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Frequently Asked Questions


 

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How do we register for the race?

You can register online here.

What is the entry fee for the race?

Early bird until April 16 $40
April 17-26 - $50
We will not accept any registrations after April 26.

How many teams will be accepted for the race?
The race has a limit of 75 teams.

How many challenges will be a part of the race?
There will be approximately 30 challenges in total, then an additional 5 challenges for the final 10 teams.

How much time will it take to complete this race?
That depends on your team’s ability to successfully complete challenges! Typically, we estimate 1-2 hours including a concluding ceremony and party.

Will there be any team eliminations as in the TV show?
No, everyone will get to experience the entire 30 challenges including Ninja Nation Mobile. The top ten finalists will move forward to the championship which the top three teams will be awarded.

Is this race a physical or mental test of ability?
Both! This event incorporates physical skill elements, such as running, kayaking, rock climbing, combined with creative and/or mental skills, such as dancing, puzzle solving, or fact finding.

What kind of training would you suggest to increase my team’s chances?
Due to the “mystery” of the race challenges, training for this race is unlike any other. But since this race focuses on fun, so should your training.

Here are some tips:

  • Since this race is completed in teams of two, you should consider training with your partner.
  • Take long walks or runs with your teammate to build up your physical condition. If you have ever completed a 5K competition, this is a good marker of your stamina.
  • This race requires teams to work together to problem solve, so work together on all types of puzzles—but be sure to raise the pressure level by using a clock and establishing time limits since this is what will happen in the race.

What type of clothing would you suggest for race day?
Check the weather first so you can adjust to what would be appropriate and comfortable for race day. A definite must is comfortable running shoes and workout apparel (shorts, sports tops, possibly a light jacket). Strongly encourage wear team color or something to identify both of you as a team. You will be doing activities both outdoors and indoors on the campus of RMDS.

I’ve heard a lot of talk about this race being fun. How can a race be “fun”?
This race is unique. It’s not a marathon, relay match, or just your average scavenger hunt. As much as possible, we try to format the race to the TV show “The Amazing Race” where challenges are varied and teamwork is essential to be successful. We aim to incorporate elements of Rocky Mountain Deaf School for a fun and unique experience—while raising much-needed funds for RMDS students.

How difficult is this race to complete?
Some challenges for some teams are a breeze to complete; but others are far more challenging. That’s why it takes teamwork to be successful. It requires physical and mental skill.

ENTRY CRITERIA & DETAILS

  • Only teams of 2 can participate in the race.
  • Must register before April 26, 2020. The earlier you register, the earliest wave you get to be in.
    Your team must be in good physical health to participate in the race.
  • Biggest smile, spirit and HAVE FUN!

Register TODAY: https://bit.ly/398Lb65

Award Winners with stars in background

2020 Winner Circle

Top Finishers:
1st Place Two Person Team
2nd Place Two Person Team
3rd Place Two Person Team

Other Recognition:
Most Creative Dressed Team
1st Team between Age 13-18
1st Youngest Team - Age 12 and under

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