NEW BOSTON (WWJ) – Lions defensive lineman Andre Fluellen will host the Detroit leg of the Great Amazing Race 4 Kids on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Willow Metropark in New Boston.
The race, a hybrid of the television show The Amazing Race, is an annual family friendly race being conducted in various NFL cities aimed at encouraging families to engage in physical activity together.
Patterned after the popular television show, teams of two people (of which one or both participants must be of school age) race against other teams around a mile-long cross country course that includes up to 8 fun-filled stations.
Past races have utilized props such as blindfolds, sponges, fishing rods, binoculars, golf clubs, military obstacles, to add a little spice to the competition. Contestants should be prepared to get a little dirty and wet – it’s part of the fun!
The team that completes the tasks and reaches the finish line with the fastest overall time is declared the winner. Prizes will be awarded to the 6 division winners: Pee Wee (Grades 1-3), Midgets (Grades 4-6), Juniors (Grades 7-9), Varsity (Grades 10 & older), Adult (F)/Child team, and Adult (M)/Child team.
The day will kick off at 1:00 p.m. with Great Amazing Race for recreational level teams. At 2:30 p.m., the Great Amazing Race will take place for competitive level teams. At 4:00 p.m.the Victory Party inclusive of food and drinks will be held. All participants will have opportunity to get autographs and take photos with Fluellen and his Lions teammates.
The race is for everyone – boys and girls – walkers and runners – pee wees to adults. The course layout is spectator friendly, to encourage family and friends to come cheer on our fierce competitors. Admission is free of charge. Whatever the weather, the race will go on.
The overall goal of the race is to encourage families to engage in physical activity each day: a total of 60 minutes for kids, 30 minutes for adults, as promoted in Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move and NFL’s Play 60 initiatives.
To register or for more information, go to flyingcolorssports2.info.