2019 Royal Rally Event Dates
Founded in 2015, The Royal Rally has had 100s of participants come together to form what is known as the supercharged scavenger-hunt on wheels in Alberta – and House of Cars will be sponsoring this great event for yet another year!
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There will be two different types of event categories:
Challenge Series – Teams visit a series of checkpoints and complete tasks at each venue to earn points. This traditional Royal Rally format sees competitors travel to checkpoint destinations with the aide of their Royal Rally route cards. Teams compete for points and event spirit, which are recognized at the awards ceremony.
Navigator Series – Teams navigate to a series of location using their Royal Rally passport to obtain stamps along the route. Each stamp will be only be available for a certain period of time. Teams must solve clues to determine the location of each passport stamp along the route. Teams will regroup at the finish line venue and those who received all passport stamps will receive their official Passport medallion.
Upcoming event dates & information can be found below or on the Royal Rally event roster webpage. Don’t forget to join us at the House of Cars Kick Off! Save the date!
BADLANDS II: JUNE 8-9
Calgary – Medicine Hat – Calgary
Event Class: Challenge Series
Royal Rally is returning to the Alberta Badlands in this epic 2-day overnight event. Get ready for new checkpoints and destinations as the rally ventures into the past. The rally will depart from House of Cars – Airdrie, heading East into the Badlands, before continuing East towards Medicine Hat for the night. Day 2 will see teams return to Calgary on a different route, visiting some new scenery and checkpoint destinations on the way, including a special racing checkpoint, a Royal Rally first! Additionally, teams will be competing for awards and over $5,000 in prizes! Get ready to start your engines!
PASSPORT CHALLENGE: JULY 6
Calgary – Banff Springs – Calgary (450km loop)
Event Class: Navigator Series
Get ready for something completely different! Introducing Royal Rally’s new event class, the Navigator Series! Our first Navigator Series event, Royal Rally – Passport, will take place on Saturday, July 6th and here’s how it’ll work. Teams will receive a Royal Rally passport at the start of their adventure. Your passport contains a list of locations (towns, cities or districts) and clues to the specific location of a Royal Rally crew member, who will stamp your passport to confirm you visited that location. Each passport stamp is only available within a certain time-frame. Miss the window and that stamp is no longer available. Teams must solve clues on the road to determine where and how to find each passport stamp. Teams will regroup at the finish line and will hand in their passport to Royal Rally’s check-in crew, who will present teams who received all passport stamps with an award. This year, the Passport Challenge will take teams from Calgary to the Banff Springs Hotel in the Canadian Rockies, for their famous brunch, and back to Calgary, on a 450km route, for a buffet dinner.
THUNDER RUN: SEPTEMBER 7 (REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 10)
Calgary – Rocky Mountains – Calgary
Event Class: Challenge Series
Thunder Run will take teams into the Canadian Rockies for a special themed event, hitting a mix of challenging checkpoints in the Alberta Rockies, before stopping for a unique dining experience and returning to Calgary on a breathtaking route on this epic single-day road rally event. Teams will compete for points, which are earned by completing tasks at checkpoint locations along the route. This event will contain themed checkpoints. We strongly encourage teams to join in on the fun with costumes, vehicle wraps & graphics and gimmicks.