Event Details For:

Night-O & Standard Orienteering Meet, June 2-3 at Manitou Park (Woodland Park)
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 - Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Course Setter: Galen Moore
Course Vetter: Jim Baker
E-Punch Coordinators: Doug Berling & John Crowther
Meet Equipment: Doug Berling

Attention! Pre-Registration Deadline: 10:00 pm MDT on Thursday, May 31st, 2018

[List of Registered Runners]

  • General Information: Join us for a fun weekend of training and orienteering! We have reserved the entire Pike Community Group Campground to serve as our event center for registration / start / finish, and as a camping option for all orienteering participants. We have the campground reserved from 2pm on Friday, June 1st, through 12pm on Monday, June 4th. The cost for camping is $10 per person or $20 for groups of two or more; this flat fee will cover the whole weekend (Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday nights).

    - The campground has a limit of 48 vehicles and 100 campers.

    - Campground rules require dogs to be leashed at all times.

    - The campground has picnic tables, group fire grates, drinking water, a campfire circle, trash dumpsters, vault toilets, children's play area, sand volleyball court, softball field, and horseshoe pits.

    [Campground Details & Rules]

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

  • Volunteers: Please add your name to the Volunteer Sign-up List if you can help at the meet. 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.

  • Schedule:

    Friday, June 1st:

    • Camping available at Pike Community Campground on Friday night (after 2pm).

    Saturday, June 2nd:

    • Camping available at Pike Community Campground on Saturday night.

    Daytime Training
    10:30 am to 3:30 pmRegistration / check-in and self-paced training anytime during this window.
    4:00 pm tp 4:45 pmAwareness Through Movement® lesson conducted by Jim Baker.
    Night-Orienteering Courses
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pmNight-O check-in / registration.
    8:30 pm to 9:00 pmNight-O interval starts will begin at 8:30 pm (or as soon as it gets dark).
    11:30 pmThe Night-O 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 completed your course.

    Sunday, June 3rd:

    • Camping available at Pike Community Campground on Sunday night.

    Daytime 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.)

  • Courses:

    Saturday, June 2nd -- Daytime Training

    Saturday's self-paced training will have options for all ability levels, beginner through advanced, with the following themes:

    • For beginners to intermediate -- getting an eye for relating 3D terrain to the 2D map and vice-versa: distances to and between objects; directions from self and from other objects; 2D shape of area features; simple campground mapping exercises via eyeball, compass, pace, GPS/phone, tracing paper over aerial photo, etc.; Trail-O; and one or two more.

    • For beginners through advanced -- contours: using ridges and reentrants as linear features (following them, taking bearings between them, and aiming off); getting an eye for contours using putty and using a simple exercise involving pacing and compassing two very short ridges and a reentrant, and drawing contours accordingly; comparing shapes of ridges and of reentrants (slope of the top/bottom, width of top, slope of sides, curvature, bends, intersections); seeing contours in gently sloping terrain; and probably two or three more exercises, including some more challenging ones for advanced orienteers.

    • For advanced beginners through advanced -- relocation training and parallel errors: taking a bearing and pace that will get you onto a snippet of map, but not knowing where in that snippet; relocating as soon as possible and proceeding to marked control; catching features; a short course with controls on each of several parallel features (go to the one shown on the map and write the number down).

    Saturday, June 2nd -- Night-Orienteering Courses

    The Night-O courses are suitable for Advanced orienteers only. You may participate in the Night-O as an Individual or as a Team. The Night-O will have two course options; both courses will have at least two fence crossings, and neither course will have drinking water.

    • Short (Advanced) -- 3.4 km, 155 m climb, 9 controls. This is an advanced course for experienced runners (Brown / Green / Red) who want a little shorter night experience. This course shares two-three controls with Sunday's Orange course.

    • Long (Advanced) -- 5.1 km, 230 m climb, 13 controls. This course shares a few controls with Sunday's Green and Red courses, but generally approached from different directions.

    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, June 3rd -- Standard Daytime Orienteering Meet

    There will be Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced course options on Sunday -- Yellow, Orange, 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.)

    • All participants should carry their own water (hydration pack, water bottle, etc.). No water will be provided on the Yellow and Orange courses; the Green and Red courses will have a water stop about halfway through the course.

    Course Details:

    Length Course Length (km) Climb (m) # of
    Beginner Short Yellow 1.9 70 8
    Intermediate Medium Orange 2.7 125 8
    Advanced Medium Green 4.9 190 13
    Long Red 6.1 310 20

    Course Setter's Notes: CLICK HERE for Galen's detailed course notes.

  • Beginner Instruction:

    Saturday, June 2nd -- Daytime Training

    • The self-paced training on Saturday will be suitable for all ability levels, from beginner through advanced. See details above under "Courses".

    Saturday, June 2nd -- Night-Orienteering Courses

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

    Sunday, June 3rd -- Standard Daytime Orienteering Meet

    • Basic Beginner Instruction will take place at 10:00 am in the vicinity of the Registration table.

  • Event Fees: We accept cash and checks payable to "RMOC".

    Saturday, June 2nd:

    Daytime Training
    $8 per personRMOC members and juniors (age 20 and younger)
    $10 per personNon-members (age 21+)
    Night-Orienteering Courses
    $11RMOC members and juniors (age 20 and younger)
    $15Non-members (age 21+)
    – $3E-punch discount (if you have your own)
    $3Extra maps (for teams)
    $1Compass rental (collateral required -- car keys, etc.)
    $1Safety whistle purchase

    Sunday, June 3rd:

    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

    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).

  • 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: 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, at the sign for Pike Community Camoground (across from South Meadows Family Campground). Proceed up the dirt road and park at the large pullout near the start. Do not park more than one car length away from the dirt road, and do not park in the community campground area. [Google Map]

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.

[List of Registered Runners]

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