As previously noted, my sister and I are racing in The Amazing Hunt tomorrow [Miss604]. It’ll be a foot race for a couple hours around Vancouver complete with all the bells n’ whistles you’ll find to the CBS version (Yield, Detours, camera people, matching shirts and spazzes).
We just got the race details, where to meet etc. and what we can bring along. It’s pretty exciting and they will be filming so we’ll have to speak clearly and read every part of every clue. We’re told that for more ‘face time’ on camera we should talk about ourselves and the other teams as much as possible as well. It’s not about being on film, although that will be how they track our fair play and make sure we read through clues carefully, completing tasks appropriately. It’s about having fun, competing and
running walking at an expedited pace through the city.
We’re allowed to bring a cell phone in case of emergency, one map book, ID, some water, and food in a backpack. We’re also told we can being personal medication and cigarettes. Um, we won’t be needing those but maybe one of our competitors will stop for a smoke break and give us a lead, if we’re not already the front runners.
Speaking of the others, there are 5 teams total as of today. We’ll all be wearing official race shirts and making our way around the city tomorrow. At some points we may require money to complete a task and if it isn’t supplied we have to ‘find it on our own’. So if you see my sister and I tomorrow, in a hurry, holding clue cards, we just might need your help.
Good news is I don’t have to get up too early, it starts at 10:00am but who knows how long it will last. I’m going over my backpack contents in my head right now and getting pretty pumped. I just hope the rain holds off, but seeing as how my sister absolutely loves the rain, maybe it would help her perform better. As for me, I just hope that after all this talk I can actually bring some game.