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Massive Scavenger Hunt Launches In Minnesota Today

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[leadin]For the third year, Minnesota this winter plays host to one of the largest outdoor scavenger hunts in the world.[/leadin]


Checkpoint MN launches today, and it includes more than $40,000 in prizes and 10 checkpoints scattered at iconic outdoors destinations around the state.

The event is a do-it-yourself adventure, and anyone eligible can participate. Participants earn prizes by traveling to checkpoints, taking a photo of themselves with a checkpoint sign, and uploading it to the site.

Checkpoint locations for 2015/16

A gallery of all check-in photos will be featured on CheckpointMN.com. See all the information and rules here.

The event is produced by Monopoint Media, a sister company of GearJunkie, and the State of Minnesota via its Explore Minnesota Tourism arm. It runs from Dec 3, 2015, to Jan 31, 2016.

Last year, thousands of people made the trip to visit checkpoints around Minnesota. The event awarded gear and prizes to everyone who participated.

’10 Iconic Outdoor Destinations’

Checkpoint locations this year include epic outdoors spots like Voyageurs National Park, to Cuyuna State Recreation Area, a popular fat-biking destination, to the World’s Largest Free Standing Hockey Stick. See all the locations here.

Participants check in during first annual event
Participants check in during first annual event

A major prize page anchors the event. Prizes range from jackets to sleeping bags to boots and hotel getaways. This winter, the major sponsors include The-House.com, Wigwam Socks, and Framed Bikes.

Now, get signed up and head out. There’s a massive course waiting out there in Minnesota, and participants are loading up today to hit the road and get outdoors in search of the checkpoint signs!

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