Punk Rope Games

Punk Rope Games VIII

Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 11am-2pm

Murphy’s Brother’s Playground | 17th St & Avenue C

The Punk Rope Games have been held annually in New York City since 2009. A cross between the Olympics and Mardi Gras, the Games embody Punk Rope’s spirit and philosophy. They’re a celebration of community, fitness, music, and wackiness. The Games feature teams of 3 in costume competing in 10 events, ranging from the athletic to the slightly silly. People of all fitness levels and ages are welcome to participate and there’s no cost for spectators to attend. The Games coincide with Punk Rope’s 12th anniversary so there will be a big party and awards ceremony immediately after.

Here are this year’s events (click for a video explaining the events):
1) Costume contest | team event
2) Backwards cross | 1 minute | individual event
3) Rotational jumps | 1 minute | individual event
4) Dreidel spinning | timed individual event
5) Me First You First jump | 1 minute | partner event
6) Twins jump | 1 minute | partner event
7) Spikeball squat | 1 minute | partner event
8) Long rope | 1 minute | team event
9) Spikeball pickup | timed team event
10) Rubber chicken toss relay | 2 minutes | team event

2016 PRIZE DONORS
Madame Scoville’s Hot Sauce | madame.scoville@gmail.com
Sofire | solfireclothing.com
Otto’s Shrunken Head | ottosshrunkenhead.com
Sottocasa | sottocasanyc.com
Champion Coffee | championcoffee.com
Kikkerland | kikkerland.com/
Royal Palms Shuffleboard | http://www.royalpalmsshuffle.com/
Spikeball | http://spikeball.com/
Kilo Bravo | http://kilobravobar.com/
Latch Co | http://www.latchcompany.com/
Beaner Bar | https://beanerbar.com/

ICED COFFEE COURTESY OF
Beaner Bar | beanerbar.com

Email us to register for the Games

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a suggested donation of $60 per team ($20 per person).
Yes. The Games are WAY more fun when teams dress in costume!
The more the merrier! Competitors love to have folks cheering them on.
Murphy’s Brother’s Playground is at the intersection of Avenue C, the FDR Drive,  and East 17th St.
The Punk Rope Games are a team event. If you don’t have a team we’ll do our best to place you on one. Please email tim@timhaft.com if you’d like help finding a team.
Not really. Our youngest competitor was 8 years old. That said, a 3-year-old would probably get smoked in most of the events and have a terrible time at the after party.
Yes! We always need a team of volunteers to help with set up, officiating, clean up, and many other tasks. If you’d like to be part of the team, email tim@timhaft.com.
We’ve never had to postpone the Games since their inception in 2009. That said, a rain date is scheduled just in case.
The after party will begin shortly after the conclusion of the Games at Otto’s Shrunken Head (538 E. 14th St bet Aves A & B).

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