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The Amazing Race: Political Edition

The Amazing Race: Political Edition

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Columbia College Chicago's One Tribe Scholars present
The Amazing Race: Political Edition

10 teams. A race around the city. Only one will win $100!*

Friday, October 26, 2012
Race Kickoff: 12:00pm
Finish Line Ceremony: approx. 5:00pm
Multipurpose Studio, 618 S. Michigan Ave., 4th floor

The Amazing Race: Political Edition is a fun and educational event styled after the Emmy-winning TV show. 10 teams of 2 students each will compete in an exciting scavenger hunt across the city that will test their endurance, sense of direction, and knowledge of our country’s current political state.

You will be required to travel, find clues, solve riddles, and complete mind-bending tasks. The team that completes the race the fastest will win the GRAND PRIZE of $100.*


  • Download the Team Application.
  • Submit a printed & signed copy of the team application and waiver (one waiver per contestant) to Ramona Gupta, One Tribe Advisor, in her office at 618 S. Michigan, 4th floor.
  • The first 10 applications received will be chosen to participate in the race, so make sure to submit yours as soon as possible!
  • You will be notified via email and text if you have been chosen.

* Grand Prize is two $50 gift cards (one for each member of the winning team) from Columbia’s bookstore


For more information, please contact:

Shane Gabler, One Tribe Scholar, at shane.gabler@loop.colum.edu or

Ramona Gupta, One Tribe Advisor, at rgupta@colum.edu or 312.369.8664



Do I have to be a Columbia student to participate?

Yes! All contestants must be current Columbia students.

What if it rains?

The race will happen rain or shine! If weather conditions become severe, we will alter the event accordingly.

What if I don't have a UPass?

The race requires the use of CTA buses and trains. If you do not have a UPass, you must have the ability to pay for bus/train rides via transit card or cash.

What is the grand prize?

The grand prize is a $50 Columbia bookstore gift card for each member of the winning team.

Are there any other prizes?

Yes! Every competing team will win a prize.