The Great Amazing Race

About Us

The public Great Amazing Race is proudly brought to you by Uplift Events.

Uplift Events is an award winning event company that was founded in 2005 by Conant and Sam. We specialise in creating memorable and uplifting event experiences and corporate team building events. Our first public event was hosted back in December 2005, and since then our public events have grown in size each year attracting over 5,000 competitors in total. In 2006, we partnered with the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation to be the main beneficiary from our public events, and have since raised over $170,000* for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In that time, the funds raised from our public events has been able to support the purchase of a warmer/cooler device for the sophisticated heart-lung machine that takes over the job of a child’s heart and lungs during cardiac surgery.

The Great Amazing Race came to life in 2010 as a result of combining the Great Pursuit and Melbourne Amazing Race® events. From 2005 – 2009, both the public Great Pursuit and Melbourne Amazing Race® were separate annual events on the events calendar. However as each event gained popularity and attracted more competitors, we felt it was time to combine both events into a larger annual event. Besides hosting the public Great Amazing Race, we also facilitated a large range of exciting corporate team building events for many of the mid to top tier companies and firms in Australia. In 2012, Uplift Events was awarded the winner of the Monash Enterprise Centre Rising Star Award at the Monash Business Awards.

Please visit for more information regarding our events and how we can help organise a memorable event for your company or your private function.

*As at 1st January 2017