‘Amazing race’ coming

It may not feature the drama, intrigue and exotic locales of the popular TV show, but an Amazing Race is coming to Red Deer.

It may not feature the drama, intrigue and exotic locales of the popular TV show, but an Amazing Race is coming to Red Deer.

A Family Amazing Race will take place at Bower Ponds on April 13 to correspond with the provincial Get Outdoors Weekend, held from April 12 to 14. The event is designed to get local families active and discovering the recreational offerings in Red Deer.

Games and activities will take place at Bower Ponds and along the surrounding trails. There will be prizes but the event is non-competitive.

There will also be opportunities to learn about the region’s natural environment and local recreational opportunities, along with outdoor safety tips.

Provincial associate minister of Wellness Dave Rodney will be in attendance for the event, hosted by Red Deer College’s Be Fit for Life Centre.

The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and is free to all. Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided.

No matter the weather, the event will go ahead, according to organizer Barb Marsh.

“Our weather shouldn’t stop us from being outside,” she said.

The provincial government instituted Get Outdoors Weekend in 2011.