What is the Great Unknown Challenge event?
Answering that question would defeat the purpose of this event. You can view the list of last year's challenges but note none will be replicated. We are NOT an obstacle course run, a scavenger hunt, escape room, nor an urban race. But you do get a free beer at the finish line! The event is designed to provide a truly unique experience. Some challenges will be physical, some involve the brain, and all will be fun! Plan to have a blast and, trust us, you’ll be happy you did. The feeling of conquering unknown challenges is amazing. The best feeling is knowing you played a part in helping us find a cure for lupus!

**NEW FOR 2018!**

  • One free beer is now included with your entry fee.  Boom.
  • Edge cards give you an advantage at the challenges (i.e.-a 10sec headstart). You can only use two per challenge. Edge cards can be purchased when you register ($5/ea), at check-in on event day ($5/ea), and/or at the actual challenge ($10/ea). The actual edge will be announced on the bus en route to the challenge.
  • We will have real-time placement scoring throughout the event via our website. Oh and hey, just because we're all about the unknown, we are going to hide your placement after the 4th challenge. If you are behind your teammates or your team is behind then we suggest buying some edge cards. :)
  • At the finish we will tally up everyone's points. Pending all goes as planned we will announce the top 3 challenge winners (individuals and teams) at the finish.
  • 192 Brewing Co. will have discounted food for us and indoor and outdoor seating. 
  • Check out all the new fundraising incentives including team fundraising incentives!
  • Free childcare for ages potty trained-14 years old will be provided at start/finish venue. Licensed and trained child care providers will be present. You must RSVP in advance (via registration) due to space limitations.


Is this event for me?
Do you have to be in the best shape of your life? No. Do you have to be the smartest? No. Does it help to be a former Olympic athlete turned doctor? Heck yes, but how many of those exist? Am I too old? Age is just a number. Being well-rounded with a great attitude will get you far. This event is about spending a few hours with your family and/or friends and sharing a really cool and fun experience. The best part is it's all for a great cause - the Lupus Foundation of America.

Seriously, what can I expect on event day?
You and your teammates will be assigned to a bus with other teams, you’ll be driven to five different locations, you’ll complete one challenge at each, you’ll be driven back to the start area, and then you’ll drink beer. One free beer for everyone at the finish! You will earn points at each challenge. Based on how many points you earned plus how much you fundraised, you'll be ranked and can win some great prizes and incentives

Where will this be held and what time do I have to show up?
Saturday, May 19 at 192 Brewing Co. in Kenmore. Check-in starts at 8am, bus load-in starts promptly at 8:45am and buses leave shortly thereafter. If you miss your bus we'll tell you where to go to catch up with your team. You'll have to transport yourself (read Uber, Lyft, taxi) at your expense until you can meet up with your teammate(s). You can expect to be back at 192 Brewing Co. around 1pm-1:30pm.

Do I need to bring anything?
Yes. A change of clothing, clean plastic cup, towel, and something to write with. You’ll use two out of the four during the event...or maybe all four. What the heck right? Exactly.

How much is registration, what does it cover and what is the deadline?
Registration is $50/pp. Due to logistics we won't be accepting registrations after May 17. Your registration fee covers your transportation to/from all the challenges (unless you miss your bus); a very cool event shirt; snacks and water on the bus; one free beer at the finish; and experiences you'll be talking about at your workplace water cooler for days! 

Do I have to fundraise?
It's not required but why wouldn't you? You can earn clues to the various challenges PLUS some very cool prizes!

Does it matter if you complete the challenges?
If you’re striving to just deal with the unknown then, no, completing (or not) the challenges is up to you. If you’re striving to win some awesome prizes then, yes, it does matter. You will earn points at each challenge based on, well, we can’t tell you. What we can tell you is you’ll be told how you can earn points en route to each challenge.

What can you tell me about the challenges?
Not much other than some will be physical, some brain teasers, and all will be fun. Here's a list of last year's challenges, but none of those will be replicated. That said, you can get some insider information about this year's challenges. Meet our fundraising benchmarks and you'll be given clues or even earn a free pass on one of the challenges. 

How fit do I have to be?
Don't fret. This is for the couch potato, weekend warrior, and Olympic athlete alike. Anyone can complete the challenges! For the brawn challenge(s), we’ll group you based on the fitness level you select at registration. For the brain challenge(s), we thought about doing something similar but, nah...

Is this a team event?
Yes. Sign up with at least one other teammate. There will be challenge(s) that require teammates while others can be done individually. You'll be scored both as an individual and as a team. We'll tell you how points are earned on event day.  All challenges will be weighted equally and points will be distributed on a curve. Short to say, do your best at each challenge!

How long will this event last?
About 4 to 4½ hours for the challenges and then however long you want to hang out in the beer garden. At some point we'll need to close the beer garden though...

Can I win anything?
Absolutely. You can earn incentives and clues to the challenges!

Is this family and kid-friendly?
Only if your kids are 21 and over.

What’s the minimum age?

What should I wear?
Very comfortable clothing...preferably NOT jeans. Let’s just say you may sweat a little! But if it's cold and rainy, dress warm as well. 

Do you need volunteers?
You bet!  Sign up to volunteer or email us at infopnw@lupus.org. 

Have more questions?
Email us at infopnw@lupus.org or call 425.336.2320.





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