We are excited to be back at
Crossgates Mall in Albany, New York.
Saturday, March 25th, 2023, 11 am-5 pm
for the 5th Annual Amazing Race to Recovery.
To celebrate our return to a live event, we are bringing back some of the most popular challenges from prior events.
will be held at Apex Entertainment from 3:30 pm-5 pm.
Our 2022 event raised $17,486.
The total raised in 4 years is $60,543.
Colonie-Guilderland Rotary has set up a fund raising team for this event. To Donate to our team - Click on this link
Thanks to Sandals Resorts and Global Link Travel for donating a 6 night stay at Sandals Ochi in Jamacia for our Amazing Race to Recovery Raffle. Tickets can be purchased at Second Chance Opportunities. 55 Colvin Ave, Albany from 8-5 weekdays, and at the Amazing Race to Recovery Event on March 25th at Crossgates Mall.
First, form a team of 2-5 people. ($20 per person)
Second, select a Captain and register your team on this website under the
"Register A Team" tab. Registration begins February 1, 2023.
Third, wait for an email with more instructions.
All challenges are family-friendly.
Many of them are great for teams with young children.
Teams will be scored on each challenge.
This is not a foot race. There is NO RUNNING
There are 2 challenges that begin after your team registers:
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The Colonie-Guiderland Rotary Club is looking for your help in fighting the current addiction and opioid crisis in the Capital District. Our 5th annual fundraising event will promote awareness of the issue and raise funds to support Second Chance Opportunities, Inc. and its 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 2-5 people.
The cost is $20 per person.
If you are currently in treatment, 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 just the fundraising. This is free. Note this is different than registering a team to participate in the Amazing Race Event, as you would not participate on the day of the 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
Register a team to have fun in person on March 25, 2023 at Crossgates Mall.
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)