Flying Pig XX

April 1-3, 2016

including the

2016 U.S. Interscholastic Orienteering Championships

2016 U.S. Intercollegiate Orienteering Championships

 

 

Event Information Center

 

Results

 

Register online

Who’s registered

Locator maps and Directions

Race Details

Lodging and Local Activities

Orienteering USA membership

Special registration Information for Interscholastic coaches and competitors

Director: Mike Minium                                     Registrar: Guy Olsen

 

Overview   Orienteering Cincinnati will host 3 races over 3 days.  Races will have courses for all ages and abilities and will be open to anyone.  The U.S. Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Championships will be decided based on 2 race total scores for Saturday and Sunday.  The events will take place near Hamilton, Ohio (Friday) and Harrison, Ohio (Saturday / Sunday).

 

The Races   All 3 races are National Sanctioned by Orienteering USA.  All races will have all normal “A” categories for people of all ages, in addition to the special categories for interscholastic events.  Go to Race Details for more information about each race.

            Friday, April 1 – Sprint National (“A”) Meet. 1;4000 or 1:5000 map of Miami University Hamilton Campus and Vora Technology Park, Hamilton, Ohio.

            Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3 – U.S. Interscholastic Championships “A” Meet, 1:10,000 map of Miami-Whitewater Hamilton County Park, Harrison, Ohio.

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 OUSA competitive courses and classes will be offered, including special interscholastic and intercollegiate categories.  Competitive entrants should pre-register.

            Recreational   Recreational Courses will be offered on white, yellow, and orange level courses at all 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   U.S. Champion awards will be given to the top three eligible individuals, and all members of the top 3 teams, in each U.S. Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Championship category.   Flying Pig medals will be given to the first three individual finishers in all other categories, plus any ineligible individual students finishing in the top 3 places in interscholastic categories.  Please note that Orienteering USA membership is required for award eligibility in the Interscholastic and Intercollegiate national championships.

 

U.S. Air Force JROTC Championships   The Saturday and Sunday races will be the Air Force JROTC Championships for 2015, with awards to qualifying cadets (individual and team) from Air Force JROTC programs.  Scores from both days will be combined.  Cadets should enter the appropriate interscholastic competitive classes for each race.  Contact Col. Edgar Paul for more information.

 

Embargo Information   (See locator maps) The following areas may not be used for orienteering or orienteering training prior to these championships:

            1. Miami University Hamilton Campus, Vora Technology Center, and City of Hamilton land bounded by Knightsbridge Rd (north), Pleasant Ave / US 127 (east), Fairlawn (south), Neilan Blvd (west).

            2. Miami Whitewater Hamilton County Park is off limits, including park roads (Timberlakes Drive and Harbor Ridge).  You may use the following areas ONLY: golf course off Mt. Hope Rd., soccer fields east of Ohio 128, paved bike trail and wetlands areas to the north and west of New Haven Rd.  The Miami Whitewater NORTH map (north of Mt. Hope Road) will be open for practice from March 25 through April 3, but will not have any practice controls.

 

Practice / Training Area   A practice area will be open at Rentschler Forest on Thursday and Friday before the events.  Maps may be picked up at (location to be announced) beginning on Wednesday.  Rentschler Forest is open dawn to dusk.  There is a gate fee of $5 per vehicle to enter the park.

Practice area maps will be available for free download:        jpeg version     pdf version    Additional training maps of Miami Whitewater North, Hueston Woods Lodge Area, and Governor Bebb Preserve may be ordered with registration.

Park Entrance Fee   There is a gate fee to enter Miami Whitewater Forest (Saturday and Sunday event sites) of $3 per motor vehicle per day, or $10 for an annual pass.  This fee is the same regardless of whether your vehicle is a motorcycle, smart car, SUV, or 72 passenger school bus.  Cash only.  Please have exact change ready to help prevent a traffic backup at the entrance.  Note that you are required to display the permit on your vehicle when parked, and when exiting the park.

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

Friday evening activity   Physical and Technical Training presentation with Orienteering USA National Junior Team Coach Erin Schirm, following dinner at the Courtyard by Marriott.  This presentation will be well worth the $5 fee, but even better, it will be included free for those attending the dinner.

Saturday afternoon activities   Junior training activity Saturday afternoon.  This may include course review, discussion, and in-the-woods activity with Orienteering USA National Junior Team Coach Erin Schirm.  This activity is free, and is strongly recommended for all junior orienteers.

 

Saturday evening course review   Led by Orienteering USA National Junior Team Coach Erin Schirm.   See how class winners ran their routes and improve your navigation skills!  Free.  Following the dinner and dinner speaker.

Child Sitting    We will accommodate parents with split start times if requested.  Please let us know as early as possible if you have children who will need tending during the events, and we will try to help you work out an appropriate arrangement.

Lodging and Tourist Activities             Follow this link for Lodging information, as well as information about local tourist activities.  Our event headquarters hotel will be the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Hamilton, Ohio

 

Schedule

 

Date

Time

    Last Day to register without late fee.

Tue. Mar. 8

11:59 pm

    Last Day to receive registration

Sun. Mar. 20

11:59 pm

    Practice / Training area – pick up maps at Courtyard by Marriott

Wed, Mar. 30

All day

    Practice / Training area – pick up maps at Courtyard by Marriott

Thu. Mar. 31

All day

    Practice / Training area – pick up maps at Courtyard by Marriott

Fri. Apr. 1

All day

    Check-In open at Schwarm Hall, Miami University – Hamilton Campus

Apr. 1

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Starts at Miami-Hamilton

Apr. 1

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Pasta Dinner at Courtyard by Marriott, awards for Friday event

Apr. 1

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    “Physical and Technical Training” with Erin Schirm – Courtyard by Marriott

Apr. 1

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Friday evening check-in at Courtyard by Marriott

Apr. 1

10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

    Check-In open at Miami Whitewater Forest – Harbor Pavilion

Sat. Apr. 2

9:00 am - Noon

    Starts (U.S. Interscholastics Day 1) at Miami Whitewater

Apr. 2

10:00 am – 1 :00 pm

    Afternoon Junior Training Activity with Erin Schirm – Harbor Pavilion

Apr. 2

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    BBQ dinner at Miami-Hamilton , course reviews with Erin Schirm

Apr. 2

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Check-In open at Miami Whitewater – High Plains Shelter

Sun. Apr. 3

8:00 am – 10:00 am

    Starts (U.S. Interscholastics Day 2) at Miami Whitewater

Apr. 3

9:00 am – Noon

    Awards

Apr. 3

2:00 pm or earlier

 

 

Registration    

            Register online

            Special registration information for Interscholastic coaches and competitors

 

  Registrar  Guy Olsen (flyingpigregistrar@gmail.com) ,

 

       Guy Olsen

       17 Gladding Rd

       Caldwell NJ 07006-5804

   Checks payable to OCIN

   Any mail to Registrar must be received by Monday, March 21

 

Any late mail must go to:

            Mike Minium,

            6797 Stillwell Beckett Rd

            Oxford, OH 45056-8870

 

Competitive entry fees
(on or before Tuesday, March 8)

Entry per race

(entering 1 or 2 races)

Entering all 3 races

Adult age 21+
non-member

$40

$105

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

$36

$93

Junior age -20
non-member

$17

$46

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

$15

$40

Junior age -20

with TROL season pass

$10**

$25**

 

** TROL members must enter on or before March 8.  Taking the TROL member discount will reduce your entry fee to $10 per race if you enter on or before March 8, or $20 per race if you enter on or after March 9.

 

Late fee

    $10 per race late fee for any competitive entry received on or after March 9. ($25 for all 3 events).  Reminder that anything sent by mail MUST arrive by Monday, March 21.

 

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 or OUSA ranking points).

 

Sport-Ident e-card rental
   $2 per race.
  Must sign agreement to pay $45 for lost or damaged card.  All entrants must use a SportIdent card.  All cards except flat cards should work.

 

Preview Maps

    Old maps of Miami Whitewater may be ordered.  Miami Whitewater (set of 3) is $10.  Individual maps (MWW East, West or North) are $4 each.  The areas covered by the Miami Whitewater East and West maps are embargoed and may not be entered prior to the competition.  The Miami Whitewater North map (North of Mt. Hope Rd) is open for practice from March 25 through April 3.

 

Training Maps

    The Hueston Woods Lodge Area permanent course map may be ordered for $4.  This is by the same mappers as Miami-Whitewater, and the most similar terrain for training.  It is located north of Oxford, about 20 miles northwest of Hamilton or 30 miles north of Miami-Whitewater.

    Governor Bebb Preserve permanent course map may also be ordered for $4.

 

T shirts

    $12.  Short sleeve 100% cotton t-shirt.  Made in USA by American Apparel.  See the design!  Sizes: Youth 8, 10, 12. youth size chart.  Adult XS, S, M, L, XL.  $2 extra for 2XL and 3XL.  adult size chart.

 

Lunches

            Friday, Miami University will be providing sandwich (ham, turkey, or vegetarian wrap), chips, cookie, and fountain drink packages for $9 by pre-order.  Friday lunch will be provided by the Harrier’s Nest in Miami University’s Schwarm Hall, adjacent to registration and finish.  Harrier’s Nest will stay open until 5 pm, especially for us, with a selection of additional items available for purchase.

            Saturday and Sunday, the Orienteering USA Junior Team will be providing sandwiches, available for purchase by pre-order.  Choices will be ham, turkey, or vegetarian, with or without cheese.  All sandwiches are $5.  Condiments such as mustard and mayo will be available for your use.

 

Dinners

            Friday Night  Pasta dinner at the Courtyard by Marriott ballroom in downtown Hamilton.  $13 for juniors 20 and under, $15 for adults 21 and over.  Menu: Salad with assorted dressings, garlic bread, pasta with meat or meatless marinara, chef’s choice vegetable and dessert. coffee, iced tea, water, lemonade included.  Gluten-free and other dietary needs can be accommodated by request.  Cash bar will have soda, beer, and wine.  Friday awards will be presented at the dinner.

            Saturday Night  Southern style pork barbecue dinner at Miami University Hamilton’s Wilkes Conference Center, by Neal’s Barbecue.  $10 for juniors 20 and under, $12 for adults 21 and over.  Menu: Neal’s pulled pork barbecue (chicken option for those who can’t eat pork), Vegetable medley, baked beans, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese (all 4 sides are vegetarian – no meat in the beans).  Ice tea (unsweetened), Neal’s house blend sweet tea, lemonade, and water included.  After dinner speaker will tell us about the history of the Hamilton area.

 

Refunds

    Full refund before March 21, less the fees for any preview maps or other materials already sent.  No refunds after March 21, unless exception is granted by the Event Director.

 

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 these events, you will have the opportunity to make a voluntary contribution to this fund if desired.  Joel Rauschenbach Memorial Pages  Your donations help young orienteers.  See some of their stories and photos.

 

Registrar  Guy Olsen (flyingpigregistrar@gmail.com) ,

 

       Guy Olsen

       17 Gladding Rd

       Caldwell NJ 07006-5804

   Checks payable to OCIN

   Any mail to Registrar must be received by Mar. 21.

 

Any late mail must go to:

            Mike Minium,

            6797 Stillwell Beckett Rd

            Oxford, OH 45056-8870

 

Register online

Who’s registered

Orienteering USA membership form

Special registration information for Interscholastic coaches and competitors

Lodging and Local Activities

Race details

Locator maps

OCIN schedule page

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