Putnam Valley, NY, US
Jun 30, 2018
Type: Orienteering - Local
added by: Jerkface
Solo racers and teams of 2 will travel on foot through the vast acreage of Clarence Fahnestock State Park searching for checkpoints.
Checkpoints are scattered in the woods over a wide area and each will have a point value. Racers will have either 4 or 8 hours to collect as many points as possible, and must strategize in determining which checkpoints to go after and still make it back before the time cut-off.
The great part is that you can do as much as you like. The course will be friendly to all levels because YOU pick the checkpoints to go after!
We will have a 4-hour course and an 8-hour course, and a total of 5 (count ‘em, FIVE) time options for this event. There are three times for the 4-hour course (two daylight options and a night-O option). There are two times for the 8-hour course (one daylight option and one half daylight/half night-O option). See below for more details on timing.
Taconic Outdoor Education Center
75 Mountain Laurel Lane
Cold Spring, NY 10516
GPS Coordinates: 41.422634, -73.879044
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Navigation on foot
Course Time Options:
4-Hour Daylight Course #1: 11:00am-3:00pm
4-Hour Daylight Course #2: 3:30pm-7:30pm
4-Hour Night-O Course: 8:00pm-midnight
8-Hour Daylight Course: 11:00am-7:00pm
8-Hour Day/Night Course: 4:00pm-midnight
-Registration for each event opens one hour before the scheduled start time. Parking and registration is at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center. You will receive your maps and course instructions at registration.
-Race brief occurs 10 minutes prior to the start of each event.
-Point penalties for late finishers.
-There are bathrooms and showers available for all racers.
-We will have food available for the duration of the event set up inside the Taconic Outdoor Education Center. You can come inside, hang out, have a snack, and get out of the elements any time during the event.
-Camping is available for an additional $10 per person. The group campsites are a short walk (or very short drive) from the Outdoor Ed Center. This is primitive tent camping, but there are port-a-potties at the campsite (as well as proper bathrooms and showers near the Outdoor Ed Center).
4-Hour Course: $40 per person
8-Hour Course: $65 per person
Camping: $10 per person
15% off for NYARA and HVO members. Email us with your membership info before you register and we’ll give you the discount promotional code to use at checkout.
Compass (one per team)
Cell phone (one per team)
Small first aid kit (one per team)
Map case or large Zip-Loc (maps may not be on waterproof paper)
Food and water for the duration of the event
Clothes appropriate for the weather
Headlamp for Night-O
Purification tablets for water (There will be potable water available in a couple places in the park, but best to be safe and ready to purify)
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