Premier Geocoin Race V in Trackables Posted March 17, 2011 How are everyone's racers doing? It's a little less than two months till the end of this race, my first race, and I visited my racers' pages today to see how they're doing. More accurately, I saw how they AREN'T doing. Here's the results: Racer #1 : Picked up by a geocacher in late May 2010. The cache logged the coin, but not the cache he/she grabbed it from. Racer #2 : Placed in it's first geocache 8 days after the race start, and disappeared! Racer #3 : Place in a geocoin worm hole...I mean, TB Hotel, in August 2010 and a note written in September 2010 stated is was not there. I should probably mark it missing. Racer #4 : Alive and well in France! Racer #5 : Picked up in July 2010 with the note "I will make sure to help the coin win the race for 2010-2011!" I think my coin went to the same place as these good intentions? Racer #6 : Placed in a cache in Portugal, which was disabled, along with my coin. The cache has since been replaced, but my coin never resurfaced. So five out of six coins haven't been heard from since September 2010, which means they were only active for the first third of the race duration. I AM happy to have one racer still going, and it is going pretty well in the mileage category! This is a bit disheartening for trackables and for geocaching in general, in my opinion. And yes, I was fully aware that there was a good chance I would never see these coins again before I entered the race, and I did not activate any coins in this race that I wasn't prepared to lose. However, it seems as though lately we can change the phrase from "you might not see them again" to "you will not see them again." Maybe I should find that thread with geocoin success stories?!