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March 17, 2014

Start your mowers! Arc lawnmower race is March 29

If rained out, event will be on April 5

Live Oak —

The Arc North Florida will hold its 16th Annual Lawnmower Race on Saturday, March 29, at John’s Lawn Equipment in Live Oak. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration, followed by the race at 10 a.m.

According to the Arc, this event is held each year to promote awareness of the needs of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the local community. The race serves as a fundraiser to compensate program expenses not reimbursed by state and federal programs. 

The race will be held at 1629 Ohio Ave. North, Live Oak. John’s Lawn Equipment will provide lawnmowers for teams or individuals to use for the race. This year’s racing event is in conjunction with John’s Lawn Equipment’s Customer Appreciation Day. The Boys Scouts will be selling lunch from 10:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m.

Individuals may join in the competition as a soloist or as a team for an entrance fee of $100. Individual racers will complete a 1/8 mile track. In four person heats, the first rider to complete the track will compete in a run-off to to name an individual winner. The individual winner will be presented with a trophy.

Teams will compete in a relay style race. An entrance fee of $250 is requested per team. The first rider from each team will complete one lap around a small track and will then quickly exchange drivers before completing another lap. This process will repeat until all team members have completed a lap around the course. The winner of the race will go on to compete in a run-off to name the team champion. A trophy will be given to each member of the winning team.

In an effort to make the races more challenging and fun, each individual and team members will be required to stop at pit stops along the track and complete designated activity that mostly relates to the business sponsoring the pit stop. Once the activity has been completed, the driver will then return to their mower and advance to the next pit stop. Drivers will repeat the cycle until the course is completed.

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