UBC Okanagan Staff & Faculty Sports Day

Rules & Challenges

General Rules

The goal is to complete all challenges with the highest point score, while building teamwork and networking in a fun, social environment.

Please note the following rules:

  • Team captains must check in their team at the registration table between 12:00 & 12:50 pm.
  • Teams to gather to warm up 12:50 pm for a group warm up prior to start of event.
  • Teams move around each station at their own pace, some stations require two teams to do the challenge so team may have to wait.
  • All team members must be at the same challenge (teams cannot split up)
  • Minimum of 4 team members to compete in any one challenge.


  • There are a total of 10 challenge stations spread inside and outside UBC Recreation Gymnasium, Fitness Hangar and outdoor space
  • “New” more challenging activities for those who would like the extra challenge.
  • Some challenges two teams will be pitted against each other, others will just be the team completing a challenge.
  • Each challenge may only be attempted and completed once.
  • Upon successful completion of a challenge a score card will be given to each team from the volunteer running the activity.
  • Team member to submit score cards to Score Keeper at registration table throughout the event.
  • Step It Up Challenge, one team member tracks their steps for the team and reports them in to the Score Keeper at the end of the event.


  • Challenges begin at 1:00 pm and finish at 3:00 pm.
  • Some challenges are timed, others have point values.
  • Teams can continue to complete the activity they are at and turn their score card into the Score Keeper by 3:10 pm.
  • Teams are to complete the 10 challenges and have their scores entered in order to be eligible for a prize.
  • While waiting for a station or once all 10 activities are complete there will be ice cream/sorbet for everyone.
  • Prizes will be awarded for the Most Spirited Team and voted on by all participants
  • Top Individual Challenge is open for all participants.
  • Door Prize draws


Listed below are some of the activities for this year’s event.

  • Mini Brains & Brawns
  • Giant Volley Pong
  • 3 Legged Race
  • Egg & Spoon Race
  • Olympic Crossword
  • Wooden Ski Race
  • Giant Jenga
  • PVC Pipe Race
  • Aboriginal Stick Game
  • Slam Can
  • Football Toss
  • Hanging Monkey
  • Basketball Bump