Hosting your SideTracked Event...

About SideTracked
We have Motorway Mayhem. We have A-Road Anarchy (cos there aren’t many Motorways in Wales!). But what about public transport users? SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick Cache-and-dashes at Train Stations.

SideTracked started at Evesham station on August 10th 2007, placed by schnarff & bikermel76. It took a while to get started, but is now spreading across the country

Holding a SideTracked Event
Why not host your own SideTracked event? It's easy, and you can meet and greet other SideTracked supporters, eat, play games and share stories about geocaching.

We're even offering event owners the chance to let they have their event attendees a official SideTracked profile badge they can proudly display on their geocaching profile after attending your event, and correctly named events will additionally count towards their stats badge too!

Geocaching events should be free to participate. If you are hosting an outdoor event, make sure to ask land managers about any required permissions.

Naming your Cache
There are two different types of SideTracked events - SideTracked Day and normal events. When naming your event, please following conventions.

Following our naming convention for events ensures that we can pick up your event into our stats, and helps other users to search for SideTracked caches too. Caches which don't meet the guidelines below will unfortunately not be eligible to join the series bookmark lists which makes up everyone's stats.

Regular SideTracked Events (Any day of the year, except 10 August)
These should be named like you would name a normal SideTracked Cache, following the naming guidelines for REALLY, MINI, etc.

Example naming convention:

SideTracked - StationName
REALLY SideTracked - StationName

For SideTracked Week Events (Held around 10 August every year)

After the sucess of holding a week long celebration in 2022, we'll be doing the same for 2024! The week-long celebration will kick off on Wednesday 7 August and will run through to Tuesday 13 August 2024.

Example naming convention for week events: (see below for 10 August events)
SideTracked 2024 - StationName
SideTracked 2024 - StationName - 17th Anniversary

If your event is being held on 10 August exactly, you may name your event as follows:
SideTracked Day 2024 - StationName
SideTracked Day 2024 - StationName - 17th Anniversary

Tell us about your Event!
Please e-mail us to let us know about your event before and after it's published so we can arrange for your profile badge for your event attendees to be made in plenty of time before your event. This also allows us to ensure your event is added to our bookmark lists.

SideTracked Series page infromation (Put this at the top of your cache listing)

HTML Option:
Plain Text option:

SideTracked logo Right click on the image below and save to your computer. You can then upload this to your cache listing.