National Adventure Race Series for Adults & Kids Grades K-12
Sign up for this D.I.T. (Do-it-Together) family-friendly obstacle course/adventure race that is modeled after the TV show The Amazing Race, and designed for teams of friends, family members, neighbors or co-workers. It’s way more fun than a 5K and a perfect birthday party idea!Two-person teams (adults & kids grades K-12) race around a one mile cross-country course completing challenges that require teamwork. Whether you run, jog, walk, it’ll be a bonding experience you will never forget!
“What an awesome day my son and I had. My son could not stop talking about it and thanking me for taking him! It has made memories that will last a lifetime.”
“This is our second Great Amazing Race. My 5 year old loves this race. It’s a fun and rewarding activity to do together as a family. It’s a time when I can let my hair down and just enjoy the moment. Thank you and keep up the good work!”
The Great Amazing Race Series makes pit stops in NFL, NBA and MLB cities. The top 25 teams, from each city race, qualify for the National Championship Race and a chance to win $2,000! (August Race in Cincinnati / December Race in New Orleans)
1. Two-person teams (adult/kid, kid/kid or adult/adult) race against other teams completing a string of up to eight fun-filled challenges spread across a one-mile cross-country course. Clue cards provided at each station directs teams to perform tasks involving games, relays and obstacles – before proceeding to the next station. Contestants strive to reach the finish line with the fastest overall time to be declared the winner.
2. How well you work and communicate with your partner are the most essential skills to winning the race.
3. Racers should be prepared to get a little dirty and wet – it’s part of the fun.
4. Challenge stations include varying levels of difficulty (easy, medium, difficult), based on the age of the participants. Racers can choose a Recreation Pace (for those who prefer the easier course) or Competitive Pace (for those who prefer the more difficult course).
5. Mulligan/Time-Saver Tokens passes are available. Teams will be given a second chance to complete a task without penalty or receive 2 minutes off final time. It’s great for any race miscues or misinterpretation. (Max 1 per team)
6. Racers can run, jog or walk. Plan on 60 minutes to complete the course.
7. Tickets are fully transferable. In the event a team or team member is not available, another can be substituted on race day.
8. Kindergarten and Pre-K are allowed to participate only if paired with an adult.
9. Spectators are welcome to tag along for free to cheer on the racers and take photos for the scrapbook.
10. Group Discounts – teachers, military, law enforcement & fire, as well as members of Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, YMCA, 4-H, BBBS and BGC receive special pricing.
11. Reminder, this is a rain or shine event!
12. Celebrate someone’s special day in a wild way! Our birthday party space can accommodate a maximum of 25 teams. Space fills quickly so don’t delay.
13. We can host a similar team building event for your company or organization. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Great Amazing Race Series supports the 30-MINUTES-A-DAY Family Initiative, a national program that encourages parents to be good ROLE MODELS by participating in three daily activities (30 minutes a day, 5 times a week) at home, together with their kids, that have the power to improve their student’s academic performance and family quality of life: physical exercise, reading books and eating healthy. As with anything, children learn more from watching what you do than to what you say. LEAD BY EXAMPLE!
Many of the races are hosted by professional athletes and offer participants an opportunity to get autographs and take pictures with the celebrities.
FROM COUCH TO RACE TRAINING PLAN
This beginner’s training schedule has helped many participants get off the couch and ready for the Race.
Phase 1: Brisk 5 minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 60 seconds of walking = 10x each. (3 times a week)
Phase 2: Brisk 5 minute warmup walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking = 7x each. (3 times a week)
Phase 3: Brisk 5 minute warmup walk. Then alternate 3 minutes of jogging and 3 minutes of walking = 4x each. (3 times a week)