Gray Owl Weekend Nov 14-15

Filed under: Latest News,Radio Orienteering by Joseph on November 9th, 2020
  • Registration is open in our store.
  • When: Nov 14 – 15.
  • Saturday is opening day of long rifle hunting season, so be sure to wear bright orange if you are competing Saturday Day. No hunting at night or on Sunday. (Send me an email if you want to change from Saturday to Sunday.)
  • Where: 1725 Gray Owl Rd. Asheboro (Birkhead Wilderness)
  • What Events:
    • Sat: Open Orienteering White – Blue. First start 10am – course close 3pm. It will be the same courses on both days.
      • Beginner class at 11:45 am & 12:45 pm.
      • Advanced Orienteers please don’t select arrival time of 11:30 or 12:30 earmarked for beginners unless other times aren’t available.
    • Sat night: Night Orienteering. 60 & 90 minute competition. 6:30 pm mass start. Course closes at 8:00. Briefing at 6:15
    • Sun: Open Orienteering White – Blue. First start 9am – course close 3pm. It will be the same courses as Sat.
      • Beginner class at 12:45 pm.
      • Advanced Orienteers please don’t select arrival time of 12:30 earmarked for beginners unless other times aren’t available.
    • Sun: 2m Classic ARDF 9am – 2pm.
      • 2m Foxes 144.5
      • 2m Beacon 145.3

Night Orienteering will have a mass start at 6:30. A briefing will be at 6:15. Points will range from 1 to 10. Half the controls will not have reflectors and will be worth additional points. Points without reflectors will have a bold plus sign (+) in the control description. My optimum route is 6.8k so I expect some of you could clear it under 90 minutes.

Directions: Our mailbox at the intersection of Gray Owl and Hopewell Church Rd. has a faded control under it. When on Gray Owl Rd look for the first turn to the LEFT and follow the driveway to the TURN AROUND AREA, and use it to turn around so you can park on the RIGHT SIDE of the driveway heading OUT. Do not drive on the grass – you will get stuck.

Everyone is welcome at these events. We will have a beginner class that is limited to 10 people. Everyone must wear a mask over nose & mouth except when you are out on the course.

Final Course Lengths:

  • White 1.6
  • Yellow 2.5
  • Orange 3.3
  • Brown 3.8
  • Green 5.6
  • Red 6.5
  • Blue 8.5
  • Night 6.8 km; 219 m climb; 25 controls; 16 Reflectors
By the way, these are the standard BOK course lengths:
White           1.6 – 2  km
Yellow          2.5 – 3   km
Orange         3.3  – 3.5  km
Brown          3.6 – 3.8  km
Green          5.4 – 5.7 km
Red              6.4 – 7    km
Blue             >7.5 km
Sprint 1.5 – 2.3 km

One Response to “Gray Owl Weekend Nov 14-15”

  1. Hello, I am a soldier at Ft. Bragg and interested in getting involved in orienteering. I am experienced in military land navigation but am unaware of the differences/similarities.

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