In the morning of 11 June, 2016, KantanMT and LocWorld will kick-off the Howth Coastal Flag Challenge and Treasure Hunt, to raise money for Translators without Borders. A number of companies including Lionbridge, Vistatec, Matrix and MultiLingual have already signed up to join this charity hike, which promises to be a fun-filled, activity-centric and dynamic event.
To make sure that our teams have loads of fun, the KantanMT staff went for a test hike along the Bog of Frogs loop in Howth, to plan the route and finalise the points where we will sneak in our puzzles along the trail! To mix things up a bit, the team will be walking along the reverse Bog of Frogs trail. We were blessed with a beautiful and sunny Irish day, and we have a sneaking suspicion that it will be an even lovelier day on the 11 June.
We don’t want to give away any clues to the final event, but we will say this much – if you keep your eyes peeled to the photos we took during our test hike, you might come across hints about the locations, which will give you an advantage over the other teams in the challenge!
What to expect during the challenge?
Review the map of the Bog of Frogs loop in Howth. You will be walking the reverse route, and your ‘treasures’ will be hidden along this route. The challenge will test the mental grit and physical agility of the team members, but there will be bonus questions and picture rounds along the way, which will give the smart and observant team a chance to win more points!
The Bog of Frogs trail is just over 12 kilometres, and is named after a small, secluded area along the tail. Without giving away much, teams should keep a look out for this hidden, dreamy area along the trail.
There will be a number of photo points along the way, and don’t forget to carry your smartphones with you. Take pictures and post them with the hashtag #TWBhike.
Of course with all the walking and hiking along the laneways, clifftop paths and hill tracks, the teams will be famished by lunch time! So, a lovely sack lunch will be provided to all teams, which has been very kindly sponsored by Lionbridge.
A photograph with all the teams will be taken at this location, so don’t forget to keep your company flags ready, and put on your best smile for the photo session!
MultiLingual Magazine has kindly offered to publish a full page of participating company photos in its September issue, which will be listed with live links to company websites in the digital edition. You can also meet the MultiLingual team during the hike itself.
The teams will get the chance to rest themselves after the day’s excitement at the Abbey Tavern, an authentic, traditional Irish pub, with piping hot pub-grub, some expertly-poured Guinness and traditional Irish entertainment.
I want to register my team now – what should I do?
Simple, just fill up the registration form here, tell us how many team members you are registering, and donate to TWB here.
Corporate Teams (up to 4 people) are asked to raise a minimum of €1,000 per team to take part in the challenge, and Individuals are asked to raise a minimum of €100 to take part and will be assigned to Teams for the treasure hunt.
If you won’t be able to participate in the Challenge but would still like to make a donation, RSVP in the registration page with your comments, and we will contact you with more information.
Things to bring (essentials)
Walking/ trekking boots, raingear, snack and fluid
Also, don’t forget to bring your flag, and loads of energy and enthusiasm.
Slideshow from the #TWBhike test day