The race is on and it’s pretty amazing. Hamilton County is applying a reality show to real people in your neighborhood.
The inaugural Race Across Hamilton County, presented by Community Health Network, is testing teams of two in mental, physical, passive and miscellaneous challenges, similar to the show “Amazing Race.”
Partners will compete by finishing miscellaneous challenges at five different park sites around the county. Participants are required to complete three of the four activities at each parksite, and will be scored by their total overall time.
Participants will get a hands-on opportunity to see how they measure up to the “Amazing Race” competitors they may have watched perform some of the same challenges on the show.
Racers will not just compete for winner’s bragging rights.Like the show, competitors will be racing for money.
Finishers will receive MasterCard gift cards: $350 for first place, $300 for second place and $250 for third place.
The Race Across Hamilton County Team Activities Challenge will be held Aug. 25. Check-in will be at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, 10410 Hague Rd., Fishers,from 7 to7:30a.m. An awards ceremony will follow the competition promptly at 6 p.m.
Each team must have at least one member 18 years or older. The cost is $30 for a team of two and includes three meals, which are provided. The race will conclude at Forest Park, 701 Cicero Rd., Noblesville.Visit www.fishers.in.us/parks/raceacrosshamiltoncounty for more information, or contact Recreation Program CoordinatorAmanda Jackson at 595-3156.