The team has completed all of the time/location challenges for Challenge 6! Here is the map below:
Challenge six is well underway with some major effort being put into it straight out of the gate! Big kudos to Jeff for destroying that 15 miler! Val took no delay in hunting down three landmarks in one day, too! All of the completed challenges so far haven’t earned points but they have slowly inched towards their true start time and start location.
Anastasia State Park is NOT the actual venue?!
But hey - at least you’re not all waking up at quarter till bullshit with that 0630 time crossed out! So there’s that…
So far there have been three hidden messages embedded somewhere into these live updates. Looks like the team needs to pay attention to detail some more.
Once 15 have registered, mandatory gear will be revealed. If that number isn't reached, there is a pre-determiend time when it'll be released anyways... Just far less convenient.
Thia list is also subject to change.
This is a challenge that will get you out and about. This challenge comprises of multiple mini-challenges that can only be completed one time each, and the reward will benefit the entire team as a whole. As usual, submissions must be done in the event page. Challenge completion status will be updated along the way. You must perform 30 burpees, 20 push-ups or 15 eight counts in front of the following landmarks:
Blue Gazebo - +1 point for every member of the registered team
[COMPLETED] In front of a statue that’s at least 3 feet tall - one location removed from the map
[COMPLETED] At a trailhead - one possible start time removed
In front of a building that’s at least 10 stories tall - +2 points for each registered person
With mountains in the background - +2 points for each registered person
[COMPLETED] In front of an olympic sized swimming pool - one location removed from the map
[COMPLETED] In front of a car that’s worth more than $100,000 - one free stress card perk unlock
In front of a live dog or cat (that can’t leave the frame of the video) - +1 point for each registered person
[COMPLETED] After completing a 15 mile run (proof required) - one location removed from the map
Don’t bother getting clever with the challenges. Everything you do must be done in front of the actual object (no photos of said object, etc.).
As promised, when ten people registered the perks are revealed. The team’s total points for those who are REGISTERED is 32. Five other folks have submitted challenges, but have yet to register. Those five people total have another 30 points in limbo - they just need to not be lazy and sign up!
This is a challenge that has traveled through time and finally made it’s way into the live updates page. This is another fun non-athletic challenge! All you have to do is submit in the events page the following information:
A picture of you from anytime between January 1 2000 through December 31st 2009
What motivated you to sign up for this event?
What challenges do you anticipate at this event?
What is your favorite quote?
What event do you one day want to sign up for?
If three people get their submission done by November 6th at 11:59pm, one starting time and one location will be scratched off the list! Otherwise, challenge completion still equals one point.
Also, the trivia subject will be similar to this challenge… The 2000s! Topics will be music, sports, pop culture, military, politics and business. The questions will be given out at the T3 in the usual fashion, where a subject is given out and two or three people choose to be the only ones that answer them.
Those who register for the event as of now will have a one week window where all previous challenges (including future ones) will be available to complete, should they choose to do so. After that week, the challenges will be expired as of their normal date.
There's one less excuse to cross off the list.
Hope you all had an awesome Halloween! A couple people made some amazing Challenge #4 submissions and it’s always a delight to see the enthusiasm in your submissions! Now back to business. That means listen up.
The vote was Trick! The trick that’s being played upon you all is the revelation of the following information:
The original start time and location are NOT the real ones.
There are a total of five possible start locations for this event, with the original one crossed out in the map below. In order to narrow down your possible locations, bonuses will be specified for upcoming challenges that will require people to either perform extra credit exercises, bring in more registrants, or scrounge up and decode some cryptic messages and puzzles that can be thrown your way.
So, what happens if it’s game day and not all the locations are narrowed down? Tough titties, Tinkerbell. That means that you must arrive extra early and see if your instructor (still yet to actually be announced, by the way) is waiting at the location. This is a big deal since being late means that the entire team must do more and more burpees depending on how late you are. In addition to the five possible locations, there are three possible start times:
Here are your possible start locations:
Sure, it's a day early but what the hell. Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you enjoy a stress free spooktacular day devoid of any T3-stress.
All we need from one representative of the team by 11:59pm on 31 October is your collective choice of one of the following:
Trick, or treat?
This challenge will be a lot different than the rest, but a necessary one since it echoes our teams goal of providing a positive impact on our society. This is pretty straight forward. All you need to do is post a picture proving one of the following:
You voted (the sticker usually proves that)
You got your flu shot
You volunteered at any race for more than four hours
Doing any one of those will get you a point, up to two points. Now... Sure you can just cheat and put a band-aid on your arm or borrow a friend's sticker, and you can likely get away with it now but there will be multiple integrity-checks at the T3. If you have to fake any of the above challenges then it'll be very clear when you attempt to fake your way into earning that patch!
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Halloween is coming!
That means that it’s time for a halloween themed challenge! This one is pretty simple, and if you’re lame and don’t like halloween, quit now.
Here’s what you got to do.
- Submit a video of you doing 10 burpees, 10 bodybuilders and 10 pushups. These are to be done back to back with a maximum of 10 seconds break in between.
- You must be in costume!
- Challenge is due no later than 11:59pm on Halloween.
- Completion means 2 points!
If you’re on the fence line of signing up - just do it.
You’re never going to be at 100% for any major endurance event, and doubt will crush dreams and goals more than failure ever will.
Just jump into the arena and come out a stronger version of yourself no matter what.
To those who already signed up:
Hahaha you’re so screwed.
Hey! This challenge has no due date! That means that you can forget about it and procrastinate!
This challenge is as simple as the only true known of the T3 - the six mile run. Everyone knows that they will be running six miles at a T3, and yet so many people unnecessarily struggle during this portion of the event. In fact, this is where most DNFs occur!
So this challenge is for the best. It's for you to prepare for that one known. Simply submit a six mile run (no treadmills, no OCRs). This is usually best done with a screenshot of your results. Be sure to include your overall distance (duh) and pace.
Submitting your run in September will earn you four points, with the reward going down by one point for each month after that.
No other caveats. Just get it done.
If you'd like to still do challenge one, you may do so until 11:59pm on September 30th. Only this time innaddition to submitting it to the event page, you must also post it to your wall explaining that you were late.
Five people have registered for the T3! As is tradition, the pregame challenges have now officially BEGUN! If you're still privy to T3 tradition, you will also know that challenge one is always some good ol' burpees. So let's dive straight into the rules and see who is paying attention.
• Do as many burpees as you can possibly do in one minute.
• Get more than 20 done and you earn a bonus point.
• Do them while singing and you earn another point.
• Do them while soaking wet and you earn another point.
• Get this submitted before September 22nd at 7:44pm.
• Submit challenges in the event page on Facebook. Don't have Facebook? Get someone to post it for you. Figure it out.
• Those who haven't registered yet may still complete this challenge, but you won't have points added to your name until you're officially registered.
We're ONE more registration away from pregame challenges being unlocked! This will be the earliest that pregame challenges get unlocked before a T3! With that in mind, they will likely have extended due dates, but slightly more difficult challenges.
The Last T3 in New Port Richie featured an incredible and diverse group of athletes that conquered immeasurable challenges, but now we move over to the cold, sandy beaches in the Florida wintertime!
You may see familiar faces, and you will no doubt see some new all-stars at this event! Want to be a part of the group? Look no further...
So our Facebook page was streaming parts of the event as well. If there was a break in these updates, that's why. Here are the videos: