Flying Pig XVII

April 5-7, 2013

including the

2013 Eastern States Interscholastic Orienteering Championships



Results and Photos



online registration


list of registered runners


Site Updates

            April 1 – Evening Junior Activities  now included in the schedule.  Bowling Friday 7-9, Social/Snack/Game room Saturday 7-9.

            April 1 – Hotels    . Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn are sold out.  A Summerhouse Inn is sold out.  You may call Bloomington CVB at (800) 800-0037 for assistance.  You may also look for nearby Choice Hotels properties through their discount link on the Orienteering USA website.  There were still rooms at the Comfort Inn in Nashville, IN as of last night.

            April 1 – Length and Climb  now posted on the event details page.

            March 13 – T-Shirts  The shirt order will go in this week.  Register and order right away for the best chance to guarantee size and availability.  As of April 1, there are a few left in all sizes.


Overview   Orienteering Cincinnati (OCIN), in cooperation with Indiana Crossroads Orienteering (ICO),  will host 3 races over 3 days in and near Bloomington, Indiana, 50 miles south-southwest of Indianapolis.  Races will have courses for all ages and abilities and will be open to anyone, but there will be additional Eastern States Interscholastic Championship awards for eligible individuals and teams running in the interscholastic classes for primary school, middle school, high school junior varsity, and high school varsity.


The Races   All 3 races are “A” Sanctioned by Orienteering USA.

            Friday, April 5 – Indiana University Campus Sprint, 1:5,000 map of the Indiana University Campus, Bloomington, Indiana.  Interval started sprint distance race.

            Saturday, April 6 – Yellowwood State Forest Long Course,  1:10,000 map of portions of Yellowwood State Forest, 10-15 miles east of Bloomington, Indiana.  Interval started long distance courses.

            Sunday, April 7 – Camp Ransburg Middle Distance,  1:10,000 map of Ransburg Scout Reservation, 10 miles southeast of Bloomington, Indiana.  Interval started, middle distance courses.


Eastern States Interscholastic Championships   Courses will be offered for Primary School (grades 6 and below), Middle School (grade 9 and below) and High School Junior Varsity and Varsity (grade 12 and below).  Eligibility and rules will follow the OUSA Interscholastic Rules of Competition, except that we will use a somewhat different points system for awarding points in each race.  Teams will have 3 to 5 members who compete individually.  There will be awards for the top 3 individual male and female and the top 3 school teams in each category from the Eastern States.  The Eastern States are defined exactly opposite of the Western States Championships; that is: any US State or Territory not having a peak elevation exceeding 10,000 feet.  This consists of all states east of and including North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.  Interscholastic Awards will be based on the best 2 of the 3 races.


            See Race Details Page for more information on all races.

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

Courses and Classes

            Competitive   All standard O-USA competitive courses and classes will be offered. In addition, standard interscholastic age classes will be offered.  Competitive entrants should pre-register.

            Recreational   Recreational Courses will be offered on white, yellow, and orange level courses at all three events, for $10 for individuals, $15 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.


Awards   Interscholastic Champion awards will be given to the top three eligible individuals, and the top three school teams in each of the Eastern States Interscholastic Championship categories.  Interscholastic awards will be based on the best two of the three races for individuals and teams.  Individual Flying Pig Awards for non-Interscholastic categories will also be given based on best two out of three races.  We will be using the TROL scoring system which gives the winner of each class a score of 1000, and other finishers earn proportionately lower points based on their time behind the winner.

Electronic Timing   The Sport-Ident electronic punching system will be used for all courses.  All SI card models will work at this event.  If you own an SI card, be sure to put your SI number on the registration form. Rental cards are available.  If you are unfamiliar with SportIdent, see: How to Use Electronic Punching.

Maps   Maps will be custom printed for this event.  Maps of Yellowwood and Ransburg have previously been used for orienteering and may be ordered when registering.

Embargo Information   The following areas may not be used for orienteering or orienteering training prior to these championships:   The portions of Yellowwood State Forest located north of Indiana route 46 and south of Indiana 45 and Lanam Ridge Rd., and the Ransburg Scout Reservation, and adjacent portions of Hoosier National Forest west of Indiana route 446 and north of Allens Creek Rd.  Additionally, the Indiana University Bloomington Campus will be off limits to all competitors from 7 am on Friday April 5 until the conclusion of the sprint competition on Friday evening.  The golf course and campus areas north of 17th Street or outside of the IN 45/46 bypass may be visited on that day.  The following streets may be used to cross campus on that day: 3rd, 10th, 17th, Atwater, Fee, Indiana, Jordan, Union.  All other campus areas are off limits on April 5 only.  The campus may be visited on or before April 4.

Practice / Training Area   A practice area of typical southern Indiana terrain is planned to be open all day on Thursday and Friday.  Details to be announced.

Safety   All competitors must carry a whistle and dress appropriately for the weather conditions. 

Weather   Normal highs are 60 – 62 F (16 – 17 C) and normal lows 38 – 39 F (3 – 4 C).  Records for the period range from highs of 80 – 84 F (27 – 29 C) to lows of 19 – 23 F (-7 – -5 C).  Rain is typical about one day of every three at this time of year.  Snow is rare but possible.

   $17.  short sleeve black tech t-shirt.  t-shirt design link.  Order by March 10 to guarantee size.


Additional Social Activities  

            Junior training activity with Orienteering USA Junior Coach Erin Schirm –details to be announced.  This may include course review, discussion, and in-the-woods activity.  This will also include Friday Night bowling (7-9 pm) and Saturday evening social / game /snack room (7-9 pm)



            Airports:         Indianapolis (IND) is a little over 1 hour’s drive from the Friday event site, and al little farther from Saturday and Sunday.  Other airport options, all over 2 hours away, in order of travel time / distance would be Louisville (SDF), Cincinnati, Ohio (CVG), Dayton, Ohio (DAY).  There is a regular shuttle service (approximately hourly) from IND to Bloomington area hotels.



            All Indiana hotels are 100% non-smoking.


             Event Headquarters will be the Comfort Inn, 1700 N. Kinser Pike, in Bloomington.  We will have an orienteering special room rate of $99 (plus tax) for all rooms.  The hotel has free wi-fi throughout, hot breakfast included, fitness center, guest laundry, and many other amenities.  Please call the hotel directly at (812) 650-0010 to make your reservation and mention that you are with the "Orienteering USA – Flying Pig group".  This Comfort Inn does not offer a link to make reservations online at the special rate.  Make reservations by March 4 to guarantee group rate.  72 hour notice required for cancellation.


             Holiday Inn, 1710 N. Kinser Pike, is Bloomington’s only full-service hotel, adjacent to and physically connected to the Comfort Inn.  Facilities are similar.  The Holiday Inn features adjustable Sleep Number beds in almost all rooms (a few normal beds may be available on request).  We will have an orienteering special room rate of $109 (plus tax) for all rooms.  Please call the hotel directly at (812) 334-3252 to make your reservation and mention that you are with the "Orienteering USA – Flying Pig group".  Or use the Orienteering Special Rate link to make reservations online.  Make reservations by March 4 to guarantee group rate.  72 hour notice required for cancellation.


            A Summerhouse Inn has a “motor lodge” single story layout with several buildings and a total of 96 rooms.  4501 East 3rd Street, on the east side of Bloomington near the junction of IN 46 and 446.  Wireless internet is available in and around the office but does not reach most guest rooms.  There are no in-room phones and the office is closed and unstaffed during late-night hours.  Outdoor Fire Pit, BBQ Grill and picnic area.  Pets permitted.  Orienteering special rate of $59 per night.  Please call directly (800) 371-0934 for reservations.  Mention group code “FPIG”.  Website  If you make a reservation online, use the “FPIG” group code.  Make reservations by March 21 to guarantee group rate.  72 hour notice required for cancellation.


            Bloomington Visitor Center    If you have any problems booking rooms or want information about other lodging in the Bloomington area, call the Bloomington Visitor Center at (800) 800-0037 or go to the website


            Camping   various camping areas in Hoosier National Forest to the southeast of Bloomington.

Child Sitting    We most likely will NOT have heated indoor facilities.  We will accommodate parents with split start times for the night course, if requested.  Please let us know as early as possible if you have children who will need tending during race hours.  We will only offer organized child sitting if we have requests by March 1, 2013.

Directions   See the Site Locator Maps for directions to motels and event sites.





    Last Day to reserve a room at Comfort Inn or Holiday Inn (they may sell out sooner)  FULL

Mar. 4


    Last Day to register to guarantee t-shirt size and availability  MOST SIZES STILL AVAILABLE

Mar. 10

11:59 pm

    Last Day to register without late fee.  Do NOT send anything to registrar address which might not arrive by March 28.

Mar. 24

11:59 pm

    Last Day to receive registration, waiver forms, and fees

Mar. 28

11:59 pm

    Early Check-in at Comfort Inn

Apr. 5

10 am - Noon

    Practice / Training area open

Apr. 5

All day

    Check-In and recreational registration open at Indiana Memorial Union, IU Campus

Apr. 5

3 – 6 pm

    Starts for Friday Sprint race

Apr. 5

4 – 6 pm

    Junior Evening Activity (Bowling at Back Alley Lanes, Indiana Memorial Union)

Apr. 5

7 – 9 pm

    Check-In and recreational registration open at Yellowwood State Forest

Apr. 6

9 am - Noon

    First start at Yellowwood

Apr. 6

10 am

    Junior Evening activity (Hospitality room at Comfort Inn -Games, Social, Snacks)

Apr. 6

7 – 9 pm

    Check-In and recreational registration

    open at Ransburg Scout Camp

Apr. 7

8 am – 10 am

    First Starts for Sunday Middle distance race.

Apr. 7

9:00 am

    Awards ceremony (earlier if possible)

Apr. 7

1:00 pm


Entry Fees


online registration  (Payment by Google checkout or mail-in check)

Orienteering USA Standard Entry Form (paper registration)

list of registered runners

    Entries must be received no later than Mar. 28.  Do NOT MAIL entry or payment if it will not reach the Registrar by Mar. 28.  Contact the Registrar if you have questions.

    Registrar  Guy Olsen,

       Guy Olsen

       17 Gladding Rd

       Caldwell NJ 07006-5804

    Checks payable to OCIN

  Any mail to Registrar must be received by Mar. 28.


Any late mail MUST go to:

            Mike Minium,

            6797 Stillwell Beckett Rd

            Oxford, OH 45056-8870


Refunds   Full refunds will be made on cancellations received by Mar. 24.  Refund requests received on or after Mar. 25 will be considered on an individual basis by the Event Director.


Changes and substitutions   Changes to entries may be made before Mar. 24 at no charge.  After Mar. 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
(on or before Mar. 24)

Entry per race

(entering 1 or 2 races)

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



Junior age -20

with TROL season pass





Late fee

    $5 per race late fee for any entry received after March 24. ($10 for all 3 events).


Recreational Courses

   $10 per individual, $15 per group, entry on day of event only.  (White, yellow and orange courses 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.  All entrants must use a SportIdent card.


   $17 short sleeve black tech t-shirt.  t-shirt design link.  Order by March 10 to guarantee size.

Preview Maps
   $5 each for Ransburg and Yellowwood.



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


List of Registered Runners


Orienteering USA Standard Entry Form


  Registrar  Guy Olsen,

       Guy Olsen

       17 Gladding Rd

       Caldwell NJ 07006-5804

   Checks payable to OCIN

  Any mail to Registrar must be received by Mar. 28.


Any late mail must go to:

            Mike Minium,

            6797 Stillwell Beckett Rd

            Oxford, OH 45056-8870


Location Maps

Race Details Page

Orienteering USA Membership Form (paper or online)

How to Use Electronic Punching

OCIN Schedule Page


updated 9:55 PM   2 April 2013

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