Like most fundraiser races, each team is sponsored, with proceeds going to the Salvation Armys Children & Families Shelter (specifically much needed renovations to its Hollywood location). As far rules go, the top three fundraising teams will also get a fast forward, allowing them to skip one of the challenges during the day. Also, teams can only use public transportation to get around the city (good luck with the bus schedules!). Sally Gress, the races organizer, wouldnt reveal any hints on the challenges for fear of spoiling them, but she does promise theyll be tough to tackle. Weve been planning [the race] for almost a year, sitting around brainstorming and having a lot of fun with it, she says. We even had a couple where we said, Thats too mean, we cant do that! Sign up online at salvationarmybroward.org. And even if youre not the competitive type, you can still sponsor a team. Call Gress for more info at 954-712-2431.
Sat., Oct. 11, 10 a.m., 2008