Amazing Race returns to Yokosuka
Place: Starting and ending in the Red Brick area
Description: Based on the hit reality TV show, race around the Yokosuka Naval Base in teams of 4 while completing physical and mental challenges along the way!
Application Dates: Applications are available online or in person at the Red Cross Office. Applications and payment are DUE by Feb. 22. The Red Cross office is open Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Since the race is only open to 20 teams, registration is first come, first serve. Full packet and payment must be turned in to secure registration. Once all team slots have been filled, we will implement a wait list.
Price: $50 per team. Payment can be made in the Red Cross office by cash, check, or credit card. THE FIRST TEAMS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION WILL RECEIVE AMAZING RACE YOKOSUKA T-SHIRTS!
Please contact the Red Cross for more information at 243-7490, or at Yokosuka@redcross.org.
Teams: Teams must consist of 4 people. 3 out of 4 people in the group must participate in each challenge. You are encouraged to dress as a team – be creative and distinctive! Team names should not include a number or color. Ages 16 to 18 (still in High School) may create their own team; however, a parent must accompany the minor the morning of the event to confirm parental consent with Race check-in staff.
Start and Finish: Participant Registration will begin in the Red Brick area at 8:15 a.m. There will be a mandatory briefing at 8:45 a.m. All team members must be present and registered before the briefing begins. The race will begin at 9 a.m., and will end at approximately 1400 with prizes.
Prizes: The top four teams with the most points at the end of the race will compete in a Semi-Final task. The top two teams from the semi-final will then go on to compete in the Grand Finale task for prizes. There are no eliminations in the Yokosuka Amazing Race, so each team will be able to complete the entire course.
The top teams will be determined by the amount of points accrued along the race. Points will be given based on arrival at tasks. Points can be deducted for factors such as jaywalking, being rude, not completing the challenge successfully, etc. Details will be given upon check-in.
What to bring: Recommend water, snacks/sack lunch, tissues/wipes, paper, pens, cell phone, sunglasses and sunscreen. Water stations will be available at various locations around the course. All participants must have a form military identification on them at all times during the race.
The Course: Be prepared to walk/run around the entire installation to different locations. You will find clues to your next location after completing a variety of physical and mental challenges along the way. The course may also include an eating challenge. No POV, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, etc. This is a foot race in which up to 10 inconsecutive miles may be run depending on the routes your team takes to each location.