Amazing Race Mukilteo hits its stride in second year | Chamber Corner

By Kim Voetberg | Jun 28, 2017
Courtesy of: Kim Voetberg A contestant completes a challenge at Harbour Pointe Golf Club during last year’s Amazing Race Mukilteo.

Have you heard the phrase, “Power up and rise to the challenge?”

Athletes know that one way to develop and heighten their performance is to compete against someone with greater experience, someone who will test their resolve to be the best. As in life, we all enter a playing field in one form or fashion, be it for work, for leisure past times between teammates, or simply as we set goals for ourselves.

Last year, our inaugural Amazing Race Mukilteo provided a series of challenges including physical, mental and creative contests for 28 two-person teams. In the first part of each challenge, teams figured out the clue before traveling to the challenge site, then completed the challenge before repeating the process to move to the next location.

Teams undertook trials such as climbing a rock wall, making a pie crust at the Sydney Bakery, navigating through Japanese Gulch in a scavenger hunt and making flyable paper airplanes at the Future of Flight Aviation Center.

This year, Team Chamber has once again produced a lively, but challenging second-annual Amazing Race Mukilteo. Details are being kept closely under wraps but teams may expect the same format as last year, with three categories of challenges being presented to participants – physical, mental and creative.

With contestants coming from as far away as La Conner last year, race officials expect that this year’s event will be even larger. Teams are already signing up through social media and the Chamber’s website.

For $50, teams are entered into Amazing Race Mukilteo, receive t-shirts at the event, as well as bites and beverages at Diamond Knot Taproom following the race. Contestants must be 16 years of age or older, with a signed release from a parent or guardian if under 18. Interested persons may sign up on the Chamber’s website: www.mukilteochamber.org/amazingrace, or on their social media platforms.

Consistent with last year, the start point for the race will be Kamiak High School parking lot – follow the signs – and will end at Diamond Knot Tap Room on Chennault Beach Road. Cars may be used between locations.

New this year, there will be a “non-stop timing format” for the teams participating in the contest. Last year, teams were timed at each location, and their scores were tallied at the end of the race. This year the clock starts at 9 a.m. July 15 from the Kamiak High School parking lot, and teams will “clock out” at Diamond Knot Tap Room.

At times, there will be wait lines at challenge locations; it is a first come-first served format. Waiting will be included in a team’s time. It’s all part of the challenge. Even so, contestants are charged with maintaining proper rules of the road and staying within legal driving guidelines.

The Amazing Race Mukilteo is a great event and a fun way to spend a Saturday morning. Teams have a chance for cash prizes and other fun gifts. Sign-ups are underway and slots are quickly filling up, so early registration is recommended. For more information, call 425-347-1456 or visit our website.

 

Kim Voetberg is the marketing and communications director for the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce. Call her at 425-347-1456 or write to her at kim@mukilteochamber.org. For more on the Chamber of Commerce, go to www.mukilteochamber.org.

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