06.07.15 THE GREAT AMAZING RACE Northern Virginia 1m/5k adventure race for adults & kids grades k-12

1 Mile, 5K

Event Date

Sat, Jun 6, 2015


Sterling, VA

About This Activity

Race Alert!  The race is being held Sunday, June 7th at 11:00 am.  Check in opens at 10:15 am. 


A National Adventure Race Series Supporting Pediatric Cancer 
    > Since 2012 – Over 150 Races & Thousands of Smiles                                                                                     
   >  Includes up to 8 Fun-Filled Outdoor Challenges                                                                                     
   > A Cool Fundraiser & Birthday Party Idea                                                                                     
   > For Adults & Kids Grades K-12                                                                                     
   > Official Site: www.GreatAmazingRace.com.                                                                                    
   > Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatamazingrace                                                                                     
   > Race Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8DyObdiXJI&feature=youtu.be                                           
      A national D.I.T. (Do-It-Together) family-friendly race competition modeled after the TV show THE AMAZING RACE .  For teams of two people (adults & kids grades K-12)... be it friends, family members, neighbors or co-workers. 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. 
      SUPPORT PEDIATRIC CANCER: 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. (www.DunkYourKicks.org)
      RACE DESCRIPTION: Modeled after the popular television show "THE AMAZING RACE", teams of two people (adult/adult, adult/kid or kid/kid) 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. Challenge stations include varying levels of difficulty- easy, intermediate and difficult - 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. Teachers, military, police, fire & EMS receive special pricing through the www.GreatAmazingRace.com 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. Contact us at info@greatamazingrace.com to sign up. 
    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 info@greatamazingrace.com 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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