Venue Details

3 Star Starred
The Fairgrounds
Formerly The Bullpen 1299 Half Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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3 stars
attended Apr 12 2014

It was nice to see the sights and learn and re-learn things about the cities history but they should point out the more teammates you have the better because two people can not win majority of the time. Plus they should've picked a day that didn't...continued

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attended Apr 20 2013

It was OK. For a ticket price for $40, you should prolly get more than a cheap t-shirt and a list of clues. Also - a lot of the clues were all in the same area of DC - the mall - so the whole area was awash with other teams. DC's a big city,...continued

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Be sure and check out FAQs and the official rules.


The Challenge is an “Amazing Race”-style dash through the city’s streets where your team will combine smarts with speed to solve clues, plot the best route and make it back to the finish line first!

After you’ve conquered the Challenge and snagged your finisher medal, you’ll find a huge festival at the finish line. Kick back with your team and enjoy live music, our hilarious costume contest, outdoor games and great food and drink options.

Do you have what it takes? Gather your friends and family of all ages and abilities, pick out a great team name, and sign up today for the DC Challenge!

Your DC Challenge registration includes:

Participation in the Capital’s largest-ever brain-twisting adventure race

Eligibility for thousands of dollars in race and costume prizes

Snazzy t-shirt

Souvenir race number bib

Awesome race finisher medal (limited to first 2,000 finishers)

Entry into the Finish Line Festival with live music, drinks, food, outdoor games, and more!

Complimentary bottled water during and after the race

Special deals on adult beverages and food throughout the festival

Please note: There is a minimum team size of 2 and no maximum team size.

Participants of all ages are welcome; participants under 18 need someone over 18 on their team.

About the Ticket Supplier: DC Challenge

The DC Challenge is an urban adventure race in our nation's capital. Teams of 2 or more race around the city, competing against other Challengers for top cash prizes as they plot race strategy, solve tricky clues, explore undiscovered corners of the city, and have an all-around great time.