Registration Open for Salvation Army’s The MOST Amazing Race in Arlington
By Yazmine Jackson
Posted on July 13, 2017, July 13, 2017

 Amazing Race in Arlington

Whether you are in it to win or just looking for a fun experience, registration is now open for the Salvation Army's annual The MOST Amazing Race in Arlington.

Money raised by The MOST Amazing Race, set for Saturday, September 9, funds Salvation Army programs in the Arlington and Mansfield areas. These include providing meals and emergency shelter, after-school care, summer camp and the Angel Tree program.

The competition is similar to the popular TV show. Two-member teams race around Arlington, following clues to reach checkpoints and complete challenges such as running, climbing, performing, eating, and problem solving.

Competitors Kevin Blair and Rod Nicholas, otherwise known as the Turbos, are returning for a third year.

"After looking up the event's website, we knew this would be a blast and immediately signed up! Both of us had no idea this event existed and we were proud to see The Salvation Army raising money and awareness that would benefit our hometown, Arlington," the Turbos said in an email to

This year's race features a new event - the Emergency Responders Challenge.

"This will give DFW police, fire, EMS, and ER personnel an opportunity to compete in a challenge just for them," said Race Chairman David Sanders. "We encourage the Arlington Emergency Responders community to come out and have fun for a great cause."

The Salvation Army is able to serve more than 10,000 people a year in the community thanks in part to fundraising event such as the race.

"We encourage others to be a part of raising money for our city's needs fulfilled by The Salvation Army in Arlington. This may be the most fun way to show support for a charitable cause. At minimum, this is a great way to spend your Saturday!" the Turbos said.

Participants in the great cause must be 18 years of age or older to participate in all race events. The MOST Amazing Race is one of the most unique race experiences for all skills and fitness levels. Team will contend for a team grand prize of $2,500.

Registration is now open until September 1. To register or for more information, visit A registration fee of $125 meets the minimum fundraising requirements to be eligible to compete.

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