Amazing Race Comes To Byo
Nkosilesisa Ncube, Sunday Life Reporter
A BULAWAYO version of the American reality competition The Amazing Race is set to take place on 20 August.
Hosted by local non-profit organisation, Do It For The Kids, the Bulawayo Amazing Race will be a fundraiser for various charity projects throughout the country.
“Our main focus for this event is to raise funds to buy bicycles for underprivileged children who have to walk long distances to get to school. The rest of the proceeds will go to Queen Elizabeth Children’s Home,” said Do It For The Kids public relations officer Joseph Moyo.
The race will be conducted much like its American namesake.
“There will be challenges and tasks to be completed at different venues around the city. The teams will have to complete one task before getting a clue for the next task,” Moyo said.
Venues for the race include Bulawayo Public Library, Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe and Bradfield Shopping Centre.
Moyo discouraged the use of personal cars for the race.
“We encourage our contestants to hitch hike and we will give each of our teams a sum of $5 to get to and from the different venues,” he said.
Teams will be made up of three to five members and are to pay a $15 participation fee. Winning teams will be awarded prizes ranging from shopping vouchers to electronic gadgets. Registration for the race is open on registration stands at Zonk’Izizwe Shopping Mall and on the Do It For The Kids Facebook page.
Credit to The Sunday News.