Patent Number: 8,574,049

Title: Proximity tag race system and method

Abstract: A method for playing a game comprises outfitting at least two runners each with a locator device, accruing a number of running points to each runner for covering a predetermined distance within a game playing boundary and depleting a predetermined number of points from a runner who is `tagged` by another runner in his/her proximity based on the locator device. The method also comprises awarding the depleted points to the other runner tagging the runner, wherein the number of points awarded for tagging a runner are greater than the number of points accrued for covering the predetermined distance to encourage tagging. The method additionally comprises awarding a predetermined number of points to a tagging runner who's rate of change in at least one of velocity and direction toward another runner in his/her proximity is greater than the other runner's respective rate of change in velocity and direction.

Inventors: Ackerman; Jake (South Jordan, UT)


International Classification: A63F 9/24 (20060101); A63F 13/00 (20060101); A63B 67/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017