Open event at Umstead North October 20, 2019

Filed under: BOK Information,Latest News by ian.shields on October 8th, 2019

No message on paqrk phone line at 7:42 so I assume all is well (and wet).

We will have an open event at Umstead North on October 20 starting at noon. All are welcome. You will need to register at the BOK store by 5pm Friday October 18 as I am also working the JROTC event on Oct 19 and will have limited time to get maps printed. If you do not have your own finger stick, please remember to add one when you register.

If you are new to orienteering, please see our newcomer page.

The event starts at noon. We will have a beginners class at 12:30 (come by 12:15 to pick up your map before the class). Last starts at 2pm. Everybody must finish by 3pm.

Special yellow-to-orange class

We are also offering a limited space yellow to orange class for up to 8 participants. This will be in the forest and will start from the car park at 9am sharp. See separate announcement.

If you are moving up to orange, the control descriptions are now pictorial rather than English words. See our Control Descriptions and Map Symbols Explained page which includes a link to a handy online quiz.

We will have all regular courses from beginner to expert, White through Blue.
White 2.1km 10 controls
Yellow 2.9km 9 controls
Orange 3.6km 8 controls
Brown 3.7km 8 controls
Green 5.9km 10 controls
Red 7.4km 13 controls
Blue 9.2km 16 controls

Expert courses (brown and up) will have a remote start with about 500m walk to the start.

We have a fillable PDF entry form which you can save on your computer and print to bring with you to the event to save some time at registration. You can always find links to these in “BOK Information” links on the right of several BOK pages.

As always, help with control pick-up would be greatly appreciated.


Take Glenwood Ave to the park entrance. Go south past the visitor center to the parking lots at the end of the road. Registration and starts will be in the large picnic shelter to the E of the parking area.


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