THE GREAT AMAZING RACE Western NY 1m/5k adventure race for adults & kids grades k-12

1 Mile, 5K

Event Date

Sun, Aug 16, 2015


Buffalo, NY


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Running-1 Mile - One of Two - Race Participant Entries

$24 $24 Closed

Running-5K - One of Two - Race Participant Entries

$24 $24 Closed

About This Activity

Race Alert!  This race is scheduled for Saturday, August 15, 2015.

A National Adventure Race Series Supporting Pediatric Cancer

Since 2012 – Over 150 Races & Thousands of Smiles                                                                                     
Two Person Teams – Adult/Adult, Adult/Kid or Kid/Kid                                                                                     
Lots of Fun Outdoor Challenges                                                                                     
A Cool Fundraiser & Birthday Party Idea                                                                                     
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Race Video:                                          

      The Great Amazing Race Series is a national skills competition for adults & kids grades k-12. It's a D.I.T. (Do-It-Together) adventure race modeled after the TV show THE AMAZING RACE .  Two-person teams (adult/adult, adult/kid or kid/kid) in separate age divisions compete against their peers completing a one-mile course speckled with fun outdoor challenges that require teamwork, speed & smarts. It's way more fun than a 5K! Recreation & competitive levels. The top 25 teams from each local race qualify for regional championship race and chance to win $1,500! Reserve your spot now as registration will close once 120 team limit is reached.

      CHARITY PARTNER: Help us fight pediatric cancer by donating 2 pairs of used sneakers or running shoes to Max Cure Foundation's Dunk Your Kicks program and receive a 2 minute time eraser token for the race. (

      RACE DESCRIPTION: Modeled after the popular television show "THE AMAZING RACE", teams of two people race against other teams around a one-mile cross country course completing a string of up to 8 fun-filled outdoor challenges. Clue Cards provided at each station directs teams to perform a task that requires teamwork, before proceeding to the next challenge station. Teams strive to arrive at the finish line with the fastest overall time to be declared the winners. Waves begin every 10 minutes … kids teams, then adult teams. 
    1. Recreation & competitive Levels - easy, intermediate and difficult challenges - based on age and fitness level of the participants. Be aware that the competitive course consumes energies equivalent to a 5K race. 
    2. Registration info. Teams of two persons only: adult/kid, kid/kid or adult/adult. Children in Pre-K and Kindergarten must be paired with an adult. 
    3. Large groups (10 or more teams) teachers, military, police, fire & EMS receive special pricing through the portal only. 
    4. Fundraising for classrooms & youth groups. Local schools & youth organizations (scouts, teams, clubs, churches, etc) can become a Fundraising Partner and receive $ donations by participating in the race. Visit for details. 
    5. Awards & Advancement. All finishers receive awards. Medals are presented to the winners of each race divisions, which are determined by grade of youngest team member ... Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-9 and Grades 10-Adult teams. The top 25 finishers of each local competition qualify for Championship Race and chance to win $1,500! 
    6. Sponsorship. Sponsorship with THE GREAT AMAZING RACE Series offers many exciting exposure possibilities for your company. Please contact us at to discuss corporate and small business sponsorship opportunities.

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THE GREAT AMAZING RACE was founded in 2012 as an activity to promote an atmosphere of health, wellness & teamwork amongst families, friends and co-workers. Our motto is "Where Smiles and Teamwork Rule!". We have taken the concept of the popular television show The Amazing Race and created a D.I.T. (Do-it-Together) family-friendly activity that is enjoyed by thousands of participants every year in cities all across the country. 

  Since our initial debut, we have continued to grow hosting more than 60 events annually. All races include competitive and recreation levels.  Racers can walk, jog or run as all finishers receive an award and the top 25 from each city race qualify for regional championship race and chance to win $1,500. 

   "Thank you for an amazing day! My daughter and I haven't laughed so much or pushed ourselves so hard in forever.  We will be back!"
   "We had such a great time at the race on Sunday! I don't remember the last time I laughed so much with my husband. It was the perfect day." 

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