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Gray Owl Open Orienteering Sat. & Sun. March 6-7, 2021

Update 2/27/21 – The expert courses are designed, and I have added a Blue course (see lengths below). I have updated another sq. km of the map, and the courses make good use of it. There is also a section in the Rock Garden. In order to use these areas, the expert courses have a […]

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ARDF Sprint at Dix Park Feb 21 – Results

It was cold and windy, but the sun was out so we could pretend it was warmer. Charles set an excellent course – it even required map reading – which isn’t easy at Dix. Some people did both the short and long course. The short course was a subset of the long course. An asterisk […]

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Feb 20-21 Schenck Forest Event

I am sorry to report that we have canceled the event on Feb 20-21 at Schenck Forest. We will try and reschedule a Schenck Forest event and will announce it when it is confirmed. The Department of Forestry was very helpful in approving, but the “NC STATE SPECIAL EVENT EXCEPTION REQUEST DURING COVID 19”  group […]

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Results, Shackleford Banks

We orienteered for the first time at Shackleford Banks, the Western tip of Cape Lookout National Seashore. After a chilly 20-minute ferry from Beaufort, we were free to play on the 8-mile long island, with only a couple dozen other humans, and over one hundred wild horses. Many thanks to park superintendent Jeffrey West and […]

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Results: Ft. Macon

From meet director, Carl: Thank you for bringing Orienteering to the coast. This was our 3rd annual event and we enjoy helping host it. This year we changed the start location to the West end of the park due to Covid and close proximity to visitors at the Fort. Because of the location change we […]

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US 2021 ARDF Champs: Bulletin One

Twentieth USA ARDF Championships Hosted by BOK in North CarolinaBulletin One Name of the Event Twentieth USA ARDF Championships  Director Joseph Huberman, Joseph@BackwoodsOK.org Registrar Ruth Bromer, Ruth@Treklite.com Host club Backwoods Orienteering Klub, Raleigh, NC Member club of Orienteering USA (United States Orienteering Federation) Internet address for up-to-date information http://ARDF.US https://BackwoodsOK.org/ARDF Physical mailing address Address will […]

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Results for Jan 23/24 event at Carolina North Forest

We had a successful Open and ARDF event at Carolina North Forest this past weekend. The park allowed us to run the event on both Saturday and Sunday, thus doubling the number of participants. Thus we were able to accommodate 50 runners instead of just 25. Still not everybody who wanted to attend, was able […]

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Ft. Macon, 07 Feb

On Sunday, 07 February, we will have a 90 minute score course at Ft. Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach, NC.  A ‘score course’ means that you can visit any controls that you want, in any order — but if you don’t return within 90 minutes, you will lose lots of points.  Carl Briscoe will […]

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Gray Owl Map Critique Results

We had a beautiful sunny day. 10 people ran the course and to my delight everyone thought the map was very good. There were a few minor details about different ways of interpreting an area, and some rocky ground that I missed, however I am encouraged to continue my mapping. We only had 6 controls […]

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Shackleford Banks, 06 Feb

This event is sold out, and registration is closed. We will have a small event at Shackleford Banks on Saturday, 06 February.  We are limiting registration to 25 people because of Covid and because (unless you have your own means of getting to the island) competitors will need to ride over on the same ferry.  […]

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