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Here's the rules: run to each checkpoint in the right order and reach the finish line before time runs out. That's right, I'm timing this! Just like life's race against our own fleeting mortality, this is a race against the clock! Yeah! Everyone ready? Great! On your mark... Get set... Go!— Athletics instructor

Tadpole Athletics Test is a three-part quest in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wild Appalachia update.

Quick walkthrough[]

Complete running tests at the New River Gorge Bridge, Sunnytop Ski Lanes, and Camp Venture as part of the required tasks to earn the athlete Tadpole badge.

Detailed walkthrough[]

The athletics courses are marked with yellow flags. There is a sign at the starting line and an audio box which must be interacted with to start the course. All the tests require the player character to pass all required checkpoints in the allotted time. Failing to do so will fail the quest.

The New River Gorge Bridge start point is located on the left side at the eastern end of the bridge. This course involves the player character running the length of the bridge, with the finish line located at the western end. The player character will have to navigate the bridge which is in a state of disrepair, fending off attacks from feral ghouls and bloodbugs while they do so.

The Sunnytop Ski Lanes start point is located behind the small shed located next to the ski lift station. There are two signs next to the course start, a green and a blue one, to make it easier to spot. This course doesn't have any obstacles and involves the player character running down the mountain to the Sunnytop Ski Lanes base lodge. However, the course is filled with booby traps, and usually enemies, which will attempt to kill the player character as they descend. Clearing the course of enemies and booby traps prior to starting the test will help make it easier.

The Camp Venture start point is located across a bridge, just west of the main compound. This is an obstacle course aimed at testing the player character's agility that involves jumping and navigating narrow planks. The Speed Demon and Marsupial mutations will help if the player character is having a hard time finishing the obstacle course in the allotted time.

Quest stages[]

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
100 Listen to the instructions
299 Complete the running test in time (<Variable=progress_current>%)I've started the Athletics test at the New River Gorge Bridge / Camp Venture / Sunnytop Ski Lanes. I need to run through all the checkpoints before time runs out. Completing this will help me make progress toward my Athletics badge.
? Run to the first checkpoint
? Run to the next checkpoint
? Run to the finish line
8999Quest failedFail Quest
9999Quest failedPlayer left
9000Quest finishedRACE COMPLETE