This high energy name game requires a large space free of hazards! Start by giving everyone a partner. The pairs link arms and stand in the space with at least a few feet between them and any other pair.
One pair will start the game. They will unlink their arms. Choose one to be the tagger and one to be the runner. The runner begins by running away from the tagger anywhere in the designated space.
The person being chased can run as long as they desire, but in order to stop they must link arms with any person in the circle and call out their name LOUDLY!
Once they have linked up and called out the correct name, the person on the far side must detach from their partner and become the person being chased. This way the person being chased is constantly changing.
If the tagger catches and tags the runner, they switch spots, and the former tagger is now the runner.
An even number of players works best but be prepared to adjust for an odd number if you must. You can create one group of three linked players!