We are proud to announce the Fourth Annual Amazing Race! It will be held on April 18th in Miyazaki City this year, so mark your calendars! (Please note that we originally had this planned for March, but have since changed the date to April!!)
The Amazing Race is an event based on the popular TV show (Japanese explanation here) of the same name. The yearly event was started by a group of ambitious JETs who came together to create an event that would combine the knowledge and intellect of both English and Japanese speakers by bringing together Japanese culture and a yearly theme. This year’s theme is still a secret (shhh! 😉 ), but past themes have been based on popular books, TV shows, and movies.
It’s an exhilarating event that has people from Miyazaki (and even Kumamoto, Oita, and Kagoshima!) racing around the city for the chance to win fabulous prizes, serious bragging rights, and just have an awesome time! Foreigners and locals team up to complete challenges around Miyazaki City just like on the TV show.
It takes a lot of planning and creativity to make it fun for all, so we need as many people as we can to help out! We are looking for 25 volunteers at this time.
The volunteers will be divided up into Day-of volunteers and Planning volunteers.
For those considering Day-of, the race is anticipated to run from 09:00 to 15:00 with morning/afternoon shifts to choose from.
The time commitment for those in the planning group will span for the next few weeks leading up to the race and will be very flexible depending on what you are able to manage. Even if you only have a little bit of time to give but still want to help, that’s absolutely ok!
Please fill out this form if you’re interested in volunteering.
Remember, friends – the world is not in your maps and books. It’s out there. 😉