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Pop-up Invisible Scavenger Hunt Run (FORT MYERS, FL)
July 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - July 20, 2020 @ 12:00 am$20.00
WHO – Fort Myers, FL area runners, walkers, friends, and families
WHAT – Popup Invisible Scavenger Hunt Run
WHERE – 11940 Fairway Lakes Dr, Fort Myers FL
WHEN – Course opens Saturday, July 18th at 8:00 am and closes at midnight Sunday night. Course can be completed ANY TIME during this window.
WHY -Why not?
HOW – Take up to 2 hours to locate as many of the 27 invisible checkpoints as you can, in any order, on FOOT (no wheels allowed)
HOW MUCH – Adults are $20, accompanied kids are free
Trailhead Ultras and Northline Navigation are proud to present the Invisible Scavenger Hunt Run, which will take place ALL WEEKEND beginning Saturday, July 18th at 8am and ending at midnight Sunday night. 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 — after signing up through Northline Navigation, you will receive an email with specific instructions. Then you will use a free smartphone app called UsynligO (which means, “invisible orienteering” in Norwegian,) a printed paper course map that you will pick up between 8am and 10am Saturday at 11940 Fairway Lakes Dr. You can go ANY TIME from Saturday 8am until Sunday at 10pm (because you have a 2hr limit, and course closes at midnight (when you turn into a pumpkin.)
When you launch the app and begin the activity, the clock is ticking and you’ll have 2 hours to travel, on foot, to as many checkpoints marked on the map as you can. Checkpoints are simply 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 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!
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