The American Red Cross, Yokosuka Station, held its fourth annual “Amazing Race: Yokosuka” on March 4 in partnership with a wide range of organizations on base. Based on the hit TV show, the Yokosuka Amazing Race challenged teams of four to race around Yokosuka Naval Base and complete physical and mental tasks run by various base organizations.
YCAPS highlighted Yokosuka history by staging their task in the scenic hill garden outside the former Imperial Japanese Navy headquarters building. They challenged team’s knowledge of Asian history and geography through a series of three tasks, including tossing bean bags with the correct country name onto a blank map of Asia. The task proved to be an interesting learning experience for participants and was a great way to raise awareness of YCAPS activities in Yokosuka.