National Adventure Race Series for Adults & Kids Grades K-12
Donate your used sneakers for pediatric cancer.
Sign up for this D.I.T. (Do-it-Together) foot 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 (adult/adult, adult/kid or kid/kid)) race around a one mile trail course performing tasks or challenges that require teamwork to complete. 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! (Spring Race in Kansas City / Summer Race in Cincinnati / Winter Race in New Orleans)
We are thrilled to be partnering with the Max Cure Foundation’s Dunk Your Kicks program which fights against pediatric cancer. You too can join the fight by donating 2 pairs of used sneakers or running shoes that will be converted into $ for cancer research. When you do, you will receive a free mulligan/time saver token for the race. You see, one good deed deserves another.
1. Two-person teams (adult/adult, adult/kid or kid/kid) race around a one-mile course in competition with other teams.Teams strive to arrive at the finish line with the fastest overall time to be declared the winner. Teams complete a string of up to eight fun-filled challenges speckled every 200 yards. Clue cards provided at each station directs teams to perform a challenge with an emphasis on teamwork, before proceeding to the next station.
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 Competitive or Recreation course. Competitive course consumes energies equivalent to a 5K race.¬†
5. Waves begin every 10 minutes … kids teams, then adult teams. Plan on 60 minutes to complete the course.¬†
6. Mulligan/Time-Saver Tokens are available. Teams will be given a second chance to complete a task without penalty. It’s great for any race miscues. (Max 1 per team) Teams that donate 2 pairs of used sneakers or running shoes to fight pediatric cancer (Dunk Your Kicks Program) will receive token for free.
7. Unsure of a teammate? No worries, teammates can be decided 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. Active Duty, Reserves and Retired – teachers, military, law enforcement and fire department – receive special pricing.
11. Groups, clubs, schools & organizations can receive a $100-$150 reward.
12. Birthday Parties: celebrate someone’s special day in a wild way! We can accommodate any size group and will put you in the same wave. 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. (100 team minimum)
14. Reminder – this is a rain or shine event!
The Great Amazing Race Series supports¬†30-MINUTES-A-DAY Family Initiative, a national D.I.T. (Do-It-Together) program that encourages parents to spend 30 minutes a day reading books, eating healthy or exercising with their kids, to improve their child’s academic performance and family quality of life.
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)