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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 5 to 6 miles throughout the city within 2 hours. 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 volunteer wearing a volunteer shirt that will tell you what task to perform and take your team’s picture. 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 tasks. We want to challenge you, while keeping it fun.


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?

General registration is $50 per person when you sign up a team of 4. Early registration is ($20 off the total price) open from 2/14/2019-3/28/2019.

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

Is this family friendly?

Yes, the Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports is a great family activity and is appropriate for all ages!


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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?

Registration deadline is 10/11/2019 to receive your correct shirt size and swag bag. Your team can register after that but will not receive a shirt or swag bag.  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 26th. Tip: show up early to check-in to beat the rush 

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 Northside Elementary 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. 

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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 transferable 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! We will have water at three race locations but carrying water is highly suggested. 

After I sign up, what happens?

You'll receive an email from our registration coordinator 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.

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Where do we meet?

The start location is at Northside Elementary School, 528 N Uncompahgre Ave, Montrose, CO 81401

How does Race Headquarters know which locations my team made it to?

Volunteers at each race location will take your team photo when your team has completed the challenge with your team name sign (we provide these for you). They will also stamp your team sign with their unique stamp. Team signs will be turned in when you cross the finish line. The team pictures will then be sent to race headquarters to be confirmed.

What size t-shirts are available?

The shirts are 100% cotton and preshrunk. They're unisex sized. They will still shrink a tiny little bit more after the first wash, though. We offer adult 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. We do not provide wheelchairs. If you are a wheelchair user please bring your own and you are totally welcome in our race! 

Any other rules?

Teams must stick together for each clue photo and cross the finish line together to record a finish time.  If teams separate, they will be disqualified.