Saturday, June 23
Where: Downtown and Waterfront
*Scanvenger Hunt will begin with orientation at Front Park at 1:00pm
*All teams will end at the back patio of Templeton Landing at Erie Basin Marina at approximately 4:30pm.
When: Orientation 1:00pm - 2:00pm / Scanvenger Start at 2:00pm
Cost: $20.00 *Per Team
This Scanvenger Hunt takes it up a notch by adding a bit of technology to the fun! QR codes are used to access clues and information at various locations around the waterfront. Enjoy the beauty of the waterfront while having fun and getting some exercise while you and your team walk and bike to find your next clue.
At least one person on each team will need a Smartphone with a QR Reader. Never scanned a QR code? No Problem! Prior to the start of the Scanvenger Hunt, we will help all teams download a QR Reader, and walk you through the use of the Smartphone tools used in the game. If you are not already familiar, the process is quite easy and we’ll be sure you understand the program before you head out.
*For those teams biking, we encourage those who do not own bikes to borrow one from a friend or family. We will have a few available for use for the Scanvenger Hunt only. First come first serve, we cannot guarantee a bike for your use and will let you know as soon as possible so other arrangements can be made if necessary.
The ride is about 10 miles and should take about 2 1/2 hours. Conditions vary from bike path to city street, this is an urban adventure at a medium-rate of difficulty. Any bike commuter or trail rider will feel comfortable during the Hunt.
The course will take you along walking paths, sidewalks, and depending on your choice of shortcuts, grassy areas and parking lots. At about 6 miles, any regular dogwalker, powerwalker or evening stroller, will be able to finish the course in about 2 1/2 hours. The terrain is flat.
Getting Ready: How to Use a QR Code Scanner on your Smartphone
Using a Smartphone like an iPhone, BlackBerry or Android, QR Codes are an easy way to jump to specific online content, like a website, photo or video. Your Smartphone needs a QR Reader program to use it's camera to scan a QR Code. These applications are free to download. We suggest the following based on your type of phone:
Apple iPhone: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/qr-code-reader-and-scanner/id388175979?mt=8
At least one member of your four person team needs to have a Smartphone with a QR Reader. We suggest that you download it and get familar with it proir to the Scavenger Hunt event.