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Capital Beltway Challenge - VRC Event

Bringing the Competition to the Capital Region

16-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
6-Sep-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
4-Nov-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
27-Nov-2023 15:41 EST
Payment Deadline
8-Dec-2023 15:46 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Hello Everybody!

It is my pleasure to bring you the third annual Capital Beltway Challenge robotics competition. We're looking forward to seeing you all on Dec. 16.

Live stream will air on YouTube:

Here is a link to the team informaiton packet:

Pizza and Chik Fil-A preorders are available. Orders are requested for an entire team, not individual squads, and are due by Tues. Dec. 12. Food can be made here:

Additional concessions including water, sodas and snacks will be available during the touranment.

Concession and pizza payment can be taken by cash, money order, or Square transaction.

Volunteers are greatly appreciated. We still need Referree assistants, Inspection and scorekeeping.


Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 16-Dec-2023

Eleanor Roosevelt High School
7601 Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
United States

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Agenda (Tentative)

7:00 AM                     Doors/ Pits open

7:00 - 8:00 AM            Registration and Inspection

8:30-8:45 AM                     Drivers meeting

9:00 AM                     Qualifications begin

9:00 AM                     Skills open

12:00 - 1 PM              Lunch break - Skills remains open - may change due to schedule

1:00 PM                     Qualifications resume

2:00 PM                    Skills Close

2:15 PM                     Alliance selections

2:45 PM                     Eliminations

3:30 PM                     Final 

4:00 PM                     Awards Ceremonies 


Please contact Karl Hille [email protected] for information on volunteer opportunities, including:

  • Field Resetter
  • Robot Inspector
  • Queuer
  • Referee
  • Scorekeeper
  • Head Judge

Breakfast, lunch, coffee, and snacks will be provided, so please consider volunteering. 


Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event that inclement weather at the event location, emails about closure or cancellation will be sent out the night prior to the event if possible. Refunds or rescheduling will be announced by the end of the day Dec. 16. Inclement weather in other parts of the state or region will not be grounds for a refund. 


Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will be 75% of the entry fee. Refunds will not be given to cancellations beyond Nov. 18.

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.