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ENTER THE WASTELANDS

BARSTOW | JOHNSON VALLEY | BIG BEAR

The Russians attacked the US with nuclear strikes and then forces landed all across the country to mount their ground attack on the US more than 40 years ago.

 

 A small band of rebels, the Wolverines, stood their ground and are still fighting for freedom 40 years later. This mission will take the teams into the heart of The Wastelands to recover a top-secret Russian weapons technology code-named PROJECT STARFIRE.

 

The information here will provide you with all the event details, the rules, the schedule, and the mission objectives. Review all the information so you are prepared to have the best possible experience on SMUGGLERS RUNS and increase your chances of winning the Golden Skull. Good Luck.

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STARTING LOCATION

{ BARSTOW }
ABANDONED Drive-in Theater
31175 Old Hwy 58, Barstow, CA 92311

AIR DOWN TIRES AFTER YOUR ARRIVE

CHECK IN/ REGISTER BY 7 AM

TEAMS RELEASED
AT 8AM

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CHECK IN

When arriving at the SKY LINE DRIVE IN THEATRE please back your vehicle up against the outdoor movie theatre near the entrance. Park near the last vehicle in the lineup. You will need to arrive early as team registration will open at 7am. 

Have your tires aired down ready to hit the trails.

JOIN THE GROUP AND GET TO KNOW YOUR FELLOW SMUGGLERS. ALL EVENT INFO UPDATES AND ANY CHANGES ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT WILL BE COMMUNICATED HERE.

GAME OVERVIEW

IMPORTANT: READ ALL EVENT INFORMATION AND TASKS TO DO PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT EVENT:

 

 For the "PROJECT STARFIRE" Event Experience, you and your navigator will take on the roles of Smugglers attempting to recover the top secret PROJECT STARFIRE weapon and then smuggle the equipment to the rebel outpost in the mountains.

 

You will be provided with all of the locations that you need to get to, how you get there is up to you. On-road/ off-road trail rally. NOT A RACE.

 

The event will take place with over 150 miles of hidden roads, great trails and some fun off-roading. You will be able to complete the entire rally with any stock high clearance 4x4 vehicle.

 

As we will be taking surface streets and highways there is no race component to the event. Please follow all posted speed limits, rules of the road and drive safely.

 

Please do not do anything that will cause unnecessary attention to the event.

 

PLEASE RESPECT THE TRAILS AT ALL TIMES.

 

Please make sure that your vehicle is in proper working order with no loose parts or lug nuts and that the tires are in good operable use.

NAVIGATION

SUGGLERS RUNS uses Gaia GPS with a developed route with checkpoints and reference points that correlate to the adventure and game component. If you do not already have Gaia GPS downloaded on your mobile device please do so in advance of the day of the event. The route will be provided to you and YOU MUST DOWNLOAD it in advance of the event. Also, download the offline map portion to ensure that if reception is limited you will be covered. If you are truly lost and unsure where to go you can call 949.329.2013 for support but it will cost you a gold coin.

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COMMUNICATION

It is required that your team is able to have communication on the rally. utilizing GMRS radio. All frequencies and channels will be provided at driver check-in the day of the event. You can rent a GMRS radio for the day at an additional cost.

 

HOW TO WIN

Most Gold Coins Collected will be the Game Winner

Primary Game Points system- Gold Coins

  • Everyone starts with 17 gold coins

  • You can earn coins at the checkpoints 

  •     If you can solve the puzzles at the stations within 5 minutes you are given a gold coin.

  •     Also, possible not guaranteed- style points awarded if the character has a good interaction or more fun with you,This is the decision of the individual at the checkpoint- they have several coins to award to teams.

  • First team to check in with the spy at the checkpoint- 1 Gold Coin

  • Team is dressed in Post apocalyptic Hobo Shiek outfits- 2 gold coin

  • Team vehicle is disguised in Post apocalyptic theme - 2 gold coin

  • First team to the checkpoint- 1 gold coin

  • Dog is participating in rally- 1 gold coin

  • Starting mileage is  Highest of all vehicles- 1 gold coin

  • Starting mileage is lowest of all vehicles- 1 gold coin

  • If you have a Smugglers Runs metal badge on vehicle-1 Gold coin

  • Each social media post from the outposts- 1 gold coin

  • Gamble for more gold!

  • Save your ammo....

If there is a tie- Most coins with the lowest mileage comparison.

Prizes subject to change and are at the exclusive discretion of SMUGGLERS RUNS LLC.

INSTRUCTIONS

The object of the game is to get to the checkpoints below. At the checkpoint, you will be faced with a specific objective. Please review the following terms to be able to understand the checkpoints.

MISSION BRIEFING

After stealing the Russian surveillance technology during the Orange Dawn mission, the Wolverines were able to gain a major surveillance advantage over the Russians. The Wolverines have identified a Russian top-secret, code-named PROJECT STARFIRE. The weapons facility was found hidden deep within the Wastelands area. It is imperative that the Wolverines secure the PROJECT STARFIRE weapon and the engineering schematics.

 

 The Warlord of the Wastelands, Master Blaster, and his band of Wastelanders actually ransacked the PROJECT STARFIRE weapons facility. Some of the engineers were able to escape with components of the weapon, others were taken hostage at the Wastelanders outposts. The surveillance technology has been used to track the weapons components and identify the locations of the Russian engineers scattered amongst the Wastelanders outposts.

 

For this mission, the Smugglers will need to disguise themselves and their vehicles to blend in with the Wastelanders tribes as they must make their way to each outpost to find the Russian weapons engineers and retrieve the components necessary to construct the PROJECT STARFIRE weapon before the Wastelanders realize what they have in their possession.  

VEHICLE DISGUISE

It is crucial that the SMUGGLERS have their vehicles disguised in order to get in and out of the Wastelands for the upcoming mission. Not having any type of disguise will most likely cause the SMUGGLERS to have to pay gold to bribe their way into the wastelands. Included are some spy shots by @badfish_martin of vehicles to use as a guide for your disguise. Teams can earn gold coins for having a vehicle disguised as a Wasteland rig and will have to pay to bribe their way through checkpoints if they do not look like they belong.

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 In order to get in and out of the Wastelands for the upcoming mission teams will need to be disguised as the Wastelanders. Not having any type of disguise will most likely cause the SMUGGLERS to have to pay gold to bribe their way into the wastelands and will cause more challenges at the outposts. Included are some spy shots to use as a guide for your disguise. The better the disguise the more gold is possible to be earned.

TEAM DISGUISE

Abandoned Gas Station

SCHEDULE

 7:00 am: Team Registration opens all teams on-site

 

 7:30 am: Registration closes and the team meeting starts

 8:00 am: Event Start -Teams released and Rally begins

 8:30 am: Catered Breakfast and first outpost mission

 9:00 am: Continue to off-road rally

 12:00 pm: Catered Lunch and outpost mission

 1:00 pm:  Rally Continues

 6:00 pm: Dinner and awards in Joshua Tree

 7:00 pm: After party/Live music - Band

SECURE YOUR ADDITIONAL STARFIRE BLASTERS
Purchase in advance and you will receive it at check-in

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HOTEL

Hotel can be booked Friday night at an additional cost in Barstow so you are close to the action early Saturday morning. We have a discounted rate of $99 +Tax

Best Western Desert Villa Suites

1984 E. Main St Barstow, CA 92311

Landers / Joshua Tree  will be the final destination and teams can get a hotel or Airbnb near the finish line at 60810 Cole Ln
Landers, CA, United States.

SMUGGLERS RUNS CONTENT CREATOR CHALLENGE!

     While participating on the SMUGGLERS RUNS EVENT you have the chance to win $500 plus a free ticket to a future event. 

     Simply video your teams experience on the day of the event and compile a one minute video of your full day experience and highlights.

Submit your video to the link below and we will choose a finalist at each event. The finalist from each event will win a free ticket to a future event and be included in the season finale choice for the $500 prize. The winner will be chosen at the end of the 2023 season..

     All videos must not disclose the answers to any of the challenges but just show them abstractly.

     All entries must also post the video on your social media tagging @smugglersruns and using #smugglersruns and the amount of likes and shares will be taken into account for the choice of winner.

All submitted content will become the digital property of SMUGGLERSRUNS LLC for commercial use.

LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THOROUGHLY REVIEWED ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE TO MAXIMIZE YOUR SMUGGLERS RUNS EXPERIENCE.

{ THIS LINK WILL BE LIVE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT WITH ALL OF THE GAME INFORMATION.}

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