How To Host A Road Rally Scavenger Hunt
Looking for a fun summer party idea for adults? Try hosting a Road Rally Scavenger Hunt! We started our road games back on Day 1. It's a great way to explore some new sights in your hometown and feel like a kid again. So, what is a Road Rally Scavenger Hunt? Well, it's a little bit like the reality TV show "Amazing Race". Teams drive around in cars following clues, complete tasks and challenges, and try to be the first to team to the finish line. Depending on how creative the race coordinator is and how competitive your team is, the more fun you will have.
Be sure to always go over the race rules with all participants before you begin…of which the most important one should be to drive safe and obey all traffic laws! Each team is given an envelope with a clue to start the race. You have to figure out where that clue is sending you to find your next clue. Sometimes the clue is direct and tells you to go to a specific place, other times the clue is vague or filled with riddles you must decipher. When you finally find the clue spot, there is either another envelope with your next clue, or a person waiting for you that assigns you a task to complete and then hands you your next clue.
A sampling of some of the tasks we've had to complete in our road games over the years include:
• bowl a strike at a bowling alley
• find a specific page in a specific book at a library (and go to the actual place being described on that page for your next clue)
• hike a trail in a Japanese Tea Garden and find a missing person with a clue
• drive a golf cart blindfolded through an obstacle course with your partner giving directions
• make a hole-in-one at a miniature golf course
• shoot a bulls-eye with a paintball gun
• push a teammate in a wheelbarrel around an obstacle course
• ride a child's tricycle around a track without spilling a drink
• look at a wall of wood blocks with various symbols then run back to another spot and turn over those same symbols on a similar board of wood blocks
• go to a restaurant, order fries, and sing a karaoke song
• take a picture of your team in front of specific local landmarks like a statues, a store, with a policeman, etc.
• answer a sheet of trivia questions
• buy a certain item in a store (like a dessert for the dinner after the Road Rally)
• find a headstone with a specific name in a graveyard and write down the birth date
• take a picture in front a specific road sign