CMT’s Great Race II is right around the corner

GreatRace_Riz_02Designed to play off the CBS television hit, “The Amazing Race,” the race will place Team TRANSIT, Team BIKE, Team CARSHARE and Team CARPOOL in a head-to-head competition to see which transportation mode can travel from downtown St. Louis to Clayton the fastest. TEAM TRANSIT members like Riz from THE POINT have been out and about ‘training’ for the event!

The race is set for Thursday, May 30. It will get underway at approximately 4:30 p.m. at the Laurel Apartments, 622 North 7th Street (corner of Lucas Ave. and 7th Street), St. Louis, MO 63101 in Downtown St. Louis, Mo. with Mayor Slay kicking off the race, and finish at the Fortel’s Pizza Den located at 7359 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105 with a community celebration.

The teams are growing with more and more St. Louis media celebrities and others getting on board.  Below are the confirmed participants to date and their corresponding teams. Please note that these teams are being added to regularly!

We have created a Facebook page for Citizens for Modern Transit’s Great Race II. It can be accessed at www.Facebook.com/GreatRaceII. To help gain support , we invite you to “like” the page, “comment” on it and “share” the page with your family, friends, colleagues and constituents. Urge them to get in on the action by cheering on their respective ‘teams’ through the Facebook page and encourage them to come celebrate with you at the starting point and finish line.

We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our sponsors, including the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Metro, Great Rivers Greenway, RideFinders, STL Style. The Laurel, St. CLair County Transit District and the Fortel’s Pizza  Den in University City/Clayton.

Thanks again for your support. This event is going to be GREAT!

Team CARSHARE

                Rosalind Early from St. Louis Magazine

                Don Corrigan from the South County Times

                Representatives from Enterprise Rent-A-Car

 

Team TRANSIT

                Heidi Glaus of KSDK News Ch. 5

                Kevin the Intern from the Phillips & Company Morning Show on Y98

                Riz from the KNPT Morning Show

                Representatives from Citizens for Modern Transit

                Representative from the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership

                Representatives from Metro

                Representatives from STL Style

                Representatives from Fortel’s Pizza Den

                Representatives from the City of St. Louis

                Representative from The Hauser Group

 

Team BIKE

                Kevin Steincross from Fox 2 News

                Todd Morgan from K-Hits 96

                Representatives from Great Rivers Greenway

                Representative from the St. Louis County Economic Council

 

Team CARPOOL
                Diana Zoga of KMOV Ch. 4

                Lindsay Toler from Patch.com

                Representatives from RideFinders

                Representative from The Hauser Group