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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