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Grant Park Amazing Race

posted Apr 18, 2014, 8:10 PM by Grant Park Chamber   [ updated May 29, 2016, 7:59 AM ]



“The Amazing Race” is coming to Grant Park! The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring this fundraising event scheduled to take place on June 11, 2016. The proceeds will go toward the 2016 Oktoberfest event and Donation Request Fund for community projects. Teams of four Racers will start at the Race Central (Hamann Center at the Elementary School).  The Center will be open at 9:00 AM but since teams are timed individually, their start time will vary over the next hour or so. The team will then receive the first clue to begin the race. They will then go from location to location throughout the Grant Park area, following clues and completing “roadblock” tasks along the way. Each location will feature a special task that each team must complete in order to receive your next clue and move on.  There will be Express Passes available for sale to move on and receive the next clue, but rules and conditions and other small print apply.  Teams will collect puzzle pieces at each location and when all 10 are yours, teams will return to the Hamann Center and put the puzzle together to stop their timer. The 4th place winners will win $25, 3rd place is $50, 2nd place is $75, and the winners of the Amazing Race receive $100. The entry fee for the Racing Team is $25, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, 1:1 ratio. Each Racing Team must have at least one 18 year old person with a drivers license to participate. The entry form and payment is due June 8th but teams may sign up on the day of the race, if time is still available. (Make Checks payable to the Grant Park Chamber of Commerce). A waiver must be signed before the race starts. The waivers are available on line, at the Village Hall, and at Race Central at the Hamann Center on the day of the race.

All Race participants who are twenty one years of age or older may also enter the Poker Run for $10. You will receive one playing card at six of the locations along the race. The best hand will win a “split the pot” prize.

Race Central will be the place to be as the race is run. There will be a leader board to keep you apprised of your team’s progress through the course. The silent auction will open at 9:00AM when the Amazing Race begins, and close at 2:30 or soon after all teams have completed the race. This is the first event of its kind in Grant Park and is a most excellent way to spend the day with your family! Sign up today and enjoy being able to say that you participated in the Grant Park Amazing Race!
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