December Score-O, Eno River advanced event

Filed under: Latest News,Next Events by David Waller on November 19th, 2022

On Sunday, December 04, BOK will host its 9th annual December Score-O.  This year, we are back at Eno River.  A “Score-O” involves a course with no predetermined route, in which competitors decide which controls they want to visit, and in which order.  This event will have 2-, and 4-hour options.  It is open to any orienteer or adventure racer who has successfully completed the equivalent of an advanced (orange, brown, green, red, or blue) orienteering course.   You must preregister for this event here before Friday, December 02 at 5:00 PM.  

This is a mass-start event, with both the 2-hour and 4-hour races beginning at 10:00 AM from the park shelter at Fews Ford (GPS coordinates = 36.073608, -79.007059).  For those who want to plan their route beforehand, maps will be available for pickup as early as 9:00.  The map will be printed at 1:10000 scale, on three separate letter-sized pages.  Please bring any materials that you use to mark up your map (e.g., tape, highlighter, distance wheel, pins, string, etc.) 

The course consists of approximately 40 controls, each worth between 1 and 9 points.  One special control will need to be visited twice (at least 10 minutes apart) in order to earn points for it.  On the map, controls will be marked with three digits:  the first digit will be the point value of the control; the second two digits are the control code on the control box.  Find as many controls as you want within the time limit for your race.  The penalty for returning late is 9 points for the first minute and 1 point per minute thereafter.  Clearing the course can be done with less than 20km total straight-line distance between controls.

Drinking water will not be available on the course anywhere.  Competitors — especially those in the 4-hour competition — are thus strongly encouraged to carry their own water supply or water treatment devices/methods.

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