Join the University of Alberta community as we attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest game of Hide and Seek! Our goal is 2000 participants, so invite your friends and help us make some history.
Anyone 18 years of age or older is welcome to participate. Registration opens at 11AM in the Butterdome, and the game will start around 12 noon. We encourage you to arrive early to ensure you have plenty of time to register. Please do not bring backpacks, bags or other personal belongings. There are a limited number of lockers available in the Van Vliet Complex.
We need a team of dedicated volunteers to make this event happen. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer form at the link below. Also, don't forget to RSVP to the event on Facebook!
Homebase for the game is in the Butterdome. Participants must hide within the Van Vliet Complex and cannot leave the building. Cetain areas of the Van Vliet Complex, such as the pools, fitness centre and climbing wall are off limits. Off limit zones will be clearly marked with signage.
One participant will be designated as the seeker, while all other players will be hiders. We are proud to announce that the lone seeker will be Students' Union President William Lau. To start the game, the seeker will cover their eyes for a period of five minutes while all other players find a hiding spot in the Van Vliet Complex. At the end of the five minute period, a loud signal will go off to indicate that the seeker is now searching for the hiders.
Participants then have 55 minutes to hide from the seeker and must try to make it back to homebase by the end of the game without being found. Any participant found and physically tagged by the seeker is considered "out" of the game. They will receive a stamp on their hand and must return back to homebase to check in. Players who sucessfully make it to homebase without being found are considered safe and must remain there until the game is finished. Hiders have almost an hour to make it back to homebase, so there's no need to rush back right away - just don't get found!
Do you have questions about the rules or the event in general? Send us an email at and we would be happy to answer them for you.