“Great Event ran by 2 lovely people, Jess and Blair.
Very professional and a lot of fun.
Jess and Blair were great.
Challenges were personalised which was fun and challenging (without being over the top).”
Robert – Birthday
“Jessica did an amazing job, cannot fault a thing.
Jessica was amazing to work with. With the guest list changing ten million times she was so patient and understanding.
Jessica sent every email promptly and everything was explained with details so that there was no confusion.
Challenges were so well thought through. Even when everyone cheated in Challenge 2 in their own way, the girls didn’t kick up a stink as long as we were all having fun.
I found it worth every cent!
From word go Jessica has been amazing and I am happy to pay whatever for great customer service and experience which is what myself and everyone else received.
I most definitely would use Uplift again! It has been a great experience and a great way to see parts of the city I haven’t seen yet.”
Ashleigh – Hen’s Event
“Fantastic team, well organised and coordinated events. They think of everything. Highly recommend.”
Donna – Public Great Amazing Race
“Great fun at the Pentridge Prison break! Some good puzzles and exploring on the day. The staff are fun and friendly!”
Holly – Public Pentridge Prison Break
“We flew in to Melbourne on Thursday morning, unaware what the conditions were going to be like. It was cloudy, windy and rainy, a far cry from the warm spring weather in Queensland.
Come Saturday morning, the weather held up beautifully. We were traveling to CQ Functions in our costume and we weren’t hard to miss. The anticipation was intense; I was a little star struck seeing the competitors from the Amazing Race Australia, and my heart was beating fast. From the minute the race commenced it was game on!
I grabbed the clue sheet, ran straight out and off to the first location doing the mixed martial arts. From there, the race was truly on. You could see all the competitor’s eyes that everyone was in it to win it. The first challenge was all stamina and power; we put all our energy into it. After completing the challenge, we rushed to play a game of billiards. Despite two losses, we still managed to put our heads up and travelled to the Docklands.
Upon riding the trams, we were attracting a lot of the tourists who were intrigued at the outfits that we wore and were curious to see what we were up to. They were supportive and upon running off to the tram, they were watching all the teams running around the Docklands area.
After completing the task around the Docklands with an ice-cream in our hands, we headed up north of Melbourne where we sat on the tram awaiting for the Bollywood challenge. We saw teams running right behind us and teams near the traffic lights. It was a sprint, from superheroes to the Where’s Wally’s entering into the studio. The Bollywood challenge was surprisingly fun and entertaining to do.
Once we completed Bollywood, we tracked back to complete all the pursuit and collect stages in the street before we ran to the Amazing Race stage. Speed stacking cups was interesting. We had a system going after several botched attempts, notably stacking 6 cups. Once we head to the adjudicator, we got it first go, at a record time for the day and the adjudicator complementing our team work. From there we rushed to the scouts challenge. We had a choice between a building or memory challenge. With some hesitation, we did the memory challenge. We dropped rolled and jumped through the obstacle, trying to memorise the 15 symbols (I was calling them out on the way back). We were excited that we blitzed through it and then onto the Art Gallery Find a Word challenge. We went in there seeing how the teams were doing the challenge but we took on a completely different approach. My team mate was looking over for the first few artists he could find while I pulled out my notebook and jotted down the 16 names we needed to find. Once that was done, we went back to search for all of the artists and completed the phrase. As we headed off, I saw Tarryn and her team entering and we felt like we had the lead on them!
Once we were done, we headed back into the city and completed the rest of the challenges. First stop was the picture for one of the clues in Chinatown. We were greeted by a lot of the tourists there again noticing our costumes, and then we headed back past Federation Square and asked for the cocktail of the day at the Foxtel Hub. With only 45 minutes left and another two more locations to go, we felt like we were in good shape.
We hit a snag at the 39 brass bells. One of the songs, we couldn’t get a grasp on. Not even the iPhone app Shazam could help us out with this challenge. After one song, my teammate knew AC/DC straight away, and from there we had one more pursuit stage to collect at the Westpac Centre before we ran back to the finish line.
We were exhausted, but relieved and proud that we completed the race. After the day’s presentations and meeting up with the Amazing Race Australia contestants, we went back to our hotel, and flew back home to the Gold Coast with a hero’s welcome of our own sorts. It was an exhilarating day and we loved every minute of Melbourne and the challenges that we went conquered. Thanks Uplift Events!”
Shane – Public Great Amazing Race
“All the years preparation for the Great Amazing Race could not of prepared us for the BIG day!!
With a Team of 6 Pirates, two local Reality TV star’s, and a (VERY HELPFUL) Ring in we were off and running.
After completing the race last year we had a fair idea of how to proceed with the day, but Sarah and James’s advice to complete the Amazing race stage came in very helpful.
We all found speed stacking challenging but fun, with Alice taking the opportunity whilst waiting for other team members to learn about the “Double stack”!
Jess led the pack very confidently with Map in hand while the rest of us including Sarah in her heels bought up the tail end of the group.
We were all extremely impressed by Sarah’s stamina and ability to TALK!!
Geoffrey and Dee showed all of those years of camping came in very handy and absolutely starred in the Tepee challenge.
Onto yet another challenge, where I discovered that it is always better to research a word you don’t know rather than take others word for it!
Ophidiophobia is indeed not a fear of birds but the abnormal fear of snakes which apparently I do actually have!!
So whilst I spent the time trying not to cry/ or vomit our teamwork kicked in and Dee in fact stepped up and took my turn.
The team work continued whilst at the fortune cookie challenge when Dee due to an ankle, about to be reconstructed, and Sarah due to her heels (who would of thunk it) had to retire from the three legged race. Kirby and myself both happily stepped up although pretty sure Kirby got the better deal snuggling up to James 😉
We were in Awe of the fantastic job achieved by teams fundraising for The Royal Children Hospital Foundation, and what an awesome opportunity to be able to see what the good fundraising work has done at the new site and to see the smiling faces of some of the children it supports.
Overall the day was indeed AMAZING! We have definitely made some new friends along the way and are happy to have Tue coming back to help us out next year!
In the words of my father Geoffrey on the day “It was definitely not what I thought it would be, but exceeded all expectations! It would be difficult to explain to anyone what an Amazing event this is and how much fun!” We are ALL looking forward to 2013’s Great Amazing Race and thank Uplift Events for such a fantastic experience.”
Toni – Public Great Amazing Race
“It was about 1 pm and we had done hardly anything, we were a bit down about it and a little disheartened. We decided to just do some challenges and forget about the rest of the stuff because the challenges are fun.
We headed out to The Royal Children’s Hospital to do that challenge and there were 3 things to do all together then on our way back to the city we stumbled across Melbourne Uni so did the crocodile challenge, then another team asked if we had found the Mad Max Car Park Pursuit, which we hadn’t but realised we must’ve been close to it and we got that.
Then we made our way back to the city to see if we could do a couple of things in there before 3:30pm.
We swapped one of our answers for someone else’s then all of a sudden we had an hour left and only needed 1 more challenge. We smashed billiards and did another Pursuit Stage that we didn’t even need before getting back with spare time.”
Rhonda – Public Great Amazing Race
“Thanks for organising such a great day! I actually wasn’t looking forward to it that much but my competitive spirit got the better of me & our team had a blast! I’ll be recommending it to everyone …..”
Anne – Public Great Pursuit
“Just wanted to thank you and your team for the fantastic job you did running my 50th Birthday Urban Assault event. Everyone had a ball and lots of laughs were had. I will never forget the experience you guys delivered and I’m sure we will all be talking about this day for a long time.
I have had quite a few phone calls from friends and family who participated to express how much they enjoyed themselves.
The event was very well organised and I am very impressed with your staff who were friendly and very professional. I will be sure to recommend Uplift Events in the future. Can’t wait to see the photos!”
Linda – 50th Birthday
“We all had a fantastic day. Lots of laughs and cant wait to see all the photos. Well organised and good contact from the time I inquired to the event and even after. The girls were very friendly and joined in our laughs. They also recognised me and the two others that had done a previous event for a hens day.”
Chantal – 26th Birthday
“Please accept our thanks and gratitude to you and all at Uplift Events who contributed to making Kel’s 50th Birthday Amazing Race celebration such a memorable and enjoyable occasion. Your communication during the ‘development and preparation stages’ was first class and we felt comfortable tailor making our event to suit all our participants with your help and guidance.
Race Day was very exciting, and the format and challenges arranged made for a realistic and competitive ‘Amazing Race’. The event length we chose was structured very well by Uplift, and like all great experiences it went extremely quickly.
A professionally arranged and managed event reveals itself when everything runs smoothly on the day, participants talk about it for the following days and weeks, and comments received in writing afterwards are ‘Best Day Ever’, ‘Most Memorable 50th Birthday’, ‘Can’t Wait to Brag About It’, ‘Truly Special’. This is the event we experienced. We highly recommend Uplift Events and will be spreading the word far and wide! We had a blast!!!
Thanks to Con and the team.”
Kel and Fiona – 50th Birthday
“Uplift Events were simply great to work with. Unlike other providers that I contacted, Uplift were willing to customise the race for us to how we wanted it. After doing research on the other providers I also realised that Uplift were easily the best value for money option. The race itself was heaps of fun and every member of the bucks party that I organised was surprised at how enjoyable it was. Definitely recommend Uplift to others.”
Daniel H – Bucks Day
“Uplift Events ran an Amazing race type event for us in Melbourne CBD, we had a fantastic time and heaps of laughs and we made our way around the city a race to find clues, solve puzzles and complete challengers. it was very well organised.”
Jessica D – Hens Day
“Challenges were what we needed, we wanted a relative easy course and they supplied that for us, which was perfect.
Staff were excellent, Sasha was really friendly and fun. We had a rowdy crown and she held her own and had fun with them all. Was really able to adapt to what the group needed straight away.
Sam was great to work with and really helped bring everything together as well as cater for all our needs. The group had a ball!”
Alicia – Hens and Bucks Day
“From the ‘Dalton Academy Warblers’, we want to thank Uplift Events for making The Great Amazing Race a fantastic event. It’s been over two weeks since the race, but I still get a buzz from friends asking about the event and my teammate Matt and I enjoyed every challenge that was thrown at us. Coming from the Gold Coast, Melbourne didn’t disappoint and the race was just the cherry on top for our weekend away (including our homecoming party back home that night!). Congratulations to all who have put this together and I will definitely be back next year, if it means representing QLD again lol!!! Thanks Again Uplift Events!!”
Shane – Public Great Amazing Race 2
“The Chupa Chup Chicks, have acknowledged that they are definitely not spring chickens anymore, our minds say yes our bodies say nooooo!! lol.
Awesome event again as always. It amazes me the amount of effort you put into this event, and never the same thing in the 3 years we have been doing it, well done Sam and Team! … Over $40’000 for the royal childrens hospital is fanbloodytastic!!!!”
Donna – Public Great Amazing Race 2
“Wow….. what an afternoon! We celebrated David’s 40th Birthday with twenty of our closest friends and had the most fantastic time racing around the city completing the Amazing Race. Sam and the team were great, the challenges were excellent and the memories and stories to share are unforgettable! There were a lot of very aching and sore limbs though the next day!!. Thankyou so much for helping to create such a memorable day!”
Chloe and David – 40th Birthday
“Thank you once again for an awesome day of discovering Melbourne on another fantastic Amazing Race Experience. I wanted something different and enjoyable for my 40th Birthday and you guys certainly provided that and so much more.
I look forward to celebrating more milestones with you guys.”
Joy – 40th Birthday
“Just wanting to thank you for organising such a great day for us on Saturday. Everyone had a great time and all your staff were fantastic. Everyone wants to do it again and we will definitely be in contact for our companies end-of-year event. We have already recommended Uplift to a few different people and a couple of our guests were talking about planning an event.”
Bianca – Wedding anniversary present
“Both Paul and I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the hard work the Uplift team put into our joint Hens & Stag Amazing Race. You were all a pleasure to work with, so easy going. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the day and had so much fun racing around the city. Everybody that participated in the event had nothing but good words to say about the day. Without a doubt we would all recommend selecting Uplift Events for the next Hen’s and Bucks.”
Noelle & Paul – Hens and Bucks Day
“I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for yesterday’s event. Our friends, Raymond and I all had a great time and will definitely recommend you to all our friends for upcoming events. Sam and the other officials were outstanding. Please let them know that I appreciated their attitude and more than positive spirit.
Well done to you and to your organisation.”
Rania – 30th Birthday
“Please thank again your team for Saturday – they were so friendly and supportive! IT WAS AWESOME!”
Mary-Anne – 25th Birthday
“To anyone who loves having fun Uplift Events’ Melbourne Amazing Race is for you. I am a huge fan of the show and when my sister found Uplift Events I was a bit not sure about it, but after doing it last Sunday for my 30th birthday I cannot rave about it enough. It was set up the same as the show and it was so exiting all the time. The challenges were great it was so much fun. We loved it so much that I am actually going to do it for this years Xmas party and can’t wait. Give it a go. I promise you won’t be disappointed.”
Nadia – 30th Birthday
“Another fantastic day, I have enjoyed every minute of every event so far.”
Dave – Team ‘Western Warriors’ – 9th Public Melbourne Amazing Race
“It was one of the best days ever. 2 weeks on we still haven’t stopped talking about it!!”
Team ‘Yes, Can I Help You’ – 9th Public Melbourne Amazing Race
“Thanks Sam and all the guys at Uplift Events for a brilliant 30th birthday!! Everyone had a fantastic time and the day was a massive success. Uplift were great to deal with and the whole event was really well organised. I would definitely recommend it as something different and fun to do!”
Cherie – 30th Birthday
“We just wanted to say a big thanks to the team for organising these events and for always having a great variety of challenges. We’re always amazed at how varied (and tough!) they are. It was a great race on Saturday.”
‘Team Donicky & Friends’ – 9th Public Melbourne Amazing Race
“Thanks Sam and the team from Uplift Events for organising a fantastic hens and bucks day for Wing and Pete. It was certainly a lot of fun and a great way to get to know people who will be attending the wedding. Everyone had a great afternoon and really enjoyed themselves! Thanks for all your help during the lead up to the day in finalising everything and of course on the actual day…you and your team did a great job and were really friendly and helpful.”
Katie – Wing and Pete’s Hens & Bucks day
“It was so much fun and was a really good fitness activity! Well done everyone who ran and organised the day.”
‘Team Last’ – 2nd Public Great Melbourne Pursuit
“You took us from Docklands, to the CBD, to Fitzroy and Prahran, passed via Southbank only to find ourselves finishing exactly where we started from! It was a gret day and we look forward to many more!!”
Team ‘Techno 82’ – 2nd Public Great Melbourne Pursuit
“Absolute Blast, had an awesome time, bragged to mates about it for another week after the event, can’t wait till the next one!!”
Team ‘Fat Bear’ – 2nd Public Great Melbourne Pursuit
“Thank you so much for organising such a fantastic fun race! Everyone had an awesome time.”
Yang – 25th Birthday
“I had an absolute ball the whole day, and would be only too happy to recommend you to anyone who’s thinking about it. Thanks for organising the whole thing, the Uplift Events team was great.”
Gemma – 30th Birthday
“On behalf of my teams, we would like to say thanx for organising such an enjoyable event! The clues and obtacles required one to really think through the clues and have the fitness to uphold the physical challenges! We certainly had a great time.”
“Thank you for the wonderful experience, we thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Alf (Akzo Nobel)
“The Amazing Race on Saturday was fantastic and heaps of fun.”
“Thank you for an absoutley brilliant day on Saturday, our team had a fantastic time…
I have an events background of 3 years and was very impressed with the organisation of the event. Well done.”
“We had a ball that day and loved the photos!
Thanks for a great day out!”
Esta (Commonwealth Bank)
“We had a terrific time on Saturday, it was a lot of fun! Thanks for running such a great event, we hope to see you again in the future!
Mel (Southern Health)
“I am thanking you on behalf of all our team for organising such a great day! We absolutely loved it every minute of it.
Julia (RT Edgar)
“I wanted to thank you for a great day yesterday. The events organisation was great and the day was a great success.
Victoria (Public Pursuit)