Open Event in Umstead North, Feb 23

Filed under: Uncategorized by Robert Enochs on February 16th, 2020

We will have an OPEN event at Umstead Park (North) starting at Noon on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Everyone is welcome, and we will have a beginners class at 12:30.

If you are new to orienteering, please see our newcomer page. I have also created a newcomer guide which will be available at the start of the event to help you navigate on-site registration and participation. It’s available here.

We will have all regular courses from beginner to expert, White through Red. Additionally, this event will feature a special orange-level course printed without any man-made objects (no roads, buildings, etc). So advanced orienteers may wish to try this after completing their regular course, as an additional challenge. If you think you might want to try it, please add this to your registration so I will know how many maps to print.

Don’t forget to register and pay here. (Even annual pass holders need to register so we can print your map). Registrations received after noon Friday (21 Feb) cannot be guaranteed a map.

We have a fillable PDF contact card which you can print and bring to the event to save some time at registration.

The entrance of the park is at 8800 Glenwood Ave. From the park entrance, go south past the visitor center to the parking lot at the end of the road. Registration and starts will be in the large picnic shelter east of the parking area. GPS coordinates: 35.871750, -78.760915

Event starts are from noon to 2:00, and everyone must finish by 3 PM.

Help with control pick-up would be greatly appreciated.

Robert Enochs

One Response to “Open Event in Umstead North, Feb 23”

  1. I will be attending with a rather large group. We should be there by 1030 for an early start if possible. Maps were prepurchased on line today.