Have you heard about the HQ Duck Dash that starts on July 20th, 2016? It's a trackable race in honour of the 15th anniversary of trackables!

On August 30th, 2001, Geocaching.com founder Jeremy Irish activated the world's first trackable. He then released the 7 Deadly Ducks (each named after one of the seven deadly sins) to begin travelling the world via geocaches.

Deadly Ducks

Today, there are more than 2,655,951 trackables travelling around the world!

The HQ Duck Dash is a worldwide trackable race that will begin on July 20th and will run until August 20th when the trackables will end their journey at geocaching events on International Geocaching Day.

How to join?

You can either purchase the Official Deadly Ducks (which are automatically entered into the race) here: http://landsharkz.ca/official-deadly-ducks-tags-set-all-7

Or, simply activate a brand new trackable and register it into the race here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14ncLd2iZKKDJ3JhyFpG0u1wO3c0zYQVt9kZ1l_2IvqQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Why should you join?

Every participating trackable owner will receive a HQ Duck Dash badge to add to their profile.

Also, there will the opportunity to become the chosen winner in the following categories:

Best Trackable Photo Awarded to the trackables with the best photo from the race as decided by HQ.

Most Story-Worthy Moment (Best Log) Awarded to the trackables with the most heartfelt, epic and/or generally entertaining log as decided by HQ.

Furthest Distance Traveled Awarded to the trackables that travel the greatest distance between geocaches from July 20 and August 20.

Most Geocaches Involved Awarded to the trackables that drop in or visit the greatest number of different geocaches between July 20 and August 20.

Most Geocachers Involved Awarded to the trackables that are grabbed and moved by the greatest number of geocachers between July 20 and August 20.

 

More details and an FAQ can be found here: https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2016/06/enter-the-hq-duck-dash-a-global-trackable-race/