Amazing Habitat Race in Penticton

Teams will travel by foot and vehicle around Penticton for the second annual Amazing Habitat Race in Penticton.

Team Glow With The Flow (from left to right) Nick Babyn

Team Glow With The Flow (from left to right) Nick Babyn

Teams will travel by foot and vehicle around Penticton for the second annual Amazing Habitat Race.

Based on the hit TV show The Amazing Race, Habitat for Humanity South Okanagan is running their own competition on Oct. 17.

Teams of four will travel by foot and vehicle around Penticton, completing challenges along the way.

At the start of the race, each team will be given a list of challenges they can choose to attempt. It is their choice which challenges they do and in what order. Once they have completed a challenge they will be given a flag.

Challenges will range in difficulty, some will be mental and others physical. The goal is to complete as many challenges as you can in four hours before the time is up.

Teams can be made up of friends, families, or co-workers age 16 or over.  Each team must raise minimum $200 in order to enter and there will be a prize for most money raised. Prizes will be awarded to most flags collected, best team costume, and top fundraiser.

To enter your team, donate to an existing team, or for more information please go to www.habitatsouthokanagan.ca.

In 2014 over $4,500 was raised at the inaugural Amazing Habitat Race for the local affiliate.  All of the proceeds raised will be used to build or repair homes for deserving families in the South Okanagan.

Habitat for Humanity South Okanagan will also be making the draw for the playhouse raffle at the opening announcements the day of the race.  Please purchase tickets for the draw at Rona before Oct. 16 for your chance to win.