Join us for a goat event in the Teanaway Valley. For this event, we’ll offer three long-distance courses with a twist: skip 1 or 2 controls (depending on which course you do) of your choice. And a Beginner course is also offered.

The Goat is part of 2 days of orienteering in eastern Washington. Enjoy a Long Distance event at Lick Creek on Saturday.

Find out more about Goat events!

Skipped Controls

As is often the case in a Goat event, you are permitted to skip one or more non-consecutive controls, depending on which course you do. The following is permitted.

Zygoat – 1 skip
Kid – 2 skips
Goat – 2 skips

PLEASE pre-register online if you consider going to this event so we can get a better map count. Since there are mass starts, we cannot reuse the maps.

COURSES

Course distances will be provided here once the courses are finalized.

Beginner –
Zygoat –
Kid (Ultimate Masters; Ultimate Juniors) –
Goat (Ultimate Open) –

Age classes

Juniors – 20 and under
Masters – 50+
Open – any age

Ultimate points

While you can run any course you wish, you will receive Ultimate points in a class only if you qualify by age and sex on that course. Please see the chart below for categories in which you can receive Ultimate points.

Zygoat Kid Goat
Women 20 and under no points*  Jr. Women  Open Women
Men 20 and under no points* Jr. Men  Open Men
Women 50+ no points* Masters Women  Open Women
Men 50+ no points* Masters Men  Open Men
Women 21-49 no points* no points*  Open Women
Men 21-49 no points* no points*  Open Men

*You may run this course but will not receive Ultimate points.

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.

COURSE NOTES

Check back later for special notes from the Course Designer(s).

SCHEDULE

8:00-8:45 am – Registration
8:00-8:30 am – Newcomer instruction
9:00 am – Goat mass start
9:15 am – Kid/Zygoat mass start
2:30 pm – Courses close (return to Download by this time to avoid disqualification)*

*If you think you might take a long time on the course, consider doing a shorter course. Also, wear a watch to ensure that you return to the finish by course closure time, even if you have to abandon your course to do soThose returning after course closure will be disqualified and will make the volunteer staff very grumpy.

PRICES

PRE-REGISTERED

Non club member Club member
Using COC epunch  $17  $12
Using your epunch  $12  $7

DAY-OF REGISTRATION

Non club member Club member
Using COC epunch  $20  $15
Using your epunch  $15  $10

 

Become a member for $5-20

Buy your own e-punch for $38

What’s an e-punch?

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!

SIGN UP

Online pre-registration closes Thursday, May 9 at 9:00 pm

Day-of-event registration is available by cash or check, made payable to Cascade Orienteering Club

Learn more about volunteering

Volunteers make these events happen! You can volunteer and participate on the same day, plus earn volunteer points to earn a free meet.

LOCATION

PARKING

Teanaway Forks is part of the Teanaway Community Forest and you will need a Discover Pass to park. You can purchase a (annual or one-day) Discover Pass online or in person at many hunting/fishing license vendors or at several retail locations. Check the Discover Pass website for details.

CARPOOL

Looking for a carpool? Join the Yahoo listserv and share your request to find a ride.

THE MAP

Part of a chain of orienteering maps in the Teanaway Community Forest, Teanaway Forks (or “Teanaway Valley”) is rugged, challenging, and beautiful. There is a fair amount of contour details and lots of open pine forest and grassland. However, vegetation becomes quickly outdated here, so do not rely on vegetation alone; contours are your best friend!

New orienteers should consider choosing a shorter or easier course than usual.

Teanaway Forks is rugged and moderately hilly, with some especially steep areas that nice course designers try to avoid. Deadfall on the ground makes running or hiking more strenuous.

Read more on the map page

Navigational Challenge: 8/10

Physical Challenge: 8/10

SAFETY & ETIQUETTE

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.

Course Closure
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.

Whistle
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.

Voices
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.