So here's an example of the first clue they mailed to us via email as a sample of what to expect during the actual race.
*All the answers will be listed down at the bottom of this post, so if you want to cheat right now go ahead and look. But for those of you who really want to try and figure this out, keep reading!!!
When race weekend finally arrived, our next chance at a sample clue was given at the entrance to "base camp" during packet pickup.
So as I told you in my last post about the entire event, after you run the 5K and complete the obstacles throughout the race, you get handed your first clue along with a Sharpie pen and flashlight (which comes in handy solving these in the dark!). So here's our first clue:
Here's clue #2, which we had to run back into the park for, turn left into Camp Minnie Mickey and find the sign marked "Donald Duck." If you're not familiar with the Animal Kingdom park, you might want to study a map before you do this race!
As we left the most treacherous part of the scavenger hunt - getting out of Camp Minnie Mickey and running upstream again - we headed deeper into the park towards the Africa section. Clue #3 was definitely the toughest one yet! Each clue has a word or set of words that gives you a hint as to how to solve it. In this case the word is "period." So pay attention to what comes after each period ~ That's important!
Once we solved this one, we received our final clue. We were way back in Asia, headed towards Mount Everest. She was absolutely beautiful in the moonlight. That was also the night of the "Super Moon" so it was pretty intense how big the moon looked.
For most of these clues, there was something to do with hiking, trails, rockclimbing - outdoorsie type things. The email sample clue hint is rockclimbing - use the colors & numbers. For the sample clue at base camp, use the H2O - and then find a word with one H and two Os! Clue #1, use the letters on the compass like the numbers on a clock. Clue #2, start with the first letter and criss cross your way thru all of them to get the solution. Clue #3, after the sentence that says "what comes after the period" take the first letter of each word after each period to spell out the answer. Clue #4, use only the letters of the ropes that are NOT frayed to spell out the clue. And the final one - well, I was right about the five. In the clue it talks about hooking together - a number and a letter that look the same and can be used as a hook - S & 5!! Ok so that got me nowhere until today when I studied it AGAIN! Duh! Take the fifth letter from each of the first four clues and BOOM! Answer!
Answers: belay, behooves, clear, communicate, advance, impasse, runs