Amazing Race to take place August 24th in Redfield
By Shiloh Appel
On Saturday, August 24th, 2019, at 3p.m., the Amazing Race will again take youth in grades 6-12 on a journey through Redfield. Beginning at the end of the footbridge in the Redfield City Park, the race will challenge contestants' mind, strength and endurance.
In 2011, the Redfield Wesleyan Church introduced an Amazing Race for youth in Redfield based upon the hit reality TV show by the same name in which teams of two people race around the world stopping at various "pit stops" and completing tasks in order to be the first team to make it to the finish line.
In the 2011 Redfield version of the game, contestants raced between pit stops within the city of Redfield. The contestants braved such tasks as finding bubble gum buried in a bucket of powdered sugar — using nothing but their mouths; tossing hula hoops over anchored balloons bobbing in the wind to earn points; Eating food from mystery bags; digging through a pool of mud and water to find trivia answers; and much more. At the end of the race, all contestants were treated to a cook-out meal, a speaker, prizes and a bonfire. The race was such a hit that it was brought back in 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2018 with new and different challenges and tasks introduced each year.
Just as in years past, the 2019 Amazing Race is completely free-of-charge to all participants. For more details, or to volunteer to help in any way with the 2019 Amazing Race, call Pastor Adrian at the Redfield Wesleyan Church: 605-468-9739.