Members event at Carolina North, June 9th

Filed under: Latest News by David Waller on June 3rd, 2019

Club members are encouraged to participate in a Score-O at Carolina North Forest on Sunday June 9. 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 45- and 90-minute options, and there will be a mass start at noon. This is an ‘advanced’ event — open to any club member who has successfully completed an orange, brown, green, or red course.

The format of this event will have two additional features. First, a punched control will score points only if it is followed by another punch (within the time limit) of a common control, #40. For example, a successful series of punches might look like: 56, 40, 72, 40, 63, 40, 58, 40, etc. The sequence: 56, 40, 72, 40, 63, 58, 40 would not score the points associated with control #63 because it was not followed by #40. It would score points for 56, 72, and 58, though.

Second, at the start of the race, the event director will walk at an even, brisk pace around the main loop trail on the east side of the park (aka, the Pumpkin Loop). He will be carrying control #40 as well as the finish punch. Thus, you must plan your returns to control #40 to a constantly moving position. The route walked by the director will be marked on the map. The loop will take approximately 45 minutes for the director to walk, so competitors can choose whether they’re in for one or two loops.

It is important that you are at the park and ready to run for the pre-race briefing at 11:50 AM. Park at the end of the dusty road, GPS coordinates = 35.936507, -79.066060. If you arrive late, the event director will be out on the course and you will not be able to participate.

You must preregister for this event here before Friday June 7 at 5:00 PM, so that we know how many maps to print.

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