Event Details For:

Orienteering Meet at Kelly Dahl (Nederland)
Saturday, October 14th, 2023

Course Setter: Tori Borish and Carlo Giacometti
Course Vetter: N / A
E-Punch Coordinator: Doug Berling
Meet Equipment: Doug Berling & Ioana Fleming

Attention! Pre-Registration Deadline: 12:00 pm MDT on Friday, October 13th, 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, October 13th.

    RMOC Members Only: Expedite meet check-in with a year-long waiver for 2023. [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.)
    12:00 & 12:30 pmTwo sessions of basic Beginner Instruction will be offered at 12:00 & 12:30 pm in the vicinity of the Registration table.
    2:00 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.)

  • 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).

  • 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.

    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.)

  • Course Details: We have a selection of five courses for Kelly Dahl this year:

    * White - 1.0 km, 15 m climb, 6 controls
    * Yellow - 1.9 km, 50 m climb, 9 controls
    * Orange / Brown - 3.0 km, 95 m climb, 11 controls
    * Green - 4.7 km, 165 m climb, 10 controls
    * Red - 7.1 km, 200 m climb, 13 controls

    White and Yellow will stay primarily in the campground area or within view of it. The campground will be closed for the year, so you won't have to worry about avoiding campsites. The Orange/Brown course is somewhere in between typical orange and brown courses. The controls are mostly close to linear features, but you could easily avoid them to make navigation more difficult (and direct) if desired. There are a couple of controls at the end without handrails, but these should be on large visible features. This should be a decent course for anyone who usually runs Orange (with maybe a bit of additional challenge that can be avoided) or Brown.

    The advanced courses (Orange/Brown, Green, and Red) will include some controls in an area we didn't use last year. This map is a mix of nicely forested areas (with some deadfall) and then open fields of mixed running speed variability with young pine and aspen trees starting to grow. There are a couple of trails in addition to the campsite roads, but most legs of the Green and Red courses are away from the trails. The vegetation on the map has not been updated. There are some areas (in both the fields and woods) that are not as fast as indicated on the map. However, just keep your eyes up and you should be able to pretty easily go around them. We do not expect any of these areas to significantly affect one route choice more than others.

    There are some barbed wire fences on the map that are a mix of normal, partially there, and not there are all. This is important for both safety and navigation. In terms of safety, there is barbed wire on the ground (and sticking up in the air), some places within a few feet of the fence, so be careful and keep your eyes up if you pass by an area that has a fence on the map. Last year, we flagged some of the fences to make them more visible; that will not be the case this year. The barbed wire can be hard to see if you're running fast. In terms of navigation, don't rely on the fences being obvious. They are in most places, but in some places they are only posts that are visible if you know where to look but could easily be missed if you run by quickly.

    Someone has blocked the main trail with a fence and a "no trespassing" sign. This is National Forest land that is open to the public, so if you see this sign, you can ignore it and easily bypass the fence by crossing over the barbed wire fence a few meters to the south.

    There is no water on the course. Please plan accordingly.

    Hope you enjoy the fall courses at Kelly Dahl!

    — Tori Borish and Carlo Giacometti, Course Setters

  • Local Weather Forecast: NOAA.gov
  • Driving Directions: From Boulder, head west on Canyon Boulevard / Highway 119 for approximately 17 miles to the town of Nederland. Go three-quarters of the way around the roundabout to continue south on Colorado Highway 119, through Nederland. The entrance to Kelly Dahl Campground is located on the east side of Highway 119 at mile-marker 22, across from Los Lagos Reservoir, about four miles south of Nederland.

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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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