How to Stack Your Team for The Denver Adventure
A few tips to help you build the perfect team
The Denver Adventure is unlike most events. It requires a lot of different skills, perspectives and experiences in order to achieve success. Your team will be racing all over the Mile High City, completing challenges, solving puzzles and hunting for some really awesome hidden prizes. It’s going to be a fast paced race and you best be prepared going into it.
Coming from experience, here is my list of the core roles that all teams should have covered.
1. Adventure Coordinator
If you’re reading this, you’re probably the Adventure Coordinator of your group. This position is reserved for the most organized. This person will be the one to make sure everyone shows up on time and makes sure everything is running smoothly and as quickly as possible throughout the game. This is a critical role for all teams.
2. The Wild Card
This wild card is an important role in any team, but especially for The Denver Adventure. Your team will need to complete unusual challenges like “figure out how to go sledding” or jumping into the Platte River (that was a challenge from last year!). The wild card will also be the person who magically has that one bit of info that without it, your team would have been totally screwed.
3. The Navigator
Typically a Denver native, the navigator is the one who figures out the best route from points A – Z that avoids construction, traffic and any other possible delays. They are quick to reroute and have the know-how to order challenges in the most advantageous way.
4. The Driver
Sometimes combined with the navigator, the driver really knows how to drive. Although all teams must follow laws (traffic and otherwise), the driver knows how to maximize the rules of the road for maximum benefit to the team and is comfortable with rapid rerouting from the navigator. Most importantly, however, the driver NEVER uses their mobile device while operating the vehicle – that’s what the rest of the team is for!