Spud Racer – A Build and Race Teambuilding Event
Overview of Teambuilding Event
Usually when you talk about produce and heat in the same sentence, it’s time for dinner. But, not in this teambuilding event! Teams create racecars out of fruit, vegetables and materials provided. Then, race them on custom tracks in a series of heats to determine the overall winner.
In Speed Racer, the cult classic cartoon that many of us watched growing up, Speed zips along in his ultimate driving machine, Mach 5. In Spud Racer Teambuilding Event, the car is more likely to be named Mash 5, as the object of this teambuilding event is to build a racecar out of fruit, vegetables and the materials provided!
This is a “plum” stand-alone event. Or, it can be used to entertain guests at a social function – they may even end up using the garnishes from their Bloody Mary to accessorize their car!
At the start of this event, participants are “peared” up on a team with others and get a team bandanna, rulebook and bag of materials necessary for constructing their racecar. Next, they pick which fruit and vegetables they want to use to “produce” a racecar that gets results. Will they design a honey of a hotrod out of a honeydew? Or, will they go for a “souped-up” squash? It’s up to the teams to collaborate on the perfect design.
Throughout the building phase, teams can test their racecar on the custom-built tracks that are sure to bring back memories of their pinewood and soapbox derby days. Then, it’s time for the races! The racecar driver from each team takes their place at the starting gate, the flag is waved and racecars “steam” down the track. If they win their heat, they go on to compete in the next round.
In the end, three categories of award medals are handed out – the Cherry Ride Award for the winning racecar, the 24-Carrot Creativity Award and; the Lemon Award to the team whose racecar was the most disastrous.
You may think that only people who are out of their gourd would participate in this teambuilding event. But, it’s actually one that people find very “a-peel-ing” and is a talking point for years to come.
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