Event #6/9 in the Ultimate Orienteer Series!


Teanaway Weekend – Day 1

Head over the mountains for a weekend of orienteering fun in the Teanaway Community Forest!

We’ll start the weekend with a goat event at Teanaway Forks. For this event, we’ll offer four long-distance courses with a twist: skip 1 or 2 controls (depending on which course you do) of your choice.

Planned courses

  • Beginner
  • Zygoat (intermediate navigation skills)
  • Kid (advanced navigation skills)
  • Ibex (advanced navigation skills)
  • Goat (advanced navigation skills)

Find out more about Goat events!

What is my age class?

Goat Class Assignments for Ultimate points

If you want to earn Ultimate points, check the table below to see which category you should sign up for. Find your age class in the left column, then follow the row across to the right until you find the dark orange cell. That is your “assigned” category.

For example, if you’re a female 16 or under, your Ultimate age class is F-16 and, for this event, is assigned to the Zygoat course. If you are up for a more challenging course, you can also earn points in F-18 on the Kid, or F-21+ on the Ibex. Just keep in mind that other courses are more difficult, both navigationally and physically.  Also keep in mind that you’ll be earning points only in the class you sign up for.

Age Class Course
• Female 16 and Under
• Open 16 and Under
Zygoat
• Female 18 and Under
• Open 18 and Under
• Female 20 and Under
• Female 50+
• Open 50+
• Female 70+
• Open 70+
Kid
• Female 21+
• Open 20 and Under
Ibex
• Open 21+ Goat

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.

Zygoat – 1 skip
Kid – 2 skips (non-consecutive)
Ibex, Goat – 2 skips (non-consecutive)

Camping/Lodging

There’s free camping near Teanaway and a selection of hotels in Cle Elum.

COURSES

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

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
8:50 am – map handout, Goat/Ibex (no peeking)
9:00 am – Goat/Ibex mass start
9:05 am – map handout, Kid/Zygoat (no peeking)
9:15 am – Kid/Zygoat mass start
9:30-11:30am – Beginner course open
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-registration only!

$22 base price
– subtract $5 for Cascade OC members
– subtract $5 for using your own e-punch

Participating as a group? Just $5 for each additional adult (18+) group
member, no cost for additional minors.

Become a member for $5-25

Purchase your own e-punch for $40-$80

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 only! closes Thursday, May 16 @ 9:00pm

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

Discover Pass Required

This venue is part of the Teanaway Community Forest and you will need a Discover Pass to park. You can purchase a Discover Pass (annual or one-day) 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 club email group 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.