Thank you for your Support!

A total of $17,486 was raised in 2022.

The 5th annual event will be LIVE at Crossgates Mall in Albany, New York.

Saturday, March 25th, 2023, noon-5pm

Opening & Closing Ceremonies 

will be held at Apex Entertainment.

2022 Major Sponsors

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Some ways individuals/businesses/groups can help:


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Retreat Behavioral Health 500
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2022 Sponsors Total $10,540
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ARTR 2021 Closing Video

ARTR 2021 News Coverage

An Amazing Race challenge will take place over 8 days at your own pace on your schedule! You do NOT need to be available all 8 days. Even if you only have a few hours, you can still participate. Just complete as much as you can!


First, form a team of up to 5 people. ($20 per person)

Second, select a Captain and register your team on this website under the

"Register A Team" tab.

Third, wait for an email with more instructions.

There are many challenges that can be completed virtually. There is no paper or in-person option available.

You are encouraged to complete as many challenges as you want. Most of the challenges can be completed any day, any time.

You do not need to be available all 8 days.

There will be some Zoom sessions. 

After the Opening Session, held at 10am on Saturday, March 26, via Zoom, the teams will be given a password to access the challenge details via Google Forms.

Most challenges are encouraged, but not necessary, to be completed as a team.

All challenges are family-friendly.

Many of them are great for teams with young children.

Teams will be scored on each challenge.

You can begin these 2 challenges as soon as your team registers:

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EventGrove Fundraising

Here are some of the possible other challenges. You will receive the details after the opening ceremony at 10am on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Trivia Challenge

Phrase Challenge

Identify Oddball Objects

Online Escape Room


Real Life Scavenger Hunt

Photo Contest

BINGO Kindness

1950's Etiquette

Lip Reading

Zoom Pictionary

Zoom Jeopardy

There will be bonus points you can earn by checking out the

Amazing Race To Recovery Facebook Event page at

and the Amazing Race To Recovery Facebook Group at

The Colonie-Guiderland Rotary Club is looking for your help in fighting the current addiction and opioid crisis in the Capital District. Our 4th annual fundraising event will promote awareness of the issue and raise funds to support Second Chance Opportunities, Inc. and their community recovery center in Albany.

A portion of the funds raised from this event will be used to support Colonie-Guilderland's projects, including ShelterBox, Gift of Life, Food Pantries of the Capital District, Pure Water For The World, and assisting Ukraine.

However, most of the funds raised will be used to support programs at the  Community Recovery Center, a safe and centralized location in the heart of Albany where people with an addiction, their families and loved ones can come to get support, direction and guidance while they are dealing with substance abuse disorders.

It's a space where people in recovery can come and put the pieces of their life back together by; gaining employment, housing and life skills, being part of the recovery community, and learning to have fun and enjoy themselves without the use of substances, which greatly reduces the risk of relapse.

The event will be modeled after the popular CBS show The Amazing Race.

Teams consist of between 1-5 people.

The cost is $20 per person.

If you are in recovery, inquire about being sponsored to participate.

Your team will earn points for completing fun challenges. 

Some ways individuals/businesses/groups can help:

  • Register a Fund Raising Team to participate in the event and pre-event fundraising. Note this is different then registering a team to participate in the Amazing Race Virtual Event

  • Be a sponsor or help to obtain sponsors

  • Submit prize donations

  • Forward this information to anyone you think might be interested

  • Share our Facebook Event  page with your Facebook Friends

  • Help to promote this event

Check out the FAQ section under Details/FAQ.

​If you have any questions, or are interested, please contact us via this website. (Use the Contact Us tab)