The 3rd Annual Awesome Race for Breath will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016 at The Town Centre, Brandon, MB. Based on a popular TV Show, the Amazing Race, teams of two will receive clues to pit stops around Brandon in a fun and create fund-raising activity for the Manitoba Lung Association. Teams wanting to participate will be required to fund-raise a minimum of $200 to earn a spot at the starting line. Just like the television show teams will encounter bump cards, roadblocks, U-turns, and other detours to complete before racing to the finish line. Last year at a pit stop, inside a local coffee shop, teams were required to memorize and write down all 25 flavors of coffee sold in alphabetical order. They were provided with three minutes to study the list and then write them down. If they were not correct on the first attempt they were allowed to go back to study the list but were given less time each time they went back.
Team categories have been broken down into three different participation groups: Celebrity/Media, Corporate and individual (friends/family). The top three teams in each category will be awarded prizes donated by local businesses as well as gold, silver or bronze medals in their respective divisions.
The race will take place Saturday, October the 15, starting at 9:00 am at the Town Centre where teams will first be required to drop off their donations and pickup their passport and race t-shirts. Race time is slated for 10:00 am sharp. All money raised from the Awesome Race for Breath goes to programs and support and education services for people coping with lung disease.