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Gray Owl Open Orienteering & Classic 80m &2m Radio-O Feb 17-18, 2024

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  • Date: Saturday & Sunday, February, 17-18, 2024
  • Location: 1725 Gray Owl Rd, Asheboro, NC in the heart of the Birkhead Wilderness.
    • 35.634843, -79.881873
  • We will have Livelox live showing real time tracks. All participants are encouraged to have Livelox installed on their phones.
  • Event Types:
    • Radio Orienteering (Radio-O)
      • 2m Classic course SATURDAY ONLY 9am - 2pm
      • Short 1.3k Radio-O 80m Sprint SATURDAY ONLY 9am - 2pm
      • 80m Classic (short 3-4k) course SUNDAY ONLY - 9am - 2pm
      • Everyone is welcome to try the Radio-O courses
      • You will need to rent a Receiver ($5) for the Radio-O COURSES,
        • Be sure to bring wired headphones
      • 80m Beginner Class at Noon SATURDAY ONLY
        • Be sure to sign up for the class in the "Classes" section
        • Receivers are provided free for the Beginner Class (bring your own stereo wired headphones)
    • Orienteering courses (Same actual courses both Saturday & Sunday)
      • White - beginner level mostly follows trails, streams, and other linear features. Controls are at intersections or prominent features.
      • Yellow - mostly uses trails but the controls may not be on the trail, and some terrain association and compass bearings may be necessary.
      • Orange - Requires understanding of contour lines, terrain association, and compass bearings. This is where you should start if you are comfortable cross country hiking on USGS maps. Those familiar with military LandNav who want to improve terrain association should start on the Orange course
      • Brown, Green, Red and Blue courses - these are the most technically difficult courses. They require detailed navigation to remote minor features. You should not choose one of these courses unless you are successful on the Orange course. These courses are differentiated only by length. Brown is the shortest and Blue is the longest.
  • Beginner ORIENTEERING assistance will start at 10am Saturday & Sunday. Please review the following videos.
  • Beginner Radio-O class will start at Noon Saturday Only
  • Radio-O Courses close at 2pm. You need to be out of the woods by 4pm
  • Orienteering Courses close at 3pm. You need to be out of the woods by 4pm
  • Event Directors: Joseph and Ruth
  • Location & Directions: 1725 Gray Owl Road, Asheboro, NC. (35.634843, -79.881873) There is a control on our mailbox at the intersection of Hopewell Friends and Gray Owl Road. Drive 1/4 mile on Gray Owl and take the first left turn onto our driveway. Drive 1/4 mile to the turnaround, turn around and park only on the right side (east side) of the driveway as you are heading back out. Do not drive on the grass at all! Do not park in the turnaround!

Waiver of Responsibility:

I, the undersigned, will wear a mask without a vent covering my nose and mouth except when running on the course, and I will maintain a minimum of 2m distance from others. I know that orienteering, as an outdoor action sport, carries significant risk of personal injury. I know that there are natural and man-made hazards, environmental conditions, and risks, which, in combination with my actions, can cause me serious, or possibly even fatal injury. I agree that I, as a participant, must take an active role in understanding and accepting these risks, conditions, and hazards. I also agree that I, and not the organizers and officials of this event, the US Orienteering Federation, Randolph County, State of North Carolina, United States Forest Service, the land owners or managers, or any sponsors, am responsible for my safety while I participate in this event. I take full responsibility for myself and/or my child. The undersigned is granted an OUSA membership for the event date/s

We need your cell phone number to contact you if you are not checked in as finished at course closing time. We will use your email to let you know if there are changes to the event since you signed up, like a cancelation or location change. We use your car description and license number to confirm that you are still out in the woods before we send out a search party or call for search assistance from Randolph Search and Rescue.

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