The Human Baton (THB) is a super sport relay race across land, sea, and air, and is unlike any race you’ve seen before! While a regular relay race passes an inanimate baton from one racer to the next. In THB, teams pass a live human, their team’s “Baton Athlete'' across race disciplines for the entirety of the course. Each destination of this summer’s race tour will consist of Drift Cars, Supercars, Thundercat Boats, and Skydiving. In order to participate, each team will have one expert in each race discipline who will drive that leg of the race, ensuring that their team’s Baton Athlete is securely passed from one event to the next as quickly as humanly possible.
To add to the excitement, each Baton Athlete is equipped with the latest technology in video capture, which enables our global audience to experience every step of the race in first person. Each racer and team will have their story told to our global audience, which creates bonds between competitors, viewers, and the community.
What exactly is a Baton Athlete? A Baton Athlete is a seasoned athlete who cross-trains and participates in each & every discipline of the THB relay race. As the name suggests, this special breed of athlete is passed along by one team driver to the next, from air to land and sea, across the entirety of the race course. While each team expert is an invaluable piece of the puzzle, you, the Baton Athlete, are the only member of the team to participate in every leg, making you the thread that ties the race together. This also makes each Baton Athlete a storyteller for our audience around the world as each step, twist, and turn of the race is broadcasted from his/her point of view.
As a Baton Athlete, you are the co-pilot, navigator, and even maintenance crew if the need arises! With that in mind, Baton Athletes must be intimately familiar with 1) each race discipline (in order to optimize performance), 2) navigation (in order to best guide their driver through the course), and 3) equipment maintenance (in the case of a blown tire or any other malfunction that could arise).
While the Baton Athlete role may seem like an outrageous feat, athletes of all backgrounds are able to pursue the adventure as easily as signing up on our website. Once registered, you will be presented with a wide variety of opportunities as they arise. These include but are (definitely) not limited to in-person training sessions, online athletic challenge competitions, educational seminars, networking events, and participation in our proprietary online social media platform. All of this comes at no cost, aside from your commitment to show up. You decide your level of involvement as well as what kind of energy you bring to the table. Here at THB, we encourage you to be your best self, bring the fun, and be welcoming and friendly to everyone in the THB universe.
Register as an athlete to race with, drive for, or actively support each city’s municipal team from Fire Rescue, Police, Military or as a civilian team athlete, based in your city. Municipal teams are built based on their first responder career affiliation. General public will register to compete on the civilian team. Note: you are also agreeing to take part in the television show, based on The Human Baton Race series.
This hands-on orientation will give you the details about how to train and qualify to become a Human Baton Athlete or team member. This is a one day bootcamp-style orientation to give you a taste of the race and satisfy your search for adventure. Everyone participates, and television crews will be on hand to capture the day.
This is where you put the ‘pedal to the metal’ and immerse yourself into the online training and qualification process. Our Baton Athlete and Performance readiness coaches will give you tips and physical challenges which you will complete and submit in video format from your home location. Our judges and the team managers will use these videos to move you forward into the Baton Athlete Pool.
Our in-person competitions will be the final step of the pipeline. Each regional city will host a THB-style athletic competition. If you’ve been following our suggested training regimen, then this should be a fun afternoon of camaraderie and competition.
The online challenges and in-person qualifiers are designed to find the best athlete to fill the role of The Human Baton for your city’s teams and to level-up your athletic performance. Even if you are not selected as the Baton Athlete for this round - stay involved - the Baton Athlete Pool is built for future team owners to review and draft athletes.
Like anything worth working for, becoming a Human Baton Athlete provides a world of opportunity. Getting involved with THB today means you’re getting in on the ground level of a sports and entertainment revolution!
THB is creating fulfilling careers for every walk (or sprint) of life. Whether you want to be the Tom Brady of Batons, or just want to be a part of a new and exciting movement, we have a rewarding career available for you.
Be a member of a growing community! No matter what aspect of the THB universe you’re drawn to, our proprietary social media and “Challenges” platforms offer communities where you can network, workout, cross train, and even compete with like-minded individuals.
Anyone interested in becoming a Baton Athlete can sign up to be an athlete on our website registration form below.
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