April 14, 2015

Not Running Robie? Time for a CTOC Score-O!

With a few classic-style events under our belt for 2015 (and many more during 2014!), this month's CTOC adventure will mix the legs up with a score course on the Riverstone Map.

The 1:5000 map will feature 25 controls which can be visited in any order.  The more technical / distant controls will be worth 30 points.  Easier / closer controls will be worth 10 points.  There will be a slew of controls in the middle worth 20 points.  The catch?  You only have 1hr to get as many points as possible; after 1hr, point penalties are applied to your score for every minute that you're late.  Strategies?  Will you go for as many of the easy / close controls as you can, or will you spend the extra time to get the valuable but more difficult / distant controls?  The most points wins!

Date:  Saturday, April 18
Time:  Registration opens 10:30am.  Courses open for starts between 11:00am and 1:00pm.  Course closes at 2:00pm.
Start/Finish LocationRiverstone International School Gymnasium.  Riverstone is located at 5521 Warm Springs Ave.  The Gymnasium is best accessed via Lysted Rd, West of the campus.  Look for the CTOC Orienteering signs!
Cost:  Juniors - $5, Adults - $10, CTOC members - Free.

What to bring:  Athletic clothing/shoes appropriate for the weather (which should be beautiful!), water as needed while on the course, cell phone for emergencies, compass to keep your map oriented (we have some for rental at nominal $1 fee).  
**Bonus Points will be awarded as tie-breakers for anyone who brings a first-time orienteerer!

Riverstone students will be on hand to provide instruction to first-timers!  
Snacks provided for after-event calorie replenishment!

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