Flying Pig XXIII      March 22-24, 2019

Including 2018 Orienteering USA Master’s Nationals

Camp McKee  and  Carter Caves State Resort Park

Presented by Orienteering Cincinnati

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 events will take place in eastern Kentucky, east of Lexington and southeast of Cincinnati.  Saturday and Sunday will be the Orienteering USA 2018 Master’s National Championships, with awards based on 2-day total time.  Friday’s race will be a single day middle distance National Ranking Event.

 

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 detailed information about each race.

            Friday, March 22       Afternoon Middle Distance Race at Scouting BSA Camp McKee near Mt. Sterling, Kentucky

            March 23-24               Classic Distance Races at Carter Caves State Park, Olive Hill, Kentucky

 

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

            Friday – Middle Distance National Ranking Event

                        Flying Pig medals will be given to the first three individual finishers in all classes.

            Sat-Sun – 2018 Orienteering USA Master’s Nationals

                        Orienteering USA Championship medals will be awarded to the first three places, based on two-day total time, in male and female age classes for each 5 year increment, for those who turned age 35 or over in 2018.  When you register, you will automatically be given the choice to enter the course / class based on your 2018 orienteering age.

            Sat-Sun – National Ranking Event

                        Flying Pig medals will be given to the first three individual finishers in all classes which are not part of the 2018 Orienteering USA Master’s nationals, based on two-day total time.   For those not in the masters nationals, your 2019 age will determine your age class.  If you turn 35 in 2019, you are not eligible for 2018 Master’s Nationals, and may run either a -21+ class, or open class on any other course.

 

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

            1. Camp McKee, Mt Sterling, KY

            2. Carter Caves State Park and Tygarts State Forest, Olive Hill, Kentucky

            Embargo note: The lodge, cottages, and campground at Carter Caves State Park may be used.  You may drive the main entrance road to access the lodge, cottages, and campground.  You may also use the visitor center and visitor center parking lot.  Cave tours are permitted but you must stay with the tour on marked paths to and from the caves.

 

Park admission / parking fees   At this time, we are not anticipating any admission fees will be charged at either Camp McKee or Carter Caves.

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.

Lodging and Tourist Activities       See the Lodging and Local Activities page.   We have reserved a block of lodge rooms and modern cottages at Carter Caves State Park.  Reservations must be made by February 22, 2019 (and may sell out sooner).

 

Schedule

 

Date

Time

    Last Day to register without late fee.

Feb. 28

11:59 pm

    Last Day to receive registration

Mar. 11

11:59 pm

    Practice / Training areas

Thu. Mar. 21

All day

    Practice / Training areas

Fri. Mar. 22

All day

    Check-In open at Camp McKee

Fri. Mar. 22

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Middle Distance Starts at Camp McKee

Fri. Mar 22

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Friday evening activities

          Saltpeter Cave Escape Room

          Cascade Cave Tour

Fri. Mar 22

 

    Friday night Check-in at Carter Caves

Fri. Mar 22

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Check-In open at Carter Caves

Sat. Mar 23

9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Starts at Carter Caves

Sat. Mar 23

10:00 am – Noon

   

Sat Mar 23

 

    Dinner at Carter Caves

Sat. Mar 23

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Check-In open at Carter Caves

Sun. Mar 24

8:00 am – 10:00 am

    Starts open at Carter Caves

Sun. Mar 24

9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Awards

Sun. Mar 24

1:00 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

   Any postal mail to Registrar must be received on or before Thursday, March 14.

 

Guy Olsen

17 Gladding Rd

Caldwell, NJ 07006-5804

 

Any late mail must go to:

            Mike Minium,

            6797 Stillwell Beckett Rd

            Oxford, OH 45056-8870

 

Competitive entry fees
(on or before February 28)

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

$19

$51

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

$17

$45

Junior age -20

with TROL season pass

$10

$25

 

Late fee

    $10 per race late fee for any adult competitive entry received on or after Mar. 1. ($25 for all 3 events).  $5 per race late fee for any junior competitive entry received on or after Mar. 1. ($10 for all 3 events).  Reminder that anything sent by mail MUST arrive on or before Tuesday, March 19.

 

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 Carter Caves will be available with registration for $10 for a set.

    Camp McKee is a newly mapped area.  NO preview map will be available for Camp McKee.

    Orders for preview and training maps received by March 7 will be mailed to you; late orders will be in your packet when you arrive.

 

Training Maps

    Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, 1305 Germany Rd, Frankfort, KY, 40601, $5

    Big Bone Lick State Park (with permanent course), 3380 Beaver Rd, Union KY, 41091, $5.

    Orders for preview and training maps received by March 7 will be mailed to you; late orders will be in your packet when you arrive.  These practice maps are some distance from the event sites.  Buckley was mapped by Vladimir Lyuk, but has more similar terrain to Camp McKee.  Big Bone Lick is farther away, but was mapped by the same mapper as McKee and Carter Caves (Vladimir Zherdev).

 

Shirts   Flying Pig shirts will be available through pre-registration.  Shirts must be ordered by the February 28 regular registration deadline in order to guarantee size.  Prices are coming soon.  See the shirt design (coming soon).

 

Friday evening Cave Tour   We will be offering a Friday evening cave tour at Carter Caves.  Since there is a drive of about 70-75 minutes from the Friday site to Carter Caves, we recommend requesting an earlier start on Friday if you plan to do the tour.   Cascade Cave Tour – one of the park’s interesting and beautiful caves.  Cascade Cave is a 10-15 minute drive from lodge and cabins; shuttle van signup with registration.  Cave Tour is $10.

 

Banquet Dinner   (Saturday evening).  Location: Carter Caves State Park Lodge.  Menu: 2 pasta dishes, salad, garlic bread, desserts, drinks.  $26 for adults age 21+, $20 for juniors age -20.  We are planning to have a speaker about bald eagles, and we will also present the awards from Friday’s race.

 

Whistles

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

 

Saturday and Sunday Sandwich Sales

            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 Mar. 14, less the fees for any training maps, or other materials already sent.  No refunds after Mar. 14, 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 postal mail to Registrar must be received on or before Thursday, March 14.

 

Guy Olsen

17 Gladding Rd

Caldwell, NJ 07006-5804

 

Any late mail must go to:

            Mike Minium,

            6797 Stillwell Beckett Rd

            Oxford, OH 45056-8870

 

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