Open event at Carolina North Forest (Chapel Hill/Carrboro)

Filed under: Latest News by David Waller on April 12th, 2017

Everyone is welcome to our first public orienteering event at Carolina North Forest, on 23 April. Registration and starts will be near the parking lot of Seawell Elementary school (GPS coordinates = 35.940102, -79.078815). If you’re coming in a group of 5 or more, please pre-register here to help streamline your registration process, and to help ensure that we print enough maps. If you’re coming solo or in a smaller group, you can optionally save a bit of time at the registration table by filling out your entry form, available here, before you come; although you do not need to notify us that you’re coming. Whether you register online or in person, everyone should turn in their entry form (also available at the event) and start their course any time between noon and 2:00. If you’re new to orienteering, please arrive in time to get signed in before attending our beginner’s class at 12:30. Make sure that you report back to the finish by 3:00, because we will begin picking up all of the check points (controls) at that time.

Final course lengths are:

Beginner (white): 2.0 km (10 controls)
Intermediate (yellow): 2.5 km (9 controls)
Advanced (orange): 3.6 km (8 controls)
Expert short (brown): 3.8 km (9 controls)
Expert medium (green): 5.7 km (14 controls)
Expert long (red): 6.9 km (18 controls)

The scale of the map for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses will be 1:7500, and for the expert courses it will be 1:10000. Participants on all courses except beginner (white) are advised to wear leg protection.

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