Talbot Treasure Hunt:
An Amazing race
to Benefit Youth Missions
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Talbot Treasure Hunt:
to Benefit Youth Missions
Sunday, June 11, 2017
What is the Talbot Treasure Hunt?
The Talbot Treasure Hunt is the major fundraiser for Youth Missions (Crossreach) in the Episcopal Diocese of Easton. The Diocese of Easton sponsors youth activities and programs locally and across the Eastern Shore including local mission work, mission trips, leadership development conferences, and camp experiences.
What Can I Win?
The winning team will receive a check for $1,000 and a second check for $1,000 to donate to the charity of their choice. (Must be a 501c3 designated charity.) Additional prizes will be awarded to teams for: 2nd place, 3rd place, wearing the best costumes (not required, but fun!), and best team name!
When is the Talbot Treasure Hunt?
The date of the race is Sunday, June 11, 2017 but teams MUST REGISTER ahead of time to ensure they have a spot. Walk-up registrations are extremely limited.
The day of the race, teams check in between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. at the Old Black & Decker Building. (28712 Glebe Road in Easton Maryland.) The race begins promptly at 1 p.m. Please arrive as a team in a single vehicle, if possible. All team members must travel in a single vehicle throughout the race.
Who can enter?
Anyone, although each team must include at least one adult. Teams may include 2 to 5 people.
How long will the race last and what should I bring?
We expect the race to last approximately three hours, with an awards ceremony to follow. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes! The race will be held rain or shine; we will cancel only in the event of extreme weather. Bring a cell phone with a camera, for sure, but no other special equipment is needed.
I can solve puzzles, but I’m not sure about the challenges. Will I have to bungee jump or anything?
No bungee jumping, but you may have to recite a poem, run a gentle obstacle course, move marshmallows on a straw or take a short trip in a kayak. Not all members of a team have to perform all challenges, so it is possible to get through the race without doing anything physical at all.
Teams will receive their clues at the Easton Warehouse (check-in location). Clues may be in the form of a riddle, a puzzle or something completely different. Read each clue very carefully, and follow the directions. All clue sites are within, or just outside of, Talbot County. Teams will receive a Clue Book that contains valuable information to solve puzzles. Pay attention! Anything could be a hint!
How much does it cost to enter?
$25 per person.
How do I raise money for Crossreach Youth Missions?
Teams can choose to raise money for Crossreach Youth Missions in addition to their entry fee. Each dollar raised will help you win the race! This year the incentives include:
Take me through a typical race.
There is nothing typical about the Talbot Treasure Hunt, but you might expect something like this: Your team shows up at the old Black & Decker Parking Lot on June 11 and checks-in. Because you raised and extra $150, you team will start somewhere near the front of the pack. At start time, you receive an envelope with a PHONE HINT (because you raised more than $50) and two CLUE BOOKS (because you raised more than $150). You get in your car and immediately begin to look through the CLUE BOOKS for clues. (There will be approximately 12-15 clues to solve.) Each clue will lead you to a location in Talbot County. Go there. At each location you will be required to complete a task, i.e. take a picture, audition for a play, try on a frozen t-shirt. Once you have completed the task, get a stamp on the last page of your book and head to your next clue location. Solve as many clues as you can, and get to the finish line before 4 p.m. Teams must check in by 4 p.m. to be eligible to win. The team that solves the most puzzles and completes the most tasks will win. In the event of a tie, the team that arrived at the finish line earlier will be declared the winner.
How does the race end?
The race ends at the Old Black & Decker Building. Race participants will enjoy beverages and food and an awards ceremony.
I heard there was a pre-party?
Yes, we will hold a Talbot Treasure Hunt pre-party for all registered teams on Wednesday, June 7th from 6pm-8pm at the Washington Street Pub. Please join us for the opportunity to meet other teams and participate in a few mind games! We would like to collect any money you have raised at the pre-party and credit it to your team. We believe that will speed up registration on the day of the race. You may continue to raise money up until June 11th! We will collect the balance at registration.
How do I get started?
Choose a team and register today! You can REGISTER HERE.
How can I set up a team fundraising page?
Teams raise money online through FirstGiving. When you register, you will be directed to set up a fundraising page.
Are there any more rules?
Yes! Each team will be e-mailed a letter that includes this year's rules a few days before the race. Read them carefully!
But I have more questions?
Great! Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Talbot Treasure Hunt is a great opportunity for you to be a part of an exciting and engaging community event and help support our continued efforts to ensure the availability and accessibility of youth programs for every student. Your sponsorship contribution will help make this year’s event an amazing experience for everyone—including your organization.
Hurry! Use the link below to submit your payment. Please also send all promotional materials and company logo to email@example.com after submitting payment. A thank you receipt will be mailed to you that includes our federal tax ID.
In keeping with our theme of finding the hidden treasures of Talbot, we’ve tiered our sponsorship levels and respectfully ask you to consider contributing at one of the levels below—or any amount that meets your budget needs. Please indicate your choice when making your online payment.
Bronze Sponsor $100
Silver Sponsor $200
Gold Sponsor $300
The following sponsorship opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will help to make the Amazing Race a fun and exciting event for all participants. Plus, the recognition you’ll receive by placing your company front-and-center as the sponsor of these great participant gifts—which every participant will receive—will highlight your commitment to supporting quality youth activities in our community. Please indicate your choice when making your online payment.
The 2017 Talbot Treasure Hunt Finish Line Festivities will celebrate the day’s event. The party includes a presentation of $1000 to the Grand Prize winners and $1000 to the charity of their choice, a 2nd & 3rd place prize basket, a prize for best dressed and best team name, and a booby prize basket (to the last place finishers). All prizes & prize baskets feature products and services donated by local merchants. It’s yet another amazing way to help support this year’s event and Crossreach. You can indicate your choice when making your online payment or call Joanne Fisher 410-822-1919.
Grand Prize Sponsorship $2000
Prize Basket Sponsorships $250
Crossreach is a ministry of the Diocese of Easton and supports Youth-Centered programs and initiatives across the Eastern Shore. We offer individual student scholarships, financial and resource support for youth programs, and directly sponsor mission trips locally and abroad.
In 2017 Crossreach will be focused on mission work right here at home - mobilizing teams to address needs in a variety of communities across the Eastern Shore. The Diocese of Easton, through the work of its parishes, has been helping send youth on missions locally and abroad for over 12 years, including Haiti, Kenya, Peru, Mexico, the Gulf Coast, Appalachia, DC, Costa Rica and Crisfield. "Yes, missions require hard work and service - but they are mostly about two cultures sharing Christ's love with one another. I am forever changed."