GREAT AMAZING RACE FOR YOUTH / COLUMBUS
Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Official Site: www.GreatAmazingRace.com. A Fun Cross Country Family Adventure Race for Two ... (adults & kids K-12gr)
OVERVIEW: Touring all NFL cities in 2012. Flying Colors Sports is proud to present the GREAT AMAZING RACE for YOUTH to build healthier and more active families. This is a great opportunity for kids to pair up with a parent, grandparent, sibling or mentor and participate in a fun outdoor adventure race together.
From start to finish, the race is the most invigorating activity for families to do together, ever! Whether you run, jog, walk or watch, it'll be an experience you will never forget! The top 25 teams, from each city, qualify for the National Championship Race and a chance to win $2,000!
WHAT:Patterned after the popular television show The Amazing Race, teams of two (adults & kids) race against other teams around a 1 mile cross country course that includes up to 8 fun-filled stations. The clue cards provided at each station directs the team to perform a task (game, relay, obstacle course, etc.) before proceeding to the next station. The team that completes the tasks and reaches the finish line with the fastest overall time is declared the winner. Contestants should be prepared to get a little dirty and wet - it's part of the fun!
To ensure fairness and safety of all involved, some of the tasks are slightly modified for youth and senior participants. The course layout is spectator friendly, to allow family and friends to tag along and take photos for the scrap book. This is a rain or shine event!
(Average course time: 45 minutes)
TESTIMONIAL: Thank you for your time and what an awesome day my son and I had. My son could not stop talking about it and thanking me for taking him! I truly appreciate the work you and your team our doing, it has made memories that will last a life time. Race parent.
WHO: The race is for everyone – boys and girls – runners, joggers and walkers - pee wees to seniors. The race is designed for teams of two (adults & kids kindergarten through 12th grade). Teams can choose a recreation pace (those who prefer to walk or jog at a leisure pace) or a competitive pace (those who prefer to run).
AWARDS: Every participant who crosses the finish line gets an official time card to recognize their accomplishment. Special awards are given to the winners of each grade division (determined by grade of youngest team member): Kindergarten – Grade 4 Division, Grade 5- Grade 12 Division, and Adult Division.
BENEFITING:Benefiting 30-MINUTES-A-DAY family initiative, a national campaign aimed at encouraging families to devote 30 minutes each day, at home, to 3 core activities (physical exercise, reading a book and eating healthy) that have the power to improve student's academic performance and family quality of life.
EVENT SPONSORSHIP:Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513.518.0528, if you are interested in learning about partnership and vendor booth opportunities.
When & Where
The Great Amazing Race Company
The Great Amazing Race Series began in 2012 as an activity to promote health & wellness for families, friends and co-workers. Since our initial debut, we have continued to grow hosting more than 70 race annually all across the country.