How the Race Works
You will be given the map and ‘checkpoint’ instructions one hour before the start. Read all of the instructions carefully.
The course will involve running/walking and using public transport (buses) around the Sunshine Coast.
The event is “rogaine-style” which means you collect as many checkpoints as you can, in ANY order, within three hours. Checkpoints can be anything from a physical challenge, shopping for an obscure item, or solving a puzzle! To test your strategy though, each checkpoint is assigned a value – more difficult challenges are worth more points!
At the end of the race, the values of all your checkpoints are added up; the highest total is the winner! If two teams have the same total, whoever finishes first places higher.
What to expect when you arrive at the race?
When you arrive at the Race HQ, you will need to register your team. At registration you will receive:
• Race instructions containing clues of each checkpoint location.• Instructions on what you need to do at each point.
• Public transport timetables.
• A control card which you will need to use to record the checkpoints you have obtained.
• A map of the area (minus street names of course)
• Any entry tickets to the challenges.
Once you have completed registration you will have a little less than 60 minutes to plan your route. Use this time well!!! Why run somewhere when there is a bus headed in the same direction… Your overall strategy will be important for doing well.
The race will start at Race HQ which is located in the Mooloolaba Yacht Club. Expect a bit of pandemonium as teams head off in different directions towards their first chosen checkpoint.
Once you have found your first checkpoint or challenge, head off to the next one and so on. Be prepared to adjust you plan as you go.
You may catch public transport to get around, but are not use private cars, taxis or bikes. This is strictly against the rules and marshals will be on the look out for anyone cheating.
All teams must be back at HQ by 12noon. You will receive severe penalties for each minute you are late.
What happens at the end of the event?
After you have crossed the finish line, kick back, enjoy some refreshments and wait for presentations. Tell a few stories of your experiences to those around you and lament all the things that didn’t go to plan. Keep your fingers crossed for the random prize draws and start planning to be back next year!