Six teams compete through a series of physical and mental challenges as it narrows down to only one team given the privilege to enter a mysterious temple in order to retrieve an artifact from a well known figure in a limited amount of time.
Did You Know?
In Medusa's Lair, contestants who entered the room originally had to put four snakes onto her head. One contestant struggled with this task in the first layout featured in the season and took more than one minute to complete the objective. Because the difficulty the contestant took to complete the task, the producers decided to lower the number of snakes from four to two in the next episode and onward when the room was in place. See more
As listed in trivia, temple runs were often filmed without an audience. In episodes where there was no audience when a temple run when is filmed, it is clearly, if a viewer was to look carefully, shown the seats are empty by the temple gate, usually in the second and third seasons. See more
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Most temple runs ran the full 3 minutes, and thus the closing credits scrolled by very quickly. However, if a temple run was cut short either by a player retrieving the artifact or the team getting caught by 3 temple guards, the credits would scroll by much slower to make up for "lost time." See more
Referenced in Workaholics: Ditch Day