The Flying Pig XV            April 1-3, 2011

including the

2011 U.S. Ultralong Orienteering Championships




RESULTS and photos





hosted by Orienteering Cincinnati

Thanks to

Miami University Police

Miami University Natural Areas

Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Hueston Woods State Park

Oxford Copy Shop

St Mary Parish and Catholic Campus Ministry

Western Brown HS JROTC

Princeton HS JROTC


Site Updates

(Look for orange highlighted information below)

Mar 24 – added info on Friday evening fish dinner at St Mary’s, 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Mar 27 – free showers at HWSP Campground after Sunday event.

Mar 27 – Course Notes page updated with length and climb statistics.

Mar 28 – DO NOT MAIL any materials, forms, etc. Anything sent to the Registrar’s New Jersey address which did not arrive by today will NOT be received before the Pig. Use email or bring to check-in on site.

Mar 28 – Lane Library (Oxford) book sale, 10-2 Saturday.

Mar 28 – Pickup of training area maps at Oxford Copy Shop begins Thursday.

Mar 28 – added “more info” link to Condoleeza Rice lecture and updated Friday overview map to show Millett Hall.

Mar 29 – Friday Course Setter’s Notes added to Course Notes page.


Quick links

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



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 .


Important Note on Courses and Event Structure

Friday will be a Middle Distance course at Miami University Western Woods.


Saturday, you will have YOUR CHOICE between doing the US Ultralong Championship Courses (brown course and above) or regular Classic Length Courses, both at Hueston Woods State Park.


Sunday will be a Middle Distance course, also at Hueston Woods.



There will be 1st through 3rd place U.S. Champion awards in all “A” classes for the U.S. Ultralong Championships on Saturday. (brown course and above).


Additionally, there will be 1st through 3rd place overall Flying Pig awards in all age categories for the entire weekend. A points system will be used. Your best 2 finishes in the same class will be used. All events qualify for points, including the Ultralong Championships.


There will not be awards for individual events (except the Ultralong US Championship medals)



IOF "Middle" Distance “A” Event    Friday, April 1

IOF Middle Distance "A" event Oxford, Ohio.  Late afternoon start times (2 - 5 pm).  Shorter than standard courses, Middle distance has 30-40 minute estimated winning times.  There will be courses offered for all USOF standard age classes.


U.S. Ultralong Champs and the Classic Pig      Saturday, April 2

Hueston Woods, Oxford, Ohio. Starts from 9 am to Noon. Classic distance courses have 50-75 minute estimated winning times depending on age class. Ultralong courses have winning times of up to 80 (brown) to 145 minutes (blue).


IOF "Middle" Distance “A” Event    Sunday, April 3

IOF Middle Distance “A” Courses at Hueston Woods, Oxford, Ohio. Middle distance has 30-40 minute estimated winning times.

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 $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.


    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 Punching.

Maps will be custom printed for this event. Maps of parts of Hueston Woods and Miami properties previously used for orienteering are listed below and may be ordered when registering.

Embargo Information
The following areas may not be used for orienteering or orienteering training prior to Flying Pig XV: Hueston Woods State Park, and Miami University Natural Areas (including Western Woods and Peffer Park.) We will post a map soon showing areas open for practice.

Practice / Training Area
  Practice area will be open all day Thursday and Friday. Maps may be picked up beginning Thursday morning from Oxford Copy Shop, 10 S Poplar St in Oxford (across the street from St Mary parish center). Ask for the orienteering practice map. Free.

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.

    A short sleeve, high performance technical fabric shirt will be offered.  Price will be just $12.00 for S, M, L or XL! XXL will be $13.00. T-shirt design Order by March 15 to guarantee size.


Lunch / Snacks at events

A concession stand will be available near the finish. Details of available food to come.

Free Showers Sunday after the race

Free showers will be available at the main showerhouse in Hueston Woods State Park campground following Sunday’s event.

New – Friday evening Fish bake / Fish Fry

St Mary’s Parish Center will host a Fish dinner on Friday evening, 5:40 to 6:30 pm. Same location as Saturday’s dinner on Site Location Maps. Fish sandwich (baked or fried), soup, coleslaw, dessert, drink. No fee, but donation to support students summer mission trip to Ecuador.


Dinner will be at St. Mary Parish Center in Oxford, Ohio. Access is on South Poplar St. See Site Location Maps

Menu: pasta, bread, salad, dessert, details to be announced

Awards for the US Ultralong Championship and the 2010-2011 TROL league season will be presented following dinner.




Oxford is difficult to reach by public transportation. You will probably need to drive or rent a car. Butler County RTA has fixed route service between Middletown and Oxford. They also will provide point-to-point shuttle service. (800) 750-0750 or (513) 785-5237.

Airports. Cincinnati (CVG) and Dayton (DAY) are each about 1 hour drive from Oxford. Indianapolis (IND) is 2 hours. Columbus (CMH), Lexington (LEX) and Louisville (SDF) are all slightly longer. There are currently no discount carriers serving CVG. Discount carriers serving surrounding airports are:


Frontier – DAY, IND, CMH, SDF

Southwest – IND, CMH, SDF




Most hotels in Oxford are full, including Hueston Woods Lodge. At last report, Hueston Woods cabins are still available, as are rooms at the two budget motels in Oxford: Oxford Inn and Butler Inn.


Orienteering Special Offers

10% off at Motel 6. Go to Orienteering USA website and click on the Motel 6 Logo. The closest Motel 6 locations to this year’s Pig are Richmond, IN (23 miles) and Cincinnati North (24 miles).

    Camping Hueston Woods State Park Campground may be used, but you may not explore the woods outside the immediate campsite areas. Advance reservations should not be needed.



Click here for additional Lodging Information

Child Sitting
We may NOT have heated indoor facilities. You must let us know by March 15 if you will need child sitting. If we have no requests for a particular day by March 15, then child sitting will not be available on that day. We will accommodate parents with split start times, if requested. No requests were received as of March 20. While we will try to accommodate any emergency child-sitting needs, no dedicated sitter has been arranged.

Condoleeza Rice Lecture
This is a free lecture Thursday evening at 7:15 pm at Millett Hall. Seating is first-come, first serve and there are no tickets required. Millett has seating for several thousand, so getting in should not be any problem, but you might want to arrive early for choice seats. Link to more information. Millett Hall is located north of Sycamore at Talawanda.

Book Sale
Oxford’s Lane Library April book sale is Saturday from 10 to 2 at the library, located on the NE corner of College and Walnut in Oxford.



Site Locator Maps


From I-275, exit #33, take US 27 north about 20 miles to Oxford, Ohio.

For Friday’s event, turn right (east) on Ohio 73 for mile to parking on right. For Saturday and Sunday events, continue north on US 27 for several miles and follow signs to Hueston Woods State Park. Details from Oxford to parking / assembly areas may change.





    Last Day to register without late fee

March 15

11:59 pm

    Last Day to receive registration

March 25

11:59 pm

Practice / Training maps available

March 31

All day

Free lecture at Millett Hall by former U.S.

Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice

March 31

7:15 pm

    Practice / Training area

April 1

All day

    Check-In and recreational registration

open at Miami University Police Station

April 1

1 - 5 pm

    Starts for Friday Middle Distance Race

April 1

3 - 5 pm

Friday Fish Bake / Fry at St Mary’s

April 1

5:30 – 6:30 pm

    Check-In and recreational registration

open at ...

April 2

9 am - Noon

    Starts for Day 1

April 2

10 am – Noon

Dinner at St Mary Parish Center.

Ultralong Championship Awards

TROL League 2010-11 Season Awards

April 2

6 pm

    Check-In and recreational registration

open at

April 3

8 am – 11 am

    Starts for Day 2

April 3

9 am - Noon


April 3



Entry Fees


Online Registration (Payment by Google checkout or mail-in check)

Orienteering USA Standard Entry Form (paper registrartion)

    Entries must be received no later than March 25. Do NOT MAIL entry or payment if it will not reach the Registrar by March 25. Contact the Registrar if you have questions.

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

Checks payable to OCIN


Refunds Full refunds will be made on cancellations received by March 15. Refunds will be made on cancellations received between March 15 and March 25, less a processing fee of $5 per entry (to cover bank fees, etc). Refund requests received on or after March 25 will be considered on an individual basis by the Event Director.


Changes and substitutions Changes to entries may be made before March 25 at no charge. After March 25, 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 15)

Entry per race (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

entering all 3 events

adult age 21+



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



junior age -20



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




Late fee

$5 per race late fee after March 15. ($12 for all 3 days)


Miami University Faculty and Staff Special – Miami Employee Health and Well-Being will pay $7 of your competitive entry fee, or your full recreational entry fee for each day you enter. Write-in this discount if using the paper “Orienteering USA standard entry form”. Miami ID will be required at check-in.


    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 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.


    Short sleeve tech T-shirts
            $12 for adult S, M, L or XL; $13 for adult XXL.

Order by March 15 to guarantee size.

    Preview Maps
            $5 for Hueston Woods, $5 for Miami-Western.

    Saturday evening Dinner

age 0-5 free

age 6-12  $ 6.00

age 13-20   $ 9.00

age 21+ $12.00



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



Online Registration

Orienteering USA Standard Entry Form


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

Checks payable to OCIN

Any mail to Registrar must be received by March 25.

Any Pig mail after March 25 should go to:

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


Location Maps

Lodging Information

Course and Map Notes

Start List / List of Entrants

T-shirt design

USOF Membership Form

How to Use Electronic Punching

OCIN Schedule Page


updated 12:05 AM  29 March 2011