Orienteering USA Nationals      October 19-21, 2018

Presented by Orienteering Cincinnati (OCIN)

And Southern Michigan Orienteering Club (SMOC)

 

 

 

 

 

Event Information Center

 

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Who’s registered

Locator maps and Directions

Race Details

Travel, Lodging and Local Activities

Orienteering USA membership

Director: Mike Minium                                     Registrar: Guy Olsen

 

Overview   OCIN and SMOC will host 3 races over 3 days.  Races will have courses for all ages and abilities and will be open to anyone.  The events will take place in north central Indiana and southeastern Michigan

 

The Races   All races are Nationally Sanctioned by Orienteering USA.  All races will have all normal “A” categories for people of all ages.  Go to Race Details for more information about each race.

            Friday, October 19    Afternoon Middle Distance Race at St Patrick’s Park, South Bend, Indiana

                        a unique two state race – all courses will have controls in both Indiana and Michigan

            Saturday, October 20   Sprint Distance Race (2 stages) at Centennial Park, Plymouth, Indiana

            Sunday, October 21   Long Distance Race at Bishop Lake, Brighton Recreation Area, Brighton, Michigan

 

Courses and Classes

            Competitive   All standard OUSA competitive courses and classes will be offered.  Competitive entrants should pre-register.

            Recreational   Recreational Courses will be offered at all events.  $10 per individual for each event.  Recreational participants may enter day-of-event.  (white/yellow/orange courses only – more advanced courses are open to event volunteers with permission of event director only)

 

Awards   Orienteering USA Championship medals will be given to top 3 eligible finishers in each age class in each of the 3 races.  Other medals (OCIN Flying Pigs) will be given to first place overall finishers in each class if they are not championship-eligible.

 

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

            1. St. Patrick’s County Park (St Joseph County, Indiana) and M. Bertrand County Park (Berrien County, Michigan).  Immediately adjacent land belonging to Archdiocese of Ft. Wayne and private owners is also embargoed.

            2. Centennial Park in Plymouth, Indiana, and adjacent land belonging to Plymouth Community School Corporation

            3. Brighton Recreation Area, near Brighton, Michigan

 

Park admission / parking fees   There may be park entry fees.  Details to be announced shortly.  St Patrick’s Park (Friday) and Michigan Recreation Areas (Sunday) normally charge per person or per vehicle entry fees.

Safety   All competitors must carry a whistle and dress appropriately for the weather conditions.  Orienteering USA keychain whistles may be purchased with registration for $2.

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.

Travel, Lodging, and Tourist Activities     See the Lodging and Local Activities page.

 

Schedule

   (preliminary - subject to change)

Date

Time

    Last Day to register without late fee.

Sun. Sep. 30

11:59 pm

    Last Day to receive registration

Mon. Oct 8

11:59 pm

    Practice / Training areas

Thu. Oct 18

All day

    Practice / Training areas

Fri. Oct 19

All day

    Check-In open at St Patrick’s

Fri. Oct. 19

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Middle Distance Starts at St. Patrick’s

Fri. Oct. 19

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Dinner (informal meet at restaurant)

Fri. Oct. 19

 

    Check-In open at Centennial Park

Sat. Oct. 20

8:00 am – Noon

    Sprint Stage 1 Starts at Centennial Park

Sat. Oct. 20

9:00 am – 10:00 am

    Sprint Stage 2 Starts at Centennial Park

Sat. Oct. 20

Noon – 1:00 pm

    Middle and Sprint Awards at Centennial

Sat. Oct. 20

1:45 – 2:30 pm

    Dinner at Camp Munhake

Sat. Oct. 20

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Check-In open at Bishop lake

Sun. Oct. 21

8:00 am – 10:00 am

    Starts open at Bishop Lake

Sun. Oct. 21

9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Long Course Awards at Bishop

Sun. Oct. 21

2:00 pm or earlier

 

 

Registration    

            Register online

           

  Registrar  Guy Olsen (flyingpigregistrar@gmail.com)

 

 

       Guy Olsen

       17 Gladding Rd

       Caldwell NJ 07006-5804

   Checks payable to OCIN

            Guy Olsen,

            17 Gladding Rd

            Caldwell, NJ  07006-5804

 

   Any postal mail to Registrar must be received on or before Monday, October 8.

 

Any late mail must go to:

            Mike Minium,

            6797 Stillwell Beckett Rd

            Oxford, OH  45056-8870

 

Competitive entry fees
(on or before September 30)

Entry per race

(entering 1 or 2 races.)

 

Entering all races

Adult age 21+
non-member

$49

$132

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

$45

$120

Junior age -20
non-member

$24

$66

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

$22

$60

Junior age -20

with TROL season pass

$15

$40

 

Late fee

    $10 per race late fee for any adult competitive entry received on or after Oct. 1. ($30 for all 3 events).  $5 per race late fee for any junior competitive entry received on or after Oct. 1. ($15 for all 3 events).  Reminder that anything sent by mail MUST arrive on or before Monday, Oct. 8.

 

Recreational Courses

   Recreational Courses will be offered at all events.  $10 per individual for each event.  Recreational participants may enter day-of-event. (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 and Air+ should work.

 

Preview Maps

    Previously used maps of St Patrick’s and Bishop Lake will be available with registration for $5 each.

    The Centennial / Plymouth map is a newly mapped area.  NO preview map will be available for Centennial.

    Orders for preview and training maps received by October 1 will be mailed to you; late orders will be in your packet when you arrive.

 

Training Maps

    to be determined (Baugo?  OxBow?,  Michigan ...?)

    Orders for preview and training maps received by October 1 will be mailed to you; late orders will be in your packet when you arrive.

 

Shirts   T-shirts will be available through pre-registration.  Shirts must be ordered by the September 30 regular registration deadline in order to guarantee size.  Prices are coming soon.  See the shirt design (coming soon).  Please order shirts by Sept. 30 to guarantee availability.

 

Dinner   Saturday, October 20, 5-8 pm, buffet dinner.  $15 for adults, $12 for juniors 6-20, pre-registration only.  Menu: BBQ chicken, Scalloped potatoes w/ham, Broccoli w/cheese, Spaghetti marinara, Cheddar bay biscuits, Salad station, Cupcake, and cookies, Iced tea, lemonade, and coffee.  (Dinner is organized by Lost Arrow Sports and will be in conjunction with the Legend of the Dogman Rogaine) Location: Camp Munhake, 20120 Bartell Rd, Gregory, MI 41837.  Please note that the dinner is near the Sunday venue, so it will work for those who are planning to travel toward the Sunday site on Saturday afternoon, but not if you are planning to stay near South Bend on Saturday night.

 

Whistles

    All competitors must carry a whistle.  Orienteering USA keychain whistles with red LED light, $2

 

Saturday and Sunday Sandwich Sales

            (to be determined) The Orienteering USA Junior Team will be providing sandwiches, available for purchase through pre-registration.  Choices will be ham, turkey, or vegetarian, with or without cheese.  All sandwiches are $5.  Condiments such as mustard and mayo will be available.

 

Refunds

    Full refund on or before October 8, less the fees for any training maps, or other materials already sent.  No refunds after Oct. 8, 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.  OCIN Junior pages

 

Registrar  Guy Olsen (flyingpigregistrar@gmail.com)

 

   Checks payable to OCIN

            Guy Olsen,

            17 Gladding Rd

            Caldwell, NJ  07006-5804

   Any postal mail to Registrar must be received on or before Monday, October 8.

 

Any late mail must go to:

            Mike Minium,

            6797 Stillwell Beckett Rd

            Oxford, OH 45056-8870

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