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The History of Field Day

Field Day hosted by Action Cycling Atlanta was a popular event in the early 2010s where hundreds of participants had fun playing schoolyard style games while raising dollars for Atlanta area charities. After the original founders decided to sunset the event due to other priorities, Action Cycling Atlanta (ACA) re-started the event in 2018 and it quickly became one of the key sporting/social events in the spring. The event returns on April 6, 2019 on Emory University's campus in support of ACA's efforts to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research and support Atlanta area AIDS service organizations.

Field Day Events

Field Day is a fun, one-day event that takes place on Emory University’s beautiful campus where friends gather to have fun, compete and support a great cause. Below are the events from Field Day 2018, which are subject to change for the 2019 event.

Disco ball spoon hand off
Team relay where the first contestant must run while balancing a disco ball on a spoon and they will pass the disco ball onto the nexts teammate's spoon. If the contestant drops the disco ball, they may stop and scoop it up from the ground using only their spoon. They may not touch the disco ball with either hand at any time. The team that finishes first wins.

Wheelbarrow Race
Team relay. Using only their hands while a teammate holds their legs, contestants race across the field. Teammates switch positions and race back. The team that finishes first wins.

Flash Gordon
Contestants race 50 yards across the field in a simple sprint. The contestant that finishes first wins.

In the Sack
Contestants race 50 yards across the field while hopping in a burlap sack. The contestant that finishes first wins.

Hoop there it is
Contestants hula hoop. If the contestant's hula hoop hits the ground, they are eliminated. The last contestant standing wins. Hula-hoop variations will be called to challenge contestants hula expertise.

3 Legged Cowboy
With their ankles and thighs tied together, 2 teammates race across the field, turn around and race back. The team that finishes first wins.

Dizzy Lizzy
Team Relay. The first contestant will put on a Tutu, place their forehead on a pole and spin 5 full rotations then run 35 yards, pick up a shoe and throw it to their teammate holding a bucket who then must catch the shoe in the bucket. Once the thrower rings the bucket the thrower will run back to the starting point, take off the tutu and pass it off to the next teammate who then puts it on, spins 5 full revolutions and repeats the process.

Balloon Toss
Teammates face each other 5 feet apart. Teammates toss the water balloon to teammate 2. After each toss cycle, the distance between teammates is increased and return the toss. Once the teams water balloon bursts, they are eliminated.

At the Carwash Relay
Teammates form a line standing front-to-back behind a bucket of water. Teammate 1 dunks their sponge into the bucket of water then passes it over their head to the teammate behind them. Teammates continue passing the wet sponge overhead to the last teammate who then takes the sponge and squeezes it into another bucket. That squeezing teammate will then run to the front of the line and dunk the sponge into the bucket of water. Repeating the process. Teams may only use the wet sponge to fill their bucket. The team that fills their bucket first wins.

Tug of War
2 teams of 8 teammates face each other holding a rope with a "center line." The teams attempt to pull the other team such that the on the rope’s center passes the team’s marked line. The winning team advances to the next round. The last team standing wins.

Peach Pit
With their hands behind their back, contestants eat a peach pie. The contestant that finishes the whole pie first wins.