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Great Amazing Race returns to Loudoun

The Great Amazing Race, an annual family-oriented foot race based on the popular reality series, “The Amazing Race” returns to Claude Moore Park in Sterling May 3.

Teams of two people (adults & kids grades K-12) race around a mile-long course with up to eight stations. Clues provided at each station directs teams to perform tasks or complete obstacle courses that focus on teamwork in order to advance to the next station. Contestants should be prepared to get wet and dirty while completing the tasks.

The course is designed to ensure beginners are able to complete the race within the allotted time, while veteran racers will complete the more difficult challenges.

Greg Benton, producer of Great Amazing Race, organizes this series of races taking place in cities across the United States.

“Our goal is to encourage families to devote 30 minutes each day to physical activity, together as a family. Whether it be walking, playing or working in the yard” Benton said. In addition, the Great Amazing Race series supports the 30-Minutes-a-Day Family Initiative, which is directed at encouraging parents to participate in physical activity with their children on a daily basis. Because of this, the race encourages child/parent pairs, with the child serving as team leader. Adult teams are also welcome.

Medals will be awarded following the race in various categories, and the 25 best teams will qualify for the championship race and a chance to win $2,000.
Special pricing is available for teachers, military, law enforcement, fire, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, YMCA, 4-H, BBBS and BGC.

Walk-ups on the day of the race will be accepted, but pre-registration is suggested as the race is limited to 120 teams. Online registration is $40 per team, and can be completed at http://www.GreatAmazingRace.com.


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