Are you going to be in Florida? Or do you fancy a quick trip to Florida with some orienteering thrown in?
Suncoast Orienteering and Florida Orienteering are combining to stage a unique and low-key weekend of orienteering – three days, three different (and low organization, low-cost) events in three very different Florida terrains.
• Friday, Jan 12 Ft de Soto Beach (Middle Distance 3 courses)
• Saturday, Jan 13 Croom Tract, Withlacoochee State Forest (Classic Distance, 4 courses)
• Sunday, Jan 14, University of South Florida, Tampa FL (Middle Distance, 4 courses) YES A university campus so large we are not limited to sprint courses!
THIS IS NOT A NRE EVENT! IF YOU WANT THAT LOOK FOR THE GEORGIA NAVIGATOR CUP. SAME WEEKEND.
These are three separate local events with a bit of a national, even world-class, feel at local event prices. You can enter all three or one or two events.
We will be using Livelox with live tracking and real time result uploads to the Internet. Get your results as you finish sent to your phone.
Why is this happening? It’s a long story but the short of it is that there is a group of orienteering tourists (orientourists?) coming from Sweden, apparently about 75 people They are going to be cruising around a bit of the Caribbean and doing some island-hopping orienteering. They will return to Tampa on the Friday and the tour organizer, Per Nordahl AB, asked if we could put on some events in our area.
“Sure, we can do that. We have an event scheduled on the 13th. It’s a nice forest, too.”
We talked some more and soon we had added two venues. I thought they were going to be private events for the Swedes only.
“Our people would really like to see and meet American orienteers. Can you invite them, too,” said Per.
So that’s how we have three days of orienteering. And YOU are invited. It’ll be a blast! And if you want a chance to see an NHL game the Lightning are playing at home that Saturday night. Or see manatees in the wild, or swim in spring water or enjoy the nightlife of Ybor City or Busch Gardens. There is so much to do in the Tampa area.
See the entry form here.