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Inspired by the popular reality game show “The Amazing Race,” The Amazing Rush, will be held October 7-8, 2021, giving two meeting groups the opportunity to spend two days in Rapid City and the Black Hills, experiencing bucket-list landmarks, iconic national parks and many unique stops. Get ready for picturesque, wide-open spaces to roam and safe exploration. The winning team will receive a sponsorship to be used towards the hosting of their group's event in Rapid City.

Meet the teams

Team 1

Ruby Ribbon, a fashion company that has the potential to host their 2022 Conference here in Rapid City. Kim Allen (left) and Jessica Dukart (right) have been meeting planners for three years and they know what their attendees look for when traveling for a conference: nearby national parks, local foods, and some shopping. With personal interests in hiking and horseback riding, this team is excited to explore Rapid City and experience the Black Hills with insider guidance.  

Kim Allen
Jessica Dukart

Team 2

National Speleological Society, a society dedicated to exploring, studying, and protecting caves throughout the country. Their team submitted their RFP to qualify for the Amazing Rush and have already secured Rapid City as their 2022 NSS Paha Sapa Grotto host location. Beyond caving, Marcy Dimond (left) and Carol Tiderman (right) enjoy visiting mines, climbing rocks, and giving their all in a competition. Their attendees enjoy a convenient conference destination with plenty of options for outdoor recreation. Marcy and Carol are both go-getters eager to explore Rapid City and the surrounding area.

Marcy Dimond
Carol Tiderman

A Monumental Adventure Awaits



An Epic Itinerary

The Amazing Rush itinerary changes every season. From the newly expanded 500,000 square-foot entertainment mecca, The Monument, to unique venues like Mount Rushmore, discover possible race stops that will excite you. Shhh, the itinerary is still a secret!

Amazing Testimonials

The Best Site Visit EVER is the talk of the town. But don’t just take our word for it. Hear from past competitors and get inspired by what you could experience.

Norah "Remmy" Simonton, San Diego Concierge, AR4 Participant

"Visit Rapid City has been there for us through every stage of planning for our large venue. Tyson was the one to show us that booking a 750+ person venue was not only feasible in Rapid City, it has the potential of being AMAZING! Being a part of the Amazing Rush 2019 has broadened my idea horizon. I plan to incorporate two of the businesses that we visited during the Amazing Rush Season 4 into our National Presidents Meeting 2021..." 

Gary Myrah, Council of Administrators of Special Education, AR3 Participant

"The CVB staff were great, especially Tyson. The effort to create the elements of this adventure took time to put together. The information gained from the site visits as well as the follow up quizzes provide a fun way to learn about the area." 

Linda Glenn, Awesome Events/Red Hat Society, AR3 Participant

"Tyson and the team were AWESOME. Definitely a huge factor in determining if we do our convention in Rapid City is all that this group of professionals bring to the table." 



With his warm disposition, passion for the outdoors and background in the armed forces, Tyson helps bring The Amazing Rush to life. He and his team have produced a competition that combines strategy, adrenaline and an absurd amount of fun to create a destination experience unlike any other.

With a local Rapid City expert like Tyson helping you navigate the competition, you will have everything you need to cross the finish line.

Amazing Rush Season 6

Season 5 of the Amazing Rush may be underway but there's still a chance for you to have a monumental experience in Rapid City! Sign up for Season 6 below for the opportunity to compete in the best site visit ever.

Thank you for your interest in the Amazing Rush! However, this contest is for Group Planners only. If you would like to learn more about how you can Do Big Things® in Rapid City, SD head over to or Things to Do page. 

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Contest is open to Meeting Planners, Sports Event Planners and Travel Professionals who plan to host a meeting/convention, sporting event or group tour by December 31, 2024.

Amazing Rush Season 6 Rules & Regulations

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Rapid City Prioritizes Safe Travel

Rapid City is staying prepared and prioritizing safe travel to ensure that planners and groups feel confident and comfortable meeting, staying and playing in our destination. Find helpful resources and discover safe things to do on our COVID-19 page.