the Great Race
Great Race Rules

1.
  All teams will leave from the birthplace of George Washington in Virginia.  Final destination the birthplace of Barack Obama in Hawaii.
2.
  Each team will have a team name. Your team can be divided up in subteams such as a distance team, a weather team, etc.
3.
  Students will be responsible for their itinerary. This includes modes of transportation.
4.
The object of the race is to visit all the birthplaces on the president list starting at George Washington’s birthplace and ending at Barack Obama’s birthplace in the quickest amount of time spending the least amount of money.  You must use at least three forms of transportation and cannot use air travel until you reach the west coast.  Students must have completed all the required activitiesForms can be downloaded and/or used online (login required).
 
a.   Fill out Presidential Information Sheet
b.
  Route record with longitude, latitude and high points that include distance and time
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 how much gas is a gallon 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 use airplanes until you reach the west coast.

   
a.
  Automobiles - Automobiles must be rented.
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.