Open Orienteering and Radio-O Sprint at Umstead South, March 24, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized by misa on March 17th, 2024

On Sunday, March 24th, 2024, BOK is hosting an Open orienteering event at Umstead
Park at the Reedy Creek Entrance on Harrison Avenue. Follow the trail from the
parking lot down the hill northwest of the parking lot to the big shelter,
(35.838111, -78.760729).

This event is open to all skill levels.

Beginners may prepare themselves by watching the videos on our Newcomer Information Page.

We will also have a beginners Q&A session starting at 11:30am. If you are new to orienteering we recommend that you check out these short videos to prepare for the event.

General start times will be between 11:00am and 1:00pm.

We’re also going to have a sprint radio orienteering course set up. The sprint event is similar to the classic event, but it’s 5 times faster: each transmitter is on for only 12 seconds. This competition is at the 80m wavelength. Given the nature of this format, we do not recommend this event for complete beginners in Radio Orienteering.

Sign up for this event before the deadline at 5:00pm on Friday, March 22nd.

Registration is now closed.

The courses will close at 2:30pm. Be sure to check in at the shelter after your course so we know everyone made it back.

The available courses are:

  • 80m Sprint Radio
  • White (beginner, 1.7km)
  • Yellow (2.2km)
  • Orange (3.3km)
  • Brown (3.8km)
  • Green (5.4km)
  • Red (6.9km)

Note for advanced course runners (Brown, Green, Red): the finish is remote, about 5 minutes away from the metal bridge on the other side of Crabtree Creek as you go down on Company Mill trail, about 20 minutes from the shelter.

One Response to “Open Orienteering and Radio-O Sprint at Umstead South, March 24, 2024”

  1. Thanks, Imre, for putting on a terrific radio-O Sprint event. It was very nicely done. I really appreciate your willingness to step up and direct the event. It is so nice to participate in the competition sometimes!