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The Great Amazing Race is coming to Sesqui

All ages participate in The Great Amazing Race.

All ages participate in The Great Amazing Race.

The Great Amazing Race is coming. No, it’s not the TV show that features teams of competitors racing around the world for a $1 million prize. The Great Amazing Race, modeled after the popular TV show, will bring fun activities to participants at Sesquicentennial Park on Saturday, January 28.

The Great Amazing Race is tagged as a fun family health and wellness event making stops in 50 other cities across the U.S.

The Great Amazing Race is an exciting adventure race in which teams of two people (adults and kids grades k-12) complete a 1.5 mile cross country course speckled with up to eight fun-filled outdoor activities. Clue cards provided at each station instruct teams to complete a challenge (task, obstacle, relay, etc.), before advancing to the next station.

The race is open to everyone—walkers, joggers, and runners—pee wees to grandparents. Participants can choose either the recreation and competitive course. Waves begin every 10 minutes— kids team, then adult teams. Participants should be prepared to get a little dirty and wet—it’s part of the fun.

“We enjoy bringing fun events like this while encouraging families to live an active and healthy lifestyle,” says Greg Benton, founder of The Great Amazing Race Series. “This area has an active population who loves having fun outdoors. We expect to have another good turnout.”

The race partners with the Max Cure Foundation, which has raised over $2 million dollars to fight against pediatric cancer. Teams that donate two pairs of used sneakers or running shoes for pediatric cancer will receive free two minute time eraser tokens. Local schools can receive $100–$600 donations for participating. .

Tickets, available online at, are priced at $48 per team. In addition to advance online registration, participants may also sign up at the event the day of the race for $60 per team. Special discounts are offered for teachers, military, and first responders.

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