The first ever A-Moose-ing Race was held Saturday and organizers are happy with the success of the event.
Thirty-four two-person teams ran around Moose Jaw Saturday afternoon completing challenges in similar style to the popular TV show Amazing Race. Through pledges and other fundraising tactics, around $25,000 was raised for the Kidney Foundation.
“We had 17 checkpoints set up throughout the city at various locations,” said co-ordinator Brad Stewart. “The idea was for them to finish 10 of the checkpoints and then make it back to the finish line.”
Some of the checkpoints included critical thinking and physical challenges, while others required teamwork and communication. One challenge at a local pet store had contestants roll a dice to decide whether they had a large tarantula, snake, or scorpion crawl around their bodies for 30 seconds, eat a cricket, or fish for a dime in a bowl full of worms.
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