23 non-profits participating in Amazing Race of Highland County


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Twenty-three non-profit organizations have been chosen to participate in this year’s Amazing Race of Highland County.

Alex Butler, one of the race organizers, announced the organizations this week, and reminded teams that the current registration fee is $100 per team (a team is 2 participants). Starting July 1, the fee increases to $120 per team.

The following non-profit organizations will participate in, and benefit from, this year’s race, set for Saturday, Aug. 12.

• Alternatives to Violence Center.

• Altrusa of Highland County.

• Because He Lives Food Pantry.

• Boy Scout Troop 120 of Lynchburg.

• Festival of the Bells.

• Greenfield Area Christian Center.

• Highland County DJFS.

• Highland County Community Action.

• Highland County Historical Society.

• Highland County Homeless Shelter.

• Highland County Humane Society.

• Highland County Special Olympics.

• Highland District Hospital.

• Hillsboro After Prom.

• Hillsboro Christian Academy.

• Hillsboro Emblem Club #277.

• Hillsboro First Baptist Church.

• Hillsboro High School Swim Team.

• Hillsboro High School Wrestling.

• Hillsboro Youth Football.

• Mowrystown American Legion Club.

• Mowrystown Lions Club.

• Support Our Troops of Highland County.

Participating non-profits assist in managing the roadblock stations throughout the race and will receive a $500 donation for their help.

“This is a big year for the Amazing Race. We’re celebrating our 5th year and over $50,000 dollars donated to local non-profits,” Butler said earlier. “We are including new challenges this year and changing the course.”

This year’s race is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12, with staggered start times beginning at 10 a.m.

As described on the event website, “The Amazing Race of Highland County is a 2-person team running (or run/walk) event. It is a cross-country race, approximately 7-8 km long, but along the race route will be 20 roadblocks, or challenges. Each team must complete a task or challenge before continuing. These roadblocks are designed to test, and reward (or penalize) your memory, quick thinking, sporting and/or gaming skills.”

The race begins and ends at Liberty Park in Hillsboro. More details can be found at www.amazingraceofhc.org.

Questions can be directed to amazingraceofhc@yahoo.com.

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