Posts Tagged ‘Tour de Cure’

October 30, 2017

Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 2

When we announced our Diabetes Awareness Charity Special, we asked you to share your stories of living with diabetes, and health in general, and how Munzee has helped you. We’ve gotten a handful of stories that we will be sharing, and we hope these encourage you to share yours. These stories have been edited to exclude personal information unless explicitly stated.
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after my invalid husband passed away. Not liking the thought of taking tablets for the rest of my life, I had to do something about it. I knew about Munzee, but I hadn’t participated in it, so tentatively I made a start.
Well 6 months after diagnosis, I was off the tablets, eating better and had ‘normal’ blood sugar levels. Lots of walking, travelling, meeting new people and playing the game has maintained that level, to the point where a specialist said he didn’t believe I was diabetic!
So thank you, Munzee, for the health benefits and long may the game continue.

If you have a story you would like to share with us, please email iloveyou@munzee.com!

Munzee on!

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October 25, 2017

Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 1

When we announced our Diabetes Awareness Charity Special, we asked you to share your stories of living with diabetes, and health in general, and how Munzee has helped you. We’ve gotten a handful of stories that we will be sharing, and we hope these encourage you to share yours. These stories have been edited to exclude personal information unless explicitly stated.

I have to write and tell you how this great game of Munzee helped me from contracting diabetes.

It all started a few years ago: I’m part of a team that creates treasure hunts to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. We were doing a hunt through Hollywood, and my task was to keep ahead of the contestant and make sure the clues were in place. Well, I just couldn’t keep up. When I got back home to the UK, I visited my Doctor, and after many tests, he diagnosed that I was suffering from Pre-Diabetes. In fact, I was very close to developing the disease full blown.

After a while that included a serious diet and much more exercise, I lost about 35 pounds, and was told that my new regime was for life. Well, I used to go letter boxing over here on Dartmoor, but was getting fed up with the wet weather and the need to dress for it. So, I started walking round the town.

It was all pretty boring until a friend of mine (a cacher) said the word Munzee. I had never heard it before, but did a google search.

From that moment on I was hooked. I bought myself an iPhone, and my walks were never the same again. I’ve kept my weight off, and more importantly my blood sugar level has remained in limits.

When the next person wins a silver eagle in the Cancer treasure hunt, I shall be heading to the USA once more. This time, the hunt is in Miami, so I shall take time out and pop across to McKinney, hopefully to meet up with you munzee guys. That will be just great !!


If you have a story you would like to share with us, please email iloveyou@munzee.com!

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October 24, 2017

Flat Schedules for November

There may be a week left in October, but we’re already planning for November! Flat Robs and Flat Matts are ready to get out on the map for November, and we wanted to share the tentative schedule with you!

Flat Robs

  • November 22nd at 12:00 MHQ time through November 26th at 23:59 MHQ time

Flat Matts

  • November 3rd at 00:01 MHQ time through November 7th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • November 10th at 00:01 MHQ time through November 11th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • November 14th from 00:01 through 23:59 MHQ time
  • November 17th at 00:01 MHQ time through November 26th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • November 28th at 00:01 MHQ time through November 30th at 23:59 MHQ time

Both of these schedules are subject to change/be added to as we plan more and Rob/Matt potentially attend more events. If you need a refresher, the schedule for October’s Flatt Robs and Flatt Matts can be found here.

We hope you have a great rest of the month!

Munzee on!

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October 16, 2017

Diabetes Awareness Charity Special

Rob and Matt mentioned on the latest podcast that a new charity special was on the way, and we’re happy to announce that it is here! Starting now, you can purchase and deploy the Diabetes Awareness Charity Special.

Diabetes awareness is a very important cause that is near and dear to many of our hearts. From family members to friends, many, if not all, of us know someone who has been affected by diabetes. From MunzFit events to the Tour de Cure to this charity special, we’ve planned this Fall to focus on health and diabetes awareness and research.

Money raised from the Diabetes Awareness Charity Special will be donated to the American Diabetes Association through the Tour de Cure. The remainder of the money will be donated to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). The IDF is an umbrella organization that consists of over 200 diabetes associations in 170 countries to help those living with diabetes and those at risk. This charity special also coincides with World Diabetes Day (November 14th), the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign.

The Diabetes Awareness Charity Special will be on the map from Monday, October 16th at 15:00 MHQ time (now) through Sunday, November 19th at 23:59 MHQ time. Specials can be purchased in the Munzee Online Store through October 31st at 23:59 MHQ time These are available for $2.00 each, and there is a limit of 50 per username. You can find them here. These are temporary and will be archived at the end of this special campaign, similar to previous charity campaign specials in the past.

These are temporary virtual munzees that can be placed anywhere via Quick Deploy, and there is a Diabetes Awareness filter in the app under “Virtual” (make sure to turn it on). They have a 300ft capture radius and are blastable as well. These charity specials do follow proximity rules with all other types (excluding Flats). On November 19th at 23:59 they will be archived and removed from the map so plan and deploy early.

Points for the Diabetes Awareness Special are as follows:

  • Deploy: 14
  • Capture: 14
  • CapOn: 10

You can also earn the Diabetes Awareness Special badge for capturing or deploying 1 Diabetes Awareness Special.

During this fundraiser, we’d like to highlight stories about diabetes (or health in general) and how Munzee has helped you. If you have a story you would like to share, please email iloveyou@munzee.com.

We hope you enjoy this temporary charity special virtual game piece, and we thank you in advance for your support.

Munzee on!


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Name: Diabetes Awareness Charity Special

Type: Temporary Virtual

On map from October 16th at 15:00 MHQ time through November 19th at 23:59 MHQ time

Available in Online Store until October 31st at 23:59 MHQ time

$2/each with a limit of 50

Points:

  • Deploy: 14
  • Capture: 14
  • CapOn: 10

Quick Deploy: Yes

Capture Radius: 300ft and Blastable

Proximity: 150ft from your own; 50ft from others’

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October 13, 2017

Munzee Podcast- October 2017

The Munzee Podcast is back after a very busy September! Rob and Matt recap MHQ Bash, reveal a fiendish Friday the 13th fellow, and warm up for the Tour De Cure charity race. Stay tuned for a reveal about what’s coming up for the rest of October!

Podcast Notes:

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October 10, 2017

Tour de Cure: Race Week Update

Hey, everyone!

Tour de Cure is THIS WEEKEND! The team is ready to race, and we’re excited to be supporting such a good cause. The Team Munzee cycling kits have arrived, and Louise is already sporting one.

A limited quantity will be available in the Munzee Online Store soon.

As we mentioned before, we will be hosting a Munzee Event after the races, so you can come support the race team, roam around Southfork Ranch, or check our the vendors booths. This will be a MunzFit event too!

Speaking of vendor booths, Eventzee will have a Tour de Cure-wide scavenger hunt going on during the event with a booth in the vendor area to spread the word about both Munzee and Eventzee.

We know everyone can’t make it, but we appreciate any support you can give, whether that be joining our team, cheering us on, or helping us raise funds for the American Diabetes Association by donating to the team.

We’ll be sharing plenty of pictures on race day, and we can’t thank you enough for your support. Keep an eye out for more information about an upcoming way to give back, as well.

Munzee on!

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September 28, 2017

Flat Schedules and Events for October (UDPATED)

Hey, everyone!

As you may have noticed, Flat Robs and Flat Matts are still on the map. That was intentional. Our wonderful Events Manager, Louise, asked that they remain on the map for the duration of MunzFit 2.0 events, and we were happy to have Rob and Matt virtually attend all of them. If you need a refresher, that means Flat Robs and Flat Matts will be on the map until 23:59 MHQ time on October 15th.

That doesn’t mean Rob and Matt won’t be out and about, though. They will be attending events throughout the month, as well.

Rob

In the spirit of coexisting, Rob will be attending “Going Caching” in Rome, Georgia next week, and end his adventures at the “GA – Going Ca…er uh Munzeeing! Rome” event! You can meet him at the “Going Caching” events next Wednesday, October 4th through Sunday, October 8th. If you’re attending “Going Caching” or are just in the area, make sure to stop by and say hi. The theme is Spy Games so it fits well in his covert ops mindset and attire.

Matt

Matt, on the other hand, will be getting into the Halloween spirit in Missouri during the end of the month. On Saturday, October 21st, he’ll be in Kansas City for “A Spooktacular KC Halloween” and “Kansas City’s Ghoulish Last Call“. The following weekend, he will be headed up to Springfield, Missouri for the “2nd Annual MunZters Mash” event on Saturday, October 28th.

Team Munzee

In the week between Rob and Matt’s travels, Team Munzee will be participating in the 2017 DFW Tour de Cure on Saturday, October 14th! We will be hosting an event after the race, and you can read all about our Tour de Cure efforts here. You still have time to join or donate to our team. Keep an eye out for more information as we get closer to race day!

Without further ado, here are the schedules for Flat Robs and Flat Matts:

Flat Robs

  • Through October 15th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Friday, October 27th at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, October 29th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Additional times in October are possible but not confirmed at this time

Flat Matts

  • Through October 15th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • October 17th at 00:01 MHQ time through October 18th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • October 20th at 00:01 MHQ time through October 23rd at 23:59 MHQ time
  • October 25th (00:01-23:59 MHQ time)
  • October 27th at 00:01 through October 29th at 23:59 MHQ time

We hope to see you at an event this month!

Munzee on!

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September 15, 2017

Tour de Cure Update

Last month, we announced that members of Team Munzee would be participating in the DFW Tour de Cure to raise funds and awareness for diabetes. Since then, we’ve also announced MunzFit 2.0 events (as well as MunzFit 2.0 apparel) that will launch at the end of MHQ Bash and run through Tour de Cure. We’re a month out from the Tour de Cure, and we’ve got a few updates.

Munzee

Our Munzee event for Tour de Cure will have a special badge and icon that can be earned. We know everyone isn’t able to make it, but if you can, we’d be happy to see you. You can join our team, come out to cheer us on, or help us raise funds for the American Diabetes Association by donating to our team. If you do join us, we’ll have a Team Munzee tent that we will use as a meeting point.

Eventzee

Eventzee will be partnering with Tour de Cure for a special hunt! We’re currently working with the American Diabetes Association and Tour de Cure to finalize plans, so keep an eye out for more information.

If you haven’t put a MunzFit event on the calendar yet, you still have time! Don’t miss out!

Munzee on!

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September 13, 2017

MunzFit 2.0 and Team Munzee Cycling Apparel

Team Munzee is gearing up for the Tour de Cure and MunzFit 2.0 events, and we want you to get in on the action, too! We know not everyone can be there, but you can sport the apparel we do. We’ll be wearing custom cycling jerseys for Tour de Cure, and we’ve created shirts based on their design.

We’ve also added MunzFit 2.0 shirts, tank tops, zip-up hoodies, pullover hoodies, and baseball tees!

And last, but not least, we’ve added a Munzee #MunzFit sports bra! This item is brought to you in partnership with DBA Sports, a sponsor of our cycling queen Louise. These are available NOW in multiple sizes!

You can find all of these products in the Munzee Online Store!

Don’t forget, you can put your MunzFit 2.0 event on the Munzee Calendar now!

Munzee on!

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September 8, 2017

MunzFit 2.0 Events!

Following our recent blogpost about Team Munzee entering the Tour de Cure in October, we are now ready to let you know the full details of MunzFit 2017!

The main news is we’d like you to join us in keeping MunzFit around the world! We are kicking things off with our 3km event in McKinney at MHQ Bash on Sunday 24th September. We also invite you to start hosting your own MunzFit events from Monday 25th September until Sunday 15th October inclusive.

The MunzFit event packages are $100 and include:
– Basic event package
– No proximity restrictions
– MunzFit Attendee badge (customised with event location)
– MunzFit host badge
– 5 Flat Robs
– 5 Flat Matts
– An Emerald in a new garden for each attendee

Please submit your events on the calendar: https://calendar.munzee.com/submit and look out for some MunzFit events near you! https://calendar.munzee.com/

Keep an eye out for the merchandise we have coming soon and Munzee On!

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