The "Amazing Race" for Animals 2015

Saturday, August 29th, 2015 10am-6pm

The 2nd Annual "Amazing Race for Animals" in Manitou Springs, patterned after the CBS show "The Amazing Race," combined physical and mental challenges, and scattered Teams all over town in an effort to win the grand prize. Each Team of two people raced through several "countries" -- finding clues, answering trivia questions, and completing challenges along the way. All proceeds benefitted Wild Places Rescue, and we raised almost $4400 for our cause. The race ended with a zip-line competition for the top 3 teams, followed by a picnic party, live music, a silent auction, and LOTS of prizes! Many heartfelt congratulations to our top three teams: Sadie & Jason, Julie & Brandon, and Cerian & Phillip! We hope everyone enjoyed the race. Thanks again to all the volunteers, sponsors, and donors!

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Photos of the race and party
Our fabulous sponsors and prize donors


Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia Fundraiser 2015

April 28th, 2015 at Thunder & Buttons II in Colorado Springs





Master Chef Challenge 2014

Inspired by the smash hit, Master Chef, a three-course themed dinner was created by three local chefs, with a specific challenge, and ALL plant-based! Sample portions of an appetizer, entree, and dessert were prepared for our judging audience at Seeds Community Cafe. Judging criteria included: Presentation, Taste, and Originality/Creativity. Congratulations to Art Sanchez, Mic Robertson, and Christina Summers for creating some very beautiful and delicious dishes for us! And special congratulations to our 1st place winner, Art!

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The "Amazing Race" For Animals 2013

A fundraiser in the style of "The Amazing Race" was held in Colorado Springs in 2013, with all proceeds benefitting Wild Places Rescue! Twelve teams of two people raced around the city to compete for prizes. Clues provided in each leg led the teams to the next destination or directed them to perform a task, either together or by a single member of the team. The team that arrived first in the final leg, Cerian & Phillip, was awarded the grand prize -- a weekend stay, meals, and jeep tour in Ridgway, Colorado! Prizes were also awarded to the 2nd place and 3rd place teams, as well as to several teams who arrived first at various checkpoints during the race. And those who gathered the most votes for their teams also received prizes!

Vote for your favorite team
Watch a short video of the race
Photos of the race
Photos of the awards dinner
Our fabulous sponsors and prize donors