Everyone’s favorite outdoor gear guy Stephen Regenold, better known as the Gear Junkie, has announced a big event taking place next month in Roanoke, Virginia, in which he’ll give away more than $40,000 in outdoor equipment from some of the top gear manufacturers around. But those entering the contest are going to have to earn the prizes they win.
Dubbed the Gear Junkie Treasure Hunt, the event is limited to just the first 300 people who register. Then, on the day of the hunt, those 300 people will be sent on an open wilderness orienteering course, in which they’ll be given a map that will be marked with the locations of various flags out on the course. When they find a flag, they’ll score a point, and those points can then be redeemed for gear at the end of the two hour race.
The gear that will be up for grabs comes from a number of great companies, including Sierra Designs, SPOT, and Salomon. There will be packs, tents, clothing, and plenty more available to spend those earned points on, in what is sure to be a unique, one of a kind scavenger hunt.
If you’re interested in joining the fun, you’ll probably want to sign up quickly. The 300 spots reserved for participants will no doubt go fast.