the Great Race
Great Race Rules

1.
  All teams leave from Key West, Florida.  Final destination is Maui, Hawaii.
2.
  Each class will have a team name. Your team can be divided up by groups to work on tasks such as transportation, weather, lodging, etc.
3.
  Students will be responsible for their itinerary. This includes modes of transportation, lodging and food.
4.
The object of the race is to visit all the required sites between Key West, Florida and Maui, Hawaii while getting there the quickest and spending the least amount of money. The team must use at least three forms of transportation and cannot use air travel until you reach the Pacific coast.. Teams much complete all the required activities to win.  Forms can be downloaded and/or used online (login required).
 
a.   Complete all eight (8) required sites' log sheets
b.
  Record on the route sheet the longitude, latitude, distance in miles, travel time, and high points of your travels
c.   Landmark Sheet
d.
  Ledger Sheets - All money spent must be recorded. Prices much be dated and confirmed. Price of gas, railroad tickets, boat rentals, etc. must be researched on the internet and be actual prices. Students must calculate how many gallons of gas they used and document the cost per gallan of gas when purchased.
e.
  Weather must be logged.
f.
  Overall Log must be completed.
5.   Each team will budget for one (1) traveler.
6.
 

There are four (4) choices of transportation. Each team must use at least three (3) modes of transportation. You may not travel by airplane until you reach the Pacific coast.

   
a.
  Automobiles - Automobiles must be rented.  Travel by car cannot exceed 7 hours per day.
b.
  Trains - Trains must be real trains. Students will have to look up the train station and schedule on the internet and document the price of their ticket and arrival and departure times.
c.
  Buses - Buses must be real buses. Students will have to look up the bus station and schedule on the internet and document the price of their ticket and arrival and departure times.
d.
  Boats - This may be any kind of boat including ferries. Students must account for the boat rental and any related fees on the accounting sheet.
7.
  When traveling by car, the team may not travel more than 7 hours per day.
8.
  Teachers are responsible for verifying all travel logs.