The Hospice Amazing Challenge, held last year for the first time in 100 Mile House, was so amazing, they’ve decided to do it again.
The event, which is based on the reality television game show, Amazing Race, won’t have participants racing around the world, but they will be driving to specified locations in the South Cariboo, performing physical and mental challenges at each stop and collecting clues and prizes along the way.
“That’s about all that can be said,” says John Tutte, president of the 100 Mile District Hospice and Palliative Care Society, which is hosting the event.
“The whole thing is a secret and people won’t know where it starts or much else until they get their package on the day of the event.”
Amazing Challenge takes place on June 2 and is a Hospice fundraiser during which teams give a $200 donation to enter. The money goes to support the society, and tax receipts will be issued for the entry amount.
The Amazing Challenge was an instant hit last year, says Tutte, as it sold out all of the 15 available spots, with those who didn’t get a spot being put on the overflow on this year’s first-dibs list.
They’ve increased the capacity to 20 teams this year and Tutte says he expects it to fill up quickly and still have an overflow for next year.
“Last year was just amazing and we didn’t anticipate the amount of interest it generated. It was very popular, especially with the age group of people who have watched it on TV.”
This is not a timed event and participants can expect it to take all day. A celebration will be held at the end, with trophies awarded and prizes handed out for the best dressed teams.
To enter, or to get more information, contact Irene Newton at 250-396-4699.