This is a double header weekend Sept 28-29 on Peteris Ledins’s maps around the Twenty-nine Pines Campground on Teanaway Rd N Fork.

Saturday: Middle distance, courses north of Jack Creek (east of Teanaway Rd N Fork)
Sunday: Long distance, courses south of Jungle Creek (west of 29 Pines Campground).

There will be an assigned start list for the M21+ and F21+ classes on Day 1. This is in preparation for our club’s participation as start organizers in NAOC 2020.

There may be hunting in the area. Please wear orange and bright clothing to attract the attention of hunters.

For questions, contact Peteris Ledins.

COURSES

There will be seven courses each day; White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red, and Blue. Course details will be provided here once the courses are finalized.

To learn more about the color system for courses, go to
https://orienteeringusa.org/new-o/select-course
and for course and class structures, go to
https://orienteeringusa.org/orienteers/on-foot/events/sanctioned-events-calendar
(ignore the distances in the table).

Points will be given each day to the participants on the courses corresponding to their age and gender, and those “running up”. For example, a 50-year old male can be ranked running in class M50-54 or any other class up to the M21+ class. The appropriate class is based on your age on Dec 31, 2019. Overall winners in the competitive classes are based on the points for the two days. Classes with fewer than three runners may be combined at the discretion of the organizers. There are Open classes on all courses; they are open to all age and genders, solo participants or groups, and they are not competitive.

You can sign up for any course that you think you can manage, but you may not be part of the ranking. If you are registering for a course that has lower difficulty than your age/gender class, please register for the Open class on the course. We encourage first-timers to sign up for the White, Yellow, or Orange courses.

In addition to these competitive classes, there is an Open class on all courses, open to solo and groups.
F: Female, M: Male. A dash (“-“) before an age indicates no age limit up to that age. A plus (“+”) after an age indicates no age limit above that age. The “21” and Open classes don’t have any age limits.

Classes for points Courses Navigational difficulty
F-10/F-12/M-10/M-12 White Beginner
F-14/M-14 Yellow Advanced beginner
F-16/M-16 Orange Intermediate
F-18/F55+*/M65+* Brown Advanced
F-20/F35-54*/M-18/M50-64* Green Advanced
F-21+/M-20/M35-49* Red Advanced
M-21+ Blue Advanced

* In 5-year age groups.

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 Designers.

Preliminary course information:
Day 1

Courses Controls Distance Climb Expected winning time (min)
White 9 1.7 km 20 m 35
Yellow 14 2.7 km 65 m 35
Orange 13 3.1 km 80 m 35
Brown 17 3.5 km 80 m 35
Green 15 3.4 km 125 m 35
Red 17 4.5 km 175 m 35
Blue 21 5.3 km 200 m 37

Day 2

Courses Controls Distance Climb Expected winning time (min)
White 6 2.2 km 10 m
Yellow 10 3.0 km 35 m
Orange 14 3.5 km 55 m
Brown 11 3.4 km 65 m 50
Green 17 5.1 km 150 m 60
Red 25 6.6 km 195 m 80
Blue 36 9.0 km 265 m 90

 

SCHEDULE

Day 1 Saturday:
Registration open 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Start window: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Course closure: 3:30 pm
Newcomer instruction: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Max time 2 hours
There is a 1-km walk to Start.

Day 2 Sunday:
Registration open 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Start window: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Course closure: 2:00 pm
Newcomer instruction: 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Max time 3 hours
There is a 2-km walk to Start.

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

PRE-REGISTRATION PRICES
$17 base price
– subtract $5 for CascadeOC members
– subtract $5 for using your own e-punch

DAY-OF-EVENT REGISTRATION
$20 base price
– subtract $5 for CascadeOC members
– subtract $5 for using your own e-punch

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

Please pre-register so we know how many maps to print. A limited number of maps will be available for registration at the events. 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:

Parking is at the 29 Pines Campground.

 

CARPOOL

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

THE MAP

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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.