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Southern Pines Greenway Challenge (SOUTHERN PINES, NC)

November 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Southern Pines Greenway Challenge


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WHO – Area runners, walkers, friends, and families. No experience necessary!
WHAT – Venture Crew’s “Southern Pines Greenway Challenge” navigation races
WHERE – Reservoir Park in Southern Pines, NC
WHEN – The courses will be open THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR.
WHY -Why not?
HOW – Run or walk your choice of FOUR unique courses. 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! 
COURSE MAPS – Registrants will receive a waterproof copy of their desired course map(s) from Dan
HOW MUCH – Adults are $25. Accompanied kids are free.
Venture Crew and Northline Navigation are proud to present the Southern Pines Greenway Challenge, which will run from November 1st through the end of the year!
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 and arrangements to receive your course map(s.) You can go ANY TIME during the two-month-long event to “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. 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!
Step by step instructions on app installation and usage can be found HERE
Four distinct courses to choose from! You can run them all, as many times as you wish, possibly improving your time (but only your final attempt’s time will count!)
  • Short course – “all in any order” format – find as many of the checkpoints as you wish, in any order. Lowest time to reach all checkpoints and return to the finish wins.
  • Short course – “classic orienteering” format – find the checkpoints in the prescribed order, and the lowest time wins. Going out of order or missing a point means disqualification. Course length is 7.9Km, and you can expect to run 6-8 miles.
  • Long course – “all in any order” format.
  • Long course – “classic orienteering” format – find the checkpoints in the prescribed order, and the lowest time wins. Going out of order or missing a point means disqualification. Course length is 18.1Km, and you can expect to run 13-18 miles.
  • Your mileage may vary. 🙂
All along the way, UsynligO records your tracks (just like Strava-type apps) and keeps score of how many (and which) points you have collected. At the end of your race, your score is displayed on the leader board in 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 HAVE FUN!
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, Venture Crew, 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.]


November 1, 2020
January 31, 2021
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Daniel Alder


Reservoir Park – Southern Pines, NC
300 Reservoir Park Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387 United States
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