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APHUG Amazing Race Project Kate Bussert and Brigid Fitzgerald
Starting Point Team members will begin the race in New York and then fly from 1.5 hours from JFK to their first destination.
First Stop: Quebec, Canada Team members start in Montreal, where they will spend the day studying at the National Circus School. Each team will be given a (relatively simple) act to study and can move on as soon as they master it. Circus arts are an important aspect of Quebecs culture. A Cirque tent set up in Toronto. Cirque du Soleil, a world famous circus troupe, was founded in Montreal.
For a pit stop, teams will travel to Québec City, one of the oldest cities in North America. It was founded in 1535 by French explorer Jaqcues Cartier. Although it is a North American city, it is set up in the European style, with wealthier housing closer to the CBD and lower income housing in the suburbs. From the Jean Lesange International Airport in Québec City, team members will travel for a total of 26 hours, with stops in Toronto and Lima to their second destination.
Second Stop: Galapagos Islands Charles Darwin observed finches on these Ecuadorian islands, which led him to develop his theories on natural selection. Teams must identify 5 of the 13 species of Darwins finches present on the islands.
Team members will spend the night camping on San Cristobal Island, the first of those Darwin visited. From the Quito International Airport in Ecuador, teams will travel for a total of 28 hours, with a stop in Amsterdam. After their arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, they will take a 1.5 hour bus ride to the third destination.
Third Stop: Tanzania At the Gorge, teams will compete in a faux archeological dig in which they must locate and excavate three specimens before they can move on. Tanzania is home to the Olduvai Gorge, a paleoanthropological site that has provided to the most continuous evidence of human evolution over the past 2 million years. Both hominid fossils and evidence of tools have been found. A photo of the Olduvai Gorge.
Team members will stay in Arusha, an international diplomatic center and the de facto capital of the East African Community. Arusha is also the closest major city to the Olduvai Gorge, an important archeological site that many refer to as the Cradle of Mankind. From Kilimanjaro, teams will fly a total of 15 hours, with stops in Dar Es Salaam and Cairo.
Fourth Stop: Greece Teams will arrive in Athens and then take a 6.5 hour bus ride to Thessaloniki. In this challenge, teams will have to race to to top of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece. Mt. Olympus is is extremely important culturally because it is known as the home of the gods in Greek mythology.
Teams will stay in Thessaloniki which is a major economic, industrial, commercial and political center in Greece, as well as being a major transportation hub for southeastern Europe. It is also the closest major city to Mt. Olympus. Teams will then fly 2 hours from Athens International Airport to the Rafik Hariri Airport and then take a 1 hour bus to the fifth destination.
Fifth Stop: Lebanon Teams will have to race through the lower caves of the Jeita Grotto, a Lebanese national symbol and a top tourist destination in the country. Inside the Jeita Grotto.
Teams will stay in Byblos, the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. They will then travel approximately 20 hours from Rafik Hariri Airport to the sixth destination.
Sixth Stop: China For this challenge, teams will have to complete a full days work (no matter how long it actually takes) in a factory in the Pearl River Delta region of China. This is a major industrial zone.
The Pearl River Delta, or Guangdong Province, is one of the most urbanized areas in the world. Since China adopted a free-market system in the 1970s, this region has emerged as a major economic hub. Although the area is only 0.4% of the land area and 3.2% of the population, it accounts for 8.7% of the GDP and 35.8% of total trade. From Baiyun International Airport, teams will travel 11 hours to Auckland airport for their seventh destination.
Seventh Stop: New Zealand Waka Ama, or outrigger canoe, racing is a popular sport in New Zealand with Polynesian roots. The teams will race across the channel between the North Island and the South Island. A team of racers in an outrigger canoe.
Once the teams reach the South Island, they will rush to Christchurch International Airport. The first team to arrive will win!