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Midwest Invitational Geocaching Competition

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Hidden : Friday, 19 March 2004
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Registration and event manual is HERE
Feedback Form in Word format is HERE

This is an updated page that has the event in more detail. Since the description will exceed the maximum characters allowed for the cache page, please see the event manual at


Course A

1st Place - Joan Banks – 197:09
2nd Place - Charles Britton – 254:49
3rd Place - Jeffrey Stephenson – 265:52
4th Place - Dennis Calender – 274:21

Course B

1st Place - Mark Feldmeier – 228:58
2nd Place - Chad Towle – 238:41
3rd Place - Bradley Kiefer – 260:16
4th Place - Mark Andersen – 278:12
5th Place - Paul Andersen – 278:27
6th Place - JT Thurston – 299:17

Course Couples

1st Place - Judy / Eddie Johnson – 144:52
2nd Place - Rich / Perry Johnson – 157:23
3rd Place - Moondoggie13 – 207:47
4th Place - Bruce and Michele Perrin – 280:16


1st Place - MNGCA – 20 Punches
2nd Place - Altoids – 19 Punches
3rd Place - Team Titans – 18 Punches

This event has been put together to draw Geocachers in from all over. We have had a lot of fun putting together a weekend that will surely be fun filled and very challenging. While we have competition courses set up, we also have a ton of things to do for non competitors. You can always do any of the courses without paying the competitors fees. This will allow you to find over 20 actual caches in the park, do 2 multi cache courses and find over 80 tagged waypoints while seeing some of the most scenic landscape in Missouri.

We have the following competitor courses laid out..

  1. Course A - Saturday - Will be on mostly level terrain and close to parking and road areas. It is mostly in pine areas.

  2. Course B - Saturday - Will take you along the Pickle Creek area and have some hills and bluffs for your enjoyment!

  3. Course - "Couples" - Saturday - Will show you some great areas as we merged a couple of courses for your pleasure.

  4. Course - Team - Saturday - Will take you all over the park and will highlight some of the most magnificent features of Hawn State Park.

  5. Course A - Sunday - Will take you along the Pickle Creek area and point out some really nice features.

  6. Course B - Sunday - Will take you up and down some beautiful hills and give you some of the best views of Hawn.

  7. Course - "Couples" - Sunday - will show you more areas of Hawn. It will be a nice stroll along some really nice trails.

Scoring will be based upon the best times turned in. Course A, B and Couples will be the best combined time from the course on Saturday and Sunday. Each of these courses will have 10 waypoints on Saturday and another 10 on Sunday.

The Team event will be scored based upon the best time on the 1 course Saturday. The team course will have 20 waypoints and can be done in any order by any team members. You must have all team members present to finish.

If you are camping, we hope you have made your own arrangements. Only those in the group area should send us an email to assist with camping. Group rates for camping in this area is 1.00 per person per night. The group area will only hold 75 people / 40 tents. Please email for questions and reservations.

Meals must be purchased no later than March 7th!  


  • General Registration for 18 and older - 13.00

  • General Registration for 17 and younger - 5.00 (Children under 7 are free)

  • Course A Registration - 3.00

  • Course B Registration - 3.00

  • Couples Registration - 5.00

  • Team Registration - (4 People) 20.00

  • Meals are 5.00 each

  • T-Shirts (See Below) 15.00

  • Lanyards - 4.00 (With detachable clip and small loop for GPS) (Everyone registered will get one free)

You can only choose one of the following, Course A, Course B or the Couples Course.
In addition to the above courses, you can do the Team course as well.

To get the 21 bonus caches at the event, you must be registered. If you do not want to compete and would like to just come for the weekend and cache, you will only have to pay the general registration and purchase any meals.
If you do not pre-register, you might miss out on the goodies. Included in your registration will be the official event pin, event lanyard, maps, information packet, nametag, game items, agenda, door prize tickets, meal tickets and much more!

The agenda for the event..


Friday, March 19th 2004

5:00pm - 10:00pm Setup
6:00pm – 8:00pm Registration at the Hotel
10:00pm - 11:00pm Cracker Barrel (Everyone brings a snack to share.. Coffee and Hot Chocolate provided)

Saturday, March 20th 2004

6:00am - 9:00am Breakfast
7:00am - 9:30am Registration (Park)
7:00am - 9:30am Registration (Hotel)
9:45am - Competitors Meeting at the Starting Line!
10:00 Course A / B / Couples Start
11:30 - 1:30 Lunch
2:00pm - Cache Pages Released
2:00pm - Team Event Starts
6:30 - 8:00pm Dinner
7:00pm - 11:00pm Topic Discussions – Campfire Social and Cracker Barrel.

  • Working with State and Local Agencies - Barb / Mike / Rich
  • Planning a Productive Caching Trip - TBA
  • Creating Quality Caches - Glenn
  • Strengthening your Local Caching Group - Griff
  • Agent Orange (Our Nightly Entertainment!) - Xitaqua


Sunday, March 21st 2004

6:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
9:00am - Course A / B / Couples Start
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (Sack)
2:00pm - Awards / Door Prizes
3:00pm - Depart

T-SHIRT Design

The front logo will be ..


The back logo will be...


They will not be in these colors but will be shaded. The shirt itself will be a natural (tan) color. The shirts will be sharp!

Last thing to keep in mind, Every penny from the event is given right back to you. We will invest everything in give-aways and door prizes. We make nothing and keep nothing. We want this to be the best event and eventually we would like to see others do the same thing. Major events that occur every year to pull in cachers from all over the place. Thats what I would like to see happen from this!

Hope to see you there...!!!!....


What Should You Bring? YOUR GPS and plenty of batteries! We also have compiled a printable list that will help you as well..

The list can be found at What to Bring?

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