Amazing Race gearing up for another year

Cathy Briggs and Judy Monych are excited to be joining forces for yet another Amazing Race event.

Cathy Briggs and Judy Monych are excited to be joining forces for yet another Amazing Race event.

The Canadian Cancer Society and the Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association are hoping to have 40 teams signed up for the race.

The race brings competitors to different stations in Quesnel and area to read clues and complete tasks.

“It’s all about exploring Quesnel and seeing things they haven’t done before and to get people to think outside the box,” Briggs said.

Tasks range from the physical to the mental and are aimed at getting teams to have fun while competing.

“Everything from doing mind juggling and figuring out clues and puzzles to actual physical challenges,” Monych explained.

“It’s fun, anybody can do it.

“Everyone who finishes it says it was so much fun and they really enjoyed it.”

Although the challenges are mental and physical, the organizers have found a way to make the race a bit more challenging.

“We also include penalties, to keep everything fair, such as time penalties,” Briggs explained.

Even though the event is supposed to be in good nature and for fun, Briggs and Monych admitted it brings out a competitive side in some teams.

“There are some teams who come out and don’t necessarily play to compete for the prizes, they’re there to beat a certain team,” Monych said.

“There are also a few couples who will compete wives against husbands.”

The event is going to include a raffle this year, which is open to anyone, not restricted to event competitors.

“We’ve received a pair of tickets from West Jet for a flight anywhere they go,” Monych said.

“We’re going to sell tickets for $5 each and announce the winner at the event.”

Other prizes at the race include vouchers for VIA rail and trail rides.

“Everyone goes home with something,” Briggs explained.

“Whether it be in a clue you open and read and there’s a coupon in there, everyone goes home with a prize.”

Registration is open until July 15 to guarantee a shirt and is $200.

 

That monetary requirement can be made out of pocket or through collecting pledges.

Tax receipts are available for pledges upon request.

 

The absolute deadline is July 31 and forms can be picked up at the Canadian Cancer Society office, the Observer office or through email if you call Briggs or Monych to request one.

Registration the day of the event starts at 8:30 at LeBourdais Park and the event starts at 9 a.m. sharp.

If you would like to take part in the event but aren’t sure you are up for the challenge, volunteers are always needed.

For information, contact Briggs at 250-747-2510.

 

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