10.10.15 THE GREAT AMAZING RACE Northern Virginia 1m/5k adventure run for adults & kids grades K-12

1 Mile, 5K

Event Date

Sat, Oct 10, 2015


Sterling, VA


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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

The Funnest Family Race on the Planet!

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                                                                                     
Large Group Discounts Available (10 or more teams)                                                                                     
Official Site: www.GreatAmazingRace.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatamazingrace                                                                                     
Race Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8DyObdiXJI&feature=youtu.be


      The Great Amazing Race Series is a national skills competition for the whole family to experience. This exciting adventure race, modeled after the TV show, consists of two-person teams (adult & kids grades k-12) racing against their peers completing a one-mile course speckled with fun outdoor challenges. Clue Cards provided at each station require teammates to work together to complete the task or obstacle, before advancing to the next station. Teams strive to arrive at the finish line with the fastest overall time to be declared the winners. It's way more fun than a 5K! 

   How well you work together with your partner (communicate & collaborate) is the most essential skill to winning the race. Waves begin every 10 minutes … kids teams, then adult teams. 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. 


  1. The race is for everyone - runners, joggers and walkers - pee wees to grandparents.  
  2. A team consist of two people - Adult/Adult, Adult/Kid or Kid/Kid.  Kindergarten & Pre-K are allowed only if paired with an adult. 
  3. Unsure of a teammate? No worries, reserve your race spot now then bring a teammate on race day.  
  4. Unsure of which race to choose?  No worrries, teams have until race day to decide on the Recreation Race (for those who prefer to go at a leisure pace) or the Competitive Race (for those who are more physically active).  Be aware ... the competitive course consumes energies equivalent to that of a 5K race.  
  5. Racers should be prepared to get a little dirty and wet - it's part of the fun!   
  6. The race will go on rain or shine. Plan on 60 minutes to complete the course. 
  7. Spectators are FREE! The course layouts are spectator friendly, to encourage family and friends to come cheer on the participants.

    1. Discounts. Large groups (10 or more teams) teachers, military, police, fire & EMS personnel qualify for discounts. (Only available through the www.GreatAmazingRace.com registration portal only. 
    2. Fund Raising. Local schools & youth organizations (scouts, youth teams, running clubs, churches, etc) can receive $ donations by participating in the race. Visit www.greatamazingrace.com for details. 
    3. 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.
    4. 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. (www.DunkYourKicks.org)

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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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