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Hole in the Fence (TAMPA, FL)

August 1, 2020 @ 7:00 am - August 16, 2020 @ 11:30 pm

Hole in the Fence Tampa FL


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WHO –  Tampa, FL area runners, walkers, friends, and families
WHAT – Popup Invisible Scavenger Hunt Run
WHERE – 12550 Morris Bridge Rd, Thonotosassa, FL 33592
WHEN – This is a RIOYO (run it on your own) race. The course opens Saturday, August 1st at 7:00 am and closes at midnight Sunday night, August 16th. The course can be completed ANY TIME during this window.
WHY -Why not?
HOW – Find as many of the 25 checkpoints (controls) as you can, in any order, on FOOT (no wheels allowed) — Print your own course map, available as a downloadable PDF upon registration. If you do not have a printer, a limited number of waterproof course maps are available at FITniche Flatwoods during business hours.
HOW MUCH – Adults are $25, accompanied kids are free
Trailhead Ultras and Northline Navigation are proud to present a Pop-Up Invisible Scavenger Hunt Run at HOLE IN THE FENCE, Wilderness Park, Tampa, FL. It will take place between Saturday, August 1 at 7:00 am THROUGH Sunday night, midnight, on August 16th. 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. We call it, “RIOYO,” short for Run It On Your Own.
How it works — after signing up through Northline Navigation, you will receive an email with specific instructions. You will use a free smartphone app called UsynligO (which means, “invisible orienteering” in Norwegian,) a printed paper course map that you can print at home, yourself, or pick up at The Running Shop (TBD.) The course is open from 7 am-5 pm (please be off the trails by dark) every day between the open and close of the event window.
When you launch the app and begin the activity, the clock is ticking and you’ll travel, on foot, to as many checkpoints marked on the map as you can. Collecting all the points in the lowest elapsed time wins. The UsynligO app keeps your route and keeps score. 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/or your teammates 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 time runs out (or you quit,) 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, 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 1, 2020 @ 7:00 am
August 16, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
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Justin Radley
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Hole in the Fence – Tampa FL
12550 Morris Bridge Road
Tampa, FL 33592 United States
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