DIY (Do-It-Yourself) events work the same as our Winter Series training courses that we've offered with HVO for a number of years. Most events offer a Brown, Green and Red course and the flags are left out for several weeks. You can do a course whenever you want while the flags are out. You can download maps for DIY courses offered during our regular season from this page. The races are honor system based with no boxes/punches on the controls, just touch the flag (no remote visual punching!). Also, there are no numbers on the flags (the numbers on the clue sheets are for course setting purposes only). Sorry, no beginner courses will be available because we can't leave flags out that are visible from trails for weeks.
Maps are free to download. Donations of $5 are welcome and can be mailed in or given at an in-person event.
Participants can time themselves and can upload their results directly to the Attackpoint.org page for the event. Posting splits and GPS tracks are preferred, but not required.
Each participant in any DIY event assumes full responsibility for any and all injuries, losses and damages that he or she incurs while attending or participating in a DIY event. Downloading of any map constitutes agreement to this waiver.
Huntington State Park, Bethel/Redding, CT
Saturday, October 7 through Monday October 30, 2023
Courses: Advanced: Brown, Green, Red
Note: These are the same courses used for the July 2020 DIY courses, with just a few minor changes
Directions: Parking at the end of Dodgingtown Road. This is also the start and finish, which are not flagged. There is another parking lot on the right side of Dodgingtown right after you turn into the road.
We've had a lot of rain lately so water features are expanded.
Hunting is allowed in most sections of the park. Avoid Saturdays and wear bright colors. Hunting is not allowed on Sundays so that is a good day to do a course.
Update 10/18/2023 -- The flag for Red #5 (also green #8, brown #2) went missing and had to be re-hung. It is now low and on the east side of the boulder.
These DIY events are for training purposes and not organized events. Each participant in any or all of the DIY events assumes full responsibility for any and all injuries, losses and damages that he or she incurs while attending or participating in the events. Please observe all County, State and Federal regulations that may be in place.