Maker Madness: How to Register Your Event


Finding a great geocache can make for an awe-inspiring adventure, but those adventures do not magically appear on their own. They are concocted inside the brilliant mind of a Geocache Maker. This crazy thing we call geocaching would simply not exist without the people who channel their creativity and innovative spirit into making great experiences for others.

From March 28 – April 7, geocachers around the world will join together to celebrate the people in their community who make geocaching possible. We call this celebration Maker Madness.

We’re calling all Geocache Makers (and folks who want to celebrate their favorite Makers) to host events to celebrate geocache creation and to inspire the next generation of geocache makers. Anyone who logs an “Attended” at a registered Maker Madness event will earn a Maker Madness souvenir.

How to Register Your Event:

  1. Check out this blog post for ideas on how to host a magnificent Maker Madness event.

  2. Submit a geocaching event for publication. Make sure that it is clear in your event’s title and description that this event is part of the Maker Madness celebration. Events must be submitted at least 14 days prior to your event date. Late submissions will not be eligible for a souvenir. Events must take place between March 28 and April 7 to qualify for the souvenir.

  3. Wait for your event to be published by a geocaching community volunteer. It can take up to ten days for your event to be reviewed. Once that happens…

  4. Fill out this web form.

  5. Check out this bookmark list to see if your event has been successfully registered. It may take 3-5 days for your event to be added to this list. Note: Events that are not in the spirit of Maker Madness may not be eligible for this souvenir.

  6. Print out this official PDF completion certificate for guests who attend your Maker Madness event.

  7. Have a great time and then share photos and stories from your event with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and in the comments below!

Interested in attending an event? Check out this bookmark list to find Maker Madness events near you.

Paige (ThePaigeTurner) is a Marketing Specialist at Geocaching HQ. She likes books.