See one of the Best Cities in the US from a different POV
Five AMAZING Challenge Locations
A Few Secret Missions, For Good Measure
Finale and Awards Event
Here’s where your money goes when you decide to join the Amazing Upstate Race:
Cultural and International Events
What exactly is the Amazing Upstate Race?
The Amazing Upstate Race is a day-long, multi-challenge event designed to highlight some of the most fun things to do in the Upstate, while benefiting one of the Upstate’s most important non-profits. The Amazing Upstate Race will begin at 7:30 a.m. on August 21, and conclude almost 12 hours later, after teams have gone through 4 major challenges (and a few minor ones!)
Who does it benefit?
The Amazing Upstate Race is a benefit fundraiser for Upstate International, which has served as a regional educator and leader in promoting cross-cultural communication, diversity and inclusion for 23 years. Upstate International hosts the World Affairs Council Upstate, Upstate International Month, Salsa at Sunset, the International Women’s Group, Global Business Connections, UI Foreign Language School, and a wide variety of cultural programming.
How many teams can participate?
Because of the time required to get through each challenge, we are limiting 2021 registrations to 21 teams of four people each
What are the challenges?
We’ve worked with some of the best entertainment venues in the Upstate to build out a fun-filled day of events, and we’re happy to consider 3s Golf and Grill, Treetop Quest, and Craft Axe as our host challenge locations. But that’s not all—we’ll also have a World Cup-themed opening challenge “kickoff” alongside the best around—the Greenville Triumph! And, you won’t want to miss our Celebration Finale at the Camperdown Plaza, where we’ll have a cultural celebration, the final challenge for the top 4 teams, and the awards presentation!
What if a team or participant can't complete a challenge?
If you can’t complete a challenge for any reason, don’t worry! We have penalty scores built in to each challenge to take it into consideration, and you’ll still have a very good chance to walk away the a winner!
Is there a minimum age for competitors?
Yes! Due to the types of challenges, no one under the age of 10 may participate. Any children ages 10-16 must also have a parent or guardian on the team; a parent or guardian must sign any required waivers on behalf of anyone below the age of 18 the minor in order for them to participate.
What type of waivers will I have to sign?
Yes! Each major challenge has a waiver. Participants will be provided these to sign electronically prior to the event.
Please note: any participant without a signed waiver will not be allowed to participate in the associated challenge.
What will I need to bring?
All participants will need the following: closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothing for outdoor participation, reliable, insured transportation (to get you back and forth to your challenges!), and a spirit of excitement!! Please do not bring the following: minor children who are not participating in the challenges, pets, alcohol or other contraband.
Are there any considerations for COVID-19?
While due to the nature of the Amazing Upstate Race, where participants are already outside and socially distanced, we are constantly keeping up with the requirements as placed forward by the CDC, SCDHEC and the local governments in order to keep our volunteers, staff and participants safe.
What do you win?
As if the honor of being crowned the 2021 Amazing Upstate Race winner wasn’t enough—we have a number of prizes for participating teams—from the fastest to the biggest fundraiser. We can’t share too much more, though—you’ll just have to attend our Celebration Finale to find out!
How can I volunteer?
Amazing Upstate Race volunteers will be stationed at various challenges and come together for closing ceremonies. You’ll get to interact with the racing teams, monitor the challenges and brag that you were THERE at the first ever Amazing Upstate Race! (August 21). Click here to learn more about volunteering for our Amazing Upstate Race.