Terrain | Location | Program | Maps | Registration/Prices | Timing
Start Times | Awards | Child Care | Refund Policy | Race Details | Accommodations

 

Join us for the opening weekend of the 2024 Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival, which includes additional events in Spokane and Montana! Check out the PNWOF2024 page for details about the entire festival.

This year we’ll wrap up the Ultimate season (and start PNWOF2024) with two excellent days of orienteering at Fisk State Park near Spokane. To make the event even more special, we’ll be debuting a new map and hosting two National Ranking Events (NREs)!

Western States Championships

The Marmot Cup will also comprise the 2024 Western States Championships! To be eligible for awards, you must be a member of OUSA and be a current resident of one of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Ultimate Orienteer Series

The final two events in this year’s Ultimate Orienteer Series. Ultimate classes generally correspond to OUSA classes with the following exceptions: Ultimate classes F50+ and M50+ (which include ages from 50-69) will be on the Brown course.

Recreational Classes

If you do not want NRE points, you can still get Ultimate points by signing up for Recreational classes. Just make sure you sign up for the appropriate course and we’ll assign you to the correct Ultimate class.

Program

Subject to change.

Date Activity Location
Fri June 21 Warmup event Fishtrap Lake
PNWOF check-in
Self-service training Fisk State Park training area; available during park open hours (6:30am-8:00pm); maps available online
Sat June 22
Middle distance NRE 1
Western States Champs Day 1
Ultimate Series #8
Fisk State Park
Social event
Middle NRE 1 awards
TBD
Sun June 23
Middle distance NRE 2
Western States Champs Day 2
Ultimate Series #9
Fisk State Park

Terrain

Terrain is open pine forest with isolated areas of very detailed rock features.

Map

Scale is 1:10,000 (1:7500 for White, Yellow, Orange, Brown), mapped to ISOM 2017-2 standard. There will be a large-scale inset for select areas of complicated rock features (all classes)

Embargo

For the sake of competitive fairness and in accordance with OUSA rules, the race venue is embargoed until the competition, i.e. anyone wishing to be eligible for competitive awards may not enter Fisk State Park (except the parking area, designated training area, and entry road) before the event.

Registration/Prices

Registration is open!

See who is registered.

There are package rates available if you sign up for the entire PNWOF2024.

Registration is limited to 150 per day, so sign up early to guarantee a spot.

Online pre-registration closes Sunday, June 16 at midnight Pacific Time. A limited number of on-site signups may be available.

 

Race Location Online pre-registration On-site registration (limited to map supply on hand)
Friday Warmup Middle Fishtrap Lake $15 $15
Saturday, June 22 – Middle NRE 1 Fisk State Park $27 – 20 and under* $37 – 20 and under*
$37 – adult* $52 – adult*
$22 – recreational or Ultimate only (no NRE points) $37 – recreational or Ultimate only (no NRE points)
$22 – groups (+ $5 for each additional adult** group member); recreational classes ONLY; group limit 4 $37 – groups (+ $5 for each additional adult** group member); recreational classes ONLY; group limit 4
Sunday, June 23 – Middle NRE 2 Fisk State Park $27 – 20 and under* $37 – 20 and under*
$37 – adult* $52 – adult*
$22 – recreational or Ultimate only (no NRE points) $37 – recreational or Ultimate only (no NRE points)
$22 – groups (+ $5 for each additional adult** group member); recreational classes ONLY; group limit 4 $37 – groups (+ $5 for each additional adult** group member); recreational classes ONLY; group limit 4
you may rent an epunch for an additional $3/day ($15 for the entire PNWOF)
*OUSA members receive a discount ($4/day for adults, $2/day for juniors) for competitive classes
**over 18; youth 18 and under are free with an adult group leader

COC Volunteer points

If you have COC volunteer points, you may use them to pay for a portion of your entry fee (for COC events ONLY). If you register for all three COC events, you can save $25 on your entry fee. If you register only for the Fisk events, you can save $10/day on entry fees. Email marmot@cascadeoc.org and ask for a discount code.

Location

Friday

Fishtrap Lake, 30 miles southwest of Spokane

Saturday/Sunday

Fisk State Park, 25 miles northwest of Spokane

Turn-by-turn directions:

From the west
  • From I90, take Exit 264 (Hwy 902, W. Salnave Rd)
  • Turn left onto W. Salnave Rd and head north
  • Just north of Medical Lake, turn left onto W. Brooks Rd
  • Continue as W. Brooks Rd bends 90 degrees to the right and becomes S. Brooks Rd
  • Continue on S. Brooks Rd to SR2
  • Turn left onto SR2
  • In 2 miles, turn right onto S. Wood Rd
  • Continue on S. Wood Rd for 1 mile, when it becomes N. Wood Rd
  • Continue on N. Wood Rd for 10 miles, when it bends 90 degrees right and becomes W. Charles Rd
  • Continue on W. Charles Rd for 4 miles.
  • Turn left to continue on W. Charles Rd
  • In 1 mile, turn left onto N. South Bank Rd
  • In 5 miles, N. South Bank Rd becomes W. South Bank Rd
  • Continue for 4 miles to Fisk State Park
From the east
  • From I90, take Exit 277 (Hwy 2 north)
  • After 3 miles, turn right onto Flint Rd
  • After 2.2 miles, turn right onto W. Trails Rd
  • After 1/2 mile, turn left onto N. Old Trails Rd
  • After 6 miles, turn left onto W. 7 Mile Rd
  • After 5 miles, turn right onto W. 4 Mound Rd
  • After 1 mile, turn right onto N. Dover Rd
  • After 2 miles, turn right onto W. Charles Rd
  • In 1 mile, turn left onto N. South Bank Rd
  • In 5 miles, N. South Bank Rd becomes W. South Bank Rd
  • Continue for 4 miles to Fisk State Park

Parking

Discover Pass Required

You need a Discover Pass to park at Fisk. There is no on-site purchase option, so be sure you purchase the pass in advance. The Discover Pass is good for all state-operated recreation facilities.

You can purchase a Discover Pass ($35 annual or $11.50/day) online or in person at many hunting/fishing license vendors or at several retail locations. Check the Discover Pass website for details.

You can also purchase a Discover Pass at one of the following nearby state facilities ($30 annual or $10/day):

  • Riverside State Park, Bowl & Pitcher campground, 4427 N Aubrey L White Parkway, Spokane, WA 99205
  • Riverside State Park main office, 9711 W. Charles Road, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026

Carpooling

There are about 40 designated parking spots at Fisk, as well as parking along the entrance road. We encourage carpooling, which will not only save on parking fees but alleviate traffic congestion.

Timing system

We will use the SPORTident electronic timing and punching system for all events. All competitors are required to use an SI-Card to participate. If you don’t own your own, sign up to rent one when you register. Contactless (Air+) punching will NOT be used.

Malfunction

If the SI unit fails (you don’t hear a beep or see a flash), use the manual pin punch to punch your map. Before downloading, let the volunteer know what happened.

Start times

All events will have individual pre-assigned start times. Times will be posted on the registration site by Thursday, June 22 at midnight. Recreational classes will start after all competitive participants on that course have started.

Awards

  • Day 1 NRE (Middle distance) – 3 deep in age classes; 1st place in other competitive classes
  • Day 2 NRE (Middle distance) – 3 deep in age classes; 1st place in other competitive classes
  • Marmot Cup (2-day total time; must participate in all events in the same class) – 1st place in all competitive classes
  • Western States Championships (highest combined point total for both days, 1000-point method) – 1st place in all competitive classes
  • Ultimate Series – results are based on 5 of 9 season events

Child Care

No child care will be provided. However, we will make every effort to accommodate parents who are participating. If you require early, late, or split start times, please request this when you register.

Refund Policy

You may receive a full refund (minus fees) if you cancel by June 10. No refunds will be given after this date.

Tourist activities

The Spokane area has activities for just about everyone. From hiking, biking, and water sports to art galleries, shopping, golf, and more. Below are just a few suggestions. Get details and more ideas at VisitSpokane.com.

Race details

Marmot Volunteers

Ultimate Orienteer Series Directors: Debbie Newell, Ing Uhlin
Marmot Event Directors: Debbie Newell, Ing Uhlin
Course Designer: Dave Tallent
Mapping: John Brady, Dave Tallent
Registrar: Debbie Newell
Epunch: Debbie Newell
Vetter: Eileen Breseman

Friday, June 21

Schedule (preliminary)

  • 6:30a-8:00p – self-service training at Fisk State Park (training maps available online)
  • 9:30a-3:00p – Check-in and late registration (while map supplies last) at Fishtrap Lake Warmup Event

Saturday, June 22 – Middle NRE

   Event #8/9 in the Ultimate Orienteer Series!

Schedule (preliminary)

  • 8:00a – Check-in and on-site registration (while map supplies last) open
  • 9:00-11:00a – starts
  • 1:30p – courses close

Courses/Classes

All courses are Middle format.

Course details will be added when available.

Course Navigational
experience
Map Scale Class
White Beginner 1:7500 F-10, F-12, M-10, M-12
M/F White
White Rec
Yellow Adv Beginner 1:7500 F-14, M-14
F Yellow, M Yellow
Yellow Rec
Orange Intermediate 1:7500 F-16, M-16
F Orange, M Orange
Orange Rec
Brown Advanced 1:7500 F-18, F55+, F60+, F65+, F70+, F75+, F80+, F85+, F90+
M65+, M70+, M75+, M80+, M85+, M90+
F Brown, M Brown
Brown Rec
Green Advanced 1:10,000 F-20, F35+, F40+, F45+, F50+
M-18, M50+, M55+, M60+
F Green, M Green
Green Rec
Red Advanced 1:10,000 F-21+
M-20, M35+, M40+, M45+
M Red
Red Rec
Blue Advanced 1:10,000 M-21+
Blue Rec

Course Notes

Course notes will be provided when available.

Time Limit

In accordance with OUSA rules, the time limit for the Middle is two hours.

Sunday, June 23 – Middle NRE

   Event #9/9 in the Ultimate Orienteer Series!

Schedule (preliminary)

  • 8:00a – Check-in and on-site registration (while map supplies last) open
  • 9:00-11:00a – starts
  • 1:30p – courses close
  • 2:00p – Middle 2, Marmot Cup, and Ultimate Series awards

Courses/Classes

All courses are Middle format.

Course details will be added when available.

Course Navigational
experience
Map Scale Class
White Beginner 1:7500 F-10, F-12, M-10, M-12
M/F White
White Rec
Yellow Adv Beginner 1:7500 F-14, M-14
F Yellow, M Yellow
Yellow Rec
Orange Intermediate 1:7500 F-16, M-16
F Orange, M Orange
Orange Rec
Brown Advanced 1:7500 F-18, F55+, F60+, F65+, F70+, F75+, F80+, F85+, F90+
M65+, M70+, M75+, M80+, M85+, M90+
F Brown, M Brown
Brown Rec
Green Advanced 1:10,000 F-20, F35+, F40+, F45+, F50+
M-18, M50+, M55+, M60+
F Green, M Green
Green Rec
Red Advanced 1:10,000 F-21+
M-20, M35+, M40+, M45+
M Red
Red Rec
Blue Advanced 1:10,000 M-21+
Blue Rec

Course Notes

Course notes will be provided when available.

Time Limit

In accordance with OUSA rules, the time limit for the Middle is 2 hours.

Accommodations

Lodging

The closest hotels and motels are in Airway Heights, or Spokane International Airport, approximately 30 miles south of Fisk. Some examples are listed below (inclusion on the list is not a recommendation). There are also multiple smaller motels. AirBnb and Vrbo are also possible options.

  • Best Western Plus Peppertree Airport Inn
  • Days Inn & Suites Airway Heights
  • Hampton Inn Spokane
  • Hilton Garden Inn Spokane Airport
  • MainStay Suites Spokane Airport
  • Ramada by Wyndham (Spokane Airport)
  • Sleep Inn Spokane Airport
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott (Spokane Airport)
  • Wyngate by Wyndham (Spokane Airport)

Camping

Group camping

We have booked a group campsite at Riverside State Park’s Bowl & Pitcher for 4 nights (June 21 through June 24). No RVs or trailers are allowed in the group site. If you want to sleep in a vehicle, it must fit in a standard parking space.

  • 20 miles, approx. 35 minutes from Fisk
  • $10/night/tent or vehicle; no RVs or trailers
  • Showers
  • 20 spots available, sign up when you register

Riverside State Park

Bowl & Pitcher Campground
  • 20 miles, approx. 35 minutes from Fisk
  • Reservations (select Riverside – Bowl & Pitcher)
  • RVs, tents, showers
Lake Spokane Campground
  • 29 miles, approx. 45 minutes from Fisk
  • Reservations (select Lake Spokane)
  • RVs, tents, showers