How It Works

What is Adventure Hunt? Adventure Hunt is a fun and adventurous modern day treasure hunt to win GoPros, loads of adventure gear and a free trip to Panama for two!

"It's like The Amazing Race, only better!"

Step One: Sign Up and Team Up

Register in the city nearest you! Registration is by individual, not team. So sign up now and pick your teammate anytime before Hunt Day and be sure they register as well! You'll team up inside the app on Hunt Day. Free Adventure Hunt Daypack, Water Bottle, KZ Shades, exclusive 15% off promo codes from all of our awesome Adventure Hunt sponsors, and much more free gear included with each registration!

Step Two: Download the Free Adventure Hunt App

Yes, we have an Adventure Hunt Treasure Map and Clues App for both iOS and Android and it's free to download. In this app, you'll receive a list of adventures and challenges you have to complete to unlock the treasure map and clues which will guide you to the treasure. It's like Pokemon Go, only not lame. 


Download the Official Adventure Hunt AppDownload the Official Adventure Hunt App

Step Three: Enjoy the Ride

We're burying treasure chests in 48 cities, full of GoPros, Stance socks, KZ shades and beanies, Mission Belts, Allett Wallets, Red Bull, a FREE 6-day/5-night trip for two in a luxury villa in Panama, zip-line jungle tours, and much more! Total Treasure Chest Value: $3,700 - $7,200! The first team in each city to find them, wins! Additional prizes for Top 10 teams, plus Everyone who finishes the Hunt gets $10 to! Booyah!

Step Four: Complete the Adventure List

Start from home or wherever you and your teammate like. At 9am on your city's Hunt Day the official Adventure List will be revealed in our App for you and your teammate to complete (some activities are adventurous, i.e. hiking, exploring, surfing, rock climbing, skateboarding, etc. and some fun, i.e. give a stranger a piggy back ride, eat something without using your hands, etc.). You won't be judged on skill level, just on completing the Adventure, so break out of your comfort zone a bit and have some fun! Each Adventure has a point value attached to it, so you don't have to do everything on the list, just enough to reach 20 points. You'll have plenty of options to get you there! 

Post each adventure to Instagram as instructed in the App (also on the Rules page) to unlock the App's Treasure Map and Clues which will lead you to buried treasure! (the Treasure Map and Clues will automatically be unlocked for everyone once the treasure has been found by the winning team)

Step Five: Solve clues in the app guiding you to the treasure!

Part of the Adventure Hunt challenge and competition is your ability to solve the clues guiding you to the treasure. Should you get stumped, there are in-app helps offered for purchase. Pictures, videos, 'tell me the location' and 'skip location'. Pictures and videos can be used on any stop, but 'tell me location' can only be used twice per team and 'skip location' can only be used once. So choose wisely when you use those as there are usually 7-12 stops per Hunt. 

The App will notify you when you're within 2,500 feet of the stop, 750 feet and when you've reached the stop and can move on to the next clue. There are various routes that will be randomly assigned to different teams so as to eliminate teams feeling like they can just follow another team. All the routes take the same time to complete from first stop to buried treasure (the final stop is the same for everyone of course as that's where the treasure is). 

The first team in each city to complete the adventures and follow the clues to find the treasure, wins! Their victory will be announced on our App, Instagram and Facebook.

2nd place gets $200 to, 3rd place gets $150 to, 4th-10th places get $100 to Everyone to reach the final destination, even after the treasure has been found, will receive $10 to just for finishing Adventure Hunt! 

Step Six: Welcome to Paradise

ALL 48 winning teams' Ticket to Paradise in the treasure chest is good for:

  • 6 days, 5 nights at the Red Frog Beach Island Resort in Bocas del Toro, Panama for two!
  • Free zip-line canopy tour through the Panama jungle for two
  • 50% discount on surf lessons/half-day excursion with La Buga
  • 50% discount on Scuba lessons/2-dive excursion with La Buga
  • Participation in the Final Hunt in Bocas del Toro, Panama
    • 'Survivor' style competitions on the beach, followed by clues and another treasure hunt racing around Bocas del Toro!
    • Panama Final Hunt Treasure Value: $1,000+
  • Total Trip Value: $3,100+

In addition to all this awesomeness, the TOP FOUR teams will also win free roundtrip airfare to Bocas and a free night's stay in Panama City before heading to Bocas del Toro! The next four teams will each receive a $300 credit toward travel to join the party and Final Hunt at Red Frog Beach. The remaining winning teams will still have their free 6-day/5-night stay at the resort and zip-line tour waiting for them, but will need to cover their own airfare to join the fiesta--and a fiesta it is! (fiesta means party in Spanish, people--this is Panama)

The top four and eight teams will be determined by voting from all Adventure Hunt participants on which winning team from each Region performed the adventures best and had the most epic posts throughout the day. 

South East Mid/Mountain West West
Atlanta Boston Albuquerque Fresno
Austin Cincinnati Boise LA
Birmingham Columbus Calgary Oahu
Charleston DC Chicago Phoenix
Dallas Grand Rapids Denver Portland
Houston Indianapolis Kansas City Riverside
Jacksonville NYC Milwaukee Sacramento
Miami Philadelphia Omaha San Diego
Nashville Pittsburgh Salt Lake City San Jose
OKC Raleigh Provo Seattle
Orlando Richmond St. Louis Spokane
Tampa Toronto Twin Cities Vancouver

The Panama trip for all the champs is September 10-16, 2017 and will truly be an epic week, never to be forgotten! Do you have what it takes to make it there?

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What people are saying...

  • “We’ve done some crazy adventurous stuff and I don’t think I’ve had a high like that ever!”
    Emily, Denver Champ
  • "It’s been 24 hours and the adrenaline rush still has me smiling from ear to ear. What a great way to spend time with my son. Thanks for organizing such a great event!"
    Ryan, Salt Lake City Champ
  • "Thank you so much for this opportunity! In a million years I never thought it would be this fun and adrenaline-packed!"
    Rachel, San Diego Champ
  • "The most intense, thrilling Saturday ever! It's a year of adventure in one day!"
    Riley, Oahu Champ
  • "One of the funnest days I've ever had! Can't wait for next year!"
    Marlene, Oahu Hunter