The Flying Pig XIV            April 9-11, 2010

including the

2010 U.S. Interscholastic Orienteering Championships

hosted by Orienteering Cincinnati

 

Site Update History:

RESULTS

 

March 20 – This page – Dinner location and menu details added

March 22 – Course Notes page – Sat & Sun lengths and climb

March 23 – This page – Late fee waived – Final entry deadline is March 31

March 23 – This page – Any SI Card may now be used.

March 25 – Updates on Baseball and Laser Tag

April 1 – No child sitting, since there were no requests for this service by Mar. 31

            Online entry extended until April 3 - $5 per course late fee applies

            Laser Tag times updated

April 1 – Location Maps page updated with daily site maps & dinner location

            Practice / Training maps added.  Practice areas are now open.

April 6 – Course Notes page - extensively updated.  weather forecast added.

            Course Notes page - Friday length/climb table and course notes added

            Note the 11 course structure, and know your course name and number!

            Start times posted

 

Quick links

Read this page first.  The links below are intended for your convenience AFTER you are familiar with the overall event information.

 

 

 

 

Important Note on Courses / Maps

 

There will be 10 different courses on Friday and 11 on Saturday and Sunday.  It is very important that you get the right map for your course.  Please review the course / class structure so that you know how your course will be designated.  Each course will be identified by both number and name.  On Friday, Course 2 Yellow and 3 ISIM will be combined and will use the same map.  On Saturday and Sunday, all 11 courses are different.  Please know your course number and name and watch out for similar names, for example ISJVF and ISVF.

 

Course Name

Classes

1 White

M-10, M-12, F-10, F-12, M/F White, Group White,

Interscholastic Primary School Male (ISPM),

Interscholastic Primary School Female (ISPF)

2 Yellow

F-14, F-Yellow, M-Yellow, Group Yellow,

Interscholastic Intermediate Female (ISIF)

3 ISIM

M-14,

Interscholastic Intermediate Male (ISIM)

4 Orange

F-16, F-Orange, M-Orange, Group Orange,

Interscholastic Junior Varsity Female (ISJVF)

5 ISJVM

M-16,

Interscholastic Junior Varsity Male (ISJVM)

6 Brown

F 55+, F60+, F65+, F70+, F75+, M65+, M70+, M75+, F-Brown. M-Brown

7 ISVF

F-18,

Interscholastic Varsity Female (ISVF)

8 Green

F-20, F 35+, F40+, F50+, M50+, M55+, M60+, F-Green, M-Green

9 ISVM

M-18,

Interscholastic Varsity Male (ISVM)

10 Red

M-20, F-21+, M 35+, M40+, M45+, M-Red

11 Blue

M-21+

 

            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.  All 3 events are USOF “A” sanctioned!  The terrain is described in the Mapper's and Course Setter's Notes.   Event Director: Mike Minium.   Site Locator Maps .

 

            This year the Flying Pig will also serve as the US Interscholastic Championships, the largest youth orienteering competition in North America.  Friday's races will serve as a model event.  The Championships will be determined by the results of the Saturday and Sunday races.  To be eligible for the Interscholastic Championships, you MUST run the same course/class both Saturday and Sunday.  Friday’s race does not affect the championship scores.

 

IOF "Middle" Distance “A” Event    Friday, April 9

            IOF Middle Distance "A" event at the south side of East Fork State Park, Amelia, Ohio.  Late afternoon start times (2 - 5 pm).  Shorter than standard courses, Middle distance has 30-35 minute estimated winning times.  There will be courses offered for all USOF standard age classes, plus all Interscholastic Championship classes.

 

United States Interscholastic Championship – Day 1      Saturday, April 10

            IOF Long Distance “A” Courses on the north side of East Fork State Park, Batavia, Ohio.  Starts from 9 am to Noon.   Long distance courses have 50-90 minute estimated winning times depending on age class.  There will be courses offered for all USOF standard age classes, plus all Interscholastic Championship classes.

 

United States Interscholastic Championship – Day 2      Sunday, April 11

            IOF Middle Distance “A” Courses on the north side of East Fork State Park, Batavia, Ohio.  Starts from 9 am to Noon.  Middle distance has 30-35 minute estimated winning times.  There will be courses offered for all USOF standard age classes, plus all Interscholastic Championship classes

Courses and Classes

Competitive
        All standard USOF competitive courses and classes will be offered. (See entry form).  All competitive entrants should pre-register.  On Saturday and Sunday, Interscholastic classes will be offered for all students grade 12 and younger according to USOF rules for the Interscholastic Championships.

Recreational
        Recreational Courses will be offered on white, yellow, and orange for $7 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.

Punching

    The Sport-Ident electronic punching system will be used for all 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 PunchingOCIN has arranged to use all newer control units, so any SI card may be used.  If you have already registered for a rental card because you did not think your newer personal card would work, contact the Registrar with your card number.  If you have your own card, and have already paid the rental fee, it will be refunded at check-in.

Maps
    Maps will be custom printed for this event.  All maps will be 1:10,000 with 5m contours.   Maps of parts of East Fork previously used for orienteering are listed below and are available for $10.00 for a set of 4.

Interscholastic Championship Information
    Information about Interscholastic Championship Rules and forming teams. Each team must complete and submit a Team Entry Form (coming soon) (in addition to completing your individual Online Registration Form.)

Embargo Information
    The following areas may not be used for orienteering or orienteering training prior to Flying Pig XIV:   East Fork State Park, Clermont County, OhioALL parts of the park are closed to orienteering training, except for the designated practice / training area.  If you choose to camp in the park, please use Loop C.  If you are camping, you may not enter the woods beyond developed sites.  We will post a map soon showing areas open for practice.

Practice / Training Area
    Practice areas will be open all day Thursday and Friday.  A print-it-yourself training map will soon be posted on this site.  Copies of the training map may also be picked up at the desk of the Event Headquarters Holiday Inn, beginning Thursday morning, or at Event Registration at the Park Office beginning Friday at Noon.  There will be no charge for the practice map, but please limit to one per person.

Weather
    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).  See table of daily normal and record temperatures in Course and Map Notes.  It normally rains about 1 day in 3 during early April.

Awards
    There will be first place awards in all classes for Friday and for Saturday-Sunday combined time.  U.S. Champion awards will be given to the top 3 individuals and school teams in eligible Interscholastic classes for 2-day total time.  There will also be unofficial awards for primary school and primary club teams, although these are not USOF recognized categories.

Shirts
    A short sleeve, high performance technical fabric shirt will be offered.  Price will be just $11 for S,M, L or XL!  XXL will be $12.  T-shirt design

Lunch / Snacks at all events
    A concession stand operated by Live Oaks HS JROTC will be available on all three days near the finish.  Details of available food to come.

Dinner
    Saturday evening .
    Prices: age -12: $6.00,   age 13-20: $9.00,   age 21+: $11.00.   Organized by Western Brown HS JROTC.  Dinner will be at VFW #3954, 4070 Greenbriar Rd,
Batavia.  Site locator map for dinner is coming soon.  This is approximately 2 miles west of the Saturday and Sunday event sites.  Menu: Meat and/or veggie lasagna, roll or garlic bread, vegetable, salad & dressing, dessert, variety of beverages.

 

Saturday Afternoon Activities
    Super-Sting-O Course to benefit U.S.A. Junior Orienteering Team.  Organized by Janet Porter.  How fast can you run?  How fast can you punch?  Prizes to top 3 juniors and top 3 adults.  Entry fee of $5 to benefit USA Junior Orienteering.

    Games area – Ultimate Frisbee, Capture the Flag, and possibly a basketball shooting contest.  Organized by Allen Hubsch and David Williams.  Free.

 

Lodging

    Event Headquarters    Holiday Inn - Eastgate.  Event check-in and USOF Board meeting will be here.   Special rate for orienteers, click here to make reservation.  $85 per night.  You must reserve by 5 pm on March 26 for this rate.

 

    Orienteering Special Offer    Motel 6 #1092 (Cincinnati Southeast)   10% off for orienteers, click here to make reservation.   $32.39 for one adult, $37.79 for 2.

    Camping   East Fork State Park Campground may be used, but you may not explore the woods outside the immediate campsite areas.  We recommend staying in Loop C.  Advance reservations should not be needed.

 

    Click here for additional Lodging Information

Child Sitting
    Child sitting will NOT be offered since we received NO requests by March 31.  We will accommodate parents with split start times, if requested.  We will NOT have heated indoor facilities.  You must let us know by March 31 if you will need child sitting.  If we have no requests for a particular day by March 31, then child sitting will not be available on that day.

Directions:

 

    Site Locator Maps

 

    Friday – From I-275, exit #65, take OH 125 east about 9 miles and turn left on Bantam Rd.  Follow “Orienteering” signs to site.  Registration / Check-in will be at the park office from 1 pm until 5 pm.  Registration / Check-in will also be open at Eastgate Holiday Inn from 7 pm until 11 pm.
       

    Saturday – From I-275, exit #63, take OH 32 east about 10 miles and exit right on Half Acre Rd.  Go 1 mile on Half Acre and turn left on Old Route 32 (CAUTION – Cross traffic does not stop).  Go less than .2 mile and turn right into park.  Follow orienteering signs to site.

Schedule

 

date

time

    Last Day to register without late fee

March 23

11:59 pm

    Last Day to receive registration

April 3

11:59 pm

    Practice / Training maps available

    at Eastgate Holiday Inn

April 8 - 9

All day

    Practice / Training area

April 8 - 9

All day

    Check-In open at East Fork Park Office

April 9

1 - 5 pm

    Starts for Friday Middle Distance Race

April 9

2 - 5 pm

    Check-In open at Eastgate Holiday Inn

April 9

7 - 11 pm

    Major League Baseball –

    Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs
    Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati

April 9

7:10 pm

    Check-In open at East Fork Campground

April 10

8 am - Noon

    Starts for Interscholastics – Day 1

April 10

9 am – Noon

    String-O to benefit U.S. Junior Team

April 10

Noon4 pm

    Games and Youth activities:

    Capture the Flag, Ultimate Frisbee,

    Soccer, Basketball

April 10

Noon4 pm

    Dinner- VFW #3954, 4070 Greenbriar Rd.

April 10

6 pm

    Laser Tag for juniors

    Group 1 = not also signed up for Dinner.

    Group 2 = also signed up for Dinner.

April 10

Group 1: 6 - 8 pm

Group 2: 8 - 10 pm

    Check-In open at East Fork Campground

April 11

8 am – 11 am

    Starts for Interscholastics – Day 2

April 11

9 am - Noon

    Awards

April 11

tbd

 

Entry Fees

     If you are entering an Interscholastic Championship category, you must be a member of USOF.  Interscholastic entrants must use the Online Registration Form  Contact the Registrar if you can not use the online form.  Each individual must fill out an online entry.  This can be done by a coach, but there must be an individual entry for each student.  Each coach/advisor also must fill out a Team Entry Form (coming soon) for each team.

     Other (non-interscholastic) entrants are also strongly encouraged to use the Online Registration Form , however you may also use the USOF Standard Entry Form.  Please print clearly and be sure to include all information.  Be extra careful that your email address and phone number is neatly printed in case we need to contact you.

    Entries must be received no later than March 31.  Late fee of $5 per race is waived on entries received by March 31.  Do NOT MAIL entry or payment if it will not reach the Registrar by March 31.  Contact the Registrar if you have questions.

    Registrar  Guy Olsen, 17 Gladding Rd, Caldwell, NJ  07006-5804

    Checks payable to OCIN

Any Pig mail after March 31 should go to:

    Mike Minium, 6797 Stillwell Beckett Rd, Oxford, OH 45056-8870

            Make sure you have adequate postage, complete address, etc.  My mail carrier is an absolute stickler for rules and WILL return any incoming mail that has insufficient postage, incomplete address, non-rectangular envelope shape (I kid you not), or any other perceived flaw, so please don’t put her to the test.

 

Refunds   Full refunds will be made on cancellations received by March 20.  Refunds will be made on cancellations received between March 21 and March 31, less a processing fee of $5 per entry (to cover bank fees, etc).  Refund requests received on or after April 1 will be considered on an individual basis by the Event Director.

 

Changes and substitutions   Changes to entries may be made before March 31 at no charge.  After March 31, not all changes may be possible and are solely at the discretion of the Registrar and Event director.  Please get us any changes as soon as possible!


 

competitive entry fees
(before March 31)

Entry per race (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

entering all 3 events

adult age 21+
non-member

$27

$72

adult age 21+
member of USOF, COF, or IOF

$23

$60

junior age -20
non-member

$19

$51

junior age -20
member of USOF, COF, or IOF

$17

$45

 

    Late fee.

             $5 per race late fee after March 31.

 

    Recreational Courses

              $7 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
            $2 per race.
  Must sign agreement (at event check-in) to pay $45 for lost or damaged card.  Note that all entrants must use a SportIdent card.


    Preview Maps
            $10 for set of 4 maps of previously used portions of East Fork State Park.

 

    Friday evening Major League Baseball  (Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs)

           $12 per ticket.  Excellent seats, one of the best buys in baseball.  Please note that this activity does not include transportation or supervision.  Each person, family, or group is responsible for their own transportation to Great American Ballpark.

            Your tickets will be in your packet at registration / check-in.  If you need to make other arrangements to pick up your tickets, contact David Williams.  David will also make every effort to link people who need rides to the ballpark with drivers.  If you are going and have extra space, or if you need a ride, contact David.

            As of March 31, our group will be at least 96 people!   Our seats (View level box) are in sections 420 and 421.  The same tickets will cost $22 at the park, so you must pre-order to get this great price.

            If you have ordered tickets, you'll get an email by April 6 with additional information, directions, parking map, etc.


    Saturday evening Dinner
                        age-12:       $6.00

                        age 13-20   $9.00

                        age 21+      $11.00

 

    Saturday evening Laser Tag

              We have a group reservation at Scallywag Tag (East location), an indoor laser-tag facility.  Cost will be $10 per person for 2 games, paid at the door.  Each game has 30 players.  Games start every 20 minutes and last 12 minutes.  Please indicate on registration if you expect to participate. Please note that this activity does not include transportation or supervision.  Each person, family, or group is responsible for their own transportation to Scallywag Tag.

            As of March 24, we have 84 people signed up.

            We now have group reservations at Scallywag Tag from 6 to 8 and from 8 to 10.  If you are NOT doing the Saturday dinner, we suggest going to Scallywag Tag at 6.  If everyone waits until after dinner, we may have too many people in the later group, which may mean longer waits to play.

 

Joel Rauschenbach Memorial Junior Fund
      The Joel Rauschenbach Memorial Junior Fund provides grants to help develop youth orienteering in the Greater Cincinnati area and to assist area youth in traveling to national and international competitions.  As you register for the Pig, you will have the opportunity to make a voluntary contribution to this fund if desired.  Joel Rauschenbach Memorial Pages

 

Links

Online Registration  (MAY be used by any entrant.  MUST be used by Interscholastic entrants)

USOF Standard Entry Form  (may only be used by NON-Interscholastic entrants)

 

  Registrar  Guy Olsen, 17 Gladding Rd, Caldwell, NJ  07006-5804

  Checks payable to OCIN

  Any mail to Registrar must be received by March 31.

  Any Pig mail after March 31 should go to:

    Mike Minium, 6797 Stillwell Beckett Rd, Oxford, OH 45056-8870

No further mail should be sent to either address.

Bring any forms and payments to the event.

            Make sure you have adequate postage, complete address, etc.  My mail carrier is an absolute stickler for rules and WILL return any incoming mail that has insufficient postage, incomplete address, non-rectangular envelope shape (I kid you not), or any other perceived flaw, so please don’t put her to the test.

 

Team Entry Form (coming soon)

Location Maps

Lodging Information

Course and Map Notes

T-shirt design

Start List / List of Entrants

Information about Interscholastic Championship Rules

USOF Membership Form

How to Use Electronic Punching

OCIN Schedule Page

OCIN Home

updated 5:30 PM   6 April 2010