$40K of gear up for grabs in outdoor treasure hunt

If you live near Roanoke, Virginia, enjoy a good scavenger hunt in the woods, and wouldn't mind winning your share of $40,000 worth of outdoor gear, here's an event for you. On Sunday, July 11, GearJunkie.com and RoanokeOutside.com will host a one-day-only treasure hunt in Explore Park in Roanoke.

The event "will blend elements from adventure racing with a substantial gear scavenger hunt,” says GearJunkie founder Stephen Regenold.

More than $40,000 worth of outdoor gear is up for grabs. The 300 event participants each will be given a map and sent on a two-hour treasure hunt/off-trail orienteering race to locate hidden orienteering flags using a compass and/or GPS receiver. Each flag found scores a point. Points can be cashed in for gear prizes, from backpacks to kayaks.

You can get more info or register for the event at: gearjunkie.com/treasure-hunt-roanoke

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June 24, 2010 at 1:40 p.m. (EDT)

I just registered, looks like a great event. I just wish I would have seen it sooner. 2 weeks isn't much time to get into shape. How bad could two hours, balls out, in the middle of July be? Anyone else going?

D&G in the Smokys
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306 forum posts
June 25, 2010 at 8:32 a.m. (EDT)

Alicia, this looks awesome! I wish that my schedule would allow me to participate in an event like this. I hope more events like this come around after I get done with my finals! Good luck to any/all of the Trailspace members that participate!


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