Louisville is the home for the inaugural Urban Stampede, developed by Mark Lynch, CEO of Atomic Rhino. After hosting the inaugural Stampede Mud Race on May 19, Atomic Rhino is bringing the challenges to the urban setting for a new adventure in Downtown Louisville.
The Urban Stampede is an "Amazing Race"-style race through the streets of downtown Louisville with ten obstacles along the way. Two-person teams will navigate through the city streets using clues they are given to reach a destination. Once at the destination, they will be challenged by an obstacle. Once the obstacle is complete, they will be given their next clue to another destination. The race will travel from the Belvedere downtown out to Churchill Downs and back. Estimated time for the racers range from 2.5 hours to 4 hours to complete depending on skill and condition of the racers.
Fans of the "Amazing Race," "Survivor," and other reality challenge shows will be excited to meet and greet some of their favorite TV competitors, including Mary and David Conley from "The Amazing Race" 10 and 11, Sandy Burgin from "Survivor: Tocantins," and Mark and Bopper from "The Amazing Race" 20, plus a few more on hand to cheer on and support the racers.
Starting at noon on the Belvedere, there will be food, beverages for purchase in the Stampede Town along with a Young Gun Roundup, inflatable area for kids to enjoy the day, and stage entertainment. Starting at 6 p.m., the lights come on stage for the first reality concert of its kind. Artists from "American Idol," "Nashville Star," "America's Got Talent," and other reality shows will entertain into the evening. Artists confirmed for the evening concert are Haley Scarnato from "American Idol," Jeff Fairchild from "Nashville Star," Lindsey Cardinale from "American Idol," and Michael Sarver from "American Idol."
Atomic Rhino Events proudly partners with local charities for the benefit of community, families, and children. This year, they are partnering with FEAT, Families for Early Autism Treatment, Dare to Care Food Bank, and Brightside.
Entry Fee for the two-person team is $100 until June 30, $120 till July 31, and $140 day of race.
Time of Arrival?
It is best to get to the venue one hour before your wave time to get through registration and get ready.
Deadline to enter?
We accept registrations up to and including race day or the until each race wave is full.
Time first Stampede is off and running?
The first Stampede wave will start at 10 a.m. and then every 30 minutes thereafter until 2 p.m. for a total of nine waves currently. Two more waves may be added if registrations warrant this.
Estimated completion time?
It will take from 2.5 hours to 4 hours to complete the course depending on skill level and challenge ability.
Participants must be at least eight years of age.
Do I have to be a runner?
You do not have to be a runner. Walkers will enjoy the course just as much and may even have an advantage while looking for clues along the route.
How long is the course?
The course will cover approximately ten miles. Don’t fret, though: a large part of the course will be on a public transit system. Actual running course will be three to four miles.
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