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Winter 2018 Training Series

HVO and WCOC are pleased to host a series of four bare-bones, time-yourself orienteering races this winter. Each event offers a Brown, Green and Red course, and participants download the maps from a link posted on this site. Control flags will be out in the woods for about two weeks. You run whenever you want while the flags are out. The races are honor system based with no boxes/punches on the controls, just touch the flag (no remote visual punching).

The third event courses are now set at Mountain Lakes in NY and the fourth event courses are also set at Hemlock Hills. Course setter notes for event 4 are here. Maps for all series events are here.

When and Where Race

In case of major snow falls, revised dates may be considered and posted. 

Maps will be available for downloading on HVO's website (the link is at the top of this page) beginning the day before the controls are in the woods.

Results and Ranking
Participants time themselves and subsequently upload their results directly to the respective event pages or email their times to the Results Coordinator. Posting splits and GPS tracks are preferred, but not required.

For each race, the athletes will be ranked with the winner on each course getting 10 points, second best 9 points, etc. down to 1 point. Anyone completing a course will automatically get 1 point. After the last event of the series, a cumulative score based on each runner’s three best results, and the winners of the WCOC/HVO Winter Series will be announced.

By entering these events and agreeing to the conditions above each participant in any or all of the four Winter Series events assume full responsibility for any and all injuries, losses and other damages that he or she incurs while attending or participating in the Winter Series events.

Winter Series Coordinators:
HVO: Geof Connor,
WCOC: Niels Lyng-Olsen,
Results Coordinator: Rick DeWitt,

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