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Rahway Zombie/Vampire Scavenger Hunt
Sat, October 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:54 PM EDT
The Rahway Zombie/Vampire Scavenger Hunt is an epic real life adventure game that is expected to have hundreds of zombies and vampires wandering the City looking for clues. Participants, dressed as zombies or vampires, will be given a story that leads to a series of clues. Clues are hidden in everyday places around the City and while the answers to some may be obvious, others may leave participants stumped and wandering around. Not for the faint hearted, this is a mentally challenging journey that can be completed entirely on foot and must be completed before sundown. Not everyone who begins is expected to complete the challenge, but those who do will be entered to win one of three $150 gift cards. Yet, perhaps the best part of it all, is the satisfaction felt at having solved a series of mind-bending puzzles to finish the hunt.
The Challenge requires mental toughness and no particular level of physical fitness. Participants will be required to walk throughout the City and possibly participate in simple activities such as shooting a basketball. You will be required to solve clues, puzzles and riddles in order to complete the challenge and it is highly likely that at some point you may be lost with no idea what to do or where to go.
This is why it is called a challenge and that is where the fun begins.
WHEN IS THE ADVENTURE CHALLENGE?
The Challenge will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015.
Participants can pick up their challenge kit at the Rahway Recreation Center, 3 City Hall Plaza, Rahway NJ 07065 any time between 10:00am and 12:00pm on that day. This is not a timed race and so participants can complete at their own pace.
The challenge ends at sundown, 5:54pm on that same day. NO ENTRIES will be accepted after that time. NO EXCEPTIONS.
MUST I BE DRESSED AS A ZOMBIE/VAMPIRE?
Yes! Only individuals dressed as zombies, vampires or other ghouls will be given clues to the contest. Those not dressed will be turned away and no refunds will be given.
WHAT KIND OF CHALLENGE IS THIS?
This is mostly a mental challenge that will send you walking toward specific targets. You will need to solve riddles, codes and cryptic messages. You may get confused at times.
HOW DO I GET AROUND?
The entire challenge can be done by foot but you may travel however you see fit.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
At minimum, you need to bring:
• Comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing
• A smartphone with a camera and internet access
• A pen
In addition to this list, you're allowed to bring any items you think may help along the way.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Buy your tickets through www.cityofrahway.com/zombie
Once you're registered, go to the Rahway Recreation Center any time between 10:00am-12:00pm on October 31st and prepare to be challenged!
WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
The Challenge takes place entirely in the City of Rahway New Jersey.
CAN WE PARTICIPATE AS A TEAM?
All participants must be registered individually, yet we encourage teamwork. For those that complete the challenge, entry to the prizes will be on an individual basis.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE?
It is estimated to take between 2 – 4 hours to complete the challenge; however there are no bonuses for finishing quickly. Participants can take the full time to complete it if they would like.
WHAT IF SOMEONE COMPLETES THE CHALLENGE BEFORE ME?
The clues and objects to be found are permanent and will be there for you to find no matter when you begin. This is not a first come, first serve event. No one can take them away.
IS IT FOR KIDS OR ADULTS?
The challenge is difficult and many adults will have trouble with some or all of the clues. However, families are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Anyone aged 14 or older must be registered in order to participate. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
HOW DO I WIN?
You must successfully complete the challenge, reach the final point and enter yourself into the raffle. The drawing will happen at 6:00PM Cherry St., Rahway, NJ 07065.
DO I NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN?
Yes, you must be present on Cherry St., Rahway NJ 07065 at 6:00pm on October 31st in order to win one of the gift card prizes.