Event Details For:

Night-O & Standard Orienteering Meet, July 29-30 at Manitou Park (Woodland Park)
Saturday, July 29th, 2017 - Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Meet Director: Doug Berling
Course Setter: Galen Moore
Course Vetter: Jim Baker
E-Punch Coordinator: Volunteer Needed

Attention! Pre-Registration Deadline: 6:00 pm MDT on Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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  • Pre-Registration: Pre-registration is required for this meet. Use the form at the bottom of this page. (Note: Large groups have a special pre-registration process; send an email to the webmaster for details.)

    NEW! New for RMOC Members: Expedite meet check-in with a year-long waiver. [Details]

  • Schedule:

    Saturday, July 29th -- Night-O:

    7:30 pm to 8:30 pmRegistration.
    8:30 pm to 9:00 pmInterval starts will begin at 8:30 pm (or, as soon as it gets dark).
    11:30 pmThe courses will close at 11:30 pm. You MUST return to the Finish and download no later than 11:30 pm, even if you haven't finished your course.

    Sunday, July 30th -- Standard Orienteering Meet:

    9:30 am to 11:00 amRegistration and starts. (You can register and start at any time during this window. Start early if you want to try multiple courses, or if you expect to take a long time on your course.)
    10:00 amBasic Beginner Instruction will be offered at 10:00 am in the vicinity of the Registration table.
    1:00 pmAll courses close at 1:00 pm. (We'll start picking up controls at 1:00 pm. Out of consideration for the meet volunteers, please check in and download at the Finish no later than 1:00 pm even if you haven't completed your course.)
    2:00 pmEveryone is invited to a Pizza Party at Carolyn's house in Manitou Springs, starting at about 2:00 pm. Carolyn will provide Savelli's pizza, pop, and limited quantities of beer/wine. RSVP not necessary. Directions from Carolyn: 506 Crystal Hills Blvd. Take the Business 24 exit, not Ridge Rd or 31st St -- the construction traffic is awful. Go up Crystal Park Rd not Crystal Hills. Don't try to go to the Safeway by 31st St, it will take an hour. No one needs to bring anything, but if you do, stop in Woodland Park or Jack's Liquor at the bottom of Crystal Park Rd.

  • Courses:

    Note: Cattle will be grazing in the area during our meet, so please do your best to avoid them. Any gates that are opened must be immediately closed. There are many old pipes sticking up on the property, so be on the lookout for them and keep safety in mind.

    Saturday, July 29th -- Night-O:

    • The Night-O will have two course options:

      • Short (Intermediate) -- 2.6 km, 115 m climb, 8 controls.

      • Long (Advanced) -- 4.3 km, 195 m climb, 10 controls.

    • The Night-O courses are suitable for Intermediate and Advanced orienteers only. You may participate in the Night-O as an Individual or as a Team.

    Attention. Remember to carry a safety whistle and a back-up light source for the Night-O (batteries, spare flashlight, spare headlamp, etc.). Also, be prepared for cold and rainy weather.

    Sunday, July 30th -- Standard Orienteering Meet:

    • There will be Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced course options on Sunday -- Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, and Red. (You can find an explanation of the orienteering course color scheme at our FAQs page.)

    • The Beginner course (Yellow) will be suitable for beginners of all ages -- kids, adults, families, etc.

    • You can complete any of the courses as an Individual or as a Team. (Teams of just two or three work better than large teams.)

    • You are free to try multiple courses (for an extra $5 per course), as long as you finish by the course closure time (1:00 pm).

    • There are no water controls on any courses, but there will be water set out on at least two places along FS 346 that will be approximately en route between controls at around halfway through each course. Runners on longer courses (and runners on all courses if it's a hot day) should probably carry their own water.

    • Course Details:

      Length Course Length (km) Climb (m) # of
      # of Fence
      Beginner Short Yellow 2.7 115 9 0
      Intermediate Medium Orange 3.9 135 10 0
      Advanced Short Brown 2.8 115 8 0
      Medium Green 5.3 240 12 1-2
      Long Red 6.5 310 18 1-2

    • Course Setter's Notes:

      - Yellow: This is a slightly challenging Yellow on which the 2-3 tougher legs will have at least one route choice requiring good terrain reading and at least one route choice allowing the use of linear features.

      - Orange: At a hilltop near #7, there is a small, partially fenced-in research area. Please do not enter or disrupt this area. It is marked as out of bounds on the map, but it is a very small area and may be hard to notice on the map. The Orange course offers a mix of easy and challenging legs with good route choice options (direct routes requiring good terrain reading or indirect routes along linear features).

      - Safety Bearing: If south of FS 346, go north to FS 346. If north of FS 346, go south or southwest to FS346.

  • Beginner Instruction:

    Saturday, July 29th -- Night-O:

    • The Night-O is appropriate for Intermediate and Advanced orienteers only. Beginner Instruction will not be available on Saturday night.

    Sunday, July 30th -- Standard Orienteering Meet:

    • Beginners are very welcome to attend the standard orienteering meet on Sunday. Beginner Instruction will take place at 10:00 am in the vicinity of the Registration table.

  • Event Fees: Our standard meet fees will apply each day. Please refer to the table below.

    - We accept cash and checks payable to "RMOC".

    - School groups can use our "Request for Invoice" form to be billed after the meet.

    Status Age Course Type RMOC Meet
    RMOC Member All Ages All Courses $11.00
    Non-Member Junior (under 21) All Courses $11.00
    Adult (21 and over) Beginner (Yellow) $11.00
    Intermediate & Advanced $15.00
    E-Punch Discount (if you have your own -- where to buy) – $3.00
    Extra Maps (for teams) $3.00
    Extra Courses (same person doing multiple courses on the same day) $5.00
    Compass Rental (collateral required -- car keys, driver's license, etc.) $1.00
    Safety Whistle Purchase $1.00

    Note: Teams only pay one registration fee per team (plus the cost of any extra maps they want; one map is included in the team registration fee).

  • Volunteers: Please contact RMOC President Doug Berling if you can volunteer on either or both days of this meet: email. If you volunteer, you can still run a course. The following roles need to be filled:

    • Setup;
    • Registration Table;
    • Beginner Instruction;
    • Starts;
    • E-Punch Timing; and
    • Control Pick-Up.

  • Camping: Camping in the area fills up quickly, and camping on the Manitou Experimental Forest grounds is prohibited. There is one USFS campground adjacent to our map, and three other campgrounds nearby. Please visit https://www.recreation.gov for further information and to make reservations.

  • Required USFS Disclaimer: Some RMOC events are operated under special use permit with the Arapaho, Pike, Roosevelt, and White River National Forests. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, RMOC is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director - Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).

  • Local Weather Forecast: Weather Underground
  • Driving Directions:

    Our meet headquarters will be at Pike Community Campground. From I-25 in Colorado Springs, go west on Highway 24 for 18 miles to Woodland Park. Turn north onto Highway 67 and continue for five miles. Turn right onto Road 338 (across from South Meadows Family Campground), and then turn left into the campground. Look for our orange and white directional signs:

    Photo of sign.

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Pre-Registration Form

Online pre-registration has closed, but you can still participate. Please register when you arrive at the meet. You may have to draw your course on a blank map.

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Current date and time: 2018-12-12 05:41:37

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