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Race/LA Rules

• At least one member of each team must be 18 years of age or older.

• Race/LA is a physically active event. Players should be in reasonably good physical shape. You don't need to be an athlete (or a local trivia expert) but you should be able to think and act quickly, and work well together as a team. No special skills or abilities are required. Running is optional, but often can be advantageous.

• You will not be racing non-stop for five hours! All teams will have some down time at various points, and some Race/LA activities are not physical at all.

• Each team needs their own car, although only one driver per team is required.

TRAVEL. Race/LA may occur anywhere within the Greater Los Angeles area. Each race typically covers between 25-45 driving miles from start to finish. Players will not know in advance exactly where they will be traveling. However, you will never be asked to travel to any unusually dangerous locations or perform any unusually hazardous activities.

Teams travel primarily by car and on foot, but also occasionally by other methods. Your car will be nearby at the end of the race.

Team members must travel together at all times and may not split up or separate unless specifically told to. No one is permitted to be in your car other than the two members of your team. Traffic laws must be observed at all times. This is not a road race. Speeding or reckless driving is not permitted.

REST STOP. The Rest Stop is a brief (around 30 minutes) rest break where teams can grab a quick lunch, relax, and socialize with (or strategize against) other teams.

ARRIVING EARLY. There will be one or two points in the race where a particular activity begins at a designated time. Teams that arrive early must wait until that time. But don't worry, teams that are in the lead before these points tend to remain in the lead afterwards.

COSTS and REGISTRATION. The cost is $275 per team of two. Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Players can also expect to spend an additional amount during the race (usually around $10-$15 per person), primarily on parking.

Cancel at least 7 days prior to the event date:
full refund less $15 cancellation fee
Cancel 3-6 days prior to the event date:
50% refund
Cancel less than 3 days prior to the event date:
no refunds

ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE. If you get stuck on a clue or find yourself lost, you will be given a phone number to which you may make any number of Roadside Assistance calls for a generous hint that will help you move forward. However, your team will be given a 10-minute time penalty for each call you make.

CLUES are usually in sealed envelopes. Teams often have to perform a certain task or activity before receiving their next clue.

ONE WAY CLUES contain a task that only one member of your team will perform. You will receive a hint about the task, and then must decide which team member will perform it before opening the complete clue.

INTERSECTION CLUES give you a choice of two different tasks, with different advantages and disadvantages to each. You will receive complete information about each task before you make your decision.

FAST LANE. Several FastLane cards are hidden inside clue envelopes. If you find a FastLane card, you will skip the next destination in the race.

TIME PENALTIES. Time penalties will be given for failure to perform a task as instructed in a clue, so be sure to read clues slowly and carefully!

FALLING BEHIND. If your teams falls significantly behind, it may not be possible for you to continue due to the citywide logistics involved in moving from place to place with a large number of people. We'll try our best to let you continue, but in most cases this will mean you'll need to skip one or more tasks and locations to catch up.

WINNING. The first team whose players both reach the Race/LA mat at the finish line is the winner. The winning team will receive a cash prize of $300.


When are the next Race/LA events?

October 5 and 12, 2024
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How long is Race/LA?
Five to six hours total time. But keep in mind you will not be racing non-stop for five hours! All teams have some down time at various points, and some activities are not physical at all. The race begins in the morning (usually around 9:00am) and finishes between 2:00 and 3:00 pm. Most races are divided into two legs, separated by a brief rest stop around lunch time.

How much does it cost?
$275 per team of two.

Can children participate?
Race/LA is not recommended for children under the age of 15.

Does Race/LA include dangerous or high-risk tasks?
No. The tasks in Race/LA are open to almost everyone, require no special skills and are not unusually hazardous. However, players should be in reasonably good physical (and mental!) condition.

Can you hold private events?
No, due to the logistical complications of Race/LA it is generally a once a year activity. However, our Escape Room LA games are available for private events.

Do the winners get prizes?
The winning team receives a cash prize of $300. However, the focus of Race/LA is not on awarding large prizes - it is on providing a fun and unforgettable experience.

I'm not sure if this type of event is for me - any advice?

This is a competetive event where you'll be solving clues and puzzles, performing different types of physical and mental challenges, and navigating around the area. If you enjoy these types of things, register your team now!

Good navigation skills, regardless of whether you're familiar with the area, are helpful. Choose a teammate that you communicate well with. Although you definitely don't need to be an athlete, you should be in reasonably good physical shape. Running is never required, however it is often advantageous.

Is every race different?
There is often a combination of some locations or activities from previous races (some of these were 10-15 years ago) along with new locations and activities.