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2019 Winter Training Series

We will have the winter training series again this year, starting with courses at Tarrywile Park in Danbury, CT, available from Jan. 5 to Jan. 27. The setup will be similar to last year with 3 advanced courses on each site, maps available for download online, and voluntary results reporting on AttackPoint. This year we'll have 6 training sites, available across 4 weekends each, and the schedule will run until the beginning of April. Check back in December for details and the rest of the schedule. Other planned sites include Blue Mountain, Five Ponds, Huntington State Park, and Ward Pound Ridge. 

Fall 2018 Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, participants can register and begin at any time between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Control flags are collected beginning at 2:00 p.m. (participants must finish the course by this time). Free instruction is available at all meets. If you would like instruction, please arrive before 11 a.m. (it's also a good idea to tell the meet director in advance that you'd like some training). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the meet director.

Some meets include sprint courses, which are about 2 to 3 km with a mix of beginner to advanced controls over more runnable terrain than in typical advanced courses.


Sunday, September 2, 2018

  • Where: Mike's Maze, Sunderland, MA

  • Events: Foot-O, Trail-O, Night-O--all within a corn maze

  • Schedule and Cost: Races start at 3:30 pm, $20 for all events

  • Race Directors: Steve Richardson and J-J Cote

  • For more information, click here.

  • To register (required), click here.

  • Directions: 23 S Main St, Sunderland, MA 01375

30 Years at Pond Mountain (National Ranking Event and Training Weekend), September 22-23, 2018

  • Where: Pond Mountain, Kent, CT

  • Events: National Ranking Event (formerly known as an A meet) on Saturday (all standard courses, all levels), training courses on Saturday afternoon and Sunday

  • Meet notes for the NRE

  • Pre-registration for NRE encouraged by not required. Cost for NRE $10 for individuals and $15 for families.

  • Directions: From Kent CT, take CT341 west out of the town. After 1.6 miles, take a right onto Macedonia Brook Road. After 0.8 miles, turn right up Fuller Mountain Road. Click here for Google map location

  • Camping will be available at Pond Mountain for free and is also available at Housatonic Meadows State Park (about 20 minutes away) for a fee.

  • To pre-register, email Rick DeWitt and include name, SI (dibber) number, if you have one, class and/or date of birth. 

  • Payment and waiver form will be handled at the meet.

  • Start any time between 10 and noon (as with standard, local meet). No pre-assigned start times. 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018 

  • Where: Harriman O-Fest, Lake Welch, Harriman State Park, NY

  • Events: Foot-O

  • Courses: Goat-style (long distance, mass start); White-Orange courses and a mini (4.5k), and Kid (about 8k) goat also available

  • See HVO's website for details.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018

  • Where: Ratlum Mountain, Canton, CT

  • Event: Ratlum Holiday International Night-O (RHINO), with potluck

  • Schedule: Start the night-O courses between 5:30 and 7 pm, dinner afterward 

  • RSVP Required: Charlie DeWeese

  • Directions: 263 Wright Rd, Collinsville, CT

See HVO's website for these additional, nearby events:

  • Saturday, September 29, Westmoreland (New York)

  • Sunday, October 14, Wanaque Ridge (New Jersey)

  • Sunday, October 21, Silas Map Adventure (New Jersey)

  • WCOC Facebook page
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