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Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

###Please note the initial medals we ordered sold out. We are taking preorders for a second batch of medals that may arrive anywhere between end of March and May. Brexit customs issues and covid are making deliveries very unpredictable. You will be contacted once the medals arrive### 

Welcome to the Flying Fox Running Treasure hunt. Instead of running or walking a set distance your challenge, you and your team (if you have one) need to spot some relatively everyday things in your local area while out on a walk or run. Do so and you and your team can earn your reward. Our newest custom made medal. This one looks like a compass, complete with a spinning arm in the middle.


This challenge is suitable for people of all ages and abilities including children. We thought it might be useful in keeping children entertained. We hope this also works for anyone who might be finding running and walking all a bit samey at the moment and needs a new excuse to get outdoors. Like the mini Roman Challenge you can enter as a team with your nearest and dearest or with friends socially distanced. Remember to follow social distancing guidelines for all people outside of your household (or bubble) while out exercising responsibly.


You, and any other people/little person present, need to photo each of the items on the list and send them to us. You only need one person to run or walk per team and one set of photos per team. So if other people can’t be persuaded off their bikes or scooters that’s fine and you don’t have to trust them with a phone or camera either. A responsible adult must be present to accompany any child/children taking part. There are two lists, one geared for towns or cities and the other aimed at countryside. It doesn’t matter how many walks or activities it takes to complete the treasure hunt. Though if some are proving elusive worry not. Because up to 3 items from the list you can draw and submit a photo of the drawing. If you want to insist all children must draw each thing as well as photo them you’re more than welcome to submit them! Just don’t let them read the instructions!


Once you’ve entered on this website to complete your treasure hunt you need to choose a team name, tell us who is in your team. Then choose a list of items to find (town or country). Submit the photos and any drawings of the items you found. You can include a strava activity screenshot if you like but it’s not essential. Then you can reconfirm your postal address and we’ll get your medals sent out.  If you need your medals sent out in advance of doing the challenge so they can be presented on completion of the challenge you will need to contact us after entering. We will still need the proof of completing the challenge to be sent through. If you’re unhappy with any photos you submitted being used to promote this challenge please let us know. We’re hoping to give this event a community feel and share when people complete their challenges.

Results will show :

Team Neptune Legion Rides Again: James, Liz, Mary and Pip (you don't have to tell them they can't ride yet)  


Medals normally go out the Thursday or Friday after receipt of your evidence.


This event runs now until we either sellout or the end of the event period. We did sellout of the mini Roman and we only have 100 of these Teasure Hunt medals at present.


Activities can be submitted to


Please feel free to post any photos of your challenges to our facebook pages and help us to share the fun. We really appreciate your support and thank you for helping us through the pandemic while we are unable to hold our races.


Keep safe, keep healthy and enjoy.

List of items for town or city and countryside treasure hunts. You can submit up to 3 photos of drawings for things you can’t find. We do encourage people to come up with inventive and creative solutions for finding things from the list.


There are printable lists and instructions for town and city here and countryside here


Town or City

  • Post Box
  • Shop
  • Water
  • Street light
  • Traffic light
  • Pedestrian Crossing
  • 20mph sign
  • Bridge
  • Medal
  • Reflection
  • Flowers
  • Bin
  • Closed pub
  • Person safely picking up litter*
  • A coat
  • Dinosaur or a relation 😉
  • Park or Playing Field
  • Something that makes you happy



  • Cow
  • Water
  • Farm Gate
  • Reflection
  • Sign for walking route
  • Kissing gate or stile
  • Mud
  • More water
  • Bridge including footbridge
  • Snowdrop, daffodil or primrose
  • Badger set or rabbit hole
  • Person safely picking up litter*
  • Wild Bird or mammal (not necessarily wild)
  • A coat  
  • lichen or moss
  • Field or Wood
  • Something that makes you happy
  • Dinosaur or a relation 😉




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