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The Amazing Race — Starved Rock Style

UTICA — Starved Rock Lodge will put its own twist on the Amazing Race this summer.

Fans of reality television are probably familiar with the format of the Amazing Race, but Starved Rock Lodge has taken that format and given it their own touch by integrating the historic charm of Starved Rock State Park, Lodge and the surrounding area. Participants will enjoy the opportunity to work as a team to solve what activities director Edna Daugherty describes as “devious puzzles.”

Daugherty's inspiration for The Amazing Race – Starved Rock Style comes, of course from the television show, but also from her own experience as a racer during a recent vacation.

“Using the lodge, park and surrounding communities as the setting for the race allows us to capitalize on all that is Starved Rock,” Daugherty said. Teams will compete in pairs and will need a vehicle for at least one leg of the race. Participants will be provided with a Starved Rock backpack, bottle of water, a snack and at the end a complimentary beverage.

Without giving away too much information about the race, Daughtery assures participants a great day outdoors with physical and puzzle solving challenges for all. This one-day race is most appropriate for participants over the age of 8, so Moms and Dads can choose this event as something to look forward to on a summer Sunday afternoon.

The Amazing Race – Starved Rock Lodge Style is just one of many new events and activities offered at the lodge for Summer 2013. Visit the lodge website at www.starvedrocklodge.com for more information.

The Amazing Race – Starved Rock Lodge Style will be run on select Sundays from May through September. Choose from May 26, June 2 or 23, July 7 or 21, Aug. 4 or 25, and Sept. 1 or 15 as a race date. Advance reservations are required for the race, and an overnight stay package is also available. Racers should contact the activities department at 815-220-7386 to book a team’s place in the race!

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