THE AMAZING RACE IS GOING VIRTUAL!
St. Joseph Mercy Health System, University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and The Juergens Nolan Mattson Group of Merrill Lynch present: The Cancer Support Community’s 12th Annual Amazing Race, to be held virtually on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 4 pm.
In previous years The Amazing Race has been a road rally/scavenger hunt where teams of four solved clues, hunted for hidden locations around the city, completed silly activities while racing to be the first team to complete the course. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the CSC has adapted the event to a virtual platform that will encompass all the same fun as previous years while keeping everyone involved safe.
The event will require the same amount of brainpower, laughter and silliness as in past years.You will work together to solve puzzles and complete activities, all while competing with the other participants in real-time. Teams can be composed of people from various locations using up to four different devices. An Amazing Race ticket costs $50 and covers the entry of up to four players on your team. Join us to test your wits and creativity from the comfort of your home, all while supporting The CSC.
How much does it cost to participate?
An Amazing Race ticket costs $50 and covers the entry of up to four players on your team.
How many people can be on a team?
Teams can be up to four people.
Does my team have to be in the same physical location?
Team members can join for their own homes on up to 4 separate devices.
Example of Teams:
What technology do I need?
Teams will need at least one smartphone or tablet with access to the internet. The free app GooseChase will need to be downloaded on any device used during the Amazing Race. Click here to learn more about downloading the app.
How do I join the game on the day of the race?
At or before 4 pm on Saturday, June 27th, each player should join the game on GooseChase. To join the game, players need to open the app and select play as a guest and input the access code that will be sent to you the week of the event. CSC will create your teams within GooseChase. Once the player has joined the game, they will need to select their team name to start the game. The first mission will drop at 4:15 pm.
How to earn points in the game?
To complete a mission, select it from the list and follow the instructions to receive the allotted points. Sometimes you'll be submitting a photo or video, while other times, you'll be solving a puzzle or riddle.
How do I see how the competition is doing?
The ability to see everything as it happens is one of the best parts of the Virtual Amazing Race. Whenever someone completes a mission, it's added to the activity feed, and the rankings are automatically updated. If you're as competitive as we are, you'll realize how awesome this is! At any given moment, you will know precisely how you're ranking and what needs to be done to win.
What if I need help with the technology?
We promise that this system is very user friendly and easy to follow. That said, we are here to help you! We will have support available before and during the race. See the contact section below for who to reach out for tech support.
Who can I contact with any questions?
Please call Erin Kelly, Development and Outreach Specialist at the Cancer Support Community, at 734-489-1631 or email Erin at [email protected]
Visit A2AmazingRace.com to sign up or find out more.