What is the Talbot Treasure Hunt?
Similar to the TV show, “The Amazing Race”, teams solve clues, drive to locations around Talbot, and complete challenges ranging from pop trivia to kayaking – in the hopes of taking home the top prize - $1000 PLUS $1,000 for the charity of their choice!
Who Benefits from the TTH?
The Talbot Treasure Hunt is the major fundraiser for Youth Missions 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: second place, wearing the best costumes (not required, but fun!), third place, and best team name
When is the Talbot Treasure Hunt?
The date of the race is Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 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 12 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. at Long and Foster (28380 St Michaels Rd, Easton). 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 6 people. Waivers will be signed at the start of the event (minors must have a guardian present to sign).
How long will the race last and what should I bring?
We expect the race to last approximately three hours, with a party and 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 start of the race. 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 includes the race and party.
How do I raise money for Youth Missions?
Teams can choose to raise money for Youth Missions in addition to their entry fee. Each dollar raised will help them win the race! This year the incentives include:
Teams that raise $50 or more will get one PHONE HINT allowing them to call in and ask a question during the race;
Teams that raise $150 will get a PHONE HINT and an EXTRA CLUE BOOK to facilitate puzzle solving and route planning;
Teams that raise $500 will get a PHONE HINT, TWO EXTRA CLUE BOOKS and a FAST PASS to jump ahead of other teams at a clue location!
Teams that raise $1,000 will get all of the above, PLUS a coveted "SKIP A CLUE" pass which will enable them to skip a clue completely!
The team that raises the most money will start 5 minutes BEFORE ALL OTHER TEAMS!
Teams will receive their first clue -- and be permitted to start the race immediately -- in order of money raised. If your team raises $204 you will start ahead of a team that raises $203. THAT MEANS EVERY FUNDRAISING DOLLAR COUNTS!