By Brigid McNutt
Don’t be alarmed if you see teams of two, wearing red shirts, frantically running around the city on Saturday.
Inspired by the reality television show The Amazing Race, The A-Moose-ing Race fundraiser is making its debut in Moose Jaw this weekend.
Starting at 11 a.m. in Crescent Park, teams will have five hours to complete various challenges at checkpoints throughout the city.
The challenges will test the contestants’ endurance and speed, quick thinking and puzzle solving abilities, and push their comfort zones.
Each team will be given a clue sheet with hints to finding the checkpoint locations.
The first pair to complete 10 challenges and cross the finish line will win.
Additional prizes will be awarded to the three fastest teams, top fundraisers and the best dressed.
The A-Moose-ing Race participants will also be tested on their resourcefulness.
They can stop and ask strangers for help, use cellphones, Internet and social networking.
“You’re at your own will to get to the next spot,” said Matt Dominguez from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, a major sponsor of the event. “The main thing is most people run or use mass transit—you’re not supposed to hop in the car and drive everywhere.“
All of the money raised will go to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
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