Event Details For:
Orienteering Meet at White Ranch (Golden)
Sunday, October 6th, 2019
Meet Director: B. Brooke Mann
Course Setter: JP Lande
Course Vetter: N / A
E-Punch Coordinator: Simon Maybury
Pre-Registration Deadline: 10:30 am MDT on Saturday, October 5th, 2019
[List of Registered Runners]
Update: Due to our permit requirements, pre-registration has closed, and onsite registration will NOT be offered. Please join us at a future event.
Beginner Instruction: Basic Beginner Instruction will take place at 10:00 am in the vicinity of the Registration table. When you register, let a volunteer know that you would like Beginner Instruction.
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.)
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.
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 & Yellow) will be suitable for Beginners of all ages -- kids, adults, families, etc.
Final Course Details:
Length Course Length (km) Climb (m) Beginner Very Short White 2.4 65 Short Yellow 2.7 85 Intermediate Medium Orange 3.4 110 Advanced Short Brown 4.0 120 Medium Green 5.4 145 Long Red 7.0 175
Course Notes from JP: "The forecast for Sunday is sunny, but a little cooler than what it has been. The area is very dry. In some places the grass is 3-4 ft tall; be aware that there are hidden rocks and slash [logs / branches] in that grass. The Belcher Hill trail has been recently re-routed just past the start point. The map will show the update [see snippet below]. Hopefully it won't be too confusing."
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).
- 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.
Online pre-registration has closed, and onsite pre-registration will NOT be offered. Please join us at a future event.
Current date and time: 2020-08-04 05:16:55