Event Details For:

Orienteering Meet at Manitou Park (Woodland Park)
Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Course Setter: Galen Moore
Course Vetter: N / A
E-Punch Coordinator: John Crowther
Meet Equipment: Volunteer Needed

Attention! Pre-Registration Deadline: 10:00 pm MDT on Thursday, May 16th, 2019

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  • Colorado Scholastic Orienteering League: This meet is included in the 2019 Colorado Scholastic Orienteering League (CSOL) series. All middle school and high school students are invited to participate.

    - Middle school students compete on the beginner-level Yellow course.

    - Junior Varsity high school students compete on the beginner-level Yellow course.

    - Varsity high school students compete on the intermediate-level Orange course.

    [More Details About CSOL]

  • 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:

    12:30 pm to 2:00 pmRegistration 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.)
    1:00 pmBasic Beginner Instruction will be offered at 1:00 pm in the vicinity of the Registration table.
    4:00 pmAll courses close at 4:00 pm. (We'll start picking up controls at 4:00 pm. Out of consideration for the meet volunteers, please check in and download at the Finish no later than 4:00 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 course (Yellow) will be suitable for Beginners of all ages -- kids, adults, families, etc.

    - Water: There are no water controls on the White, Yellow, and Orange courses. The Brown, Green, and Red courses will each have one water control. We suggest that you carry your own water (CamelBak, water bottle, etc.).

    - Safety Bearing: Head southwest (generally downhill for all of Yellow, Orange, and Brown) to the dirt road along which the registration and parking areas are located (Road 345, aka 791, but don't look for signs).

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.

Course Details:

Please read the COURSE SETTER'S NOTES to supplement the details below.

All maps will be 1:7,500 scale.

Length Course Length (km) Climb (m) # of
Beginner Short Yellow 2.3 120 8
Intermediate Medium Orange (Regular) 2.5 135 8
Medium Orange (CSOL) 2.5 190 9
Advanced Short Brown 2.4 95 9
Medium Green 3.8 230 13
Long Red 5.1 265 15

  • Beginner Instruction: Basic Beginner Instruction will take place at 1:00 pm in the vicinity of the Registration table. When you register, 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
    CSOL Middle School
    & High School
    Yellow & Orange
    with e-punch rental
    Yellow & Orange
    with own e-punch
    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 add your name to the Volunteer Sign-up Sheet HERE if you can help before or after you complete your course. We need the usual roles to be filled: Set-up, Registration, Beginner Instruction, Starts, E-Punch Crew, and Control Pick-up, as well as Water & Snacks.

  • 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 www.recreation.gov for further information and to make reservations.

  • WOD: This event is part of World Orienteering Day. "The International Orienteering Federation's goals regarding the organization of this annual event are as follows: increasing the visibility and accessibility of orienteering to young people; increasing the number of participants both in schools' activities and in clubs' activities in all countries of National Federations; helping teachers to implement orienteering in a fun and educational way; and getting more new countries to take part in orienteering."

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  • 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.

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