‘The Amaz­ing Race’ com­ing this fall

The Advance of Bucks County - - NEWTOWN AREA - By Jeff Werner

NEW­TOWN BOR­OUGH – The Amaz­ing Race is com­ing to the streets of New­town in late Septem­ber.

Well, not the TV show ex­actly, but a ver­sion of it.

A com­mit­tee from the New­town Li­brary Com­pany is busy putWLng WRgHWhHU WhH finDO de­tails for the New­town race, which will loosely be based on the re­al­ity tele­vi­sion show, which sends teams of two scram­bling around the world in search of clues.

“It’s go­ing to be a re­ally fun day – a chance to get out and do some­thing fun with the fam­ily and maybe learn some­thing about New­town,” said li­brary spokes­woman Donna Gusty. “Plus it’s go­ing to raise money for the li­brary to pur­chase books. It’s go­ing to be a win-win all the way around,” she said.

Con­tes­tants in the New­town race, like their coun­ter­parts on the TV show, will com­pete in teams of two.

At the be­gin­ning of the race, each team will be given a clue (his­toric trivia of New­town) that will lead them to a des­ig­nated lo­ca­tion in town - a “pit stop” if you will.

Par­tic­i­pants also will re­ceive t-shirts em­bla­zoned on the back with maps of the town so they FDn figuUH RuW whHUH they are go­ing, even if they aren’t from New­town.

At each “pit stop” the teams will be asked to suc­cess­fully com­plete a task – some silly, some chal­leng­ing - be­fore be­ing given a yel­low rib­bon and a clue for their next lo­ca­tion.

“The team that gets EDFN WR WhH OLEUDUy fiUVW is the win­ner,” said Gusty, who sug­gests par­tic­i­pants be­gin now by bon­ing up on their New­town trivia and his­tory.

The win­ning team will re­ceive a cash prize with tro­phies go­ing to the run­ners-up.

The race is sched­uled to step off on Satur­day, Sept. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a rain date of Sun­day, Sept. 30. The cost is $25 for adults and chil­dren (14 and older).

cor in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, call 215-968-7659 or email new­[email protected]

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