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Great Amazing Race Adventure set for Sunday, September 9, 2012 - Family Fun at Sequoyah Park

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- A fun family event is scheduled for Sunday, September 9 at Sequoyah Park in Knoxville. The Knoxville leg of the Great Amazing Race for Youth is said to be more fun than a 5K.

Kids in grades 1-12 can team up with a parent, grandparent, sibling or mentor and compete against other teams in a series of fun challenges patterned after the show The Amazing Race. Whether you run, jog, walk or watch, it'll be an experience you will never forget. It's way more fun than a 5K and will be held rain or shine.

Pits teams of two (2) will race against other teams around a one (1) mile cross country course that includes up to eight (8) fun-filled challenge stations. Clue cards at each station instructs the teams to complete a task (game, relay, obstacle course, etc.) before proceeding to the next challenge station. How well you work as a team is the most essential ingredient to winning the race. The team that reaches the finish line with the fastest overall time wins. Contestants should be prepared to get a little dirty and wet - it's part of the fun!

Teams can choose a recreation level (those who prefer to walk or jog at a leisure pace) or a competitive level (those who prefer to run or are physically active). 

The race will kick off at 2:00 pm. Cost is $40.00 for team of two, one or both participants must be a youth in grades 1-12. Kindergarten and Pre-K are allowed only if paired with an adult. Active duty, reserves and retired military — including spouses — receive a 50% discount off team entry fee.

Registration will close once the 100 team limit is reached. Spectators are welcome to tag along for free and take photos for the scrapbook.

The top 25 teams qualify for the National Championship Race and a chance to win $2,000!

The Great Amazing Race series supports the 30-MINUTES-A-DAY family and academic initiative, a national program that promotes daily family engagement in three home activities that have the power to improve student's academic performance and family quality of life: physical exercise, reading a book and eating healthy.

To register or for more information, visit

Published August 10, 2012

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