Pre-pay open event at Schenck Forest (3 March)

Filed under: Latest News by David Waller on February 22nd, 2019

We welcome everyone to Schenck Forest on Sunday, March 3 to enjoy orienteering.  Registration will be at the park shelter (GPS coordinates = 35.816341, -78.723455).  Park along the access road before the gate (GPS coordinates = 35.816334, -78.720446). Start any time between noon and 2:00, with control pickup starting at 3:00.  If you’re new to orienteering, come in time to register and attend our beginner’s class at 12:30.  Please note that dogs are not allowed at this venue — not even on leashes.

Prepayment.  We are asking all participants to pre-pay online.  Follow this link to pre-pay, and note that pre-payment is different from registration.  Even after pre-paying, you will still need to fill out a registration card and sign a waiver at the event.

Pre-Registration.   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. 

Course information. Courses are designed by David Waller, and set by the event director, Robert Enochs.  Course lengths are:

Beginner (white): 1.8 km (9 controls)
Intermediate (yellow): 2.7 km (9 controls)
Advanced (orange): 3.3 km (11 controls)
Expert short (brown): 4.1 km (9 controls)
Expert medium (green): 5.0 km (10 controls)
Expert long (red): 6.2 km (12 controls)

The scale of the map for the beginner and intermediate courses will be 1:5000; for the advanced and expert courses it will be 1:7500.

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