EarthCache Virtual 5K Run
We are all about helping fellow EarthCachers enjoy the great outdoors. This year, as part of our 10 year celebrations, we have a special Virtual 5km run in which you can participate as an individual or team.
What you have to do is run or walk (or bike, roll, swim--any human-powered method is great!) a 5km (3.1 miles) path starting at OR ending at an active EarthCache on any of the days over which the run is being held (Friday 3 October through till Monday 13 October 2014).
You time yourself from start to finish and take a photo of yourself holding a race 'bib' sign with the GC code of the EarthCache, and at the end of your run, complete a simple form and upload your photo.
Everyone who completes the run and uploads a photo will be sent an icon via email that you can display on your caching pages or website.
And it is FREE to participate.
How to participate
All participants must agree to and follow the Official Run Rules printed below and on the bib.
By printing off the bib or T shirt or by completing any of the online forms,
you have agreed to follow all the Official Run Rules.
Official Run Rules
Friday 3 October - Monday 13 October 2014
- You should consult with your medical practitioner before the run to ensure that you are healthy enough to participate.
- Your run must start at or end at an active EarthCache.
- Your run must cover at least 5km.
- You must keep your own accurate time.
- You must run on a safe route and not interfere with private property, roadways or other activities.
- You assume all risks associated with this activity and release the EarthCache program, the Geological Society of America , geocaching.com and any associated organization or individuals from any liability.
It is really simple to get involved. Follow these quick steps...click on each of the buttons below.
Before the Run Dates
This is optional
Select a Route
It has to be 5km (3.1 miles) long and
either start or finish at an active EarthCache.
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Make sure you take a photograph of yourself at the EarthCache
holding the run bib with the GC code of the EarthCache,
or wear a Run Shirt that has the race bib printed and write the
GC code onto the shirt.
Run or walk your route on one of the dates.
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After your Run
The buttons below will only work during and after the run dates
PLEASE TELL US IN THE EMAIL YOUR CACHING NAME
If button does not work for your email program -
please send an email to email@example.com,
with the Subject Line "EC Virtual 5K Photo"
By emailing your photo to us you are giving GSA/EarthCache
the rights to use the photo in program materials both
printed and electronically, including on social media.
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Why not participate in the EarthCache 5K Virtual as part of your celebration of World Space Week! Without the amazing network of GPS satellites, the game of geocaching would just not exist. Celebrate the technological wonder and EarthCaching in the same event!