Event Details For:

Night-O & Standard Orienteering Meet at Frisco Peninsula (Frisco)
Saturday, September 16th, 2023 - Sunday, September 17th, 2023

Course Setter: Sharon Crawford
Course Vetter: N / A
E-Punch Coordinator: Volunteer Needed
Meet Equipment: Volunteer Needed

Attention! Pre-Registration Deadline: 12:00 pm MDT on Friday, September 15th, 2023

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  • Pre-Registration: Pre-registration is required. Use the form at the bottom of this page. The pre-registration deadline is 12:00 pm on Friday, September 15th.

    RMOC Members Only: Expedite meet check-in with a year-long waiver for 2023. [Details]

  • 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 on both Saturday & Sunday: Set-up, Registration, Beginner Instruction, Starts, E-Punch Crew, and Control Pick-up.

    New Volunteer Incentive Program: Anyone who signs up and completes a volunteer shift will receive a voucher for free entry to use at this meet or a future event. (One voucher will be awarded per person per meet day.)

  • Schedule:

    Saturday, September 16th -- Night-O:

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

    Sunday, September 17th -- Standard Orienteering Meet:

    9:15 amBasic Beginner Instruction will be offered at 9:15 am in the vicinity of the Registration table.
    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.)
    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.)

  • Beginner Instruction:

    Saturday, September 16th -- Night Score-O:

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

    Sunday, September 17th -- Standard Orienteering Meet:

    • Beginners are very welcome to attend the standard orienteering meet on Sunday. Beginner Instruction will take place at 9:15 am in the vicinity of the Registration table.

  • Courses:

    All maps will be 1:7,500 scale, 5-meter contour interval.

    Map legend note: a black circle with a dot represents a small flat concrete disc-golf tee pad. The tall pole wire baskets that the discs are thrown into are movable, and NOT marked on the map.

    Saturday, September 16th -- Night Score-O:

    • There will be three categories, listed below, all using the same map. Participants go to as many of the 26 controls as they like, in any order, within the time limit. You do not have to specify your intended category in advance. You will be listed in the results based on the number of controls you visit (one point per control) and your elapsed time.

      * Purple Course: 50 minutes maximum.
      * Black Course: 50+ to 75 minutes maximum, with one point deducted for each minute overtime (unless all 26 controls are visited).
      * Diamond Course: all 26 controls, no time limit, except course closure time at 11:00 pm.

      The Night Score-O course is suitable for Intermediate and Advanced orienteers only. You may participate in the Night Score-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 weather.

    Sunday, September 17th -- Standard Orienteering Meet:

    • Sunday's courses will have a standard point-to-point format (find all controls in the order shown on the map), with interval starts.

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

    • The Beginner course (White/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).

    • Course Details:

      Length Course Length (km) # of
      Beginner Short White/Yellow 2.4 8
      Intermediate Medium Orange 3.2 13
      Advanced Medium Green 4.2 14
      Long Red 5.2 17

  • Map Notes:

    The vegetation shown on the map has evolved a lot. The trees in the "open with scattered trees" areas - yellow with white dots - have really grown - to chest high at least. Easy enough to get through, but less visibility. The green areas are mostly not very thick and can also be gotten through easily.

    The black circles on the map are usually benches, and often occur beside the black circles with dots, which are the disc golf tees - small rectangle flat concrete slabs on the ground. The tall disc golf baskets (that they throw the discs into) are much more visible, but are NOT marked on the map, since they are movable to different distances from the tees. Confusing!

    There are now a whole lot of new mountain bike narrow single track trails (small black dashes), which are fun to run on, although they wander around a bit, with many curves with short sight lines, that the cyclists must have fun maneuvering. There is no problem walking/running on the trails, participants just must be aware of the occasional biker.

    Opposed to the bike single track trails, ski trails, those which are not on top of a summer road or trail, are not always easy to discern, since in general they are just long wide open swaths in the trees, with no summer tread beneath the winter snow.

  • Event Fees: Our "NEW-FOR-2023" meet fees will apply. Please refer to the table below.

    We accept cash and checks payable to "RMOC". We do not accept credit cards, PayPal, or Venmo.

    Status Juniors
    (age 20 and younger)
    (age 21 and older)
    RMOC Member $10.00 $15.00
    Non-Member $10.00 $20.00
    Other Items
    Extra Maps (for teams) $5.00
    Extra Courses (same person doing multiple courses on the same day) $5.00
    E-Punch rental, compass rental, safety whistle FREE

    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: WeatherUnderground.com
  • Driving Directions: Take I-70 to Exit 203. Follow Highway 9 south through Frisco towards Breckenridge for two+ miles. Watch for signs to turn left into the Frisco Nordic Center / Frisco Adventure Park.

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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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