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Waterville’s Amazing Race

July 24, 2013

Interest in this summer’s ‘Amazing Race’ has really taken off!  Limited space is still available, especially in the ‘Adult’ bracket ~ if you’re thinking about joining the adventure, contact the Recreation Department ASAP at (603) 236-4695.

What’s the Amazing Race, you ask?  Like the CBS reality television show of the same name, Waterville Valley’s Amazing Race offers challenges, adventure, teamwork, and fun!

The Amazing Race is presented by the Waterville Valley Recreation Department.  Meet at Packard Field on Saturday, July 27 at 1 p.m.  Teams of two will travel the Valley (no private, motorized vehicles!) following clues from check point to check point and tackling mini-challenges along the way!

Enter as a ‘Youth Team’ (ages 17 & under), ‘Adult Team’ (ages 18+) or ‘Mixed’ (one youth with one adult). Limited to the first 20 teams to register.

>> Learn more about Waterville Valley’s Amazing Race

Waterville Valley's Amazing Race

Pictured are Colleen & Emmett, first place finishers in the 2012 Amazing Race, ‘Adult’ Team Bracket with a total time of 2 hours & 6 minutes.

In 2012, at the inaugural Amazing Race, participants started the self-guided competition on Packard Field after receiving their first clue and completing the first challenge of the day:  balancing a dozen nails on the head of a single, thirteenth nail.

Those who completed the first challenge in under 10 minutes were underway, with a time-advantage out of the the starting gate.  Those teams who failed to complete challenge #1 were given their first clues at the end of the 10 minute challenge time.

Teams traveled the Valley far-and-wide; from the ticket booth at the Ski Area and summit of Snows Mountain, to popular destinations like the Osceola Library, Waterville Valley Golf Club, Corcoran Pond Boat Rentals and more (for a total of 13 way points), deciphering clues and completing challenges of skill and wit along the way.

Good luck to this year’s challengers!

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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