September 15, 2009

Welcome to National Orienteering Day

This weekend, September 19th, our club is pleased to present the Boise events for National Orienteering Day. This is a great meet to get acquainted with the sport for the first time, or a refresher after a long absence with your compass. Experienced club members will be on hand to help explain the basics, and the park meet is a pleasant introduction to the maps without actually being lost!

Meet location: Julia Davis Park, near the Friendship Bridge south of the zoo.
Start times: 11am-1pm - you may arrive within this window to try a course, as participants start separately a few minutes apart.
To bring:
1. your trusty compass, or you may rent one from the club for a nominal fee.
2. a signed waiver, to save you some time signing up when you get there - but we will have blanks handy.
Cost: Cheap, our usual monthly meet fee for nonmembers: $5 per individual, or $7 for a group sharing a map. Or if you're a club member, it's included!

This map was revised just this year for our big A meet sprint in June, and is a larger scale with new details, and fully revised for all the BSU construction. Even if you've done this park with us in past meets, I think you'll find the map even better than before. Andy Hill has planned out three course levels - our usual beginner, intermediate, and advanced, so it's likely he might have some surprises in for us.

See you on Saturday!

Jeff Black

1 comment:

Julie said...

Jeff,

I don't want to add anything to your list right before your event. But if after the event you have one of those great new maps leftover, I would really like on. I'm the event coordinator for Art in the Park and I'm always looking for new maps of JDP. You could mail or send to the Boise Art Museum for Julie. Thank you and good luck with your event.