[GeoStL] Re: SLAGA TB Race

  • From: "Jon Mertz" <jemertz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 11:41:16 -0500

So you can't hold or hide other entrants, but I see no rule stating I can't
hold or move my own entrant. Is it safe to assume that this would be
considered fair?


On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 11:33 AM, Laurie Elfrank <lwatermann@xxxxxxxxxxx>

>  I'm glad you asked...Here are the race rules from the Spring Picnic cache
> page (GC18VM4):
> **
> All Travel Bugs to be entered in the race must be new; that is, they must
> not have been dropped into any cache prior to the 2008 SLAGA Spring Picnic
> Event cache, so they will all have the picnic as a common starting point.
> Geocoins can be entered in the race and will be treated as Travel Bugs.
> *All racing TBs and Geocoins (Entrants) should be dropped into the 2008
> SLAGA Spring Picnic cache page prior to May 3rd.* You can have as many
> Entrants as you like. There *WILL NOT* be travel bug tags available at the
> picnic. Tags can be purchased at 
> *Groundspeak.com.*<http://shop.groundspeak.com/productDetail.cfm?CategoryID=4&ProductID=23>A
>  limited number of tags can also be purchased for $6.00 each before the
> event by contacting JC_Geo, Wheelinb, or L Frank.
> All Entrants *MUST* be turned into the Travel Bug Race box at the Spring
> Picnic no later than 1:00 PM. Don't take them to the travel bug trading
> table.
> Volunteers wanting to pick up race Entrants should sign in with TB race
> coordinators (JC_Geo and wheelinb) by 2:30 PM. Preference will be given to
> volunteers who do not have an Entrant in the race. At 3:30, all Entrants
> will be distributed to the volunteers who have agreed to move them to their
> first cache.
> Owners of the Entrants in the race are expected to show good sportsmanship
> with regard to other Entrants. This means that if you find another
> TB/Geocoin which is entered in the race, you will take no action that will
> unreasonably hinder the Entrant's movement. This includes, but is not
> limited to, picking up and holding the Entrant or placing it in an
> exceptionally difficult or rarely visited cache.
> The race will end on December 1, 2008. The standings will be posted on the
> SLAGA web page (www.geostl.com) approximately monthly, and at the end of
> the race.
> There is a $2.00 fee per Entrant that will be used for the prizes. The
> more Entrants racing, the larger the prizes.
> Prizes to be awarded at SLAGA Christmas Party.
> Entrant which logs the most miles. TB/coin must still be active at end of
> race.
> Entrant which logs the least miles. TB/coin must still be active at end of
> race.
> First Entrant to go MIA.
>  ------------------------------
> Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 11:21:14 -0500
> From: jemertz@xxxxxxxxx
> To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [GeoStL] Re: SLAGA TB Race
> What are the race rules?
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 8:23 AM, Laurie Elfrank <lwatermann@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> Hey All, don't forget to order travelbug dogtags if you need 'em for the
> SLAGA Travelbug Race. The race will start at the Spring Picnic on May 3.
> Your tags will need to be activated and attached to your racers when you
> bring them to the picnic. The entry fee is $2 per racer, and it is open to
> all previously uncirculated TBs and geocoins. Prizes for the winners will be
> awarded at this year's Christmas Party.
> -Laurie (Denmother)
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