DETROIT (WWJ) – Are you looking for a fun and memory-making activity to do with your family? Then sign up for the Detroit leg of the Great Amazing Race for Youth that is scheduled for Sunday, August 12 at Willow Metropark.

Kids in grades 1-12 team up with a parent, grandparent, sibling or mentor and compete in an all-around competition that pits teams against one another in a series of fun challenges resembling the hit television show “The Amazing Race.” Whether you run, jog, walk or watch, it’s sure to be an experience you will never forget.

At this rain or shine event, teams of two race against other teams around a one-mile cross country course that includes up to eight  fun-filled challenge stations. Clue cards at each station instruct the teams to complete a task (game, relay, obstacle course, etc.) before proceeding to the next challenge station. How well you work as a team is the most essential ingredient to winning the race.

The team that reaches the finish line with the fastest overall time wins. Contestants should be prepared to get a little dirty and wet – it’s part of the fun!

The top 25 teams qualify for the National Championship Race and a chance to win $2,000.

Teams can choose a recreation level (those who prefer to walk or jog at a leisure pace) or a competitive level (those who prefer to run or are physically active).

The race will kick off at 2:00 pm. Cost is $40.00 for team of two; one or both participants must be a youth in grades 1-12. Kindergarten and Pre-K are allowed only if paired with an adult. Active duty, reserves and retired military — including spouses — receive a 50 percent discount off team entry fee.

Registration will close once the 100 team limit is reached. Spectators are welcome to tag along for free.

To register or for more information, visit


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