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The Great Amazing Race Coming to Cargill Park

Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation (SPAR) Athletics Department announces that SPAR’s Cargill Sports Complex will host the Great Amazing Race on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 5:00pm and 6:00pm.  Participants may walk, run or jog their way to the Great Amazing Race.

The race is for everyone – adults, boys and girls – runners, joggers and walkers – pee wees to adults. Teams consist of 2 people (adult/kid or kid/kid).  At least one participant must be a student grade K-12. Teams can choose the recreation race (those who prefer to walk or jog) or the competitive race (those who prefer to jog or run). 

Patterned after the popular television show The Amazing Race, teams of 2 race around a 1 mile cross country course that includes up to 8 fun-filled stations. The clue cards provided at each station directs the team to perform a task (game, relay, obstacle course, etc.), before proceeding to the next station. The team that completes the tasks and reaches the finish line with the fastest overall time is declared the winner.  Contestants should be prepared to get a little dirty and wet – it’s part of the fun! 

Every participant who crosses the finish line gets a certificate to recognize their accomplishment. Special awards are given to the winners of each division (determined by grade of youngest team member): K-4 Grades Division, 5-12 Grades Division.  Awards will be presented immediately following each race. 

To secure a free pass, visit, click on “SHREVEPORT” and follow the links to Registration Page.  Complete the form entering “Courtesy of PARKS & REC” in the Comment Box. 

The first 20 SPAR teams to register online with the promo code “PARKS & REC” will enter the competition with a FREE pass.   The registration fee is $40.00 per team.  Register 5 or more teams and receive a $5.00 discount.  Top teams qualify for the National Championship Race and a chance to win $2000!

For more information visit or contact the event director at 513.518.0528 or

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