Approximately 50 teams will participate in the Race to Erase Homelessness Event, on Saturday, September 15th around Lambton County, Canada. The event is similar to the television show “The Amazing Race“. Teams will participate in 10 challenges. Challenges are timed, and the first team to complete the challenge wins the challenge — just like the television show.

Past challenges have included making a “Manhattan Sandwich” at Urban Loaf, carrying a stretcher through a simulated minefield for the Red Cross and working as a team to catch a fish a Bluewater Hatchery.

The race winners and top team and individual fundraisers will be awarded prizes. Prizes include iPods, gift certificates to restaurants, a trip to the Caribbean and Redwings tickets.

Funds raised will benefit the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Race to Erase hopes to raise a minimum of $50,000 for the charity to help fight homelessness. Teams must raise a minimum of $500 to participate in this unique and fun event.

Every year the Race to Erase committee selects a different charity to support. This year’s event is called Race to Erase Homelessness. Next year they will support Goodwill Industries.

Source: The Sarnia Observer,

Posted on 29 August 2007

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