Photo submitted Heroes Amazing Race returns Saturday, to raise money for brain cancer research. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased at vernonheroes.com. Registration is at 10 a.m. at Upper Room Mission with the race running from 11 a.m. until 4:30 a.m.

North Okanagan ready to race

Heroes Amazing Race returns Saturday in Vernon

Vernon’s own version of the TV show the Amazing Race gets underway Saturday.

The second annual Heroes Amazing Race will see contestants running around town completing the 12 legs of the race – which include mental and physical challenges.

Teams of two battle to deduce clues, navigate themselves in foreign areas, overcome obstacles and sabotage, interact with locals, perform physical and mental challenges, and vie for cars, buses, taxi, and other public transportation options and collect points. The first team to arrive at back at The Mission with 150 points wins a Houseboat Vacation for 22 people from Waterway Vacations.

Beginning at the Upper Room Mission at 11 a.m. (registration is at 10 a.m.), the event features teams of two racing to overcome obstacles.

The event is open to anyone over 12 and includes an array of prizes.

The event also supports the Canadian Cancer Society in support of brain cancer research, in memory of Melissa Gobbett.

For more information visit the Downtown Vernon Association webpage.

Just Posted

Lake Country seniors receive Christmas surprise

Hampers will be given to 20 lucky seniors in need next week

Spirit of Giving

Vernon Elks Club makes Christmas merry for several groups

Protocol Technologies acquired by Edmonton company

F12.net in Edmonton buys Vernon-based Protocol Technologies

Big news for Falkland tv show

British Columbia TV show hit 42 + million American households

Makeover for Vernon motel with a history

Crime-plagued Green Valley Motel rebranded as Okanagan Royal Park Inn

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

Meningococcal clinics open this Sunday

Interior Health is stepping up efforts to get young people vaccinated against Meningococcal.

Update: RCMP arrest domestic assault suspect west of Kamloops.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team made the arrest at around 4:30 p.m.

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

Column: Make it a green Christmas

Instead of purchasing a cuddly stuffie this year, put your money towards helping the real thing.

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Most Read