Open event March 22 at Eno River State Park

Filed under: Latest News by David Waller on March 9th, 2020

Registration for this event is now closed.

Because of the health risks associated with large gatherings of people, we are taking the following precautions for our March 22 event at Eno River.  

0. We are limiting the total number of participants to 50. Current CDC guidelines limit gatherings to 50 people. Our limit of 50 is much more stringent than this, because there are typically never more than a handful of people in close proximity during an event. We anticipate that it will be possible to participate in this event without coming within 6 feet of another human.

1.  We will not be offering a white (beginner) or yellow (intermediate) course.  This will eliminate the need for a group class, as well as eliminating germ transmission from fingerstick and compass rentals.

2.  We will not be renting fingersticks.  All competitors must either bring their own fingerstick or be comfortable participating in the event without one.

3.  There will be no in-person registration, and thus no registration cards to fill out at the event.  Everyone competing must be pre-registered online.

4.  At the event, maps will be placed in separate stacks for each course, and you will take your own map from the appropriate stack.  We will not supply plastic map covers.  If you need one, you will need to bring your own. 

These precautions represent BOK’s first step in minimizing the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Additional precautions may be implemented at future events as conditions warrant.  These precautions will be specified in a future post on this website.    

Everyone is Advanced orienteers are welcome to our event at Eno River State Park on Sunday, March 22. Check-in at the Fews Ford shelter, just west of the loop parking lot at the end of Cole Mill Road.  (GPS coordinates = 36.073616, -79.007005).  Because parking can be extremely limited, please observe these two guideline.  First, try to carpool if it is at all possible.  Second, do not park in the loop parking lot.  Instead, just before getting to the parking lot, turn left (look for the BOK sign) and follow the park’s service road for approximately 200 meters.  Turn around on this road (busses can use the turn-around loop), and then park on the right (south) shoulder.  See the Figure below for a map of the parking and registration area.

Eno River, Fews Ford area
Parking and registration areas for Eno River event

Start 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 class that will be offered at 12:30. Also, please look over our newcomer page as well as Robert Enoch’s newcomer guide to attending a BOK event, available here. you will need to wait to come out to a future event of ours. Make sure that you report back to the finish by 3:00, because we will begin clearing the courses at that time.

Register here for this event.  Please note that registrations received after 8:00 AM on Saturday, March 21 cannot be guaranteed a map.

All courses will have a remote start and a remote finish.  You must return to the check-in area after completing your course.

Course Color name Length (km)
Beginner White 2.4
Intermediate Yellow 2.5
Advanced Orange 3.6
Expert (S) Brown 3.8
Expert (M) Green 5.8
Expert (L) Red 6.4

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