Fall 2020 Event Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, all of our events and event planning are on hold. The good news is that one thing it's relatively safe to do is to get out in the woods and orienteer. WCOC and HVO are putting on some Do it Yourself (Winter-series style) events. For these events, flags will be in the woods for designated time periods and maps will be available to download during that time. You run whenever you want while the flags are out. The races are honor system based with no boxes/punches on the controls, just go up the flag (you do not have to touch it). Feel free to time yourself and post your results on AttackPoint. To see the latest events of this type and download the map, go to:

 

 https://www.hvorienteering.com/2020-hvo-spring-training

We are also hosting a DIY Billygoat style event at Mountain Lakes in North Salem, NY (one of HVO's maps). For information on this event, go to https://www.hvorienteering.com/2020-wcoc-diy-billygoat. (Click on Events on HVO's website to see a few more events that they are hosting.)

Previous Spring 2020 Event Schedule, post April 2020

These are the events we have planned for after April 2020. It is highly likely that we will have to make changes to this schedule so please check back for updates. 

 

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.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

This event has been canceled due to the Covid-19 situation.

  • Where: Huntington State Park - Redding, CT

  • Events: Bike and Foot-O

  • Courses: 90-minute score-O (find as many controls as you can within time limit, in any order)

  • Course setter/Event Director: Joe Brautigam

  • Directions: 70 Sunset Hill Road, Redding, CT
    (southern, main parking lot)

Saturday, May 9, 2020

This event has been canceled.

 

  • Make a weekend of it with Mtn Lakes on Saturday and the Billygoat on Sunday!

  • Where: Mountain Lakes, North Salem, NY

  • Events: Foot-O

  • Courses: Standard courses, all levels

Sunday, May 10, 2020

This event has been canceled.

  • Where: Pond Mountain, Kent, CT

  • Events: Billygoat, which is a mass-start, long-distance orienteering event between 10-15 km; requires intermediate to advanced orienteering skills

  • Courses: Billygoat and Pygmy goat, which is a shorter version of the Billygoat

  • Course must be completed in 3-1/2 hours to receive a t-shirt

  • Following other runners is explicitly allowed

Saturday, May 16, 2020

This event has been canceled due to the Covid-19 situation.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

 

This event has been canceled due to the Covid-19 situation.

 

  • Where: Ratlum Mountain, Canton, CT

  • Event: WCOC summer meeting and BBQ

  • Courses: Sprint courses

  • Schedule: Courses between 1-3 pm, meeting at 4 pm 

  • RSVP Required: Charlie DeWeese

  • Directions: 263 Wright Road, Canton, CT

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