Last night before heading out for a little bit of birthday dinner, my sister and I met up with Bill Lin from The Amazing Hunt to sign some forms and get more info for our team.
I’ve talked about the race in the past on some of my other sites, since I’ve been an Amazing Race fan since episode 1 season 1, and blogger for almost a year now. My friends and I are huge fans of the show, we provide recaps and sometimes live blogs of episodes to make sure no one misses out on the reality show’s global race.
The Amazing Hunt is a local version of the race, complete with Yields, Detours and Road Blocks [about]. Bill’s been running the event every couple of months since 2004 and people love it. When you register you can chose to participate in the event closest to you – from Richmond, Surrey and even Victoria etc. and there’s even a family edition [register]. For several hours you’re competing just like the Hippies.
Mothers, sons, dating couples, athletes, this race attracts as many diverse participants are its primetime TV twin [teams].
You can also book races for your office as a team building event. There are 3-hour and 5-hour varieties to chose from [booking].
My sister and I signed up for the latest race taking place January 27th, 2007. This one is a foot race only (some of the other races this year will involve cars), and it will last about 7 hours with a pit stop or two along the way. We’re REALLY excited about doing the race, not only being fans of the show for so long, but we’re both really competitive (and know this city like the back of our hand).
You can view individual race footage on YouTube – Amazing Hunt and below is the 2007 promotional video montage.
My sister’s biggest fear is that in the video footage they may edit to make us look “flakey”. What? Two blond chicks from Surrey? They wouldn’t do that. We’re gonna kick butt! If you are participating in any of the races this year, check out the Amazing Hunt blog 24 hours before your event for special info.