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Founded in 1908 by Alberta’s first premier, Alexander Rutherford, the University of Alberta is one of the top research institutes in Canada and is home to over fifty thousand (50,000) students and staff across five campuses including North Campus.

The University of Alberta’ North Campus is an exciting place to explore and gain knowledge:

    University of Alberta’s North Campus

    116 Street NW and 85 Avenue NW

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada   T6G 2R3

Information courtesy the University of Alberta (2020).


The first clue box teams were directed to was at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) which is also where the double U-Turn was encountered. Unfortunately, Team Wasted Potential and Team Thunder Face had to complete both sides of the upcoming Detour. Abby and Paulo strategically performed both Detours simultaneously while Eric and Paul decided to use their Express Pass! Teams had to choose to complete one of two challenges for the Detour, “Spread the Word” or “Share the Knowledge.” In “Spread the Word,” teams searched campus for ten (10) “The Amazing Race Edmonton” posters and recorded the featured race locations. Posters are still a commonly accepted method for student groups to advertise events on campus. In “Share the Knowledge,” teams proceeded to the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) and answered ten (10) questions pertaining to the building’s construction which has architectural design elements modelled after scientific principles.

The Fast Forward also made an appearance during this leg of the race. Team Italian Stallions was the only team to attempt and successfully complete the Fast Forward! Nicole and Matt had to proceed to the “Geoscience Garden” and record the identification number of three (3) rocks. The difficulty with this challenge is not only searching for the rocks amongst the eighty-seven (87) others, but some of the rocks also have the exact same names but different identification numbers. Team Italian Stallions narrowed down the search area by answering a series of bonus questions that ranged in topics from anthropology to engineering.

After solving the Detour challenge and unlocking a locker in the Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NREF), teams discovered they had to run across campus to Rutherford House to reveal the location of the Pit Stop. Upon checking into the Pit Stop at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS), teams had to perform a Road Block which required both contestants to work together and recite a tongue-twisting poem. Katie and Alex of Team Baditude rapped their way to victory in this challenge!

Click continue to start the fourth leg of The Amazing Race Edmonton 2019.

Near the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) at the University of AlbertaNear the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) at the University of Alberta

Elasmosaurus in the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS)Elasmosaurus in the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS)

Poster Wall at Students' Union Building (SUB)Poster Wall at Students' Union Building (SUB)

University of Alberta's President's CircleUniversity of Alberta's President's Circle