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$1,220
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 20 2012 9:25 PM UTC +00:00

About

If you have been wanting to do something extraordinary with your life, this is your chance. Become part of American history, and experience the greatest treasure hunt every created: the Great America Race, by Ravenchase Adventures... the longest, most brain-twisting, heart-pumping, flawless game ever designed!

The Great America Race: August 11th - August 17th, 2012.

Journey for seven days in seven states on a quest filled with brilliant clues, adversaries, codes, ciphers, and actors lurking around every corner.  Forget your phone and it's virtual games; forget your television, and the reality shows that showcase other people's adventures.  This adventure is yours... and it will be an adventure you can tell your grandkids about.  

Your journey will begin in Washington, D.C.  Registration starts every morning at 10:00am, and the adventure begins at 11:00am.  Racing against other teams (or simply enjoying the challenge at your own pace), you will compete to solve a series of intricate clues throughout the afternoon, all of which will lead you to a final checkpoint at a bar, where you'll kick back and enjoy stories told by your fellow travelers.  You'll have the evenings off to relax and celebrate before the next day's challenge begins - and since the timer stops when you leave the city, you can drive the highways at your own pace.

Your journey will end one week later in Boston, MA.  While the event is designed to be a week long experience, we understand that not everyone can commit to such a long adventure.  So if you prefer, you can join us for a single day - or any number of days - by using our convenient fundraising tiers.  For a complete schedule and other details, please visit:

http://ravenchase.com/public_events/great_america.php 

Why Kickstarter?

Ravenchase Adventures runs all sorts of events - both private, and public - all over the world.  However, planning a week-long, extravagant event of this caliber will be no small feat (as you could probably tell from the title).  While we do have the knowledge, the research, and the know-how, we do not have the funding for something this extended and ornate.  Launching the funding through Kickstarter allows us to be certain that we have enough players interested; otherwise, we would have to commit thousands of dollars to an event and simply "hope" people want to experience.

Our clients have been asking for an experience like this for years - and this is by far the best way to give them what they want.  Time to put your money where your mouth is!

Closing

If you think you have what it takes to crack the codes, beat your opponents, and win the prize, this is the game for you. See the beauty of America while undertaking the greatest challenge of your life.  And with the power of Kickstarter, you'll be able to tell all your friends and family that *you* helped make this great adventure happen.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Support the cause as an armchair adventurer, and get an exclusive GAR t-shirt and our undying gratitude! Sure, it's not enough to register you in the event, but you can at least tell people you did it. If they don't believe you, just show them your name on our event sponsor page!

    Ordering internationally? Please include $5 for shipping. Stateside? Don't sweat it - it's included. Your welcome.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    One day pass. Now you're in the game - you can participate in any one day of the event, and celebrate with a free drink afterward. Choose any day of the race to run... it may not be a week long adventure, but it will sure seem like it. Also, you get the shirt, and a sponsor listing on our website. Quite the philanthropist, aren't you?

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Two Day Pass. Play any two race days, get a t-shirt and post-race drink each day on us, AND - get this - a Ravenchase Adventure bag. Perfect for holding parchment and gadgets of all shapes and sizes, and building your adventurer street cred.

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    Pledge $140 or more About $140

    Three Day Pass. Play any three race days, and save yourself some money. Smell the value!

    You also get the shirt, the post-race drink, the game bag AND a Ravenchase Adventures cipher wheel!*

    *Ravenchase does not guarantee the security of any super-secret messages created with your cipher wheel. Please encrypt carefully.

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    Pledge $180 or more About $180

    Four day pass. Choose any four race days and rack up the savings.

    You also get the shirt, the drink, the game bag, the cipher wheel, AND a DVD copy of the GAR highlights. Watch as players make solve impressive challenges and make embarrassing, juvenile mistakes!

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    Pledge $220 or more About $220

    Five day pass... best. workweek. ever. Choose any five race days to compete.

    You also get the shirt, the drink, the game bag, the cipher wheel, a DVD copy of the GAR highlights, AND an extra post-race drink on each day. Trust us - you earned it.

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    Pledge $260 or more About $260

    Six day pass. You're almost there, but for some reason, you hate the number seven. That's ok - we're not judging.

    You also get the shirt, two drinks, the game bag, the cipher wheel, a DVD copy of the GAR highlights.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    FULL. WEEK. PASS. Compete for all seven days, and experience the whole of the GAR in the way it was intended to be experienced. You also get the shirt, two drinks, the game bag, the cipher wheel, a DVD copy of the GAR highlights.

    Finishing the whole race will also qualify you to win one of our "fabulously tacky prizes" for the top three teams - guaranteed to surprise but never impress, these gaudy mementos will shine down from your mantle and prove to all your friends that Indiana Jones has NOTHING on you.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Full Week Team Pass! Call up your friends - because this package will cover a whole team (up to 4 individuals) for the whole event. Want a bigger team? Buy additional individual passes to supplement.

    In addition to all of the other event goodies, this package will gain you access to an open bar at the GAR closing ceremony.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    Event sponsorship package. In addition to a week-long team pass for four, and all the other race goodies, you'll be listed as a main event sponsor. If you provide us with a logo or name to use, we'll add it to the back of our GAR t-shirts, our event website, and our event registration tables.

    If possible, we will be happy to include your product or place of business in the race itself. However, we don't want to compromise the fun or integrity of the race, so contact us before pledging if you'd like this to be an option.

    You also get access to the open bar at the GAR closing ceremony, like a true VIP: a very important philanthropist!

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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    Title Sponsorship. Well, technically, it's title co-sponsorship, because our name will be there too... but yours will be just as important!

    As a title sponsor, you'll see your name or logo alongside ours, wherever it may appear, and receive THREE TEAM PASSES to the event.

    There can only be one title sponsor, and for good reason - they've got to stand out. Please contact us for additional title sponsorship details.

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Funding period

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