2017 Amazing Race of Highland County set for Aug. 12


Organizers of the Amazing Race of Highland County are looking for non-profit organizations to sponsor this year as the event marks its 5-year milestone.

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

There is a mandatory meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 at Bagshaw Enterprises, 8414 SR 124 for any non-profits interested in a spot.

“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,” said Alex Butler, one of the organizers. “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 [email protected].

Mandatory meet May 16 for interested non-profits

The Times-Gazette

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