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What is The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports?

The Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports is Montrose’s first adventure/scavenger hunt race!
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. 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.
A winning strategy is the most important element for success, so a team with much more brains than brawn is usually quite competitive. 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 who will tell you what task to perform and take your team’s picture on your team’s phone. 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. Most people will be capable of completing all of the tasks. We want to challenge you while keeping it fun.
How does Race Headquarters know which locations my team made it to?
Volunteers at each race location will take your team photo on your team’s phone and complete the challenge with your team name sign. The photos must then be sent to race headquarters to be confirmed.

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 for a team of 4. Early registration is ($20 off the total price) open from 7/10/2023-7/14/2023.
Your entry includes your souvenir t-shirt.

Is this family-friendly?

Yes, the Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports is a great family activity 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 stroller is acceptable. Kids 5 and under are free, but six and up require a registration. All kids need a waiver filled out by their guardians.

When is the registration deadline?

The registration deadline is 8/18/2023 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?

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm on Saturday, September 9th.

How long does the race last?

It can vary slightly from team to team, but the fastest will complete the Amazing Race for Adaptive Sports between 1.5 and 2 hours. Everyone has to finish at the Montrose Recreation District Field House at 4:00 p.m.

What is the race course?

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

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. The only exception will be due to extremely hazardous weather; in this case, we’ll email all the attendees and 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 the race coordinator at

What do I need to bring with me?

Very little. Smartphones are required to take and send the photos to race headquarters. Smartphones are also allowed as a tool. Some teams designate one person with a backpack to carry the load for everyone else. You can 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 to our racers about a week out and again about a few days out. We are, of course, always available for any questions at The Race coordinator will also ask for your team’s t-shirt sizes.

Where do we meet?

The start location is at the Montrose Recreation Center Field House; enter through the front doors.

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 adult sizes S, M, L, XL, and 2 XL.

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

Yes! Please email event coordinator at

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

We offer a sign-up for adaptive athletes and unified teams this year. The Amazing race for Adaptive Sports does not have any wheelchairs or other adaptive equipment at this time to offer participants for the race.

If you choose the non-adaptive athlete team, you can only use your own two feet; public transit is not 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. If teams separate, they will be disqualified.
How many people are competing?
Not sure! We’ll announce it right before the race starts!
Any questions we forgot?
Ask us anything at