Orienteering USA Nationals      October 19-21, 2018

Presented by Orienteering Cincinnati (OCIN)

And Southern Michigan Orienteering Club (SMOC)






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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   St. Patrick’s Park (Friday) has an entry fee, but it is included with your registration.  Please advise the gate attendant that you are there for “orienteering”.    There is no parking fee on Saturday.  Brighton Recreation Area (Sunday – Bishop Lake) requires a $9 per vehicle entry fee for non-residents.  (Michigan residents may purchase an annual park pass or pay for an add-on with vehicle license registration – a Michigan license plate alone is not sufficient and rental cars likely will not have it.)  Look for self-service fee kiosks when entering the Brighton Recreation Area and be sure to pay and display.  Enforcement is notoriously aggressive.

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.  There will no requests during pre-registration, therefore no child sitting will be offered.

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



   (preliminary - subject to change)



    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 at Waterford Estates Lodge

Fri. Oct. 19

7:00 pm

    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




            Register online


  Registrar  Guy Olsen (flyingpigregistrar@gmail.com)



       Guy Olsen

       17 Gladding Rd

       Caldwell NJ 07006-5804

   Checks payable to OCIN


Any late mail must arrive by Wed. Oct. 17 at:

            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+



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

    $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

    Maps of Baugo Creek Park (near South Bend) and Chenango-Chilson (near Bishop Lake) map be ordered for $5 each and may be used for training during normal park hours.   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.  Note that there are parking fees for both Baugo Creek and Chenango-Chilson.


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.  Shirts will be $20 ($21 for XXL and 3XL).  See the shirt design (coming soon).  Please order shirts by Sept. 30 to guarantee availability.


Friday Dinner   Friday, October 19, Buffet dinner at 7 pm at Waterford Estates Lodge.  $16 for adults, $12 for juniors 6-20, pre-registration only.  Menu: Salad, baked ziti (meat and vegetarian), bread sticks, and assorted cookies, Iced tea, fruit punch, and water. 


Saturday Dinner   Saturday, October 20, Buffet will be available from 5 pm thru 8 pm.  $16 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.



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



    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


Any late mail to registrar must arrive by Wed, Oct 17 at:

            Mike Minium,

            6797 Stillwell Beckett Rd

            Oxford, OH 45056-8870

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