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Discussion: Updated Info! Pan-Am Masters Games (NE Ohio)

in: Pan-American Masters Games (Jul 13–17 - Cleveland, OH, US)

Mar 14, 2024 10:52 AM # 
July 13 – 16, Pan American Masters Games

Cleveland, Ohio is proud to host the 2024 Pan-American Masters Games July 12-21, 2024. The Games are a quadrennial celebration of active lifestyles and sportsmanship featuring athletes from more than 50 countries competing in nearly 30 medal-contending sports which include track and field, mountain biking, and road racing.

Select up to three sports including orienteering with one entry fee.

Orienteering Venues:

- Kent State University
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Orienteering Event Schedule

Saturday – July 13 – Sprint – Kent State Campus
Monday – July 15 – Middle – Boston Run – CVNP
Tuesday – July 16 – Long – Kendall Lake – CVNP

- A35+ eligible
- Mixed punching
- Registration deadline for individual sports is June 12
- Space is limited!

Orienteering events hosted by Northeastern Ohio Orienteering Club
Mar 15, 2024 12:25 PM # 
What is mixed punching?
Mar 15, 2024 1:01 PM # 
SI Air enabled but optional.
Mar 15, 2024 1:50 PM # 
Isn't non-Air always an option? ("Mixed-punching" comes off sounding like there will be pin punches at some controls.)
Mar 15, 2024 5:46 PM # 
Definition of mixed punching from Sport Ident.
Mar 15, 2024 6:24 PM # 
Any possibility of spectator races?

Although mid-July in Northeast Ohio sounds a bit scary.
Mar 15, 2024 6:39 PM # 
Less scary than mid-July in Birmingham, AL though...
Mar 15, 2024 6:42 PM # 
Greg - you might be able to pre-run the courses as part of the vetting/wakeup crew - contact the organizers... Beat the mid day heat too...
Mar 16, 2024 3:29 PM # 
>>Less scary

It depends. Likely as humid, not as hot (mid-80s instead of 90s), much worse vegetation--- I recall it was pretty bad in May 2004 on this map.
Mar 17, 2024 10:02 PM # 
SPORTident should call it what it is, SI and SIAC punching as 'mixed punching' could include pin punching, dibbing (I know it's a popular UK term) and air.
The progression of 'punching' is away from punching--pin punching was punching your control card, SI is to dab or is more dibbing than punching and SIAC is said to be contactless punching (oxymoron?) from half a metre away.
Apr 19, 2024 10:13 PM # 
The sports commission has requested comfortable temps and lower humidity.
Apr 19, 2024 11:24 PM # 
Update! Orienteering events at this summer’s Pam-Am Masters games are now also officially sanctioned as an NRE

Master’s Only (Ages 35+) NRE
Advanced courses only

Saturday July 13 – Sprint at Kent State
Monday July 15 – Middle at Boston Run (Cuyahoga Valley NP)
Tuesday July 16 – Long at Kendall Lake (Cuyahoga Valley NP)

Note: Registration is through the PAMG organization. Athletes are eligible to compete in up to 3 sports and 5 disciplines.

Hope to see you in Cleveland this summer!
May 16, 2024 11:58 AM # 
Reminder, here is the registration page for Pan American, you have about 4 weeks to sign up.. Your fee also allows competition in two other sports as well as all three orienteering events.
May 16, 2024 12:10 PM # 
Updated information as of 5/15 is posted here:

Updates include OUSA NRE (ages 35+ only), preliminary course information, preview maps, model course info, event schedule …

Registration deadline through Pan-American Masters Games is June 12, only a few weeks away. For the sport of orienteering, registrations are capped at 200. Register soon to secure a spot!
May 16, 2024 10:19 PM # 
Given that the venues are all to the south of the city, will it be possible to register in Kent on the Saturday instead of going downtown?
May 17, 2024 1:42 AM # 
Unfortunately no, the Pan-Am organizing committee wants all athletes for all sports to get their credentials and pre-race packets downtown at the accreditation center. You can find the dates and hours on the PanAm overall schedule page:

Hours on Friday 7/12 are 7am-9pm EST. Click “view overall schedule” and scroll to the bottom for the full day-by-day schedule (there are some differences in the hours for each day)
May 20, 2024 1:30 AM # 
Is there a way to see who is coming?
May 20, 2024 5:08 PM # 
The PAMG website does not provide that info. NEOOC has been working to try to get that information from PAMG and hopes to periodically update it to the NEOOC website.
May 28, 2024 12:03 PM # 
Registration still active and open. Deadline is approaching quickly.. June 12. Sign up now!!
Jun 2, 2024 6:51 PM # 
We'll also have courses self serve courses through out the Games at Richfield Heritage Preserve. You can practice, stay sharp, or just have fun. Full details will be published later in June
Jun 2, 2024 11:20 PM # 
By going to this site you can click on a link to see the full list of registered participants, all sports. You can also click to register.
Jun 11, 2024 10:02 PM # 
Deadline for the Pan American Games in NE Ohio, now!!
3 Events over 4 days
Jun 12, 2024 9:49 PM # 
I see a few more people have registered! I registered last night but I'm not showing up on the "who's registered" doc -- I'm hoping it's just a delay (I got a confirmation), and that there are others who have registered as well but haven't shown up. I'm looking forward to the races!
Jun 13, 2024 5:44 PM # 
The list of Pan Am Games registered orienteering participants, accessed through gordhun's link above, has this note at the top:" Information Updated as of: May 23 at 5:15pm EST"
Jun 13, 2024 8:48 PM # 
LOL! I received [additional] confirmation from the PAMG office that I'm registered, and that the participant lists will be updated "shortly."
Jun 13, 2024 9:11 PM # 
As you can see, their list of registrants is a PDF so it does not update automatically the way an Eventreg form does. Some poor volunteer is probably handling that manually and exporting the whole list from an Excel form. Now that entries have 'closed' I expect another list shortly. I expect that they will also find a way to keep entries open another couple of weeks, at least for some sports, like orienteering. Golf, tennis and some others they may have to release holds on facilities they will not need and keep entries closed.
Jun 13, 2024 10:26 PM # 
Gord called it, registration is extended until the 26th.
Jun 14, 2024 1:03 PM # 
Registration for the games has beend extended!!

Jun 14, 2024 1:39 PM # 
Don't stone me. I could find several important infos, though I tried my best:
1. Start windows. Especially for Sprint.
2. Credential center hours. Are they 7am-9pm EST every day or only on 7/12?
3. Credential center address.
4. Are athletes allowed to pick up others credentials?
Jun 14, 2024 4:09 PM # 
2. Open every day but hours vary - see bottom of overall schedule page.
3: Venue Address: 300 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, OH, 44113

PS Congrats on a good looking event in Brooklyn.
Jun 15, 2024 4:15 AM # 
All events will have morning start times, including the sprint. Saturday morning will have very light pedestrian and vehicular traffic on campus.
Jun 15, 2024 1:42 PM # 
But the sprint is on Saturday …
Jun 15, 2024 11:31 PM # 
Correct, the sprint is Saturday.
Jul 9, 2024 2:40 PM # 
Start Times Posted!

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