FOREST CITY | The Forest City Rotary Club's newest fundraiser last Saturday had six teams racing to 11 destinations before hurrying to the finish line.
The event brought it $1,200 through business sponsorships, team registration fees and destination clue hints, according to Liz Smith, past Forest City Rotary president and Race committee member.
The grand prize winner of a Borderline Pizza Party was No. 1 Hopps. The PB&J's placed second, winning Casey's pizza coupons and gift cards. Wonkey Donkey finished third and received Cabin Coffee gift cards.
Paul Speers presented the idea, which Rotary adapted like "Amazing Race." Nancy Olson, a Race committee member, wrote a lot of the clues.
"I wish I wasn't on the committee so I could actually do it," she said.
The Race started at Waldorf's Severson Hall, where each team was given a clue to their first starting point. The team who completed their tasks in the correct order and in the least amount of time was the winner.
Rotarians were at each site to timestamp cards and make sure tasks were performed correctly. Teams could pay for "roadblocks," which would slow competitors down or "cheats," which would shave time off at the end of the race.
The entire race was “creative and elaborate" and required a lot of work, Smith said.
“We're hoping it will grow and be successful,” she said. “The main thing is we just want people to have fun.”