Keepers of the Cache (2008 Geocaching Event)
DATE: Saturday 31st May 2008
Results from the event
Thank you everyone for making this event so incredible, both our sponsors and participants..
Keep watching this space for more information...
-> Start : Mitsubishi Motors in Midrand
-> End : To be anounced on the day of the event
Sponsors of the event :-
-> Mitsubishi Motors Midrand
-> R280 per team of 2 people
-> R100 per person thereafter or R50 if under 16
-> Special compensation applies for "large" teams on request only (5 or more people)
What you get :-
-> Morning snacks and refreshments + Afternoon Meal (Most likely a potjie meal at present)
-> 3 Month complimentary subscription to Getaway or Wegbreek magazine (1 per team)
-> Complimentary caching kit per team (Not sure of the details, but will most likely contain items like Pen, Lanyard, Lip Ice, Keyring etc)
-> To have lots of fun
-> 1st Prize - To be announced on the day
-> We have prizes for the first 10 teams
-> More prizes sponsored by Groundspeak also
-> Every person / team will be required to sign an indemnity form
-> Teams will leave at staggered intervals
-> All teams to register with Leza ter Wolbeek on 011-301-4439 or firstname.lastname@example.org (This makes our life easier).
-> Leza will be organising all the payment and registration issues. YOU MUST REGISTER WITH LEZA TO ENTER THE EVENT .
-> No payment on the DAY will be accepted.
-> Start and end points may NOT be the same point.
-> Teams with USB enabled GPS's will receive all waypoints (Other teams may need to get there early to manually input co-ords)
-> Scoring will be explained closer to the event.
-> Arrive anytime from 6:30am till 8:00am (During this time, all teams will have points loaded onto USB GPS devices)
-> From 7:30am till 8:00am - Training for anyone who has never cached before. (You must know how to use your GPS)
-> Briefing at 8:30 till 8:45.. Lots of information to give the teams some of which is specific to certain caches.
-> Teams will start leaving from 9:00am till 10:00am
-> Teams will start arriving at end point between 3:00pm and 4:00pm (6 hours of caching)
-> Food available from 3pm onwards
-> Prize giving at 4:30/5:00pm.
-> Socialise with your fellow cachers from 5:00pm onwards.
-> Should you have any queries about the event or pricing, please contact CrystalFairy on email@example.com
Update as at 15th March 2008
-> eragonSaphira has sponsored 2 locally produced Geocoins for prizes.
-> cincol has donated 2 Travel Bugs (already to go with attached goodies) for prizes.
Update as at 2nd April 2008
-> Competitive and Non Competitive Options now available
-> Each starting team should hopefully get a caching kit at the start of the event
-> The food at the end will most likely be potjie related (LeonW - We will make sure you are fed well :-) )
-> Team Ginger and Sh0w Me The Cache will be helping us hide the caches and look after you on the day.
Update as at 7th April 2008
-> After all the confusion and archiving and un-archiving, Groundspeak have given us special permission to host this event.
-> In addition to that, Groundspeak would also like to be a Sponsor of the event. Thanks Groundspeak!
Update as at 4th May 2008
-> We have received the goodie basket from Groundspeak. Thank you.
-> We have now over 30 caches and 40 way points (with at least 6 brand new unique cache ideas)
-> Everything almost ready to go....
Update as at 19th May 2008
-> We are almost go... 2 weeks to the event.. Don't forget to register NOW as entries close at the end of the week !!!
-> We have now over 40 caches and 50 way points (with at least 10 brand new unique cache ideas)
Update as at 20th May 2008
-> Thanks Miking for pointing out the registration email address was incorrect.. It is firstname.lastname@example.org (not @resp.co.za)
-> We have now finalised 40 caches and 46 way points (with at least 11 brand new unique cache ideas)
-> Look out for "Fear Factor" and "Double Black Mogul" caches on the event day.
Neither are to be missed and Double Black Mogul will not be published on the site after the event as it is on the event!
Update as at 21st May 2008
-> Starting and ending times have been posted above. Event starts at 8am (Arrive from 6:30) and will be 5 hours in length
(We think 6 hours might even be better as there will be traffic at certain points and 40 caches - some of which might take an hour)
-> 1st Prize - Very nice (But only to be announced on the day after the event)
-> Please will every team send an email to email@example.com with their TEAM NAME, Each MEMBERS NAME and their
GEOACHING HANDLE. This is for NAME TAGS (If you do NOT have a name tag you WILL NOT be able to do certain caches!)
Update as at 24th May 2008
-> End times have been changed above. Event starts at 8am (Arrive from 6:30) and will be 6 hours in length
-> Your Registration form must be submitted back to Leza before End of Monday 26th (AT THE LATEST) and PAYMENT received at least two days before the date of the event (ie Thursday 29th). Should you have any problems, please let us know immediately.
-> Not every team has submitted their names and handles - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS IMMEDIATELY
Update as at 27th May 2008
-> Prizes now for the first 10 teams !!!
Update as at 29th May 2008
-> We now have 30 registered teams and 95 participants !!!
-> Please bring along a Camera (or cellphone camera), some warm clothes and some adult nappies (Now are we kidding or not!)
FINAL NUMBERS FOR THE EVENT
Teams Attending: 30
Participants Attending: 95
Caches Hidden: 40 (Ranging from 1 to 10 in Difficulty, 11 New and Unique Cache Ideas)
Waypoints Created: 46
Contact "Leza ter Wolbeek" on 011-301-4439 or firstname.lastname@example.org to BOOK NOW.