stilt walking tournament!
is a stream of consciousness exercise on a fund raising stilt
team can have a cheerleading squad.
wackier the better!
team member has a different kind of stilt. Bucket stilts, hand held
hands free peg stilts, hands free dry wall stilts, etc.
team members complete all of the course challenges or tasks.
compete in pairs. Fastest time determines winner.
kinds of stilts and their use:
Team member #1 uses medium size hand held wood stilts.
Uses one medium stilt and one short stilt
Uses a set of tall hand held stilts.
Uses two bucket stilts the same size, choice 2 gallon or 3 gallon
Uses one 5 or 6 gallon bucket stilt and one 3 gallon bucket
Uses a set of weighted bucket stilts. Put 5 pounds of weight
stilts? Or strap some weight on one or both of the hand held
or strap on an ankle weight on just one leg.
Uses a set of strap on peg stilts, 30 inches high.
Uni-stilt with long crutches.
to make these.
lawn, part black top, divided into zones:
with a straight course.
of balloons. course littered with a few dozen balloons to
pop a balloon loose a point. Party store or balloon decor
this zone. They could build a helium balloon arch over this
hang crepe paper streamers from arch as a "jungle" to navigate
zone. like in the army. Tire store
sponsors this zone.
At the Boulder City, Nevada Spring Jamboree tournament,
they used hula
hoops instead of tires.
to tire zone would be a "hop scotch zone". Participants have
step on certain squares. Sponsors logo on each square?
zone. Must navigate while walking backwards.
fall zone. fall down or step off your stilts and you must
start the zone,
(or the whole course) over from the beginning.
zone: has to straddle a pole set on the top of a couple of
over zone. Step over pole without knocking off low
traffic cones or
other support. maybe 10 inches tall.
trap or hill zone. navigate over a zone of sand or
(volley ball course?) Or find a landscape company
to sponsor the
pile of cedar chips, gravel or sand.
zone: duck under volley ball net while on your stilts. penalty for
stilts? Put sponsor’s banner on volley ball
net. Station press
change zone: at this zone, team members change into the
coveralls, hard hat and utility belt. Race the zone, and then
of the coverall, hard hat and utility belt.
hazard zone. Navigate zone while being pelted with water
balloons or super
soakers. best on sod.
zone: utility company sponsors heat lamp zone!
zone: air conditioners or big fans / wind machines blowing
zone. navigate while carrying a water balloon under your chin
alternative: carry a live chicken!
a box of chicken!
zone. while on stilts, kick or role a soccer ball through a
goods store sponsors this one. banner on portable soccer
zone or crash mat zone.
by the mattress store or the yoga school.
was a popular zone at the 2003 Brantford, Ontario tournament.
Zone with special vision distortion goggles!
Sponsored by local vision store or eye doctor. These
goggles are sold
online, or you can make your own with fresnel lenses and safety goggles.
These goggles are popular for teaching the effects of
consumption, and can be found online for about $80.
use all of these ideas this year, save some for next year!
rival teams: water company vs. the electric company.
vs. internet or cable tv or satellite tv installers
auto dealerships - fireman vs. police - parents vs. teachers !!!
teams - girls coaches vs. the boys coaches
vs. the Marines - EMT’s vs. the firemen -
Scouts vs. their leaders
clubs, Kiwanis, Rotary,
Moose, motor cycle clubs, etc. habitat for
humanity building teams? get creative. Teams should be
encouraged to wear
uniforms or costumes. Prize for best costume?
team members have to complete course wearing a hard hat.
supplies the hard hat?! the utility company sponsor!
No hard hats? how about traffic safety vest?
care center or maternity ward sponsors great big diapers for
zone. must avoid "land mines" on course!
ball caps and T-shirts for team members and for sale to the public.
teams, the longer the course, the more team members, the more time to
Doug says they had 6? teams and the
tournament took a couple of hours.
one of those internet event photography companies to cover the event
photos on a web site for sale. Family members and co workers
will want to
buy photos of their boss on stilts! Make T-shirts from the
later, hope this helps spark your imagination!