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.

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, TUBE, TRAM etc.

Example naming convention:

SideTracked - StationName
REALLY SideTracked - StationName

For SideTracked Day Events (Held on 10 August every year)
Events which are held especially in celebration of the SideTracked Series can only be held on SideTracked Day - This is held and celebrated on the 10 August each year. This year is our 10th anniversary and we welcome you to add this to the end of your event naming as per the example below.

Example naming convention:
SideTracked Day 2017 - Station Name
SideTracked Day 2017 - StationName - 10th Anniversary
SideTracked Day 2017 10th Anniversary
- StationName

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 and our event map

HTML Listing Generator
It's never been easier to generate the HTML needed for your listing, just fill in all the fields on our SideTracked HTML Generator, click Submit and we'll work some magic to give you the code you need to edit your SideTracked listing.

Resources
SideTracked logo URL (Put this in the 'Background Image URL' box on your Cache report form

SideTracked information page URL (Put this in the 'Related web page?' box on your Cache report form)

Thanks for checking this out - it would be good for the series to be consistent where possible as makes it easier for people to search through the lists of Caches.