First up, we love seeing the ‘Will Attend’ numbers steadily inclining, thank-you to all who have logged so far – we can’t wait to see you all in Alexandra in November!
We still have a long way to go before November hits, and it’s great to see so many people attending our lead-up events being held all over the state – 40 teams ventured as far west as Portland during the Labor Day weekend in March, and today we caught up with 52 teams in Warragul.
The next event sees us heading up to the border and throwing some free snags on the barbie in Swan Hill on the 7th of May. Now here’s some food for thought: by attending these lead-up events you can still potentially earn shiny new geocoins for your collection! It’s like a reward for getting out and socialising whilst eating bushman’s sausages, courtesy of Anvil Angus and Alexandra Quality Meats. Sweet! (The deal, that is – not the snags. The snags are savoury, not sweet.) We hope to see you there!
Ooh, speaking of geocoins, if you want to get your hands on the first #AX2017 geocoin, now is the time to act. Orders will close forever on this limited edition coin on the 9th April. That is next Sunday people! And remember, this coin is being minted for a very worthy cause – all proceeds from the sale of this particular coin will be donated to the Geocaching Melbourne teams competing in this year’s Oxfam Trailwalker challenge. So it’s a win-win for all – you get a shiny new geocoin coupled with that feel-good feeling of helping make a difference, and our teams get closer to their donation targets. You can purchase your coin here.
Maybe geocoins aren’t your cup-of-tea? Maybe you prefer pathtags? Not to fear, we have you covered. Well, we will have you covered … In fact, if you are creatively-inclined, we have a competition that may be right up your alley! Yep, it’s a pathtag design competition 🙂 We have an excellent prize up for grabs and all you need to do to be in the running is design five pathtags. Easy, right? You also need to submit your designs to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on April 30th 2017. FYI, that is four weeks from now. Put your thinking caps on and see what you can do with this year’s themes: Lake, Mountains, Walking, Kayaking, 4WD and climbing. But enough of the rules, what is this awesome prize, you ask? Well, we are glad you asked … You will, of course, receive a set of 2017 pathtags and an #AX2017 Unobtanium geocoin. But wait, there’s more! You will also receive a set of free steak knives … oh, wait … hang on … we have no steak knives … but we do have something better, from the man with the best steak in town … You will also win a highly-coveted, rarer-than-rare Unobtanium Clever Monkey geocoin, kindly donated by Clever Monkey. Woohoo!
Don’t forget you can order your own unique #AX2107 attire for the occasion too, or any occasion for that matter. Just head to Spreadshirt to place your order. Put your own spin on some #AX2017 shirts, or maybe a g-string thong is more your style? Why not get in early and show us your creative genius? Maybe just don’t show us a picture of you modelling your new underwear, lol!
Finally, just a bit of insider information between you and me, this year is shaping up to be the best yet. Don’t just take it from me though, log your ‘Will Attend’ now if you haven’t already, and experience all the fun first-hand.