GAGB Trackable Race - Racing Hounds

The GAGB are running a Trackable Race in 2019.

Are you a geocache Retriever, or do you prefer to be a Pointer for others to go get it? Do you prefer being a Setter of caches? Or perhaps, knowing your love of Tupperware, are you a Boxer? Running from our Start The Year Event 2019 until our Start The Year Event in 2020, your hound has a year to rack up the miles, find the caches, and be the Best of Breed!

To join the race, choose a dog breed, purchase the tag from our Online Shop, and place it in a cache or event to start its journey! All Racing Hounds are automatically entered in the race.

Tags cost £5.50 each, or can be purchased as a full set of four for £20. We are pleased to be donating 50% of all profits to the upcoming UK Mega Events.

Racing Hounds Trackables

See below for more information about the Race, including the Rules.

You can view a summary of the race standings below. It is updated once a week with the latest logs on Geocaching.com.


Last updated on: 04-Jan-2020

Leaderboard
Total Racers: 200
Highest Km: TB95PYC (the_dolan) with 77758 km, currently in in the hands of richt2000 East Midlands, United Kingdom
Retriever Race - 1st: TB95PZG (Griff Grof) with 1741 Retrieve logs, currently in the hands of Caslu26 West Midlands, United Kingdom
Retriever Race - 2nd: TB95PZ4 (Collie Wobbles) with 15 Retrieve logs, currently in the hands of Jomelbre Antwerpen, Belgium
Retriever Race - 3rd: TB95Q0H (Joolswools) with 15 Retrieve logs, currently in the hands of Flyfishing33 West Midlands, United Kingdom
Pointer Race - 1st: TB95PVZ (stuarthowe11) with 37 Discover logs, currently in GC81Z54 London, United Kingdom
Pointer Race - 2nd: TB95PX2 (thecatts) with 27 Discover logs, currently in the hands of marcelbeisel West Midlands, United Kingdom
Pointer Race - 3rd: TB95PW7 (GCHarribo) with 25 Discover logs, currently in the hands of olb1992 Eastern England, United Kingdom
Setter Race - 1st: TB95PXG (Paulared) with 15058 km within the British Isles, currently in the hands of Kubsat76 London, United Kingdom
Setter Race - 2nd: TB95PY4 (stuarthowe11) with 12766 km within the British Isles, currently in the hands of batesandlaw East Midlands, United Kingdom
Setter Race - 3rd: TB95PYX (Artisticwomble) with 2523 km within the British Isles, currently in the hands of PaulAndRob Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Boxer Race - 1st: TB95PT8 (hedgegog3) with 844 logs in Large, Regular or Small caches, currently in the hands of Caslu26 West Midlands, United Kingdom
Boxer Race - 2nd: TB95PVH (Artisticwomble) with 129 logs in Large, Regular or Small caches, currently in GC1TWVB West Midlands, United Kingdom
Boxer Race - 3rd: TB95PVK (The Old Soldier) with 77 logs in Large, Regular or Small caches, currently in GC1B7VM Sachsen, Germany

Summary for All Racers
TB No Trackable Name Owner Last Log Logs Last Spotted Travelled
TB95PYC the_dolan's Setter Race Tag the_dolan 03/01/2020 1505 richt2000 East Midlands, United Kingdom 77758 Km
TB95PZX Trudi the Racer Doodlejack 04/01/2020 587 tumbleweed2 Washington, United States 75322 Km
TB95PZP Harvey the Handsome Hound Wight walker 14/01/2020 273 WhatRobot Southern England, United Kingdom 47393 Km
TB95PZH Bouncer Cyzaki 11/01/2020 539 ryo62 Eastern England, United Kingdom 18259 Km
TB95Q0F GAGB's Racing Hounds GeoMickeyH 14/01/2020 855 MCG1975 Eastern England, United Kingdom 16578 Km
TB95PZ7 GAGB's Racing Hounds - Retriever (Kieran) sharant 08/01/2020 42 -Missing- 15840 Km
TB95PWY GAGB's Racing Hounds Flowers19 18/10/2019 11 Flowers19 North West England, United Kingdom 15678 Km
TB95PXG GAGB's Racing Hounds Paulared 03/01/2020 666 Kubsat76 London, United Kingdom 15031 Km
TB95PWJ GAGB's Racing Hounds Artisticwomble 12/12/2019 288 GC8GCPJ Southern Scotland, United Kingdom 14826 Km
TB95Q0A Den's Retriever GAGB Ey Up Me Duck 16/09/2019 31 hairyfairies Yorkshire, United Kingdom 13658 Km
TB95PY1 GAGB's Racing Hounds - Setter (Sharon) sharant 17/11/2019 303 GC6R44Q Trnavskı kraj, Slovakia 13283 Km
TB95PY4 GAGB's Racing Hounds - SETTER stuarthowe11 12/01/2020 1088 batesandlaw East Midlands, United Kingdom 12683 Km
TB95PZG GAGB's Racing Hounds - Retriever (Griff Grof) Griff Grof 11/01/2020 3493 Caslu26 West Midlands, United Kingdom 12594 Km
TB95PT8 GAGB's Racing Hounds - Butch hedgegog3 01/01/2020 2408 Caslu26 West Midlands, United Kingdom 10698 Km
TB95PZM Weller The Retriever HalfpintMonkeyGirl 28/07/2019 51 GC7Y5FH Washington, United States 9450 Km
TB95Q0H GAGB's Racing Hounds Joolswools 04/12/2019 202 Flyfishing33 West Midlands, United Kingdom 7816 Km
TB95PVK THE OLD SOLDIERS BOXER (GAGB HOUND) The Old Soldier 27/12/2019 234 GC1B7VM Sachsen, Germany 7493 Km
TB95Q0M GAGB's Racing Hounds Geocaching Womble 08/01/2020 153 GC8GPMT Southern England, United Kingdom 6977 Km
TB95PWB GAGB's Racing Hounds - Pointer (Ant) sharant 27/12/2019 165 Waz&Kaz Southern England, United Kingdom 6967 Km
TB95PV2 GAGB's Racing Hounds - Boxer (Sarah) sharant 02/11/2019 91 GC7X3QY North East England, United Kingdom 6613 Km
TB95PXT Weasley Cyzaki 05/01/2020 282 elbbirg South East England, United Kingdom 6605 Km
TB95PW8 THE OLD SOLDIERS POINTER (GAGB HOUND) The Old Soldier 01/01/2020 262 sjd78 North East England, United Kingdom 6476 Km
TB95PX2 GAGB's Racing Hounds - Angus the GSP thecatts 14/09/2019 310 marcelbeisel West Midlands, United Kingdom 6405 Km
TB95PW7 GAGB's Racing Pointer Hound GCHarribo 02/01/2020 59 olb1992 Eastern England, United Kingdom 5710 Km
TB95PVJ GAGB's Racing Hounds Geocaching Womble 11/01/2020 151 ronny.ffm Baden-Württemberg, Germany 5371 Km
TB95PZ4 GAGB's Racing Hounds - Tetley Collie Wobbles 01/01/2020 246 Jomelbre Antwerpen, Belgium 5286 Km
TB95PXQ GAGB's Racing Hounds Geocaching Womble 14/10/2019 226 GC15FD6 Tirol, Austria 4831 Km
TB95PZJ GAGB's Racing Hounds Erynluin 26/12/2019 197 DJKaneP London, United Kingdom 4544 Km
TB95PXC GAGB's Racing Hounds Geocaching Womble 06/01/2020 165 GC2AYT5 Northern Scotland, United Kingdom 3744 Km
TB95PW1 SPENCER Racing Pointer katchikali 09/10/2019 32 GC54B85 Grand-Est, France 3628 Km
TB95PXF GAGB's Racing Hounds Wild-Skye 04/10/2019 43 GC4Y9KQ South Wales, United Kingdom 2933 Km
TB95PX8 Sticky - GAGB's Racing Hounds - Pointer WinningMs 21/09/2019 33 GC7N7BW Southern England, United Kingdom 2721 Km
TB95PYX GAGB's Racing Hounds Artisticwomble 01/01/2020 120 PaulAndRob Northern Scotland, United Kingdom 2520 Km
TB95PXY GAGB's Racing Hounds jesters shoes 0 West Midlands, United Kingdom 2381 Km
TB95PWF Tizzy Cyzaki 11/09/2019 460 GC3M547 South West England, United Kingdom 2370 Km
TB95Q0K GAGB's Racing Hounds Artisticwomble 16/05/2019 12 GC34VT0 Región de Murcia, Spain 2282 Km
TB95PZF GAGB's Racing Hounds Trevorsilk 06/10/2019 89 GC8DRBP Southern Scotland, United Kingdom 2244 Km
TB95PVH GAGB's Racing Hounds Artisticwomble 17/07/2019 229 GC1TWVB West Midlands, United Kingdom 2042 Km
TB95PY7 GAGB's Racing Hounds - Rusty hedgegog3 15/10/2019 311 Explorer030213 Southern England, United Kingdom 1934 Km
TB95PY2 GAGB's Racing Hounds_ Cassie. caydensmum 14/10/2019 128 GC8EHA7 East Midlands, United Kingdom 1602 Km
TB95Q0J GAGB's Racing Hounds "Stich" allthingswood 24/11/2019 53 GC3M3QP West Midlands, United Kingdom 1589 Km
TB95PZV GAGB's Racing Hounds - GrahamTheGray Grahamthegray 26/10/2019 74 GC3QGC4 Southern England, United Kingdom 1391 Km
TB95PW6 GAGB's Racing pointer -percy Patch89 10/11/2019 74 GC62K67 South Wales, United Kingdom 1371 Km
TB95PZ0 GAGB's Racing Hounds manxrose 30/10/2019 126 GC2BKZC Southern England, United Kingdom 1370 Km
TB95PYE GAGB's Racing Hounds jennthefunkyranger 07/12/2019 83 GCQAXE North West England, United Kingdom 1318 Km
TB95PZB Grizzly's GAGB Racing Retriever Grizzly Pair 05/01/2020 91 GC8HCW6 North West England, United Kingdom 1162 Km
TB95PXJ Red - GAGB's Racing Hounds - Setter WinningMs 18/12/2019 100 GC6QVW4 North Wales, United Kingdom 1161 Km
TB95PYV GAGB's Racing Hounds chramm_and_fam 12/01/2020 56 Uber Dobbers Southern England, United Kingdom 1061 Km
TB95PX9 GAGB's Racing Hounds chramm_and_fam 05/01/2020 49 GCFA3B Southern England, United Kingdom 1034 Km
TB95PWW GAGB's Racing Hounds Border Caz 08/12/2019 9 GC84Y4T Yorkshire, United Kingdom 810 Km
TB95PYF GAGB's Racing Hounds Border Caz 08/12/2019 10 GC84Y4T Yorkshire, United Kingdom 810 Km
TB95PY3 Digby the GeoSetter racing hound random1se 19/04/2019 72 GC7QR71 East Midlands, United Kingdom 788 Km
TB95PZ2 DAISY THE DOGS ADVENTURE Rebeccatilly 0 West Midlands, United Kingdom 754 Km
TB95PVR Butch II - GAGB's Racing Hounds - Boxer WinningMs 08/05/2019 11 -Missing- 502 Km
TB95PVT GAGB's Racing Hounds Boxer susiemerlin1 04/01/2020 17 GC2TH56 Southern England, United Kingdom 415 Km
TB95PTR GAGB's Racing Hounds chramm_and_fam 06/12/2019 21 GC70MGX South West England, United Kingdom 403 Km
TB95PVV GAGB's Racing Hounds Border Caz 01/01/2020 9 GC8GDTE Eastern England, United Kingdom 401 Km
TB95PZ9 GAGB's Racing Hounds Border Caz 26/12/2019 8 GC8GDTE Eastern England, United Kingdom 401 Km
TB95Q03 GAGB's Racing retriever - harry Patch89 19/03/2019 24 GC633RE Southern England, United Kingdom 350 Km
TB95PZ6 Fetch - GAGB's Racing Hounds - Retiever WinningMs 25/11/2019 24 GC7X9AX East Midlands, United Kingdom 229 Km
TB95Q0C GAGB's Racing Hounds chramm_and_fam 20/12/2019 10 Echo's Shadow South West England, United Kingdom 216 Km
TB95PYD Den's Red Setter GAGB Ey Up Me Duck 05/08/2019 20 benjw1 Eastern England, United Kingdom 149 Km
TB95PWM GAGB's Racing Hounds Stagecoach7 17/11/2019 6 Lilywhite1066 South Wales, United Kingdom 147 Km
TB95PTT Bruno Cyzaki 26/04/2019 20 -Missing- 133 Km
TB95PW3 GAGB's Racing Hounds - Percy Pointer & Littlelou1982 littlelou1982 30/08/2019 7 GC7FPEH Yorkshire, United Kingdom 117 Km
TB95PVG Bruno wriglee 03/04/2019 18 GC3AAMR Southern England, United Kingdom 97 Km
TB95PV1 Taz Geena10 24/02/2019 6 GC355PF East Midlands, United Kingdom 66 Km
TB95PXK GAGB's Racing Hounds " Spot" woody1952 09/04/2019 13 GC1T3PJ Eastern England, United Kingdom 59 Km
TB95PVA GAGB's Racing Hounds melin boy 30/12/2019 3 melin boy South Wales, United Kingdom 58 Km
TB95Q01 GAGB's Racing Hounds manxrose 04/07/2019 8 GC83HE3 East Midlands, United Kingdom 24 Km
TB95PTV Glossops Hound glossop 0 West Midlands, United Kingdom 0 Km
TB95PVD GAGB's Racing Hounds - BOXER stuarthowe11 16/03/2019 1 -Collection- 0 Km
TB95PVZ GAGB's Racing Hounds - POINTER stuarthowe11 18/12/2019 39 GC81Z54 London, United Kingdom 0 Km
TB95PXN Rosetta the Setter wriglee 15/01/2019 1 GC8276H Southern England, United Kingdom 0 Km
TB95PZY GAGB's Racing Hounds - RETRIEVER stuarthowe11 16/03/2019 1 -Collection- 0 Km

Races

Long Distance Runner Race:

  • Every dog tag is entered into the main race. The winner is the Racing Hound that travels the furthest between January 12th 2019 and January 3rd 2020. See below for the rules.

Best of Breed Races: Each breed has a different goal.

  • Retriever: the Racing Hound that is 'Retrieved' the most times.
  • Pointer: the Racing Hound that has the most 'Discover' logs.
  • Setter: the Racing Hound that clocks up the most mileage without leaving the British Isles.
  • Boxer: the Racing Hound that is 'Dropped Off' or 'Visits' the most caches that are 'Small', 'Regular' or 'Large'.

Rules

General

  1. The race begins on January 12th 2019 at 0:00 and ends on January 3rd 2020 at 23:59.
  2. Owners cannot help their tag progress in the race (i.e. post a 'Retrieve', 'Dropped Off', 'Visited' or 'Discover' log). These logs will be invalid, and will not benefit the tag's standing in the race categories.
  3. Owners should not be present when a person is dropping, retrieving or discovering the dog tag.
  4. Each geocaching account can have up to four Racing Hounds in the race, but they must be different breeds. In other words, you cannot have more than one Racing Hound of the same breed in the race.
  5. If your Racing Hound goes missing, you are out of the race. Copy tags are not allowed to be released.
  6. The race standings will automatically be updated throughout the year. Once the race has reached its conclusion, they will be verified by the GAGB committee to check for unexpected errors. The decisions made are final, and not open to discussion or reconsideration.
  7. There will be no more than one prize per person - if a Racing Hound owner wins more than one category, they will only receive one prize and an honourable mention in the other category/categories won. In this case, second place will receive the prize itself as well as a mention.

The Races

Long Distance Runner Race:

  • 'Dropped Off' and 'Visited' logs add to mileage. Racing Hounds can travel all over the world.

Best of Breed Races:

  • Retriever: 'Visited' logs do not count, this Racing Hound needs to be 'Dropped Off' and then 'Retrieved' for it to count.
  • Pointer: You should not ask people (for example, at an event) to discover your tag.
  • Setter: If the Racing Hound is taken abroad, these miles will simply be ignored by the race leaderboard, and the mileage will pick up again when it comes back. This does not apply to the other breeds.
  • Boxer: The Racing Hound can visit non-eligible cache sizes without disqualification - only caches of eligible sizes will count towards the winning total.

Eligibility

  1. You must be a GAGB member to win a prize in the race. You can become a member at any point during the race.
  2. The race covers periods of two committee terms. Incumbent GAGB Executive Committee Members can take part in the race if desired, but cannot win any prizes. If a member of the 2018/19 committee has a tag in the race and is not re-elected in 2019, they can win a prize in January 2020. Likewise, if someone new on the 2019/20 committee has a tag in the race, they cannot win a prize. The reason behind this is that the 2019/20 Executive Committee will be overseeing the final stages of the race, verifying the winners and discussing prizes in January 2020.
  3. Founders, Supporter Members, Friends and past GAGB Executive Committee members can have a tag in the race and win prizes.

Winners

There will be six winners: one for each race category, and the winner of a prize draw.

All Racing Hounds in the race (with the exception of the winners of the five other prizes) will be included in the draw.

The winners will be announced during an award ceremony at GAGB's 'Start the Year' event in early January 2020.
Prizes will be issued during the event, but if a winner cannot attend their prize will be posted promptly after.