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Ah, Venice (VENICE, FL) Pop-Up Invisible Scavenger Hunt Run

August 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - August 30, 2020 @ 10:00 pm

Venice FL Pop-Up Invisible Scavenger Hunt


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WHO – Venice and southwest Florida area runners, walkers, friends, and families. No experience necessary!
WHAT – Pop-Up Invisible Scavenger Hunt Run, RIOYO (“Run It On Your Own”)
WHERE – 200 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285 (Centennial Park parking lot)
WHEN – TWO WEEK WINDOW – Go Any Time – Course opens Friday, August 14th at 5:00 pm and closes at 10 pm Sunday night, August 30th. 
WHY -Why not?
HOW – Locate as many of the 21 invisible checkpoints as you can, in any order, using just a self-printed paper map and/or compass. A smartphone app running silently in your pocket tracks your score and keeps time and results. This is a navigation race — no GPS navigating allowed! While this race is timed, there is no cut-off time — you can take as long as you like.
HOW MUCH – Adults are $20, accompanied kids are free. Ticket includes PDF map to download for self-printing (put it in a Zip-lock bag!) and instructions on how to use the UsynligO app for tracking, scoring, and results.
Trailhead Ultras and Northline Navigation are proud to present the Invisible Scavenger Hunt Run, which will take place between August 14 and August 30th.
This is a unique event that respects everyone’s personal space in the era of COVID-19 social distancing, allows us to all run (or walk, hike, shimmy, Prancercize, etc) the same course and then compare results (and routes)… except, not all at once.
How it works — Upon registering, you will receive an email with specific instructions. Then you will use a free smartphone app called UsynligO (which means, “invisible orientering” in Norwegian,) a printed paper course map that you print at home, yourself. The Start/Finish is the parking lot of Centennial Park in Venice. You can go ANY TIME during the TWO WEEK Event Window to RIOYO (“run it on your own.”)
When you launch the UsynligO app and begin the activity, the clock is ticking and you’ll travel to as many checkpoints marked on the map as fast as you can. The triangle symbol is the Start, and the double circle symbol is the Finish, and they’re in the same place near where you parked. Checkpoints are marked as circles at specific features in the landscape. When you arrive at a checkpoint, the app (running silently in your pocket) senses your position via GPS and marks your visit with a snazzy little tune to indicate that you’ve FOUND IT. High five yourself, and carry on to the next one!
Can you get them ALL? If so, who can do it the FASTEST?
All along the way, UsynligO records your track (just like Strava-type apps) and keeps score of how many (and which) points you have collected. Once you get all the checkpoints (or not… you don’t HAVE to get them all… and failing to get them all is NOT a DNF,) and your return to the Finish, your score is displayed on the leader board, visible inside the app. You can also share your GPX route to yourself for uploading to Strava, or whatever social training platform you use.
So, put on your running shoes or bike helmet, your thinking caps, and your adventure outfits. Take lots of pictures, share your experiences with others, and spread the word because Invisible Scavenger Hunt Runs are here, and they’re here to stay!
Waiver of Liability (initials required)
Waiver — In consideration of you accepting this entry, I, the participant, intending to be legally bound and hereby waive or release any and all right and claims for damages or injuries that I may have against the Meet Director, Northline Navigation LLC, Trailhead Ultras, and all of their agents assisting with the activity, sponsors and their representatives and employees for any and all injuries to me or my personal property. This release includes all injuries and/or damages suffered by me before, during or after the activity. I recognize, intend and understand that this release is binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, or assignees. I also authorize the use of photographs or videos that include my image for promotional, informational, or other reasons deemed to be in the best interest of the activity. I certify as a material condition to my being permitted to enter this race that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained for the completion of this event and that my physical condition has been verified by a licensed Medical Doctor. By submitting this entry, I acknowledge (or a parent or adult guardian for all children under 18 years) having read and agreed to the above waiver. [YOU MUST INITIAL THE REGISTRATION FORM TO CONFIRM ACCEPTANCE OF THESE CONDITIONS.]


August 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
August 30, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
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Justin Radley
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Venice FL – Centennial Park
200 W Venice Ave
Venice, FL 34285 United States
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