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Come and celebrate the 10th Annual Texas Challenge!
The Premier Geocaching Social Event of Texas!

For 10 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! Last year’s attendance was over 300 people!

This year, Texas Challenge X (2012) will be hosted by the TXGA North Texas Region at Ray Roberts State Park: Isle du Bois, March 10-11, 2012.

The Texas Challenge is a friendly competition between the regional teams in Texas and teams from other states, and it is held by the Texas Geocaching Association. Visit the official Texas Challenge site for more history about this annual event.

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

Schedule of Activities:
2:00 pm Registration opens
6:00 pm GC3A7X9 Cave & Loco’s Bedrock Low-Key Bash starts
10:00 pm Park & Registration Closes

6:00 am Park opens
7:00 am Registration opens
7:00 am Breakfast (ends at 8:15 am)
8:15 am Welcome meeting with rules, ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND!
9:00 am Captains meeting, GPX flash drives with coords given, GPS loading begins
9:30 am Camp Kiddie Cacher opens - Pavillion 2
9:45 am Final words and score cards will be handed out
10:00 am CHALLENGE BEGINS (air horn will go off)
10:00 am Non-challenge participant activities at main pavilion (ends at 3:30 pm)
2:00 pm CHALLENGE ENDS (no score cards accepted after 2:00 pm)
2:15 pm Camp Kiddie Cacher closes (Kids MUST be picked up before 2:30!)
3:30 pm Lunch is served
5:30 pm Awards ceremony and announcement of new TXGA Board Members
7:00 pm GC3A7XJ Games, Grins, & Giggles after the Groaning, Blue Steam Area pavilion 3
10:00 pm Park closes


(don't forget to spring forward!)
8:00 am Breakfast (ends at 9:15 am)
9:30 am GC3A99G Guidos CITO begins
2:00 pm Must check out of camping areas
For infomation about hotel discounts, camping information, and the latest updates, visit Here.
For those geocacher that are participating in the competition, read over the Rules, Scoring, and Participation site for an understanding of any changes to the rules.
To become a pre-registered attendee, you will need to visit and sign up on the official Registration site.

The North Texas Region and the Texas Geocaching Association Board of Directors are working hard to make this Texas Challenge a successful and memorable weekend of events. Please know that the rules for scoring and participation in this Texas Challenge are 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 and meal tickets.
  • 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.
  • Can buy meal tickets, which will be sold after the meals have started to be served.
  • Cannot sign their children up for Camp Kiddie Cacher.

Please note:
Anyone who paid for their meal online during pre-registration will be given the opportunity to obtain their meal when it first becomes available. Once those pre-registrants have obtained their meals, on-site meal tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. There is no guarantee that food will be available at the event for you unless you purchased a meal ticket during pre-registration!

The food will be delicious, so we recommend that you purchase a meal ticket in advance during pre-registration. Keep in mind that pre-registration ends at midnight on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

Texas Parks and Wildlife charges a $5.00 entry fee per day to park visitors without a Texas Parks season pass. For more information, visit the TPWD website.
Texas Geocaching Association2012 Texas Challenge
Please visit our list of the Texas Challenge Sponsors.
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