September 9, 2014

National Orienteering Week 2014

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 13th!  It's the start of National Orienteering Week and our local CTOC club event.

We will have 3 course levels ready, with beginner and intermediate in the classic format (controls in specified order), while advanced will have a couple of twists to keep the run more than interesting.  Special thanks to Shu's Idaho Running Company for finish and participation prizes!

While newcomers to orienteering are welcome at any meet, this is one of the easiest meets to get started with.  It's hard to get lost in the park, the terrain is relatively easy and in town, the weather is (usually) beautiful, and we will have experienced orienteers on hand to go over the basics when you arrive.  If you are looking for an extra way to engage your mind while running or hiking, this is a great sport!  And it may even save you from being lost in the woods someday.

Date:  Saturday, September 13th
Time:  Starts from 11-12:30am,  courses close by 2pm.  (Participants start a few minutes apart.)
Location:  Veteran's Memorial Park, main parking lot
Cost:  $5 per map for non-members, free to CTOC members
To bring:  Baseplate compass (we will have some on hand if you don't have one), running/walking shoes, pants or gaitors if you prefer to minimize contact with tall grass or brush, a cell phone and whistle for emergencies, possibly hat and water as needed.

We will have water and a few refreshments at the start/finish table.

See you there!

Meet directors Jeff and Dondi Black

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