3rd annual event was no walk in the park

The third annual Amazing Berlin Race scavenger hunt drew dozens of families to Pistol Creek on April 2 to test their local knowledge, while also doing a bit of spring cleaning.

Along with figuring out clues and completing tasks, racers earned points by collecting trash around the Spruce Brook Road park, resulting in more than 500 discarded items being picked up.

The Amazing Berlin Race is a Berlin Upbeat-Berlin Social & Youth Services event.

Last year, the scavenger hunt had participants visiting various local businesses. This time around, the event was all about being out in nature, with tasks like “tree hugger” (give a Pistol Creek tree big hug).

Also, racers were told to strike a pose at the yoga station, and to find something calming around the park.

Teams documented each mission by submitting a photo through an app designed for the race.

The 2023 Amazing Berlin Race also included rock painting, which was overseen by the group Rocking Berlin. Painters could keep one of their two decorated rocks, while the other would be left around town.



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