Amazing Race

Venture Up Amazing Race shirt

Amazing Race Locations:

Pittsburgh – Las Vegas – New Orleans – San Diego – Santa Monica – Richmond – Portland – Scottsdale – Boston – Buffalo – Detroit – Minneapolis – Nashville – Omaha – Milwaukee – Raleigh – St. Louis – Virginia Beach – Chicago – Atlanta – Madison – Columbus – Charlotte – Phoenix – Atlanta – Puerto Rico – South Beach – Ft. Lauderdale – Birmingham – Little Rock – Greenville – Dallas – San Antonio – Houston – Park City – San Juan – and more.


When it’s time to hit the road, Venture Up’s original Amazing Race is the perfect way to start. This foot race runs through the alleys, roadways, trails, and riverwalks of America’s great cities. We created our first version of this race in 1998 and may have even inspired the CBS reality show, The Amazing Race. Venture Up consistently updates race stations, always including the latest and greatest sites.


Geared for all abilities, teams move at their own pace, trying to solve as many clues as possible. Few teams solve them all. Quality is much more important than speed.


The event begins at a select meeting point—a hotel lobby, city park, or on top of a parking garage with a bird’s-eye view of the city. Before the race starts, teams must first complete a series of games before they are signaled to begin the race.


Each team receives an official Amazing Race bag containing maps and tools that may be important during the challenge, including small GPS units. Once the race begins, anything goes. Teams can shout out for help, call people, use their phones or computer browsers, or ask local residents and business owners for assistance.


The Amazing Race wraps up at a festive bar or restaurant where teams come together to find out the winner, celebrate with some bragging and gloating, while others might mope (not really).


Bonus points during this 2- to 4-hour program are easy to score. Teams may need to find a particular flower, get a group shot with a fireman, or find a paper job application (no easy task). Venture Up’s Amazing Race is a great way to explore a new city or experience a familiar city in a new way.