Flying Pig XXVI      April 5-7, 2024


2024 Orienteering USA Masters Nationals

2024 JWOC and WUOC Team Trials

Camp Friedlander  and Hueston Woods State Park

Loveland and Oxford Ohio, USA

Total Solar Eclipse – Monday, April 8

Presented by Orienteering Cincinnati





Event Information Center




Register online

Who’s Registered and Start Times

Locator Maps and Directions

Race Details

Lodging and Local Activities

Eclipse Travel Information – State Police Press Release

Union County Emergency Management Agency Eclipse Video (YouTube)

Orienteering USA membership

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 Loveland, Ohio (Friday) and Oxford, Ohio (Sat and Sun).   The events will include the 2024 Orienteering USA Master’s Nationals (Sat and Sun, US Champion awards for eligible orienteers age 35+) and the 2024 JWOC and WUOC Team Trials (all 3 days, selection races for Team USA for the 2024 JWOC - Junior World Orienteering Championships and the 2024 WUOC - World University Orienteering Championships).

Stick around for the total solar eclipse on Monday!  See Great American Eclipse website for eclipse details!   The first 400 Flying Pig entrants will get USA-made Bill Nye Eclipse Viewing Glasses.


The Races   All races are Nationally Sanctioned by Orienteering USA.  See Race Details for more detailed information about each race.

            Friday April 5                         Afternoon Middle Distance at Camp Friedlander, Loveland, Ohio

            Sat-Sun, April 6 and 7          2 day total time - Classic Distance Races at Hueston Woods State Park, Oxford, Ohio


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.  (white/yellow/orange courses only – more advanced courses are open to event volunteers with permission of event director only)  $10 per individual for each event.  Recreational participants may only enter on day-of-event.   However, you must use the pre-registration system if you want to purchase extras like dinners, shirts, eclipse viewing glasses, etc.



            Orienteering USA Masters Nationals

                        Orienteering USA Championship medals will be given to the first three individual finishers in all age-based classes for age 35 and over.  You must be a current Orienteering USA member at the time of the event (expiration April 7, 2024 or later) in order to earn a championship medal.

            National Ranking Events

                        Flying Pig awards will be given to the first three individual finishers in all classes which are not part of the 2024 Orienteering USA Masters Nationals, for Friday’s race and for Sat and Sun combined times.


Team USA JWOC and WUOC Team Trials

                        If you wish to be considered for the USA Team to the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) or World University Orienteering Championships (WUOC), you must participate in the appropriate class in all three of these races OR submit a petition to the selection committee.  Either way, you must use Event Reg to declare your intent to race OR submit a petition.  When you enter the race, be sure to select the appropriate class from the drop-down menu titled either M-TeamTrials/8 Red or F-TeamTrials/7 Green B.   These classes are open ONLY to participants in the Team Trials.


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

            1. Camp Friedlander, Loveland, OH (including Camp Craig and Cub World)

            2. Hueston Woods State Park, Oxford, OH

            Embargo note: The lodge, cottages, and campground at Hueston Woods State Park may be used.  You may drive the main entrance and Main Loop Road to access the lodge, cottages, and campground.  You may also use the beach and golf course.  Note that the Lodge Area permanent orienteering course is embargoed.  The Campground Area course is not embargoed.


Park admission / parking fees   No parking or admission fees will be charged at either event site.

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.

Mixed Punching   SportIdent electronic punching will be used.  SportIdent Air (SIAC) cards or traditional SI cards may be used on all courses.  If you do not own an SI card, select “renting” when you register.  This will get you a traditional SI card for the weekend.  If you want to upgrade to a rental SI Air card (limited number available, first come first serve), then also choose the upgrade to an SI Air card when you get to the “additional selections” page.  If you have your own SI card but want to use an air card for the weekend, you may also rent an Air card for the weekend.  However, if you choose to rent an Air card, we ask that you use it for ALL of the races that you are entering.

Lunch Sandwiches    Sandwiches will be sold through pre-registration to support the summer Team USA travel to JWOC, WUOC, and training in Europe.  Sandwiches will be available for pickup at the Sat and Sun finishes.   $12 each, $7 for JWOC and WUOC Team Trials participants.

Besides a sandwich, each lunch will include an apple or orange, a bag of chips, a cookie, and choice of one canned soft drink.

Saturday choices: Ham, provolone, lettuce on brioche bun OR Vegan Tofu Banh Mi with freshly pickled vegetables, and cilantro on a baguette.

Sunday choices: Turkey, Havratti cheese, romaine lettuce on butter croissant OR Vegan chickpea salad wrap with spinach and fresh vegetables.

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 blocks of rooms for Friday and Saturday nights in the Oxford area.  Due to the solar eclipse and Miami University events, prices are somewhat above normal.  If you want to stay for the eclipse Sunday and or Monday nights, you should contact the hotels as soon as possible – rooms will sell out for those nights and may be at premium prices.  Electric vehicle owners: There are 4 “Flo” chargers in the Hueston Woods Lodge parking lot.


Exclusive Eclipse Viewing Area    For Flying Pig participants and volunteers (and their accompanying family members), we have arranged with an orienteer who owns a farm 10-15 miles northwest of Hueston Woods to have access for eclipse viewing on Monday.   You will need to pre-register for a free vehicle pass and ticket(s) when registering for the Pig.  The farm will have approximately 3:31 of totality, nearly 90% of the maximum possible on the centerline of the eclipse.  The eclipse viewing area has a large tree-shaded lawn for relaxing, and open agricultural fields with wide-open views of the sky in all directions (the sun will be to the southwest).  Bring your own lawn chairs, snacks and drinks.  An indoor restroom and a portable toilet will be provided.  If you signed up for a vehicle pass, but can car pool, please let us know.  We are approaching the limit of parking.   To reduce the number of vehicles on site, we encourage you to park and carpool with others from the large parking lot at Union County Middle School, 488 East State Route 44 (students will have remote learning that day).

       Eclipse Travel Information – State Police Press Release

      NEW!   Union County Emergency Management Agency Eclipse Video (YouTube)



March 29 – start windows have been lengthened due to large numbers on some courses



    Last Day to register without late fee.

Fri. Mar. 15

11:59 pm

    Last Day to receive registration and fees

    Miss the deadline?  Email the Registrar!

Tue Mar. 26

11:59 pm

    Practice / Training areas

Thu. Apr. 4

All day

    Practice / Training areas

Fri. Apr. 5

All day

    Check-In open at Cub World of Camp Friedlander

Fri. Apr. 5

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Middle Distance Starts at Friedlander

Fri. Apr. 5

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm




    Check-In open at Hueston Woods Hedgerow Area

Sat. Apr. 6

9:00 am – Noon

    Classic Starts at Hueston Woods Hedgerow Area

Sat. Apr. 6

10:00 am – 12:45 pm

    Lunch sandwiches available for pick-up

Sat. Apr. 6

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Dinner at Union County Middle School, Liberty, IN

Sat Apr. 6

6:00 pm

    Awards from Friday will be presented at dinner.

Sat. Apr. 6

7:00 pm




    Check-In open at Hueston Woods Lodge

Sun. Apr. 7

8:00 am – 11:00 am

    Classic Starts open at Hueston Woods Lodge

Sun. Apr. 7

8:50 am 11:40 am

    Lunch sandwiches available for pick-up

Sun. Apr. 7

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

    Awards, Hueston Woods Lodge Ballroom

Sun. Apr. 7

1:30 pm or earlier




    Eclipse Viewing at --- Farm

    Address and directions will be provided at packet pickup. 

Mon. Apr. 8

12:30 pm – 5:30 pm.  Totality is just after 3 pm.




            Register online  (closed.  Miss the deadline?  E-mail the Registrar)

            Who’s Registered


  Registrar  Guy Olsen (


       Guy Olsen

       17 Gladding Rd

       Caldwell NJ 07006-5804

   Checks payable to OCIN

          (See bottom of page for mailing address)


Competitive entry fees
(on or before March 15)

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 March 16. ($25 for all 3 events).  $5 per race late fee for any junior competitive entry received on or after March 16. ($10 for all 3 events).  Reminder that anything sent to the registar by mail MUST arrive on or before March 25.


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 should work.   SIAC (Air) cards will be available for rental for an additional $2 per race, with a cost of $80 for a lost or damaged card.   If you are upgrading to an Air card, we ask that you use it for ALL of the races that you are entering.


Preview Maps

    FREE download:  Previously used maps at 1:10,000 scale are available for you to download and print yourself for FREE:

Camp Friedlander (letter 8.5x11) (PDF format)

Hueston Woods West (tabloid 11x17) (PDF format)

Hueston Woods East (tabloid 11x17) (PDF format)

    PRINTS by mail:

    Previously used maps of Hueston Woods $15 for a set.

    A previously used map of Camp Friedlander $10.

   Orders for preview and training maps received by March 15 will be mailed to you; late orders will be in your packet when you arrive.


Training Maps

    FREE download only:  Hueston Woods Campground Area with permanent course, 1:7500 (PDF format)

    Other permanent and Usynligo (phone app) maps in the Greater Cincinnati area are available on the OCIN ParkQuest page.  Most of these map files have not been updated since they were first posted in very early COVID days (March to May of 2020).


Shirts   Flying Pig Eclipse shirts will be available through pre-registration.  Two shirts are offered.  Shirts must be ordered by March 15 regular registration deadline in order to guarantee size.  $21 per shirt for youth and adult thru XXL.  $23 for 3XL and above.  (Event volunteers get a $6 discount)  See the shirt designs

                        Pig Eclipse Sequence – designed by Dave Waller – long sleeve sky blue tech shirt in adult unisex sizes only

                        Total Eclipse of the Pig – art by Heather based on Clinton Morse design, using a Dave Waller “map pig” – short sleeve black t-shirt in unisex, women, and youth sizes


Banquet Buffet Dinner   Saturday evening – Pasta dinner with salad, bread, dessert, beverages.  Vegetarian option available.  Dinner catered by Hometown Eatery.  $20 adults, $10 youth age 6-20.   6:00 pm, Union County Middle School, 488 East State Route 44, Liberty IN 47353

Dinners MUST be ordered by March 15 regular registration deadline.



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



    Full refund on or before Mar. 26, less the fees for any training maps, or other materials already sent.  No refunds after Mar. 29, unless exception is granted by the Event Director.   As per OUSA guidelines, if you cancel because you develop symptoms of an infectious disease, you may request a refund of entry fees.


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 (


   Online payment is preferred via PayPal through the online Event Reg system.  You may use credit card even if you don’t have a PayPal account.  Foreign Guests, let us know and we can take cash on arrival.

            Checks payable to OCIN


Any late mail (arriving after March 25) must go to:

            Mike Minium,

            6797 Stillwell Beckett Rd

            Oxford, OH 45056-8870



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