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The Race Crew will be taking a year off to prepare for our BIGGEST and BEST race yet.
Thank for your your continued support of the race.
Check out the news release below for more information.


Press Release:


Grand River Amazing Race Will Take A Year Off To Plan Its Biggest Race Yet

Waterloo, ON – February 28, 2014

The Grand River Amazing Race (GRAR) crew is taking a year off to plan a bigger, better race in 2015.

The GRAR has grown significantly since its inception in 2010. The race has been supported by the Woolwich Kin Club.

Last year, 39 teams raced raising a total of $44,527 for various local charities .That number was a significant jump from 2012 when 24 teams raced and $22,000 money was raised.

“By taking a year off the race crew will have time to attract new teams and volunteers, develop race challenges, and further enhance sponsorship opportunities,” said Brenda McBay, Race Director with the GRAR.

The goal is going to be to double the amount raised for local charities to $100,000. Charities who have benefitted from the race in previous years have been Woolwich Community Services, Women’s Crisis Centre of Waterloo Region, Parents for Community Living and Skate Elmira.

“What a great way to raise money and support the charity of your choice” said Kim Laliberte, whose team won the race last year. “It was a fun event and I can’t wait to race again next year.”
The theme of the 2015 GRAR will be centered on the popular book and movie series ‘The Hunger Games.’ During the race contestants will navigate their way through an undisclosed course with clues to the next site.

Registration will begin in January of 2015. Race day is set for June 20, 2015. Teams of 2-3 participants will need to raise a minimum of $150 towards a charity which will benefit from the race. Those who raise over $150 will earn special advantages; such as the use of a canoe or a map of the race.

For more information on volunteering, participating or sponsoring the race you can visit or email the race crew at

For More Information Contact:
Brenda McBay
Race Director
T: 519-504-4746

Mission Accomplished!!!

Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who participated in the race!!


Here the the results for the best natural time and overall time:



Grand River Amazing Race 2013

2013 Race Flyer


[Press Release] Third Annual Grand River Amazing Race Sets Fundraising Sights High


Third Annual Grand River Amazing Race Sets Fundraising Sights High

West Montrose, Ontario – May 6, 2013

The Grand River Amazing Race crew is forecasting their biggest race ever, aiming for 60 teams and raising $60,000.

“Organizers have been planning the challenges since the race ended last year. Expect bigger challenges and obstacles in this year’s theme,” said Race Engineer, Rick Gordner.

Participating teams will help raise money for five charities: Woolwich Community Services, Women’s Crisis Centre of Waterloo Region, Parents for Community Living, The Kissing Bridge Trailway Association and Skate Elmira.

Major sponsors play a vital role in the race’s success. “Volunteers and the generous community partners make our event the success that helps so many in need,” said Woolwich Kin Club President Melanie McNeil.

Sponsorships have helped support several needs in the region’s communities.   “The pledged dollars Woolwich Community Services received from this event went directly into the programs and services we offer to residents in Woolwich and northern Wellesley townships. These programs and services include the Woolwich Food Bank, Woolwich Youth Centre and the Christmas Goodwill program,” said Barbara Zupko, Board Chair at Woolwich Community Services.

About the race

Registrations began May 1, 2013 for race contestants and teams. The race is set for Saturday July 20, 2013.

Teams of 2-3 participants will need to raise a minimum of $150 towards one of the five charities in order to race.

Contestants will need to navigate their way through an undisclosed race course with nothing but clues they win at the challenges to guide them. Teams that raise over $150 can earn special “race advantages” like the use of a canoe, maps and a race “butler”.

Anyone interested in learning more about the race, participating, volunteering or sponsoring should visit the event website: or email the Race Crew directly at




Media Contact:

Leanne Husk

Event Co-ordinator



Sponsorships Contacts:

Siobhan Furst

Event Co-ordinator



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Update June 1st, 2013: You must register BEFORE June 30, 2013 in order to guarantee t-shirt size

Teams of 2 or 3 will deploy for battle from West Montrose Family Campground to complete Operation: Amazing – a top secret mission that will take soldiers down the Grand River and through the deceptively beautiful terrain of the surrounding area. This pursuit of glory will take each company through various “battlefield” challenges where they may gain or lose valuable time…pushing individual and team skills to the limit. Pledge level incentives provide companies with the ability to gain the “recon advantages” they may need to be the most amazing of them all!

The combat zone can only be infiltrated by limited number of elite soldiers…so recruitment will occur on a first come, first served basis.

Based on speed and “recon advantages” that companies achieve through fundraising, this race could take anywhere from one to three hours.

Scared? Don’t be…because we’re going to do it all, Amazing Race style… 😉

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WomensCrisisService  WoolwichCommunityServices-l  ParentsForCommunityLiving

kissingbridge  SkateElmira