NEWPORT — With a slogan of “Bring your cleverness and ingenuity…leave the six pack abs at home,” it was clear that The Vermont Route 105 Challenge, part of Newport’s Aquafest, was going to be a crowd favorite this year. This annual event, in its first year, proved to be a huge success over the weekend.
The fun and exciting NEW Amazing Race included challenges such as:
Eating large amounts of food, counting a large number of items, finding an item/items or people, finding a shop or location, carrying items long distances, assembling a difficult structure, or solving riddles in order to get to the next clue, while protecting your balloon at all costs.
It was all about family fun and a great after race party at the Gateway with the band Below Zero. The event was a lot of work to organize, but event coordinators didn’t seem to mind.
“Yes this was a ton of work, but so worth getting this first Vermont Route 105 Amazing Race Challenge set up with Lynne Bertrand from Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce, and Chris Johansen from the Northern Star,” said Rick Desrochers.
Mr. Desrochers was quick to acknowledge the role that the event sponsors played in making this event a success. Some of the sponsors included:
The Great Outdoors, North Country Hospital, TD Bank, RCT, Monette’s Computer Solutions, Jed’s Maple, Suzie-Lynn’s Gifts and 1/2 Off Cards, Hoagies Pizza, Sugar Mountain Fudge & Candy Shoppe, Brown Dog Bistro, Wendy’s, Vermont Pie And Pasta Company, Sticks and Stuff Home Center, The Farmyard Store and Taylor Rental Center, Cow Palace Derby, Olympia Sports, Chili’s, The Pick & Shovel, Northern Star Cruises, Primitive Place, and the Army National Guard.CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.