Walkabout Outfitter Wild Gear Chase

    • Oct 14th: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Registration Deadline: Oct 12th
  • Hosted By: Walkabout Outfitter
  • Ages: All Ages

Questions About the Event?

  • Event Lead: Anthem Go Outside Festival
  • Email: info@roanokeoutside.com
  • Phone: (540) 343-1550

This may be a Wild Gear Chase but don't worry--even if you're slow, you'll catch some sweet stuff. From water bottles and hats to bigger prizes like kayaks, fly rods and coolers, and everything in between, everyone walks away with a piece of gear in this unique "treasure hunt" presented by every outdoor lover's friend-- Walkabout Outfitter!

Here's how it works:

1) Using a map, a corresponding "cue sheet", and your brains, participants have two hours to race to as many checkpoints (both urban and wilderness locations) scattered throughout a two-mile radius of GO Fest.

2) Hit as many checkpoints as you can and head back to the finish within the two-hour time limit.

3) Racers are lined up in front of the gear tent based on the points they've earned (points based on how many spots check points you visited and how quickly).

4) Every 15 seconds, a person enters the gear tent; you can stay in the tent as long as you want but you can only leave the tent with one piece of gear, so choose wisely!

Big ol' thanks to one of the best community partners we have, Walkabout Outfitter, for sponsoring this event and supporting the outdoors! We couldn't do what we do without them! And shout out to Dick's Sporting Goods for helping supply some of the sweet items you can win!

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