newsStudents will be participating in VIU’s third annual Amazing Race March 28.

Based on the popular competitive reality show, VIU’s Amazing Race is one of the biggest events held by Campus Recreation.

In past years, the course has had bungee jumping, rock climbing, and stand up paddle boarding,  said Shane Hyde from the gymnasium and student activities department.

This year, there are some even bigger events planned, all of which are a surprise.

“It’s going to be even more exciting,” said Hyde.

There will also be various prizes awarded to winning teams.

There is space for about 12 teams of five and, while the sign up is close to full, Hyde said there is space for additional students is a strong possibility if they sign up by March 13. The cost is $100 per team and the turnout has been very strong.

“It’s by far the most exciting event of the year,” said Hyde.

Hyde tried planning an Amazing Race at VIU about nine years ago but was unable to get it coordinated. Now, he and the rest of the department have found it to be very successful.

Sponsored by Thrifty Foods, the student activities department works with students from the Recreation and Tourism Management program to put on the event.

The race will take place March 28 from 10 am to about 4 pm, and spectators are welcome if they can keep up.

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