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BROC: Halloween Book Hunt (tentative)

Blacksburg, VA, US
Oct 30, 2024

Type: Orienteering - Local

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added by: C. J. Meidlinger

We will be holding our annual Halloween Bookhunt on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:15 pm in front of Squires Student Center. This is a traditional event at VT dating back to at least 2005! Books will be hidden all over campus. You will be given a map with their locations along with hints/clues to find the books. When you find a book you rip the last page out and receive points based on the page number you have. Be the first to get to each book and receive maximum points.

Teams are strongly recommended but they MUST STAY TOGETHER during the entire event. Individual participants are welcome as well. The team (or individual) with the most points will be declared the winner. This is a mass start event so you need to be at the start by 7:30 to compete.

Costumes are encouraged and may be awarded bonus points at the race director's discretion.

You can choose your mode of transportation but it must be human-powered (e.g., walk/run, bike, skateboard, scooter). NO MOTORIZED DEVICES ALLOWED! Also, note it will be dark so wear visible clothing and/or lights so that drivers will see you while running/riding around. A headlamp and a ziploc bag for the map are highly recommended.

There is a suggested donation of $5 per map for non-student teams.

7:15pm There will be a pre-race meeting in front of Squires Student Center (on College Ave)
7:25pm Maps will be handed out
7:30pm The hunt will begin
8:45pm The hunt ends

You must be back at Squires by 8:45. You will lose 100 points for each minute after 8:45 that you get back. Points will be tallied immediately after everyone finishes and a winner declared.

This event is rain or shine.


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C. J. Meidlinger

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