The East Ferris Public Library is hosting an Amazing Race Challenge on August 24th, and staff encourage you to sign up now, because space is limited. There are twenty spots available, because they don’t want to overwhelm the course with too many teams.
The race is just like the one you watch on TV, although with much fewer cameras (only those you bring), and zero commercial breaks, because this amazing race is live as live can be, and stars you, your friends and family.
That’s right, all are welcome to play, and that means families, too. The race is free to participate in, just make sure to register, and winners will receive a small trophy for the mantel and a gift certificate from The Fork chip stand.
Partaking in the race does require a vehicle, as the challenges are spread too far for walking. A cell phone is also recommended because your rotary phone won’t work on the road. And it can’t send photos back to the organizers, which is all part of the game. Texting and driving are required, but certainly not simultaneously.
And don’t speed between challenges either. It’s a race, yes, but there’s no need to break any rules of the road in your quest for a trophy and fries. Safety first.
Josee Perron works at the library and has been integral in putting this race together. She explained that each stop along the race will contain some puzzles or challenges that teams must compete before moving on. At some stops, there will be a host to help you along. At others, there will be instructions waiting for you to follow. It’s a work in progress—"we’re still working on all the details and logistics,” Perron said—but it’s going to be good, and “it’s going to be fun.”
The link to register is available on the library’s website. Perron has space for 20 teams for the race which begins at 4:00 p.m. and runs between an hour and a half and two hours. However, if you don’t sign up in time, and the event is a success, Perron has plans to bring it back sometime soon.
David Briggs is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of BayToday, a publication of Village Media. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.