Markham’s Amazing Race is a full day event that brings together hundreds of youth from across the city. High school students race across a set route and complete a series of challenges at various prepared stations. All participants are given lunch, snacks, an event kit (t-shirt, bag, flashlight, etc), and sponsor gear to aid them throughout the day.
Teams will sign up in groups of two racers and one chaperone (18+) through Google Forms. In order to be eligible to compete, teams must raise $100. All proceeds go to City of Markham Kids at Camp Program. Challenge stations are set up throughout Markham. Racers must decipher clues and follow a designated route to get to each station.
Racers can utilize provided public transportation or walk or run to stations. Each station can range from 20-45 minutes. Racers must complete all the stations, present the physical clues as evidence, and cross the finish line first. Winners will be awarded certificates as well as monetary/sponsored prizes.
The event takes place Apr. 8 and starts at the Markham Civic Centre. The event is one of the larger annual events presented by the Markham Mayor’s Youth Council (MMYC).
The MMYC is a group of diverse and dedicated teens representing Markham’s youth community. The purpose of the MMYC is to provide local youth a voice by which they may give input and develop initiatives to enhance youth opportunities within the City of Markham.
“These leaders play an important role in our community in championing new ideas, encouraging community engagement and acting as role models to their peers,” noted Mayor Frank Scarpitti.