Last year’s Farsta was so much fun that we will repeat this type of individual relay where you’ll be teaming up with yourself for a 3-legged relay.
The Farsta relay uses forking courses, so while everyone will end up completing all the legs, they will do them in a different order. Don’t assume the person in front of you is going to the same control!
Please help us order the right number of maps by PRE-REGISTERING EARLY. It would really help us if you can pre-register by Wednesday evening, preferably by 9 pm. After pre-registration, there will be only a limited number of maps available for registration at the event. Thank you!!
Course designer(s): Dave Tallent
There will be one relay course with 3 legs. More information will be available once the courses are designed.
Beginner – 1 leg
Intermediate – 2 legs
Advanced (All Ultimate categories) – 3 legs
How are courses measured?
Courses are measured as the crow flies, in a direct line from control to control. Unless you have wings, you will travel farther than this distance! Courses are measured in kilometers, so a good rule of thumb is to simply round up to miles to estimate how far you will go. So in a 5 kilometer race, you’ll likely travel up to 5 miles.
Check back later for special notes from the Course Designer(s).
9:00-10:00 am – Registration
9:00-10:00 am – Newcomer instruction
10:30 am – Mass Start for all
1:30 pm – Course closes
An e-punch records your race. At each control, you’ll dip the e-punch into an electronic box, which will beep and flash as confirmation. After you finish, you’ll download the e-punch at the download tent and get a receipt that show which controls you visited and how long you took between each; these are your “splits.”
Part of the fun of orienteering is comparing your splits with people who completed the same course, and discussing the routes you took!
Online pre-registration closes Thursday, April 18 at 9:00 pm
Day-of-event registration is available by cash or check, made payable to Cascade Orienteering Club
There are delights here for beginners and advanced orienteers alike. Buildings, ballfields, and trails provide a great beginner and intermediate area, while the forest is a giant knot of trails that can terrorize any advanced orienteer who becomes lazy about reading contours or using their compass to check the direction of the trail.
Return to the Finish
All participants MUST return to the finish and download their e-punch or turn in their punch card.
Even if you have not finished your course, you must still return to the the finish and confirm with event staff that you have returned safely.
Out of Bounds
Some areas may be marked out of bounds. It is imperative to respect these boundaries to maintain our relationships with land managers. Participants MUST NOT go out of bounds. Any participant caught going out of bounds will be disqualified.
All participants MUST return to the finish by course closure time. If a participant does not return by course closure, event volunteers will begin coordinating a search party.
If you need a long time on the course, start as early in the start window as possible, wear a watch, and be prepared to cut your course short to make it back by the course closure time.
All participants MUST carry a whistle on the course. Complimentary whistles are available at the start tent (please only take one).
If you are injured on the course and need assistance, blow three long blasts to call for help.
If you hear a call for help, abandon your course to find the person in distress.
Part of the fun and fairness of orienteering is navigating your own course, so please be polite when you find a checkpoint and don’t holler that you’ve found it.
Don't have a compass? That's okay, you can borrow a baseplate compass for free at Cascade events, or even participate without one. If you're ready to invest in your own, then be sure to get a thumb compass from our local vendor, Wildwood Adventure Outfitters.