May is Community Living Month, and the Uxbridge Brock Community Support program made sure that it was celebrated in style.
The main organizers were Junnette Rivers, Crystal Mathews, Amanda Carkner and Greg Avery. This group put together a fantastic event that took participants to a variety of approximately 30 businesses. The Ultimate Race was an opportunity to locate businesses in Uxbridge new and old. and get to know people in the community.
Teams consisted of your own team if you had enough people or a mixture of single entrants that became a team. Your team could be two people or more. You were greeted with smiling faces and a bag with your first clue. Once the rules were read everyone was off to find their first business and with it a challenge! Once you completed your challenge you were given your next clue and on your way.
This was set up with great thought to detail for all involved, not one route was the same and the routes were set up that no business had numerous teams at the same time. The challenges were unique and fun, different at each location.
When you returned to the starting point after finishing the race, they had a very professional Finish Line with banners and photographers taking the participants photos. A BBQ lunch was provided by volunteers of the A-Team, and an icon of the team - Freda Appleton was busy taking tickets and chatting with the participants.
Some businesses were not able to participate as they were not open that day but they did donate prizes or different items to the swag bags. I overheard numerous participants saying they can't wait for next year... so to all the participants and businesses and especially to the organizers who made this day so much fun for all family members, a huge thank you! Nana says she will practice the cap/fork challenge so she is ready next year!