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Downtown Tampa (TAMPA, FL) Pop-Up Invisible Scavenger Hunt Run
August 15, 2020 - September 7, 2020$20.00
WHO – Tampa, FL area runners, walkers, friends, and families. No experience necessary!
WHAT – Pop-Up Invisible Scavenger Hunt Run, RIOYO (“Run It On Your Own”)
WHERE – Armature Works, 1910 N. Ola Ave, Tampa FL 33602 (look for triangle-and-circle symbol on your map for exact location)
WHEN – THREE WEEK EVENT WINDOW – Go Any Time – Course opens Saturday, August 15, and closes Sunday, September 7th.
WHY -Why not?
HOW – Locate as many of the invisible checkpoints as you can, in any order, using just a 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. The course map is available as PDF download immediately upon registration.
Trailhead Ultras and Northline Navigation are proud to present the Downtown Tampa Pop-Up Invisible Scavenger Hunt Run, which will take place for THREE WEEKS beginning Saturday, August 15, and closes Sunday, September 7th
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 a PDF course map to print at home, and instructions on how to download and install the scoring app, UsynligO. You can go ANY TIME during the THREE WEEK Event Window to RIOYO (“run it on your own.”)
When you’re at the start location and launch the UsynligO app to 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.
As a bonus, you can re-run the race any time during the event window to REPLACE your previous score… as many times as you like!
So, put on your running shoes, 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!
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