For 2021, we’re keeping with the Halloween theme, but we’re swapping out our annual Vampire-O at night for a Skeleton Bones event during the day. Due to the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that Vampire-O usually draws a lot of kids (too young to be vaccinated), we felt that the mass start and punchcard-swapping format wasn’t an ideal event this year. Details and schedule for the Skeleton Bones event to come.
The Choose Your Adventure Series is meant to be fun, social, friendly for beginners, yet interesting for seasoned veterans. Everyone starts together, so run head-to-head with your friends or against your rivals. Who will visit the most checkpoints within the time limit? Who will run the fastest? And with vampires roaming the woods at this event, who will avoid getting bitten?
This format is great for beginners! With many checkpoints along trails and open areas, you’ll be sure to visit a lot! And if there’s one that’s hard to find, don’t worry, you can skip it and keep going. For the advanced navigators, the races will be a challenging exercise in figuring out the most efficient and optimal route to try to get them all
If you need a waiver to print and sign for a youth attending without parent/guardian, download here.
There is just a one-size-fits-all race for beginners through advanced runners. Your goal is to visit as many checkpoints as you can (in any order you want).
Online pre-registration closes:
Day-of-event registration is available by cash or check, made payable to Cascade Orienteering Club
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.