The second annual Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Route 66 Challenge sponsored by Sonic Drive In and Ireland Architects was held on October 28, 2017. The event started at Old Towne Antiques and ended at The ARK Community and Sports Center; lunch was provided by area restaurants followed by the Awards Ceremony. Six Teams traveled the 33 miles of Route 66 in Pulaski County completing "Adventures" and "Detours". OG Riding Club, team #6 crossed the finish line with the most points winning the game and receiving $150 in cash, a road sign, Route 66 Challenge car flag, discounted entry fee for the following year, and $150 check to be awarded to the Assistance Association of the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood (AAMVC), the charity the team chose from the Chamber for Good web site. Team members were Angela Kray, James Pepperson, Larry Jackson, and Joe. Awards were also given to Team #1 Thelma & Louise, team members Darla Potter and Kimberly Rambo for "Best Team Theme", to Team #2, Get Your Pics on Rt. 66, team members Jax and Derek Welborn for "Social Media" and Team # 3 Peaceful Valley Lake Irregulars, team members Gary and Ricky Hacker for "Got Kicked on Route 66".
The event consisted of "Adventures" the teams were required to complete. These Adventures were made possible by our sponsors; Old Towne Antiques, Complete Collision Center, Pulaski County Sewer District, Sonic Drive In, Citizens Bank of Newburg, Lowe Chevrolet, Walker Real Estate, and Ireland Architects. Along the way there were "Detours" the team could do for additional points, the detours were sponsored by Infuze Credit Union, Waynesville Rural Fire Protection District, Baymont Inn & Suites, American Family Insurance Steward Agency, Pulaski County Route 66 Preservation Association, Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt Properties, Westside Salon and Boutique, Greater Faith Victory Church, and Good Samaritan of the Ozarks. The teams were able to attain economic points during the event. All together the teams spent $129.05 shopping local during the event. For the detour at Greater Faith Victory Church teams purchased bags of candy that were donated to the Pumpkin Fest event that took place on Halloween.
Mark your calendars now for next year's event to be held on October 13, 2018.
The Route 66 Challenge is a strategy game with 8 adventures. It is NOT a road race.
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