About this event

Race to Base uses the latest mobile app technology to create an exciting, fresh, new take on the 'Amazing Race' scavenger hunt, treasure hunt style event.

It is an exciting, interactive outdoor event which relies on teamwork, strategic thinking, decision making, problem solving and a little bit of luck!

Teams travel on foot, in vehicles or on bikes. They are competing against other teams to find ‘base’ quicker than any other team. In this event, just one team wins!

Teams receive clues, instructions and navigational guidance on their smart phones (or other portable device) via our user-friendly mobile app.

The event starts with a briefing, download of the app and explanation of the format and rules. Each checkpoint presents a different challenge – teams will find themselves solving clues and completing a series of more involved problem-solving challenges presented by the CluedUp hosts at selected checkpoints.

Along the way they also complete a photo challenge and the trading challenge (where teams must swap items in order to collect their full set to earn extra points). Teams all visit the same locations but in a different random / shuffled order. Teams can also make or lose time depending on how they complete the challenges. This means that the first team back is not necessarily the winner. Everyone has to wait until the wrap-up to hear the results!

Race to Base ends with a race de-brief, a photo presentation of the best, results and prizes. This can take place over drinks and refreshments at a bar or venue of your choice.

All aspects of the event: the difficulty, location, types of challenges, team size, and duration can be tailored to suit your group. Tasks can also be customised to incorporate your business messages or organisation's values and other communication objectives.

Event details

Snapshot: A high-tech treasure hunt / Amazing Race style event using mobile app for clues and guidance. Teams focus on teamwork, decision-making, competition and time management. Courses can be designed for any location, any venue and any size group, on foot or in vehicles.

Duration:  2 to 4 hours (flexible)

Participants: Minimum of 6 people

Location: Your choice of venue in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Taupo, Palmerston North, Dunedin, Queenstown, Wanaka, New Plymouth or anywhere in New Zealand

Client review

"Race to Base was impeccably planned and executed to the last minute. The staff enjoyed meeting an enthusiastic event manager, playing with gadgets, and the competitive spirit that was instilled right from the start."

Rowena Schwabe, Capiche Design, New Zealand