Salvation Army seeks competitors for its ‘Most Amazing Race’

The Salvation Army is seeking adventuresome duos to compete in Williamsport’s first-ever “Most Amazing Race,” to be held Aug. 5. “The Most Amazing Race” is a scavenger-hunt-style event. Two-person teams will scatter across the city to follow clues and complete eight mental and physical challenges to progress through a series of checkpoint locations. Teams will hurry from challenge to challenge either on foot or by hopping a ride on a River Valley Transit bus. The race kicks off at 10 a.m. at Lycoming College intramural field.

“This event will provide some unique family-oriented fun and also help the Salvation Army deliver on our promise of ‘Doing the Most Good,’ “ said Major Donald Spencer, Salvation Army Williamsport Corps officer. “We’re very excited to see what types of teams and spectators turn out.”

“The Most Amazing Race” is a new way to raise funding and awareness for the Salvation Army’s community programs and services, including Project Break Through, a program that helps families break the cycle of poverty and become economically self-sustaining.

The first 25 teams who raise a minimum of $250 by Aug. 3 will qualify to compete in “The Most Amazing Race” for a $500 first-place prize. Top fundraising teams will benefit by earning time advantages and possibly other incentives on race day. Participants must be 16 or older. “The Most Amazing Race” will conclude with an awards ceremony at Lycoming College Intramural Field.

To register a team, donate to support a team or learn more about the race, visit