8am: Volunteer Check-In
8:30-9:45am: Competitors Check-In, Welcome
10am: Official Start of the Race
10am-1:30pm: TBRT Amazing Race:
7 challenges, 8 miles
bikes are encouraged
1:30pm: Awards Ceremony
POPS amphitheater to close out Movement Fest
The race begins and ends in downtown Forest City near the Pavilion On Park Square where Movement Fest will be held from 10am-2pm.
Six station leaders means your challenges will vary greatly from fun interactive puzzles to physical labor!
Each challenge has been designed for ages 10 to 100 and relates to the leaders' mission. Be sure to check out their websites hyperlinked below to gather some hints:
What You Get
T-shirt for each team member
Matching bandana for each team member - Bandanas must be worn at all times to be able to identify your team
Looking for prizes? Great! Your team could receive amazing prizes if:
You are one of the first teams to finish in either the bike or pedestrian category
Your team has the best themed outfits (i.e. matching shirts, tu-tu's, costumes etc.)
A station sponsor selects your team for your performance at their station
The TBRT Amazing Race is a one-of-a-kind event. Teams of four will race from station to station along the Thermal Belt Rail Trail seeking out their next clue in a game of wits, know-how and team-building, all while getting a good workout!
September 9th, 9:30am-2pm
Hosted by the Rutherford Railroad Development Corporation in honor of 2023 being named North Carolina's Year of the Trail
Competitors will be challenged as a team throughout a variety of stations
The race will take place along an 8-mile section of the TBRT, beginning and ending at Forest City’s Park Square trail access point
Competitors will be given their first challenge at the start of the race
You may walk, run or bike this race, but bikes are encouraged to cover the eight miles and seven challenges within the approximate four-hour timeframe
Prizes will be given in two categories for a variety of accomplishments for pedestrians and bikers
Ages 10+ are eligible to participate with an adult 21 years of age or older
Exercise clothing and comfortable sneakers are encouraged
The TBRT Amazing Race will conclude at Movement Fest inside Forest City's Pavilion on Park Square (POPS)
Sign up as soon as possible. You are not guaranteed a certain shirt size if you sign up after August 31st!
No preparation necessary - sign up and show up ready to take on challenges!
Are you ready to take on the challenge? Click below to sign up!
One way to support the Amazing Race is by volunteering. We are looking for volunteers to help keep everything running smoothly throughout the event. Each volunteer will receive a free “Amazing Staff” T-shirt, a bandana and lunch!
Our success depends on your participation! Volunteering will involve:
A 1-hour planning meeting — Friday, Sept 8th @ 10:30am, Pavilion On Park Square (POPS)
Your Event Assignment — Saturday, Sept 9th @ 8am to ~2pm, check-in at our Registration Tent near the Park Square TBRT parking access/bathrooms. (Your “Amazing Staff” t-shirt and bandana will be available at orientation. Lunch will be provided on race day.)
Positions needed include: Registration, Station Support (Check-In, Runner, Judge), Hydration Station Attendant, Traffic Control, Floater, Finisher, Clean Up.
Interacting with three dozen teams of four as they race against the clock - navigating seven stations over eight miles of trail, with many competitors on bikes. They are going to need your help!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Allegra at Artifacturing by emailing email@example.com or calling
Your name/company logo on social media, website & promo items, 8 vouchers (2 teams of 4) & 8 T-shirts
Your name/ company listed on social media, website and promo items, 4 vouchers (1 team of 4) & 4 T-shirts
Big Guns Coffee
Fly Boy Pizza
Grumpy's Bike Shop
Rutherford County Backpack Program
Rutherford County Traffic Control
Town of Forest City
Town of Spindale
What is Year of the Trail?
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Here is a example of a similar event