MENTORS NEEDED - Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Red Deer, run out of the Youth HQ office, recently received $9,000 to help provide mentorship to eight children. Red Deer Express File Photo

Big Brothers Big Sisters charity race set for April 26

The BIG Pursuit hopes to raise $50,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer and District launched its pledging campaign and announced this year’s edition of The BIG Pursuit on Friday.

The BIG Pursuit, the cornerstone fundraiser for the agency, will occur on Sunday, April 26, and hopes to raise $50,000 to support community-based programming, as well as in-school mentoring programs in Red Deer and other central Alberta communities.

“This is the fourth year of the event, and it just gets better year after year,” said John Johnston, community engagement manager for Youth HQ.

“Our committee has been working hard to create unique challenges and checkpoints that are going to impress all our racers.”

Teams of four will start the race at the Quality Inn, then travel to a variety of checkpoints around Red Deer, all of which are top secret until race day.

Teams may find themselves solving a riddle or puzzle to take them to a destination, looking for something or someone, singing a song, or playing a game.

Teams will then return to the Quality Inn once all the challenges and checkpoints are completed, hoping to be the fastest teams to return.

Prizes are awarded for the top teams and fundraisers.

Servus Credit Union is back as the primary sponsor.

For more information, go to www.YouthHQ.ca

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