NOTES FROM THE ROAD


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Stickers have arrived …


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Team Engage stickers are ready…


30 September 2016: Got a shipment of Team Engage stickers for the rally Jeep today. The team stickers will be put on the Jeep along with the official rally sponsor stickers, the Blue Heart Campaign stickers and our #124 placard once we are at Tech Inspection on October 13th …



Team Engage Rebelle Announcement …


Rebelle Rally introduces Team Engage…


28 September 2016: Team Engage was formally introduced in the Rebelle Rally’s Team Tuesday feed today, as the event date approaches. Next week we will begin the long journey from our separate coasts to the starting line of the rally in South Lake Tahoe…



More Plotting Practice …


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Getting up to speed with plotting…


27 September 2016: This is the last week of preparation before departure for the rally, and it is a good time to review plotting skills for accuracy and speed. During the event we will have between ten and twenty checkpoints per day, and will only have about an hour and a half in the morning to plot and route plan before starting time…


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COMING UP SOON:
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Heading back to Reno, NV for some final training, acclimation and preparation for the rally …

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Competing as Team #124 in the inaugural edition of the Rebelle Rally 13-22 October 2016 …


TEAM ENGAGE

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Team Engage is JoMarie Fecci of USnomads and Tracey Ristow driving “Sable,” a Barlow Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, across the American southwest in the inaugural edition of the Rebelle Rally, 13-22 October 2016. The team, hailing from opposite coasts of the USA, came together to compete in the Rebelle with a shared commitment to humanitarian ideals in addition to a love of overland exploration. During the rally Team Engage will be showing its support for the Blue Heart Campaign to raise awareness and help victims of human trafficking through the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking


THE BLUE HEART CAMPAIGN

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Team Engage supports the UN’s Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking and the Blue Heart Campaign as their platform to raise awareness about global human trafficking— an issue which disproportionately effects women. Human trafficking is modern day slavery and includes sex trafficking (forced prostitution and forced marriage), labor trafficking (domestic servitude, sweatshops and fraudulent bonded labor contracts), child soldiers and organ trafficking. According to the International Labor Organization, nearly 21 million people or 3 out of every 1,000 people worldwide are victims of human trafficking. The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking was established in 2010 and provides direct humanitarian, legal and financial aid to human trafficking victims. They provide grants to small grassroot NGOs that directly assist victims with housing, food, legal aid, access to justice, psychosocial support, medical care and training. Click here to donate directly to the Fund…

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MORE NOTES FROM THE ROAD:
19-25 Sep – Long Island
12-18 Sep – Yuma and Glamis
5-11 Sep – Sedona
29 Aug – 4 Sep – Long Island
23-28 August – Rod Hall Drive Training
15-22 August – Reno Rebelle Training
8-14 August – TFT8
1-7 August – Serbia overland
July – Serbia, Rally planning
June – Mongolia
16-31 May – Overland Expo, Mongolia
1-15 May – Paris
April – training desert prep
March – Long Island
February – California deserts
January – El Camino del Diablo
December – Long Island
November – New York
15-31 October – Moab
1-14 October – Vermont
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