MONCTON TO HOST FOURTH ANNUAL ‘AMAZING RACE’ EVENT
Geocachers from the Atlantic to gather for annual high tech race
MONCTON, NB – He might not be Phil Keoghan, but on August 13th, Matthew Klem will be calling out “GO!” at the starting line of an amazing race.
For the last three years, Matthew has been host to Moncton’s Race for Cache: A unique racing experience that combines geocaching with elements from a popular reality TV show. Geocachers from all over the Maritimes (and beyond) have been coming together to combine their love of the outdoors with a dash of friendly competition. This year marks the fourth installment.
“Last year we had more than 100 participants with people from all four Atlantic Canadian provinces and even a team from Quebec. A lot of families young and old came out and had a great time. It gets bigger every year”, Matthew said.
Teams are tasked with finding clues hidden around the city using nothing more than their GPS. Some clues are easy to find while others require the team to perform a task to be given their next clue. Some tasks from previous years have included:
- Shooting as many baskets as you can in 5 minutes
- Finding a specific CD or comic book from a local store
- Taking a go-kart for a spin
- Playing skee-ball
- Count lamp-posts on a street
- Consuming a less than pleasant drink
Each clue leads you along the race until you eventually cross the finish line at Centennial Park where a large BBQ is held for all the participants, and the winners are crowned. Trophies are awarded and door prizes are handed out.
With the recent release of the Moncton and Riverview geocoins, the Race for Cache event is yet another reason why Moncton is rapidly becoming the hub of geocaching in New Brunswick.
Moncton’s Race for Cache will be held on August 13th in Moncton, NB.