THE EVENT

Saturday 11th July 2020

The BrainRace is more than just a physical test, and while speed and endurance may play a role in your team’s strategy, each pair must think carefully as to how they approach each stage.

The Key is Time

The key component of the BrainRace is time: teams will be rewarded for finishing each stage quickly, however there will be time bonuses available based on the optional completion of intellectual puzzles and challenges. These puzzles will vary in difficulty, allowing each team to decide upon a unique strategy dependent on their individual strengths and weaknesses.

Saturday 11th July
10:00 – 13:00: Registration at the Lancaster University

Stage 1: Can You Hack It?

Stage 2: Operation Tango: Behind Enemy Lines

 

Pre and post event accommodation available on request

STAGE 1

Can You Hack It?

During this stage, pairs will be timed over a linear course, with a series of optional sub challenges available which (depending on the agreed strategy) may result in big time deductions from their stage finish time.

How do you balance your physical and intellectual IQ to devise the optimal strategy?

Intelligence

60%

Physical

60%

Strategy

60%

STAGE 2

Operation Tango: Behind Enemy Lines

Stage 2 is based on an infiltration and evasion concept. Under the cover of darkness, teams will be tasked with the retrieval of enemy intel. In order to achieve this, each pair must plan their ideal route through enemy territory, avoiding detection from our trained team of hunters, and returning to the safety of basecamp.

Will the lure of potential time bonuses be worth the additional risk of capture?

Intelligence

40%

Physical

60%

Strategy

60%