The money you raise benefits our Memphis Area Command's Salvation Army Purdue Center of Hope and HEAL MEMPHIS. The Salvation Army has been a mainstay in Memphis since 1900 working alongside our corporate, church, civic, and individual supporters for more than 116 years in various capacities. The Salvation Army now is the largest provider of homeless shelter to women and children in the Mid-South, housing more than 16% of the homeless population.
The Salvation Army Memphis provides more than 95,000 nights of shelter, 231,000 meals, and touches 34,000 lives each year. A donation of just $25 provides one night of shelter, a hot shower and two meals and case management at our Purdue Center of Hope, $50 helps tutor one child for 6 days, and $100 provides 40 meals for our residents.
There is an Amazing FundRacer minimum of $500 to compete in this division for the $1,200 Cash Grand Prize. If you do not raise the minimum amount you will be transitioned to the In if for FUN Division, unless your team decides they can donate the difference to equal $500. Likewise, if your team ends up raising at least $500 you may choose to move into the Amazing FundRacer Division, if space allows.
You get wet! The race will take place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, racer safety is a top concern for The Salvation Army. On the day of the race, there is always the potential for extreme weather conditions (for example: lightning, tornado, high winds, extreme heat, etc.). The Salvation Army will do all we can to make the experience as safe as possible. But if there is severe weather, the race may be delayed as race officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a reasonable delay, or if conditions persist, race officials reserve the right to shorten or cancel the race. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Please check this website, The MOST Amazing Race – Memphis Salvation Army Facebook page or your email before the race for any changes or cancellations. Once the race starts, race staff at each location will keep you updated about any weather-related changes that arise.
Both the starting line and the finish line are at Handy Park on Beale St. View map.
We suggest parking at Peabody Place parking garage at Peabody Place and B.B. King Blvd. Parking is on your own. We suggest you carpool with your teammates.
Dress comfortably and wear tennis shoes. Prepare to be outdoors and be active. You may get wet. We encourage teammates to dress alike, but it’s not required. We do think it’s awesome when you let your inner fashion designer loose on a t-shirt logo.
You don’t have to be a marathon runner, but you should be able to run at least a mile or do 30 minutes of cardio.
We love our Volunteers!
Great Recognition from our partners.
You can even have fun with those who aren't in the race!
Each team is required to have a smartphone – you will need one to complete challenges and navigate between locations. Race organizers will have team phone numbers in case we need to contact you while on the race course.
Your feet and legs! Yes, this is a run/race. Expect the course to run between 5-7 miles. During one leg of the race you may choose to use your Trolley Pass. Beware, the Trolley may look like a great choice... No other form of transportation is allowed unless specified in a clue.
Race marshals will be located along the entire race course to monitor racers. Teams violating the rules will be disqualified from the race immediately. You know the saying, "cheaters never win and winners never cheat."
Each team member will get a MOST Amazing Race t-shirt and a bag with free goodies from race sponsors. Snacks and water will be provided for teams throughout the run. Lunch is provided during the finish line festivities for each racer and up to four guests per team, so bring your appetite!
Because the need for Salvation Army programs is bigger than ever. We receive no Federal or local government funding. You make the difference! Bonus: racers who meet established fundraising levels qualify for time advantages on race day.