Local Couple Competes on "Relative Race"

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It's "Amazing Race" meets "Who Do You Think You Are" -- a Portland couple is among four teams racing across the country for the reality show "Relative Race." Joe and Madison Greer are in search of long lost relatives, armed with only paper maps, a rental car, a $25 per diem and a flip phone. Using DNA and extensive research from Ancestry and AncestryDNA, the couples embark on a race, starting in Miami and ending in Boston. They joined us to share how cameras followed them as they drove up the East Coast- in just ten days, stopping each day to complete two challenges and find (and stay with) their relatives in a different city. At the end of each day, the team that finished last receives a strike; after 3 strikes, teams are eliminated and the remaining teams travel to Boston in the grand finale where there is a $50k grand prize for the winning couple.

The Greers, a stylish young pair who met each other on Instagram and have been married for just over a year, are available for interviews. Joe is a media director and prolific photographer and Madison is a fashion blogger and photographer. The duo loves to travel and they applied for the race in order to learn more about Joe's family. Joe's mom passed away when he was just four years old and he never knew his father. The race is a chance for Joe to fill in some missing pieces about his family history, and his hope is to learn more about who his father is. Their emotional journey on the race is one of the highlights of the season.

For more information or to watch episodes, visit the "Relative Race" website.