The Flying Pig XII            April 4-6, 2008

RESULTS - 2008

Start List / List of Entrants

      The Flying Pig is an annual, class "A" series of orienteering competitions hosted by Orienteering Cincinnati in late March or early April.  There are courses for all ages and abilities, and anyone is welcome to attend.  The terrain is described in the Mapper's and Course Setter's Notes.  Control Descriptions: ISCD 2004 will be used.  Event Director: Mike Minium.  The Friday event will be in the Hamilton, Ohio vicinity, 20 miles north of Cincinnati, Ohio.  The sprints on Saturday will use new maps in Oxford, Ohio, about 15 miles northwest of Hamilton, and 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati.  The Sunday event will be in East Fork State Park, 20 miles east of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Site Locator Maps

The Short Pig World Ranking Event      Friday, April 4

        IOF Middle Distance "A" event at Rentschler Forest, Hamilton, Ohio.  Late afternoon start times (2 - 5 pm).  Shorter than standard courses, Middle distance has 30-35 minute estimated winning times.  Participants in F-21+ and M-21+ categories can earn World Ranking Points, per IOF rules.  Director: Mike Minium, Controller: Jan Lien.  There will be courses offered for all USOF standard age classes.

The Pig Sprints United States Sprint Championships      Saturday, April 5

        New maps in Oxford, Ohio.  For each sprint, three courses will be offered: white/yellow, orange/brown/green, red/blue.  The Sprints are also part of the U. S. Sprint Series (leaving OCIN website).  The sprints will each count separately for US Rankings and Sprint Series points, U.S. Sprint Championship awards will be based on 2-sprint total time.

The Long Pig United States Ultra Long (Formerly "Long") Course Championship      Sunday, April 6

        U.S. Ultra Long "A" meet.  East Fork State Park, Batavia, Ohio.

Courses and Classes
        All standard USOF competitive courses and classes will be offered. (See entry form).  All competitive entrants should pre-register.
        Recreational Courses will be offered on white yellow and orange for $5 for individuals, $10 for groups.  Advanced courses may be done "recreational" with permission of Event Director only.  Recreational entrants should register on site on the day of the event, at least 1 hour before the last start time.

    The Sport-Ident electronic punching system will be used for all competitive courses.  If you own an SI card, be sure to put your SI number on the registration form. Rental cards are available if you do not own one.  If you are unfamiliar with SportIdent, see: How to Use Electronic Punching.  SI-5 or SI-6 cards will work with all controls.  Recreational courses will use traditional manual punching.

    Maps will be custom printed for this event.
    Maps of areas previously used for orienteering are listed below and are available for $5.00 each.
World Ranking Event
Middle distance map (Friday) will be 1:10,000 with 3 m. contours.
U.S. Sprint Championships
Sprint map (Saturday) scales will be 1:5000 or 1:4000
U.S. Ultra Long Championships
Course map (Sunday) will be 1:15,000 for blue and red.  Other courses will use 1:15,000 or 1:10,000 (to be determined).
Existing maps available for sale:
Rentschler, 2003 (2006 update), 1:10,000
Existing maps available for sale:
no previous maps of these areas.
Existing maps available for sale:
Twin Bridges (Pig X Relay), 2006, 1:10,000
Pig X Classic, 2006, 1:10,000

Embargo Information
The following areas may not be used for orienteering or orienteering training prior to Flying Pig XII.
Rentschler Forest, Butler County Metropark, Hamilton, Ohio.
East Fork State Park, Clermont County, Ohio areas north of Harsha Lake.
    Areas south of Harsha Lake remain open. Campground access road and loops A, B, C, D, and E may be used.
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    Miami Natural Areas south of Collins Run, west of Four Mile Creek, and east of US 27 are closed, as is adjacent private land owned by Hotel Development Corp and Four Leaf LLC.
    Miami Campus areas will be open until 10:00 pm on Friday, April 4. After 10 pm Friday, orienteers may not be on any part of the Oxford campus, except those areas designated for parking and warm-up.

WRE Model Event / Training Area
    Friday morning and early afternoon. Details to be announced

    Normal highs are around 60 F (15 - 16 C) and normal lows around 40 F (4 - 5 C).  Records for the period range from around 20 F (-7 C) to 86 F (30 C).  It normally rains about 1 day in 3 during early April.

    There will be first place awards in all classes each day.  WRE awards to the top 3 in M-21+ and F-21+.  U.S. Champion awards to the top 3 in all championship categories.  Saturday Sprint awards will be based on combined time for both sprints.

    T-shirt WILL be offered. $16. T-shirt design

    NEW:  St. Mary Parish Center, Oxford, Ohio, 6:00 pm Saturday (Catholic Mass at 4:30).  An Italian style dinner will be prepared by Heather, aka Unwritten Chef, a local trail runner, adventure racer and orienteer who specializes in small event catering and in-home meal services.  You don't want to miss this one!
        Whole wheat pasta w/ homemade tomato sauce and meatballs (made from local Black Angus ground beef from Green Acres
        Locally grown mixed greens w/ basil buttermilk dressing
        Toasted garlic bread (made w/ Shadeau's bread, a local bakery in Cincinnati)
        Lemon-lime mousse (made w/ local, free-range eggs)

    Prices: age -12: $8,   age 13-20: $10,   age 21+: $13.

    Campground at East Fork is open year round.  You may use open campsites, but competitors may not enter the woods.  Click here for Lodging Information

Child Sitting
    Child Sitting WILL NOT be offered unless we receive requests by March 14.  We will make every effort to accommodate parents with split start times, if requested.


    Site Locator Maps

    Friday, Rentschler
        I-75, exit #24.  Take OH 129 west about 7 miles to exit 18.  Go right (north) on Ohio Bypass 4 for about 3 miles to junction with Ohio 4.  Follow orange and white "orienteering" signs to event center.   (Parking fee will be collected: $2 per car daily, $5 per car annual permit)

    Saturday, Oxford, Ohio
         I-275, exit #33.  Take US 27 north for approx. 20 miles to Oxford, Ohio.
         Sprint 1 - details coming soon.
         Sprint 2 - details coming soon.

     Sunday, East Fork
             I-275, exit #63.  Take Ohio 32 east about 8-10 miles, passing Batavia.  Exit at Half Acre Rd.  Turn right (south) on Half Acre for about 1 mile.  Turn left at stop sign then right into park.  Follow orange and white "orienteering" signs to event center.

  date time
    Last Day to register without late fee March 14 11:59 pm
    Last Day to receive registration March 28 11:59 pm
    Model Area / Training  April 4 10 am - 4 pm
    Check-In open at Rentschler April 4 1 - 5 pm
    Starts for The Short Pig April 4 2 - 5 pm
    Check-In open at Sprint #1 April 5 8  am
    Starts for Sprint #1 April 5 9 - 11  am
    Check-in open at Sprint #2 April 5 1  pm
    Starts for Sprint #2 April 5 1 - 3  pm
    Dinner at St. Mary Parish Center April 5 6 pm
    Check-In open at East Fork April 6 8 am
    Starts for The Long Pig April 6 9 - 11 am
    Awards April 6 tba

Entry Fees
    If you are not entering all 4 events, please clearly specify which events you are entering.  Please clearly print all information, especially your e-mail address.  Double check your USOF and SI numbers for accuracy!
    Entrants from outside the USA may e-mail entry information and then pay on arrival.  However, if you have previously registered for an OCIN "A" meet and then "no-showed" without giving us advance notice, then you must pay before your entry will be accepted.
    Entries must be received no later than March 28.  Late fee of $5 per event is required on entries postmarked after March 14.
competitive entry fees
(postmark before March 14)
Adult fees the same as 2007.
Junior fees are LOWER!
entering any 1 event entering any 2 events entering any 3 events entering all 4 events
adult age 21+
$23 $46 $62 $77
adult age 21+
member of USOF, COF or IOF
$20 $40 $53 $65
junior age -20
$12 $22 $32 $40
junior age -20
member of USOF, COF, or IOF
$10 $18 $26 $32
competitive group $15 per adult
$10 per junior
$25 per adult
$18 per junior
$35 per adult
$25 per junior
$45 per adult
$30 per junior

    Recreational: $5 per individual, $10 per group, entry on day of event only.  (Recreational entrants are not eligible for awards and times are not recorded or posted).
    Sport-Ident e-card rental
            $6 for entire weekend.  Must sign agreement (at event check-in) to pay $35 for lost or damaged card.
    Preview Maps
            $5 each.  Specify Rentschler Forest 1:10,000; East Fork Twin Bridges 1:10,000; East Fork Pig X Classic 1:10,000
            $8 age-12;   $10, age 13-20;   $13, age 21+

    Printable entry form


Entry Form (printable version)

Location Maps

Lodging Information

Course and Map Notes

Start List / List of Entrants

USOF Membership Form

How to Use Electronic Punching

Flying Pigs Main Page

OCIN Schedule Page


updated  1245  03/20/2008