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The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports

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610 York

Columbine MIddle School Cafeteria

Montrose, CO 81401

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The 5th Annual Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports is an urban adventure race in Montrose, Colorado to raise funds for students with disabilities to go on adaptive sports field trips!

The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports is part race, part scavenger hunt, and part urban exploration--which all adds up to 100% fun as you compete against other racers to quickly solve the clues and beat them to the finish line!

Simple break down:

Solve clues

Explore your city

Win prizes

Party

What is The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports?

The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports is Montrose’s first adventure/scavenger hunt race!

The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports is like a scavenger hunt! It's a miniature "amazing race" personalized for Montrose that combines the challenge of clue-solving with the active excitement of a foot race, while having tons of fun with your friends and family along the way!

When the race begins, teams of four will compete against each other to solve clues we've carefully created, each of which will lead you to a unique challenge in a new location in the city. You want to be the quickest team with the most points accumulated.

Is this awesome?

Yes. Way awesome.

Do I need to be really in shape for this? Who can participate?

The Amazing Race for Adapted Sports is designed to be a blast for all ages and ability levels--you can choose your speed, whether that's a mad sprint from clue to clue or a more leisurely walking pace, enjoying the urban exploration at a slower clip.

The most important element for success is a winning strategy, so a team with much more brains than brawn is usually quite competitive. In total, an ideal race route you strategize will take your team from 6 to 7 miles throughout the city within 2 hours. All ages are welcome, but anyone under 18 needs a responsible party 18 or older on their team. Remember this can be a strenous race.

What do we do when we get to a clue location?

The clue locations will have a volunteer wearing a bright orange vest that will tell you what task to perform. Then they will take your team’s picture holding your team sign (we provide that for you). They will also stamp the paper with their unique stamp to show you have been there. These team signs will be turned in when you cross the finish line. The challenges your team will perform could be physical or mental. You may have to shoot a few baskets, solve a puzzle, make a balloon animal, or do something ridiculous. We expect most people will be capable of completing all of the task. We want to challenge you, while keeping it fun.

How does Race Headquarters know which locations my team made it to?

Volunteers at each race location will take your team photo when your team has completed the challenge with your team name sign (we provide these for you). They will also stamp your team sign with their unique stamp. Team signs will be turned in when you cross the finish line. The team pictures will then be sent to race headquarters to be confirmed.

How many people can be on a team?

We require a team size of 4. No more and no less.

What does The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports cost? What do I receive?

General registration is $50 per person when you sign up a team of 4. Early registration is ($20 off the total price) open from 2/14/2018-3/14/2018.

Your entry includes your souvenir t-shirt, race number bib, clue sheet, bottled water, and swag bag!

Is this family friendly?

Yes, the Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports is a great family activity and is appropriate for all ages (no beer chugging clues!)

Is this race dog friendly?

No unfortunately not.

Can we run with a stroller? Are small kids free?

Yes, any sort of strollers are fine. Kids 5 and under are free, but 6 and up require a registration. All kids need a waiver filled out by their guardian.

When is the registration deadline?

Registration deadline is 10/15/2018 to receive your correct shirt size and swag bag. Your team can register after that but will not receive a shirt or swag bag. In-person registrations on race day are limited, so we urge you to sign up in advance.

When is check-in?

12:00pm – 1:30 pm on Saturday October the 27th. Tip: show up early to check-in to beat the rush.

How long does the race last?

It can vary slightly from team to team, but we think the fastest will complete the Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports between 1.5 hour and 2 hours. Everyone has to finish at TBD at 4:00pm.

What is the race course?

You make the course! There is no set course from clue to clue--everybody's route is different. Each year the clues and race route is new and different!

What's The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports? How do I qualify?

The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports is an urban adventure race coming soon to Montrose, CO! The race is part 10K race, part scavenger hunt, and part urban exploration--which all adds up to 100% fun as you compete against other racers to quickly solve the clues and beat them to the finish line!

What should I wear?

You should wear comfortable gear appropriate for the weather forecast--we'll go forward rain or shine, as long as it's not hazardous. Running shoes are probably best.

What happens if it rains?

The race goes forward, rain or shine. Racer safety is our primary interest, so the only exception will be due to extremely hazardous weather, in which case we'll send an email to all the attendees, post a notice on our website, Facebook and Instagram with further details about a new race date.

Are refunds available?

All registration sales are final and non-refundable for any reason, but are easily transferrable to someone else at any time by sending an email to race coordinators Adaptive.Sports@mcsd.org

What do I need to bring with me?

It is recommended you bring a smart phone and water bottle.

Smart phones are allowed as a tool. Some teams designate one person with a backpack to carry the load for everyone else. You can pretty much bring any resource (all electronics, GPS, travel books, etc) that you want to carry along!

After I sign up, what happens?

You'll receive an email from our race coordinators confirming your transaction. You can print it for your records if you'd like, but you don't need to bring it on race day. We'll send a couple of updates out to our racers, about a week out and then again about a few days out. We are, of course, always available for any questions at Adaptive.Sports@mcsd.org Race coordinators will also ask for your team's t-shirt sizes and your team name.

Where do we meet?

The start location is at Columbine Middle School cafeteria.

What size t-shirts are available?

The shirts are 100% cotton and preshrunk. They're unisex sized and in our experience, they run a little large. They'll still shrink a tiny little bit more after the first wash, though. We offer adult sizes S, M, L, XL, and 2 XL.

Can I change a person on my team, my team name, or t-shirt size?

Yes! Please email event coordinators at Adaptive.Sports@mcsd.org by 10/15/18.

Can I use a car? A bike? A taxi? Ride an ostrich around?

This is a foot race. No bikes, no rollerblades, no skateboards, no taxis, no cars, no hang gliders. We do not provide wheelchairs. Wheelchair users welcome! If you are a wheelchair user please bring your own and you are totally welcome in our race! Please keep in mind this race can be strenuous.

Any other rules?

Teams must stick together for each clue photo and cross the finish line together to record a finish time. If teams separate, they will be disqualified.

How many people are competing?

Not sure! In 2017, there were 20 teams of 4 competing.

Any questions we forgot?

Ask us anything at Adaptive.Sports@mcsd.org

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