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Providence Center’s 1st Annual Race for Opportunity

Have you heard? 


Providence Center has a unique and exciting new fundraising event, The Race for Opportunity, coming up on Saturday April 13th .

The Race for Opportunity is loosely based on the tv show, The Amazing Race, and includes a variety of challenges and tasks that will be completed by teams of two in the Arnold and Severna Park areas.

While we can’t give too much more away about the actual challenges (To keep things fair!), we can tell you that it will be a lot of fun and you can win BIG!  How big? We’re glad you asked…



First Place Prize $1,000
Second Place Prize $500
Third Place Prize $250

The Race will be followed by a post-race celebration and awards party at the Severna Park Taphouse where we will celebrate the success of all the competitors and award the prizes! The party will also feature food, drinks, music and corn hole.  All teams will receive a Race for Opportunity Tee Shirt and a swag bag filled with goodies provided by our race sponsors.


Full Schedule:

Providence Center’s Race for Opportunity

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Providence Center

370 Shore Acres Road, Arnold, MD 21012

Check-In and Packet Pickup: 9:30AM-10:30AM

Race Start: 11:00AM

Post-Race Celebration and Awards Presentation

Immediately Following Race

Severna Park Taphouse

58 W. Earleigh Heights Road

Severna Park, MD 21146


Each team will create a fundraising page that can be shared via email, text and social media with your family, friends and colleagues to raise money to sponsor your team.  Each team must raise $200 to qualify to race, and there are special incentives to raise more than the minimum.


Sound fun? We think so too!  We are sure that you will have a blast, and the best part is that you can help support Providence Center and the people we support in the process! So, find a partner (16 years and older) come up with a team name, and get ready to compete!


Registration is open now, so click the following link to sign up your team!  


Register Here


Upon completion of the registration, you will receive an email confirming your registration and prompting you to customize your team fundraising page.  You can customize your page with your own fundraising goal (minimum of $200), your photo and text of your choosing.  Once your page is complete, you will be able to share it with your family, friends and colleagues via text message, email and social media to begin fundraising.


Don’t delay, because once you are registered, the race is on to complete the first challenge of raising $200 to qualify.  Only the first 50 teams to raise the minimum of $200 will be accepted to Race.  Once 50 teams have raised at least the minimum amount registration will close, and teams that have not raised the minimum will disqualified.

All team members will agree that they are participating in a fundraiser to benefit Providence Center in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. As such, any funds raised will be retained for Providence Center’s programs and services. Additionally, any funds raised by teams that do not qualify in time to compete or do not meet the minimum fundraising requirement of $200 will be retained by Providence Center as a donation.

What if you raise more than $200? Good question! You can gain competitive advantages by raising more money as follows:

  • Teams that raise $$350-$749 will get a 3-minute head start,
  • Teams that raise $750-$999 will get a 6-minute head start,
  • Teams that raise $1,000+ will get a 10-minute head start, and
  • The team that raises the most money will get to skip any challenge, except the final challenge.

That’s a lot of reasons to raise as much as you can! Not only will it go towards providing opportunities for over 420 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Anne Arundel County, but it can also help you win!

So, that’s the scoop on the Race for Opportunity!  We hope that you will join us in the most unique and fun new event in the area!  We can’t wait to see you all on Race Day!


Please our main fundraising page below to help spread the word!


Thank you and Best of Luck! 

Providence Center


Rule Disclosure


All team members must be at least 16 years of age or older. 16 and 17-year-old competitors must have a consent form and liability waiver completed by a parent or guardian.

All competitors age 18 and over must complete a liability waiver.

The race is open to all ability levels and will include alternate physical challenges for those who use a wheelchair or have limited mobility.

At least one member of each team must have a valid driver’s license, and a vehicle for travel in between challenges.

All competitors must follow traffic and safety laws, and any team observed violating those laws will be disqualified.

All teams must have at least one smart phone that must be carried along the entire race course.

All team members must complete at least one challenge.


For questions, contact the Providence Center Special Events Office at


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