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Great Chicago Zorb Race 2023

Sept 5th, 2023 at 10am

Chicago, Illinois

What is this?

The greatest sphere’ing of your lifetime. We’re going to set a world record for the most zorbs in a river at a single time.

Thanks to some unorthodox investment strategies we actually turned a profit last year. We’re going to celebrate by setting a world record… won’t you join us? 

We’ve secured 85 spheric floatation devices, aka “zorbs,” and we’re going to race them down the Chicago River.  The first 85 zorbers to sign up will have their names printed into the Guinness Book of World Records under “Largest Zorb Flotilla.” 

The Great Chicago River Zorb Roll: A World Record Extravaganza

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, thrill-seekers and water-walkers, prepare to embark on the most daring, most exhilarating, and most gloriously whimsical event in the history of mankind: The Great Chicago River Zorb Roll. This groundbreaking event invites you to join us as we attempt to set a new world record for the largest number of people simultaneously floating down the iconic Chicago River in Zorb balls. Be a part of this extraordinary experience that combines the spirit of adventure with a healthy dose of unpredictability.

Race Schedule

The Great Chicago River Zorb Roll will commence at precisely 9:42 AM, with check-in and Zorb ball assignment beginning at 8:00 AM. Keenan Thompson will be MC’in the kickoff!

The entire event will take approximately 3 hours, with a mid-roll break for a mandatory group selfie and spontaneous dance party. The event will conclude with a record verification ceremony and a celebration of our collective achievement.

price and what’s included

How do you put a price on the greatest adventure of your life!? Turns out, it’s not that difficult or expensive. For your hard earned bucks you’ll get the adventure of a lifetime and some incredible stories. 

What you get:

  • Official participant t-shirt
  • An awesome start + finish line party (food + drinks included)
  • Life long memories with friends of your choosing
  • A zorb all to yourself
  • A treasure map for you and your friends to decipher.
  • Transportation and secure storage for your zorb from the finish to the start
  • Shiny piece of metal to commemorate it all
  • A custom tracking app with offline tracking functionality so your friends and family know where you are even when you’re hopelessly lost
  • Stories your coworkers will drool over

$50 per person reservation collected now and credited towards the full sign up. After you plonk your $50 down we’ll send you to the final signup page where you choose your team size. With this deposit we’ll hold your zorb for at least 6 weeks. This is non-refundable.

Solo $250

1 person / 1 zorb

$250 per person

Two-Pack $450

2 people / 2 zorbs

$225 per person

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic, groundbreaking, and downright astonishing event. Space is limited, so sign up today and secure your spot in the Grand Chicago River Zorb Roll. Together, we will redefine the meaning of “going with the flow” and make a splash that will echo through the annals of time. Register now, and prepare to embark on an adventure so remarkable, so fantastical, and so utterly unbelievable that future generations will no doubt question its very existence.

TESTIMONIALS From other Lost Travel Events

An incredible trip where you’ll learn more about yourself than you anticipate. | You’re never technically far from civilization but it feels like you’re in your own private nature preserve. | The perfect combination of relaxation and exertion.
– Erik, 3rd Edition

My friends called me crazy and then they wished they would have signed up.
– Sara, 5th Edition

“Too many crazy stories to count. We spent one night on a hippie commune and partied til 3:00am with them. Another day we biked up to a diary farm to try fresh cow milk and got a private tour, A LOT of fresh milk & ended the night at the farmer’s cousin’s bar. It was utterly ridiculous.”
– Nick, 3rd Edition

The Driftless 250 is what I imagine going through the laundry is like. You get kind of dirty, then get sort of wet, then you kind of get the shit kicked out of you for a little bit but at the end you have this really warm and fuzzy feeling and you want to do it again. 
– Walker, 1st Edition 

“The Drifty 250 is an opportunity to live life at a different pace. How fast or slow you want that to be is up to you, but there will be boats, bikes, beer, and bald eagles.”
– Nate, 5th Edition

“This event taught me its okay to rely on the kindness of strangers (in fact, it might be better to embrace it).”
– Brennan, 6th Edition

“It is a week to completely unplug and to be in nature while testing how “outdoorsy” you really are. It is the perfect trip if you’re ready to do something a little more intense than tent camping at a camp site but are not ready to commit fully to Bear Grylls.”
– Blake, 5th Edition