Event Details For:
Orienteering Meet at White Ranch (Golden)
Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Meet Director: Volunteer Needed
Course Setter: Joe Burkhead
Course Vetters: B. Brooke Mann & JP Lande
E-Punch Coordinators: John Crowther & Simon Maybury
Pre-Registration Deadline: 6:00 pm MDT on Friday, October 13th, 2017
[List of Registered Runners]
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.)
Schedule: We'll follow our standard Sunday schedule.
9:30 am to 11:00 am Registration 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 am Basic Beginner Instruction will be offered at 10:00 am in the vicinity of the Registration table. 1:00 pm All 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.)
Courses: This meet will offer standard Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced courses. You can find an explanation of the orienteering course color scheme at our FAQs page.
The Beginner courses (White and Yellow) will be suitable for Beginners of all ages -- kids, adults, families, etc.
Course Setter's Notes:
Courses will be shorter than last year, but the advanced courses will be technically challenging. The map is highly detailed with intricate depiction of complex terrain and rocky / boulder-laden areas. Red and Green courses were inspired by the middle distance format. Course distances appear short but what is lost in distance will probably be made up by the steep terrain. Be physically prepared for some significant climbs on the intermediate and advanced courses. Navigation errors or poor route choices will invariably result in more climb than forecast. On this map, what goes down must come back up! – Joe Burkhead
Course Length Length (km) Climb (m) # of
Beginner White Very Short 2.8 75 9 Yellow Short 3.0 100 11 Intermediate Orange Medium 4.0 150 8 Advanced Brown Short 4.0 170 10 Green Medium 5.0 200 12 Red Long 6.0 300 17
Beginner Instruction: Basic Beginner Instruction will take place at 10:00 am in the vicinity of the Registration table. When you check in, let a volunteer know that you would like Beginner Instruction.
Event Fees: Our standard meet fees will apply. 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 (White & 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 at this meet: email. If you volunteer, you can still run a course. The following roles need to be filled:
- Registration Table;
- Beginner Instruction;
- E-Punch Timing; and
- Control Pick-Up.
- Local Weather Forecast: NOAA.gov
- Driving Directions: From Highway 93, 1.4 miles north of the intersection with US Highway 6 in Golden, turn west at the Golden Gate State Park / White Ranch turnoff (Golden Gate Canyon Road). Proceed 3.7 miles, then turn right (north) at the sign directing you to White Ranch (Crawford Gulch Road). Drive about 4 miles, turn right at another White Ranch sign (Belcher Hill Road), then continue about 1.5 miles to the park entrance. Pass the initial parking area on the left and continue another quarter-mile to the main parking area.
If the main lot is full, park at the smaller lot on the north side of the road. If that lot is also full, parallel-park along the north side of the road. DO NOT park along the south side of the road.
Pre-Registration FormOnline 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.
Current date and time: 2017-11-19 20:58:59