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Discussion: Fahnestock maps and registration

in: Fahnestock Rogaine (Jun 30, 2018 - Putnam Valley, NY, US)

Jun 27, 2018 1:21 AM # 
Reading between the lines, I'm guessing:

1) Maps are orienteering maps, not USGS or other. (Since HVO is mentioned.)

2) Preregistration is not required, one can show up and register on the day. (Since no deadline for registration is mentioned.)

But maybe an organizer can confirm my guesses (or correct them). Thanks.
Jun 27, 2018 2:00 AM # 
The Saturday weather forecast for Fahnestock ( as of 21:00 Tuesday) is sunny and fairly hot but not particularly humid.

Specifically: 3% chance of precipitation (per hour? this explanation doesn't really clarify how precip % applies in the graphical display format) and 15-25% cloud cover pretty much all day and evening, high 88°F at around 14:00-16:00 dropping to mid 70s by midnight, relative humidity 40-50% during the daylight portion of the event rising to 65% by the end of the night portion, very light wind.
Jun 28, 2018 4:54 AM # 
Organizer seems not to have seen this query but a preregistered entrant forwarded an email from the organizer:

Map is lidar-based (so, basically an O-basemap?) 1:22 000.

Registration on the day is allowed.
Jun 28, 2018 5:24 AM # 
Since all of HVO's e-punch equipment is in my basement, I guess this will be an ol' fashioned pin-punching event...
Jun 28, 2018 3:08 PM # 
Ahh, but the photo on the event website definitely shows someone punching in one-handed! Can't actually see the SI unit, but the hand position is clearly that of someone using an e-punch, and not of someone reaching for a pin punch.

I think we're going, but, still deciding about which time block. The high for the day looks to be over 90F now. I think for us that means either the 11:00-15:00 block or else we try to scrounge together enough light sources to do the 20:00-00:00 block.
Jun 28, 2018 3:25 PM # 
not particularly humid

Surely, you jest. Dewpoint rising into the 70's.
Jun 28, 2018 5:02 PM # 
Appreciate the info on maps and registration. I'm also sitting on the fence, hoping for a 20-degree plunge in temps and dewpoint before committing. Maybe they'll offer a 10PM-6AM option for those of us with lights who want to beat the heat.
Jun 29, 2018 1:45 PM # 
Hey everyone, I’m the Fahnestock race director. Sorry, not an AP user so I didn’t realize you were posting these questions. I registered just now so I could answer them.

Maps are 1:22000 LiDAR based rogaine maps with some orienteering details (such as veg, rock walls, etc) but by no means are complete o-maps. They are printed on 8.5”x14” water resistant paper. There are two per racer. They are the only maps you are permitted to use. Outside maps are prohibited.

Race day registration is permitted, I have extra maps but unless you email me to tell me you’re coming it’s first come first served. I don’t have an unlimited number of maps.

I’m using olde time-y manual punches. The event photo is just a stock photo we found somewhere.

It’ll be hot, yes. So be prepared. I will put water jugs out on course but not enough to hydrate every racer for the duration. So you must bring a camelback or some means of carrying fluids. And also a means to purify water, especially for the 8-hour racers. There are tons of natural water sources out in the woods.

I’m setting the course as we speak. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I recommend you brave the heat and come check it out. At least for the 4-hour. I will not be adding a 10PM-6AM race.

Side note, no one registered yet for the 8PM-midnight 4-hour race. You could be guaranteed first place!
Jun 29, 2018 4:20 PM # 
You want to give us your email here? Or is using the LEAVE A REPLY section of the event web site sufficient to reserve maps?
Jun 29, 2018 4:40 PM # 
There's an email link for eric at nyara dot org on the registration page:
Jun 29, 2018 6:00 PM # 
Yes, what danfoster said. Shoot me an email at that address with your name, teammate (if applicable) and time slot and I’ll set aside a map for you. Thanks!
Jun 29, 2018 8:45 PM # 
Hah! There is now. But it wasn't there last time I opened that page. ;-)

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