Walkabout Outfitter Wild Gear Chase

    • Oct 14th: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Registration Deadline: Oct 13th
  • Hosted By: Wild Gear Chase
  • Location: Wild Gear Chase Tent
  • Ages: All Ages

Questions About the Event?

  • Event Lead: Matt Allenbaugh
  • Email: matthew.allenbaugh@roanokeva.gov

The Race Is On For Sweet Gear

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE- OCTOBER 13TH AT 9PM

ONSITE REGISTRATION ON SATURDAY NOON-4PM AND SUNDAY FROM 11-NOON (Info Booth/Festival Entrance)

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 bikes and kayaks, and everything in between, everyone walks away with a piece of gear in this unique "treasure hunt".

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. Hit as many checkpoints as you can, then head back to the finish within the two-hour time limit. Racers are then ranked based on points and time, and lined up in front of the gear tent. Every 30 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.

2018 FEATURED BRANDS :

-WALKABOUT OUTFITTER WITH SIX LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT VIRGINIA INCLUDING DOWNTOWN ROANOKE, VALLEY VIEW ROANOKE, BLACKSBURG, LEXINGTON, RICHMOND & HARRISONBURG

- DICK'S SPORTING GOODS

- CHACO

- UNITED BY BLUE

- MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR

- CAMELBAK

- SAWYER

- KEEN

- RUFFWEAR

- BEYOND COASTAL

- NITE IZE

- INNOVA

- HYDRO FLASK

- YAKIMA

- MONGOOSE

- FARM TO FEET SOCKS

- STRIDER BIKES

-ARCTERYX

- EAGLE NEST OUTFITTERS (ENO)

- CRAZY CREEK

- BIG AGNES

- OUTDOOR TECH

- KAVU

- DEUTER

- SEA TO SUMMIT

- MOUNTAIN KHAKIS

- STANLEY

- TEPUI TENTS

-STARR HILL

This event is made possible by our title sponsor Walkabout Outfitter who is celebrating 12 years of "quitting your day job" and following your outdoor passions. With locations in Roanoke (Valley View & Downtown), Lexington, Richmond, Harrisonburg, and a brand new store in Blacksburg!

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