University Amazing Race

This is the easiest and funnest way to introduce a group of new students to each other and celebrate the start of their studies! The Classic Amazing Race can transform your campus or the city into a giant interactive game where teams work together to complete a series of challenges while at the same time getting to know each other and their new surrounds!


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people 6-300 participants


  • Campus: We can design the game around your campus!
  • Sydney: CBD, Darling Harbour, or The Rocks
  • Melbourne: CBD, Geelong, Ballarat
  • Brisbane: CBD, Southbank, or Gold Coast
  • Other locations: Please contact us!

time Recommended duration is 3hrs (min duration = 2hrs, max duration = 3hrs)


Our University “Classic Amazing Race” is an outdoor game where teams follow clues to locate checkpoints and complete challenges. This activity will orient your students with each other, their new environment, and  put them in great stead for the year ahead. It all begins with an explanation and Opening Ceremony hosted by our entertaining and engaging professional actor hosts. They get the group into teams and talk about the different personality types that make up an awesome team. We take a humorous approach (we know our audience 😉 ) which gives teams the ability to identify the individual strengths and work better together not only during the game, but in future group situations as well. Then we play an opening challenge and the teams are off and racing!

By following their map and deciphering cryptic clues, teams discover iconic locations, hidden secrets, and attempt to get their bearings. This is the perfect induction to a new city or campus which is all under the guise of a game! At each location teams will be faced with a challenge that will require them to eat things, construct things, and solve things. If you’ve got lots of international students we can even introduce them to iconic Aussie foods, slang, and sports as part of the game! Each team will have the same set of checkpoints, but the order and time in which they complete them will come down to their planning and strategy. They’ll also have the option to complete bonus challenges for extra points which will see teams interact with the public and the local surrounds.

By the end of the game teams will have formed friendships, healthy rivalries, and awesome memories with their peers. With all scores checked-in our hosts hold a suspenseful and entertaining Closing Ceremony where we reveal the winning team and award them with their medals! The Classic Amazing Race is a memorable O-week activity for all the right reasons…


  • Eating Challenge
  • Construction Challenge
  • The Sabotage Selfie
  • All In The Timing
  • Detour: choice between 2 different tasks!
  • Secret Sealed Challenge: Open if you dare…
  • Public Interaction for bonus challenges
  • Creative Photo tasks
  • Cryptic Puzzles & Riddles


  • Professional Host for your game
  • All checkpoint materials
  • Team folders with all maps, clues, and tasks
  • Medals for everyone in the winning team
  • $20M Public Liability


Team-building wise, the Classic Amazing Race builds skills in:

  • Team work
  • Delegation & Leadership
  • Time Management, Planning & Strategy
  • Risk Assessment & Management


ENQUIRE NOW for an info pack with details on what to bring on the day, example challenges, starting and finishing locations, teams, how to book, and more!

“I would love to convey how fantastic the day was, Brett and staff provided perfect activities/challenges and a level of energy which started the day with a bang.

We took with us to Southbank 150 students with very cynical attitudes and what the experience helped generate is a mountain of new friendships, faith and trust in each other and a spirit of confidence and social cohesion I have been trying to achieve all year.

I will certainly be recommending Great Race to every senior school coordinator I speak with and the overall professionalism of the company will be at the forefront, in particular Brett’s professional dealings with Mikayla who was our student organiser.

We will be booking again next year and making the Great Race an annual event on our school calendar.”


“Just wanted to personally thank you for the session you and your team provided at the U@UNSW conference. It really met all our boxes and aligned with my debrief. Its especially refreshing to partner with an organisation who just get it without the need for micro-management. So… THANK YOU. I look forward to working with you guys again in the future.”


“Please extend my thanks to Josh and Brett and the crew that ran our excursion last week. It was a great day and everyone who participated, students and teachers continue to rave it was great fun! Accessible, comprehensive, well times and professionally ran. Words can not really do justice to how great it was. Given our rapture with the program we will be making this an annual event.”