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Our 3rd two-day event in the Ultimate Series! Head to Spokane for Day 1, where our friends in the Eastern Washington Orienteering Club will provide courses for a Classic event at Riverside State Park (Camp Seven Mile) on Saturday. This event is NOT included in the Ultimate Series registration.

On Sunday, head out to the Ultralong at Fishtrap Lake, just west of Spokane. You have to experience this unique scabland terrain for yourself!

This event will use MANUAL punching.

If you have additional questions, please contact John Beck.

Camping at Riverside

EWOC has reserved group campsite #2 at Riverside State Park’s Bowl & Pitcher for Saturday night. This is for tents only (people with RVs can reserve their own site online at http://parks.state.wa.us/223/Reservations or by phone (888-226-7688)).

Space is limited (40 people/12 vehicles max), so if you want to secure a spot, make sure you email John Beck (beck@gonzaga.edu) as soon as possible. Rates are $10/vehicle, which will be collected at event registration.

COURSES

Courses

See the chart below for Ultimate points categories.

White (beginner) – <3k
Orange (intermediate) – 3-5k
Green (advanced) – 5-6k
Red (advanced) – 7-8k

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.

Orange (int) Green (Adv) Red (Adv)
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.

SCHEDULE

12:30-2:00pm – Registration
1:00-3:00pm – Starts
6:00p – Courses close

Why is there a start window?

This event uses an interval start, which means that participants are started in waves instead of all at once. When you arrive at the start tent, find the chute for your course and follow the start volunteer’s instructions.

PRICES

Registration and pricing

To help in printing enough maps for everyone, please pre-register by June 11 via email to: beck@gonzaga.edu. Registration will also be available on-site. Payment (see rates below) will be collected on-site.

  • White – $7
  • Orange – $9
  • Green – $12
  • Red – $12

SIGN UP

LOCATION

You will need a Discover Pass to park at Riverside State 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

This Riverside State Park orienteering map was produced and is owned by our friends at Eastern Washington Orienteering Club.

Feeling a bit scuffed up from thick Western Washington forests? Take a trip to the east side to frolic through “white” open forest, and “yellow” open land. Camping and a gorgeous river are nearby, making it a real summer treat.

Read more on the map page

Navigational Challenge: 7/10

Physical Challenge: 6/10

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.