The Colonial Lodge No. 1821 is excited to host the 6th Annual Colonial Challenge on Saturday, September 22, 2018! Teams of two will compete in a series of challenges to score the most points by the end of the game. The Challenge will begin at Meridian Hill Park and will conclude with a festive board at the DC Scottish Rite building, where the winning team will be declared.

How to Play

Teams of two will kick-off at Meridian Hill Park at 1:00 (Registration at Noon). This year’s Colonial Challenge will be slightly different to previous years. Instead of an “Amazing Race” style-event, this year’s challenge will be a Field Day of sorts, with teams competing against one another in backyard games in one location – Meridian Hill Park. The competition will conclude at 4:00, and we will relocate to the DCSR, where Colonial brethren will host the teams for a Festive Board.


The winning team will receive:

  1. The Colonial Cup with their lodge name and victory year on a plaque on the base of the Cup for display in their lodge for the following next year
  2. The labor of a contingent of Colonial brethren at a service event of their choosing
  3. Bragging rights within the Jurisdiction

Challenge Festive Board

The post-Challenge Festive Board is open to masons and non-masons as well as participants and non-participants alike. While returning participants relax with a catered meal, Colonial brethren will tally final scores and prepare the team rankings. A Colonial brother will serve as Master of Ceremonies and facilitate a short, informal festive board of beer-based toasts to thank those who participated and celebrate our fraternal fellowship. Following the last toast, the third, second, and first place teams will be announced, photos will be taken, and we’ll close out the Colonial Challenge until next year.


The Challenge is open to non-masons and masons alike. For purposes of declaring a lodge victor at the end of the Challenge, we ask that each team be sponsored by a lodge. If your lodge has prospective candidates, this is a great opportunity to pair them with a brother of your lodge and introduce them to social side of the Craft.

How to Register

  1. Find a teammate!
  2. Come up with a clever team name.
  3. Fill out team/individual registration survey (blue button, below).
  4. Make a payment via the paypal link below (or send a check, info below).
  5. Details like starting location and other logistics will be emailed to teams a week before the event.

Entry Fees
Registration fees support the renting of space as well as the procurement of food, beverages, and supplies. We also donate 10% of Challenge proceeds to St. Mary’s Court, a service organization located in DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood where we perform our annual service project.

Team Entry (including Festive Board): $100 per team
Festive Board only: $30 per guest

Payment and Registration

Step 1: Register your team by filling out this survey:


Step 2: Pay for your team by credit card or Paypal: $103.20 (includes convenience fee). You can skip the fee by sending a check.

Team or Festive Board?
Team or Lodge Name



If mailing a check, please send it ($100 per team) to:
The Colonial Lodge No. 1821
C/O Adam Schuler
3502 17th Street N
Arlington, VA 22207


Still have questions about the Challenge? Please contact Adam Schuler (