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Welcome to
Yuma Mega Event #13!!!

Click here to visit our website for merchandise, news, and more information!

Hosted by: South West Arizona Geocachers (S*W*A*G)

Date: Sunday January 31, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Location: West Wetlands Park, Yuma, Arizona

About S*W*A*G:

Since 2003, S*W*A*G has held this annual event that has blossomed into becoming the largest geocaching event in southwest Arizona. The event has grown from a mere 35 attendees in its first year to around 1000 attendees in 2014!

The weekend also is the host of other quality events where you can meet other friendly geocachers, or you can tour the area of Yuma County where you'll find an abundance of geocaches of all shapes and sizes!

Weekend Events:

5:15PM Friday January 29, 2016: Yuma "Zany Exotic Dance" Flash Mob

9:00AM Saturday January 30, 2016: Yuma Discovery Series #3 Kick-off

7:00-9:00PM Saturday January 30, 2016: Yuma Mega Warm-Up Event #13 at the Mine Shaft

8:00-8:30AM Monday February 1, 2016: Come say Goodbye to the Canadians Take 2

10:30AM MST Monday February 1, 2016 (A geocaching event in Mexico!): South of Border in Los Algodones

Click here to obtain a Barry M. Goldwater Range permit to find hundreds of more geocaches in the vast desert area southeast of Yuma during your stay!

Mega Event Activities:

Registration Once you arrive to the event, head straight for the Registration table to sign the log, receive your raffle ticket, and get a bag of souvenir goodies.

Proclamation The City of Yuma has declared January 31, 2016 as Geocaching Day in Yuma. The Proclamation regarding this will be read out loud over the public address system.

Poker Run Find the 5 caches, collect 5 cards, and try your hand at winning some extra cash.

Geocaching 101 Class New to geocaching? Want to know or review some basic things? Come to this basic geocaching class hosted by you+me_makes4 to get a general summary on geocache types, geocaching practices, and geocache hiding.

GSAK Class Want to know more about the Geocaching Swiss Army Knife (GSAK)? Attend this informative class on using the best of GSAK hosted by geocacher GSMx2, who will give a practical, "non-nerdy" lesson on the best of GSAK.

Lab Caches Lab Caches are those special, unusual caches that you can only find at Mega Events. You can find the 7 lab caches for this year's Mega Event here.

Geo-Bingo Here's your opportunity to meet other geocachers! Find someone who meets the requirements of each bingo box and fill it in. The first players to fill the squares around the border or completely black out the sheet will win special geocaching-related prizes.

Youth/Kids Geocaching Bring the kids along to learn about different caches along Beginner and Advanced Geo-Trails, create caches/swag at an Arts & Crafts table, and more.

X Marks the Spot Test your GPS precision! The closest GPS to the REAL coordinates wins a prize!

CITO Challenge Test your dexterity with the CITO Challenge! Think you have what it takes to pick up as many pennies as possible with a trash grabber tool?

50/50 Raffle and Drawing Donate a little money and maybe you'll win half of the pot! The other half supports the Mega Event for next year!

Trackable Trading Table Visit the Trackable Trading Table and discover, drop off, or pick up some interesting traveling items. Maybe you'll help a traveler complete its goal!

Best Geocache Contest Show off your great geocaching-making skills by displaying your creation and maybe even winning the grand prize of Cache of the Month Club subscription from our sponsor Drives Cache Closet.

Live Music from Yuma's own Rex Gibson Rex will be playing songs on his guitar, picking, strumming, and grinning to a variety of your favorites.

Geocaching International Film Festival We'll be showing this year's finalists for the Geocaching International Film Festival in the main tent.

Grand Prize Drawing This year's grand prizes are two GPS receivers supplied by our sponsor Garmin. That ticket you picked up at Registration could be a winner!

Mega Event Sunday Activity Schedule Start Time End Time
Registration 9:00AM 2:00PM
Various Food and Drink Vendors 9:00AM 2:00PM
Ham Radio Club 9:00AM 2:00PM
Proclamation 9:15AM
Poker Run 9:30AM 12:00PM
Search and Rescue Display 9:30AM 1:00PM
U.S. Border Patrol Display 9:30AM 1:00PM
Yuma Fire Department Display 10:00AM 12:00PM
GSAK Presentation 9:30AM 11:00AM
Geo-Bingo 9:30AM 11:15AM
Youth/Kids Geocaching 9:30AM 12:30PM
X Marks the Spot 9:30AM 1:00PM
CITO Challenge 9:30AM 1:30PM
50/50 Donation/Raffle 9:30AM 1:45PM
Mega Event Merchandise Sales (T-Shirts and GeoCoins) 9:30AM 1:45PM
Trackable Trading Table 9:30AM 1:45PM
Yuma Discovery Series #3 9:30AM 4:00PM
Pathtag Trading Table 9:30AM 11:30AM
Photo Booth 9:30AM 1:30PM
Best Geocache Contest and Display 9:30AM 1:00PM
Yuma's Own Rex Gibson 10:00AM 1:30PM
Geocaching 101 Class 11:15AM 12:30PM
Geocaching International Film Festival 12:30PM 1:30PM
50/50 and Grand Prize Drawings 1:45PM

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Drawing for prizes every 30 minutes and may be claimed anytime before 1:00 PM from the prize table.

Be sure to include the number of people in your party in your "Will Attend" log!

We also update our website regularly regarding merchandise, registration, and accommodations for those of you visiting Yuma! You can visit our website by clicking here.

Be sure to "like" our Facebook page for the Yuma Event to help keep up-to-date on all things related to the event. You can find the Facebook Event page here.

If you would like to participate as a vendor, please contact us by clicking here.

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