2018 Activities and Events
                 
        
 
ACTIVITY   DESCRIPTION
  Associated With The Mega Event
CITO on Telegraph Pass
Put on by JUSTHIKE
(Friday pre-event)
8:00 AM - about 10 AM
February 9




From the starting point, we will hike up to telegraph pass and pick up trash all along the way. Trash bagswill be provided.  You do not have to go all the way to the top; you only have to go as far as you want or can.  Drop the bags off in the bed of the truck back at the starting point.


This is an official geocaching event. For more information and to log your "will attend" go to

GC7EW27
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Breaking News Flash Mob
(Friday pre-event)
5:15 PM
February 9

A flash mob happens when a group of people assembles suddenly and performs a brief, odd act, then quickly disperses. Meet and laugh with many of the geocachers who will be attending the Yuma Mega Event. This is always a fun short activity.


This year, our flash mob will occur in Old Town Yuma. Bring a newspaper (or get one from us) and join geocachers from all over for a few festive minutes of fun and frolic. Check out the details and log your "will attend" at GC7FBYP

Be sure to arrive a bit early so you don't miss it.
   While you are in Old Town, you may want to explore the great restaurants available or enjoy gathering with your fellow geocachers at any of the nearby watering holes.





Yuma Discovery Series
(Saturday pre-event)
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
February 10








Have fun exploring some interesting areas of Yuma and earn a beautiful geocoin in the process.

2018 YUMA DISCOVERY SERIES #5

You will definitely want to take part in this event on mega event weekend. If you’ve bought the mega event coin the Road Runner…you’ll want the companion coin the Coyote. The prize for this year. So plan on:

HOWLING FOR A CACHE!

Join us again this year at Joe Henry Park to hang with fellow geocachers, trade hints n' secrets and get together with old friends from near and far on this Mega Event weekend. We will have drinks and snacks for everyone to enjoy in the shade of big ol' trees in this lovely park.

COME EARLY...VISIT and LAUGH WITH US & YOUR FELLOW GEOCACHERS...HAVE A SNACK

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..then pick up your passport for this year's game to Discover Yuma!

This is an official geocaching event. For more information and to log your "will attend" go to
GC7EZY0
Meet and Greet
(Saturday pre-event)
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
February 10
S.W.A.G. would like to invite you to Meet 'n greet with cachers from around the country at this warm-up to the main event. Grab a beer and just have a good time!

This is an official geocaching event. For more information and to log your "will attend" go to
GC7EZC4
South of the Border
in Algodones, Mexico
(Monday post-event)
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
February 12

Come south of the Border and meet up at the El Paraiso Restaurant, Ave. A No.14 y2da, Los Algodones, Baja Mexico, (lunch and margaritas optional) from 11 am to noon Arizona time, then go grab the local caches and get the Mexico souvenir.

You can park on the US side of border and walk to the event and caches. All day parking fee is $6.

This is an official geocaching event, so log your "will attend" at GC7EVYK

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR PASSPORT FOR THIS EVENT TO ENTER MEXICO AND GET BACK INTO THE UNITED STATES
  Caches There will be many caches placed in the surrounding area for you to find and log.  They will be released the weekend of the event.
  Lab Caches Lab Caches are a new and rare geocache type that can be found by attending our Mega Event.  To find them, you'll be guided to various points of historical interest throughout Yuma.  At each point of interest, you'll have to write down a special code word that you'll use later to log the cache as found.
  At The Mega Event - Sunday, February 11
Registration
9:00 AM
Once you arrive to the event, head straight for the Registration table to sign the log, receive your raffle ticket, and get a bag of souvenir goodies.
Geo Bingo Get to know other geocachers! Find someone who meets the description in each Bingo box, and then write their username in that box! (For example, another geocachefinder who has scuba dived to find a cache.)  The first players to fill the squares around the border or completely black out the sheet will win special geocaching-related prizes
  Poker Run Pick up a playing card at each of five nearby caches and see if you get a winning poker hand.
X Marks The Spot Each participant will be given the same coordinates  to find and mark with their GPS.  The person who is closest to the coordinates will be the winner.
CITO Challenge Test your skills against other cachers to see who can pick up the most pennies with a trash grabber in a timed competition.
Best Cache Container
Design Competition





Bring your  creative cache container to the event for the contest.  It will be judged on the most interesting and unique design.  The guidelines are: it cannot be store-bought unless it has been modified, it must comply with Groundspeak's guidelines for legal caches, and it must not contain your caching name or any other identifying marks.

There will be 3 adult groups and 2 youth groups.  You need to decide which groups your cache qualifies for and which one you  would like to enter. 
1.  Engineering:  moveable parts or  electrical
2.  Craftsmanship:  no moving  parts
3.  Camouflage
4. Youth groups: a) Under 13 years old   b) 13 thru 17 years old

The contest closes at 10:00 AM
       Photo Booth Take your selfies, group photos, family photos etc. at our Photo Booth during the Mega Event. We will have a background and props that you may use.  We will post all of the photos online where you can download them and do what ever you like with them.  You may also use your own phone or camera to take your photo after we take the one for the event page. There is no charge for this service; it is just planned to be part of the fun at the Mega.
Travel Bug Exchange




TRAVEL BUGS are various objects with a trackable number ON them or a tag ATTACHED to them. These items are meant to travel from one cache or event to another. At this year's MEGA EVENT cachers will be able to drop off, pick up or just 'discover' them.  Before dropping off a Travel Bug, each one must be logged  into the event's inventory (via geocaching.com).  Cachers picking up these Travel Bugs will then log them into their possession.  Cachers can also just 'discover' these items without taking possession of them.

Volunteers at these tables will NOT be responsible for any personal Travel Bugs or coin collections.  Please do NOT leave them on any of the tables to be picked up later.
Path Tag Exchange This is an opportunity to give, get, or trade Path Tags.
50/50 SWAG Donation
Giveaway
Tickets will be available for a donation. Half of the collected amount will be awarded, split between multiple winners; the other half will go toward the cost of the event. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.
Yuma Fire Department The Yuma Fire Department will be on hand to display a
fire truck from 10:30 to 12:30
US Border Patrol The Border Patrol will have an information table set up; stop by and visit and ask questions. Learn how they protect our borders
Food Vendors A selection of food and refreshments will be available for purchase from local vendors.
Geocaching Related Vendors Be sure to visit our vendor booths to see all the geocaching goodies available.
Door Prizes Door prizes provided by our vendors and sponsors will be awarded at different times throughout the event.

GRAND PRIZES
The adult Grand Prize is a Garmin GPSMAP 64
The youth Grand Prize is a Garmin eTrex 10. > 
Clean Up At the end of the event take a few minutes and help clean up the park. Plastic bags will be provided.