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Amazing Refuge Race

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge - Fremont

Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

Amazing Refuge Race

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Armed with GPS units, you and your team will "race" against other teams by attempting to complete required challenges on the refuge first. Teams will be given a set of coordinates where they must try to locate using a GPS unit. Once at that location, teams must work together to complete a challenge. When that task is completed, teams will receive the next set of coordinates. Those who complete all challenges and arrive a the finish first wins!  Prizes from REI will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Intrigued? Call Carmen at 510/792-0222 ext. 476 for additional information and rules. Don't have a GPS unit? Borrow one from REI Outdoor School the day of the race and the refuge. Take the 30 minute introductory course on how to use the unit prior to the race.

Registration is required! You may register up to 5 people for your team. A minimum of 2 people per team. The refuge may place individuals on teams containing fewer than 5 people to ensure maximum participation. Registration deadline is August 20.  There is no cost to enter.

Important Information
You will be walking a minimum of 2 miles, perhaps more.  It will depend on whether  the most efficient route was chosen.  Please bring water, a hat, and sunscreen.

There is usually a wait list for this event.  If you need to cancel for any reason, please do so on eventbrite, or call 510-792-0222 ext. 476.  This will ensure maximum participation.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Frustrations using the GPS unit may occur with young children and it is helpful to have an adult assist.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
 Please bring water and wear comfortable shoes.  Dress for the weather.  No pets. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call Carmen at 510-792-0222 ext. 476 or email 

Can I update my registration information?

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No ticket is necessary.  We will be asking for the name of the person who registered the group. 


When & Where

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
2 Marshlands Rd
Fremont, CA 94555

Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge - Fremont

Containing almost 30,000 acres of estuarine habitat, uplands, open water, mudflats, salt ponds, and salt marshes, including much of southern San Francisco Bay, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for many wildlife.  Its purpose is to protect wildlife habitat for endangered species and migratory birds, and to offer opportunities for nature study.  The refuge has two main facilities - a Visitor Contact Station in Fremont, and an Environmental Education Center in Alviso.    The Visitor Contact Station is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and the EEC in Alviso is open weekends from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Both are closed on all federal holidays.

Tidelands Trail  Photo:  Ambarish Goswami

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is part of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex and is administered by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

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