Are you ready to test your navigation skills and fitness?
All abilities of runners and walkers are invited to explore the campus and surrounding grounds for this unique event. Taking place on March 4th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., Survival is Insufficient is a event that combines trail running/walking with orienteering, similar to a scavenger hunt, but it you will not have to find someone who has set of measuring spoons in their backpack. Over the course of this 5K trail run/walk, you will need to use your map skills and knowledge from reading Station Eleven to find the checkpoints, answer the questions, and cross the finish line.
This event will start at the UW Parkside track and finish in Petrifying Springs Park. The rest of the route is a well kept secret.
A map of UW Parkside has been developed by a 30 yer veteran map maker for the Chicago Area Orienteering Club. Orienteering involves finding checkpoints/controls using a accurate map that will be 5k in length using the best route choices. The course will not be so tough that you will be unable to locate the controls, but it will be tough enough to make use of your skills to find the locations. This event will be challenging, fun, and exercise all in one. Don't miss out on this first ever unique orienteering 5K run/walk event on UW Parkside campus.
Friendly competition is expected. Map skills will be helpful. Reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is strongly encouraged (and will get you bonus points).
Once finished, you will be welcomed with great post event food, soda, adult drinks, and fun awards.
Registration for this unique event is on $17 for students and $22 for adults. Same day registration will be available at $20 for students and $25 for adults, but due to he nature of this event, advanced registration is strongly encouraged.
The Survival is Insufficient event is part of the NEA Big Read program. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. More information about UW Parkside's participation in the NEA Big Read program can be found at https://www.uwp.edu/engage/bigread/
About Station Eleven: Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel's fourth novel, won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, was a finalist for the National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award, was an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and was named one of the best books of the year by more than a dozen publications. It's been translated into 27 languages. "Equal parts page-turner and poem" (Entertainment Weekly), the novel is set 20 years after a devastating flu pandemic destroys civilization as we know it. A woman moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians until they encounter a violent prophet who threatens the tiny band's existence. "Possibly the most captivating and thought-provoking post-apocalyptic novel you will ever read" (The Independent London). "Think of Cormac McCarthy seesawing with Joan Didion ... Magnetic" (Kirkus starred). "It's hard to imagine a novel more perfectly suited, in both form and content, to this literary moment" (The New Yorker). "I kept putting the book down, looking around me, and thinking, 'Everything is a miracle'" (National Public Radio)
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