This is a travel bug race of sorts but there are many different ways to win this "race" - hence the name of this event. This is not a race to a particular location but a battle for travel bug supremacy. All participating travel bugs will be launched from the event. Once launched, the bugs will battle for one full year. We will track their progress as they race toward one or more of the many goals that will earn their owner a prize.
Categories are as follows:
This is a potluck style event. The most important thing you will need to bring is your travel bug which will be launched shortly after the event. We will post regular progress updates. Travel bugs will be tracked through tb-run.com.
- The travel bug located furthest from GZ at the end of the race
- The travel bug with the most miles at the end of the race
- The travel bug that has been in the most caches (dropping just to record miles will not count.)
- The travel bug that has been in the most states
- First travel bug to go outside the country
- The travel bug with the most pictures
- The first travel bug to visit Groundspeak HQ
- The first travel bug to visit Memphis
- The first travel bug to attend a major sporting event
- The first travel bug to go MIA (must be MIA missing at least 3 months)
We will have a few travel bugs for sale (at cost) for those of you that decide last minute that you want to enter. There are no late entries. All travel bugs should be new and launched originally from this event.
Dwayne Webster Park
Start time: 12:00 PM
End time: 2:00 PM
Q: How many bugs can I release?
A: You can release as many bugs as you want however to keep it fair for everyone only one bug will be tracked per person. So, a family of four could have four in the race. We want to keep it fun and not have someone release 20 bugs for one person.
Q: Can I only release a "travel bug"? A: No, while this is the Battle of the Bugs, you can enter any type of trackable into the race.
Q: Does the trackable need to be new?
A: Yes. The trackable needs to be new. Additionally, it should be dropped for the first time into the event. We will then take them all to the LoDo TB & Geocoin Hotel to be sent on their way.