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Team instructions:

1. Create a team of 1-5 participants.

2. Select a team captain.

3. The team captain should register your team under the "Register A Team" tab.

4. There are 3 challenges you can begin as soon as you create your team.

5. Additional information will be emailed once the team is registered.

Virtual Event Schedule:

Once you register your team, you can begin 3 pre-event challenges.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

10am - Opening Session and Race Instructions via ZOOM.

Challenges begin as soon as the ZOOM session ends.

Saturday, February 20.

9pm - All challenges end

Sunday, February 21, 2021.

2pm - Community Forum. Via ZOOM.

Silent auction winners announced.

Announcement of the top finishers of Amazing Race To Recovery 2021.

Event wrap up.

Printed Version Schedule:

When registering your team, be sure to indicate that you are participating using the printed Pick up the printed packet from Second Chance Opportunities at 55 Colvin Avenue, Albany, NY, between 9am-4pm Monday, February 8, 2021, and Friday, February 12, 2021.

Do NOT open the envelope until 10:30am on Saturday, February 13, 2021. This is when the opening session is expected to release the rest of the teams to begin completing their challenges. 

You will have a printed version of 15 of the 31 challenges.

You may complete any of the virtual challenges as well. But, you'll need to complete them virtually as per the Google Form instructions.

You have from 10am, Saturday, February 13 to 4pm, Friday, February 19, to complete as many challenges as you can.

It's at your own schedule, your own pace.

Try to complete as a team, as it'll be more fun.

You must drop off the completed challenges back to Second Chance Opportunites by 4pm, Friday, February 19, 2021.

One of the best parts of this virtual event is the ability to form a team with members in different locations. If your team is in different geographical areas, we recommend you utilize a video calling modality to eliminate the need to be together! Here are a few options you may want to consider: Google Duo, FaceTime, Houseparty, Facebook Messenger, ZOOM or Snapchat Messenger. All of these are available FREE of cost! Most of these applications are available on cell phones and laptops. Each location will need to utilize the same program for it to work.  

FAQ's:

What are the 3 challenges you can complete before February 13, 2021?

The first challenge is to see which team can accumulate the most FaceBook likes and shares.

 

The second challenge is to start fundraising as a team. The team that raises the most money will win this challenge.

 

The third challenge is to make a “Why Are You Participating Video?”. This should be a fun challenge your team can work together in creating.

When can you complete the remaining challenges?

There will be a list of some challenges at www.amazingracetorecovery.org under the 2021 Virtual Challenges tab. You can see a list of some of the challenges that have been finalized. Details will not be available until the opening session at 10 am, Saturday, February 13, 2021, ends. You will then receive the password for the Guest Area where you can access the details of the challenges.

Can a single person participate?

Yes. But you may not be able to complete some challenges alone. Such as Team Pictionary, How Well Do You Know Your Teammates, the Telephone Game etc. Or, it might make it more difficult. Most teams do have 3-5 people. If you'd like to be partnered with other individuals, please send a message under the "Contact Us" tab.  It might be a good opportunity to make some new friends.

When is the latest a team can register to participate? 

You can register up until noon on Saturday, February 20, 2021. But, that would only give your team 1 day to complete your challenges. The sooner you register, the more time you have to complete the challenges.

Can you complete challenges in person at Second Chance Opportunities?

Unfortunately, we don't anticipate Second Chance Opportunities will be open to the public by mid-February. 

How many challenges do you have to complete?

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the 2021 Amazing Race To Recovery event will be determined by whoever scored the most points.  The more challenges you complete, the more points you'll have. Each challenge will be on a scoring system of 1-100. Some may be timed. Some may require using Zoom. Many will be on the honor system. Some will need an app to participate. If you've ever watched the show The Amazing Race, you know that following all instructions very carefully can be pretty important. The prizes for the winners will not be anything of great value. It's more the bragging rights, that you won the Amazing Race! Regardless of how many challenges you complete, the goal is to have some fun!

Extra points for the Fundraising Challenge?

Challenge #2, the EventGroove Fundraising challenge will ask all teams to fundraise for Second Chance Opportunities. The team that earns the most money will get 100 points. The 2nd team 99 points, etc. Your team will receive 10 bonus points for each $100 you raise. There is no limit.

Can you use the internet?

If the instructions for that challenge allow you to, then yes. If not, then no. As this event is not supervised, we will ask for everyone’s honesty and good faith in completing the challenges.

What are some options available to engage all your team members that are not in the same household?

   -Zoom

   -Google Duo

   -Snapchat

   -Facebook Messenger

   -FaceTime

   -WhatsApp

   -Houseparty

   -Skype

How can I record a video on my laptop?

You can use your "camera" feature on your laptop. For example, on Dell, you click on the Start button (bottom left corner 4 black squares). Click on the camera button. You can upload pictures and videos from here. If this doesn't help you, google what you need. It's amazing how many YouTube videos are out there.

How to upload videos to Google Form?

Each challenge can be opened on a mobile device or computer using the PDF provided to your team captain at the start of the event. Some may find this to be the easiest method when completing submissions that require adding image/video files.

If you use your computer camera to record the video - Save the video to your computer. Please make note of where you have saved the file you are trying to upload (desktop is usually easiest). Open the Google form for your challenge. Click on "Add File" and select the image or video you want to upload.
 

If you recorded the video on your phone - Open the Google form for your challenge on your phone. Click on the "Add File" button on the challenge form and select the video file you want to upload from your picture or video gallery

What if you need help with the technology?

We have an IT team who will do their best to help with any technical questions. Under the "Contact Us" tab, include what you need assistance with, along with a phone # if you want a callback. Or, email if you prefer communicating via email.