

  • Amazing Race Begins

    26
    September 2020
    1:00 pm (MDT)

Race Details

Things to keep in mind:

1) None of the websites you need to access will require payment or registration. 

2) No downloading of any apps is required.

3) You need to be able to HEAR clues in an mp3 format (click here to test: bit.ly/CCC_AR_AUDIOTEST)  

4) You will also need to be able to open Google Forms. Check your firewall! (There is a practice/test form below)

Besides making sure you have a keen eye and a quick mind, if you don’t already know how to do the following, you *may* (and when we say ‘may’ we mean you definitely should) want to

1) Practice your sleuthing skills on your favourite search engine (including how to do a reverse image search)

2) Familiarize yourself with the Street View function on Google Maps and learn how to access versions of Street View from years other than the current one 

3) Get some experience on YouTube

4) Learn how to navigate around Wikipedia

5) Attend a meeting on Zoom (It might also help you if someone knows how to share their screen using a platform like Zoom or Microsoft Teams)

6) Figure out a way to efficiently communicate with your teammates (texting, Skype, Discord, Zoom, etc.)

Other things that may make your life easier on Race Day

- Pencil/pen and paper

- Access to a printer 

- A calculator (for those who don't trust their elementary school level math skills)

- Headphones/Earbuds


Ready for a bit of practice? Try entering this coordinate (51.037254, -114.053726) in Google Maps (Pro Tip: Pay attention to any periods, commas or minus signs!) hit return/enter, switch to Street View and look around so that you can answer this question:

“What word can be found between "BIT-" and "BUFFALO" on the mural to the west?”

Click on the link (bit.ly/CCC_AR_PREMAIL_TEST) and enter your answer on the Google Form to check if you’re right.

So wait... what’s Calgary Corporate Challenge?

If you haven't heard of Calgary Corporate Challenge yet...get ready! Long gone are the days of snooze-worthy talks, awkward lunches or trust falls – with Calgary Corporate Challenge, it’s all about challenging yourself and your coworkers in sports and games that bring you together. Our mission is to provide the Calgary ( and surrounding area) corporate community with professionally managed team building events that emphasize fun, encourage participation, inclusion, health & fitness, and positive teamwork...oh and we dabble in some charitable works as well. Click the link below to get to us better!

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Why Extraordinary Circumstances?

We've been hearing it for awhile now and, even though it's been roughly 1000 years in self-isolation, it remains true: We are living in unprecedented times. Due to the ever-evolving situation with COVID-19, and with our participants' safety at the forefront, the September Games are no longer viable. Unlike Ross Geller though, we've managed to "PIVOT!".

What's better than 16 days of events? 3 months of events! Calgary Corporate Challenge remains committed to providing our participating companies opportunities to promote teamwork, community building, employee engagement, and networking. We are proud to present a brand new slate of events in these Extraordinary Circumstances.

What will the 2020 CCC Games: Extraordinary Circumstances look like?

Much like the September Games, Extraordinary Circumstances will be a mixed bag of 'Sports' Events, Monthly Challenges, and Special/Social Events, all designed to bring people together! From July to September, CCC will be hosting numerous tournaments and facilitating challenges to get people active and connecting. What are you waiting for?

So who can participate in Extraordinary Circumstances?

In an effort to get even more of your company involved, CCC has eased restrictions on employee participation. Does your office have 40 people who want to participate in trivia? Great, 10 teams it is! Is the entire office going to compete in the Suncor Step Challenge? The more the merrier! Plus, for the first time, every employee from any Canadian office of a registered company is invited to join in. Surprise! Virtual & digital events have far fewer participation limits.

How will I connect with my coworkers and other participants?

Discord will be our main form of communication during events! (See the next FAQ for more)

Zoom will also make an appearance at some of our events. While we're familiar with the perils of "Zoom fatigue", we promise these events won't feel like just another Zoom meeting!

We also strongly encourage our Company Captains and Team Captains to foster these relationships and connections by organizing their own remote team huddles. We want the spirit of the September Games to live on through these events, so get those happy hour drinks flowing and look at how your team measures up on our Event Leaderboards!

What is Discord?

Discord is easy, intuitive, and it's free! We will use Discord Servers to get many of our tournaments organized, but the channels will also remain open for our participants to stay connected throughout the events. Who couldn't use a little more human interaction these days?

What's the difference between an Event and a Challenge?

Events will take place on a specific date & time. Challenges follow a "do-it-yourself" model and can be done at your convenience within a certain time frame!

Are there trophies and medals to be won this year?

Yes, Spirit Trophies are on the line! Divisional Trophies and Medals will not be awarded this year, but that doesn't mean there won't still be winners. Bragging rights are still up for grabs.

More information about the following will be provided as soon as possible:

Special Events including the Design Challenge, CEO Challenge, Halftime Party, and Closing Ceremony

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