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St. Armands Circle (SARASOTA, FL) Pop-Up Invisible Scavenger Hunt Run
September 12, 2020 - October 4, 2020$20.00
WHO – Sarasota and SWFL/Tampa area runners, walkers, friends, and families. No experience necessary!
WHAT – Pop-Up Invisible Scavenger Hunt Run, RIOYO (“Run It On Your Own”)
WHERE – St Armand’s Circle, Sarasota, FL (Start/Finish is in the center of the square – look for the triangle-and-circle symbol on your map for exact location)
WHEN – TWO WEEK EVENT WINDOW – Go Any Time – Course opens Saturday, September 12, and closes Sunday, October 4, 2020.
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 will be emailed to pre-registered runners as a PDF for self-printing the night before the event window opens. Registrants after Sept 12 will have an immediate download link.
Northline Navigation is proud to present the St. Armands Circle Pop-Up Invisible Scavenger Hunt, which will take place for TWO WEEKS beginning Saturday, September 12, and closing Sunday, September 27th.
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 — 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 TWO 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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