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The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports is an urban adventure race coming soon to Montrose, CO! The race is part 5K race, part scavenger hunt, and part urban exploration--which all adds up to 100% fun as you compete against other racers to quickly solve the clues and beat them to the finish line!

Simple break down: 

Solve clues

Explore your city

Win prizes

Party

 

What is The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports?

The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports is Montrose’s first adventure/scavenger hunt race!

The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports is like a scavenger hunt! It's a miniature "amazing race" personalized for Montrose that combines the challenge of clue-solving with the active excitement of a foot race, while having tons of fun with your friends and family along the way! 

When the race begins, teams of four will compete against each other to solve clues we've carefully created, each of which will lead you to a unique challenge in a new location in the city. Teams collect points by solving clues. Each location will different point value assigned to it on the clue sheet handed out prior to the race. You want to be the quickest team with the most points accumulated. 

Is this awesome?

Yes. Way awesome. 

Do I need to be really in shape for this? Who can participate? 

The Amazing Race for Adapted Sports is designed to be a blast for all ages and ability levels--you can choose your speed, whether that's a mad sprint from clue to clue or a more leisurely walking pace, enjoying the urban exploration at a slower clip. 

The most important element for success is a winning strategy, so a team with much more brains than brawn is usually quite competitive. In total, an ideal race route you strategize will take your team from 4 to 5 miles throughout the city. All ages are welcome, but anyone under 18 needs a responsible party 18 or older on their team.

What do we do when we get to a clue location?

The clue locations will have a bright orange task card or volunteer wearing an orange shirt that will tell you what task to perform and have a picture taken of that. The challenges could be physical or mental. You may have to shoot a few baskets, solve a puzzle, make a balloon animal, or do something ridiculous. We expect most people will be capable of completing all of the task. We want to challenge you, while keeping it fun.

What if my smart phone breaks during the race?

Please have a back up just in case this happens. The only way The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports can verify your success is to check your team's photos.

How many people can be on a team? 

We require a team size of 4. 

What does The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports cost? What do I receive?

$50 per person when you sign up a team of 4. 

Your entry includes your souvenir t-shirt, race number bib, clue sheet, bottled water, and swag bag!

Is there a costume contest?

Yes! We love a good group themed costume! Prize goes to the best costumed team! 

Is this family friendly? 

Yes, the Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports is a great family activity and is appropriate for all ages (no beer chugging clues!) 

Is this race dog friendly?

No unfortunately not. 

 

Can we run with a stroller? Are small kids free?

Yes, any sort of strollers are fine. Kids 5 and under are free, but 6 and up require a registration. All kids need a waiver filled out by their guardian. 

When is the registration deadline?

We will be taking registrations all the way until the race begins. We strongly encourage you to sign up as soon as your team is ready so that we can guarantee your correct t-shirt size. In-person registrations on race day are limited, so we urge you to sign up in advance. 

When is check-in? 

12:00pm – 1:30 pm on Saturday October the 21st. Tip: show up early to check-in to beat the rush and to get a free map of the City of Montrose to familiarize yourself with the town's layout.

How long does the race last?

It can vary slightly from team to team, but we think the fastest will complete the Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports between 1.5 hour and 2 hours. Everyone has to finish at Snow Shadow Gymnastics at 4:00pm.

What is the race course?

You make the course! There is no set course from clue to clue--everybody's route is different. 

What's The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports? How do I qualify?

The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports is an urban adventure race coming soon to Montrose, CO! The race is part 5K race, part scavenger hunt, and part urban exploration--which all adds up to 100% fun as you compete against other racers to quickly solve the clues and beat them to the finish line!

What should I wear?

You should wear comfortable gear appropriate for the weather forecast--we'll go forward rain or shine, as long as it's not hazardous. Running shoes are probably best. 

What happens if it rains? 

The race goes forward, rain or shine. Racer safety is our primary interest, so the only exception will be due to extremely hazardous weather, in which case we'll send an email to all the attendees, post a notice on our website, Facebook and Instagram with further details about a new race date. 

Are refunds available?

All registration sales are final and non-refundable for any reason, but are easily transferrable to someone else at any time by sending an email to race coordinators Adaptive.Sports@mcsd.org

What do I need to bring with me?

Very little, really.

Smart phones are allowed as a tool. Some teams designate one person with a backpack to carry the load for everyone else. You can pretty much bring any resource (all electronics, GPS, travel books, etc) that you want to carry along!

After I sign up, what happens?

You'll receive an email from our race coordinators confirming your transaction. You can print it for your records if you'd like, but you don't need to bring it on race day. We'll send a couple of updates out to our racers, about a week out and then again about a few days out. We are, of course, always available for any questions at Adaptive.Sports@mcsd.org Race coordinators will also ask for your team's t-shirt sizes.

Where do we meet?

The start location is at Snow Shadow Gymnastics 535 S. 1st Street, Montrose, CO 81401

What size t-shirts are available? 

The shirts are 100% cotton and preshrunk. They're unisex sized and in our experience, they run a little large. They'll still shrink a tiny little bit more after the first wash, though. We offer sizes S, M, L, XL, and 2 XL. 

Can I change a person on my team, my team name, or t-shirt size?

Yes! Please email event coordinators at Adaptive.Sports@mcsd.org . 

Can I use a car? A bike? A taxi? Ride an ostrich around?

Only your own two feet and public transit are allowed. No bikes, no rollerblades, no skateboards, no taxis, no cars, no hang gliders. 

Any other rules?

Teams must stick together for each clue photo and cross the finish line together to record a finish time. 

How many people are competing?

Not sure! We'll announce it right before the race starts!

Any questions we forgot?

Ask us anything at Adaptive.Sports@mcsd.org