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12th Annual Texas Challenge Mega-Event Cache

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Texas Geocaching Association: Time to shut it down, thanks to all that made this event a great one!

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12th Annual Texas Challenge 2014

Hosted by: TXGA Central Texas Region
Location: Bastrop, Tx
Dates: March 20-23, 2014.

For 12 years, the Texas Challenge has become the annual geocaching social event of the State of Texas. The contest itself has grown into a weekend of activities for both people wishing to participate in the challenge and those people who wish to only casually attend!

You do not have to participate in the Texas Challenge to attend. There are other activities to participate in if you choose not to compete in the Challenge. We also welcome out-of-state geocachers to attend, and/or participate in the Challenge.

This year we will have Geocaching Labs! What are Geocaching Labs? It's a new icon on a special type of geocache, read more about them here: Geocaching Labs

The labs for challenge have their own URL on the web, you will need this to get the lab caches! Texas Challenge Lab Caches

Event Schedule

Note: This all subject to change depending on various things and bribes. Actual mileage may vary. Some assembly required. GPSr not included. May cause severe poison ivy and warts. Consult your witch doctor before attending.

Thursday March 20, 2014
9:00 AM Lab Caches are ready to be found! Go find them!
6:00 PM We found the Lab Caches, so now can we eat? (GC4YA14)
Friday March 21, 2014
2:00 PM Check-in begins. Come pick up your stuff at Mayfest Park
6:00 PM Friday Night Event Hosted by West Texas. Raffle, Silent Auction and Pathtag wheel begin. (GC4X147)
10:00 PM You don't have to go home but you can't stay here (Park Closes)

Saturday March 22, 2014
7:00 AM Check-in opens back up
8:15 AM Who called this meeting? Welcome meeting where you'll meet a few of the locals then we'll go over the rules. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND!
8:45 AM Camp Kiddie Cacher opens - Calvary Baptist Church right next door
9:15 AM Final words and score cards will be handed out
~9:30 AM Flash drives and Materials given to the Team Captains. CHALLENGE BEGINS when the starting signal is given. Anyone seen leaving early will be disqualified and a score of 0 will be given that is counted in the team's average
10:00 AM Those that did not pick up score cards before the start of the Challenge may now do so.
10:05 AM Raffle, Silent Auction, and Pathtag wheel are open. Other activities will be available at the Show Barn and in town.
12:00 PM Bridge Spittin' Ceremony! Part 1 (GC4DWKR)
2:00 PM CHALLENGE ENDS! No score cards will be accepted after 2:00 PM. Any score cards not turned in will receive a score of 0 that is counted in the team's average.
2:30 PM Children left at Camp Kiddie Cacher must be picked up BEFORE this time. Any children not picked up by this time will receive a puppy and be given an espresso shot every 5 minutes *Note Sarcasm, we're not giving away puppies.
3:00 PM Bridge Spittin' Ceremony! Part 2 (GC4DWKR)
5:30 PM Announcements, more announcements, some stalling, introduction of current and new TXGA Board members, a little more stalling, and then the Awards Ceremony!
7:00 PM Saturday Evening Event. (GC4YBAA)
10:00 PM Saturday Evening Event is over, but you don't have to go home if you don't want to.

Sunday March 23, 2014
9:30 AM CITO Begins. CITO will be at the Colorado River Refuge and the Lost Pines Nature Trail. See GC for more details (GC4YBBB).

The Central Texas Region and the TXGA Board of Directors are working hard to make this Texas Challenge a successful and memorable weekend of events.

Bastrop is well known for it's Historic Chicken Sanctuary, learn more info on that here: Historic Chicken Farm Video

Please know that the rules for scoring and participation in this Texas Challenge may be different than prior Texas Challenge events.

To ensure that you are prepared for the Texas Challenge, consider the following:

Pre-Registered Attendees:
  • Will be allowed to participate in the Texas Challenge.
  • May pick up pre-sorted event packets, and pre-ordered souveniers.
  • Can sign their children up for Camp Kiddie Cacher.

On-Site Registered Attendees:
  • Will NOT be able to participate in the Texas Challenge.
  • May only purchase souveniers on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no guarantees.
  • Cannot sign their children up for Camp Kiddie Cacher.

Registration is closed
Registration closes Friday Feb 21, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

No Alcohol is allowed at the event

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