Eighty people from totally diverse backgrounds suddenly find themselves in an undisclosed location where they are expected to compete in a race with simple rules, "If you are lapped twice, you die. If you step off the path, you die. Race… or die."
Many will start but only one may cross the finish line alive. Eighty individuals are chosen by an anonymous being, who instantly disappears from where they were to appear on a path, prepared for the race.
Each person hears the same message in their own language, with their own voice, and instantly needs to race and survive. People of different sexes, different ethnic backgrounds, and different physical capacities are thrown in. Will it be survival of the fittest or a show of humanity?