During the summer, I took part in the CMTR Summer Scavenger Hunt and had a blast. Most simply explained, it was a set of fitness challenges to complete, with each one being rewarded with a badge (and I’ll do almost anything for a badge!). Of all the challenges that I completed, I had the most fun doing the City Scavenger Hunt (I found a fire truck – or did it find me?) and the Trail Scavenger Hunt.
Now that this and the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee are over, I’ve had my ear to the ground, hoping to find something similar – an event in which the goal is to participate, be active and have fun. I’ve come up empty. However, while walking to work one day, my mind started spinning over ways to keep kids active at school and an idea of a fall scavenger hunt surfaced. I think it is perfect for families who are looking for something to do with their children or for adults like me who want to act like a kid.
Here is the list: Cynsspace – October Scavenger Hunt
Participation is simple. Find a 3 hour window on any day between October 11th and October 31st. Hunt for as many things as you can find on the list while walking or running or both. There are points for your own personal satisfaction and, if you are doing this with younger kids, there is lots of math involved (counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s; addition; estimating….) And, if you’re on Instagram, I’d love to see pictures. There are no winners and no prizes. The only goal is to have fun.
I give full credit for this to Gary Robbins as his event was my inspiration for this; The October Scavenger Hunt is modeled after the ones he created. If you are in a position to do so, please, consider thanking Gary by making a small donation to the BC Search and Rescue Association. An organization that is close to my heart is the Oakville Milton Humane Society. If everyone who participates were to contribute $5 to one of these organizations, we would do a lot of good.
So if you need a bit of motivation to get outside or if you’re looking for something fun to do, give this a try. Get out there, get moving and, most of all, have fun!