What should I wear and bring?

Clothing: Long pants, long sleeve shirt, sunscreen, hat and sturdy shoes. Gaiters are recommended, especially for advanced courses.

Other supplies: Water, a compass, and snacks for after your course. A whistle is recommended - only for emergencies. The signal is three blasts in a row.

For the long term: you want a either a baseplate compass with a stable needle, or a thumb compass. Buy your own Estick (SI 5 or later works fine) at any orienteering supply store, some of which are listed here

What is the cost?

Per Person fees:
$5 member youth
$8 member adult (age 21+)
$10 non-member youth
$13 non-member adult
One Child, 10 years and younger, is FREE per paying adult, otherwise the youth fee is charged

For groups who register online, each participant will get a course map. Maps may be limited for groups registering at the event.

What is E-punch/ E-stick?

Electronic punching (EP) is an electronic means of calculating the time it takes one to complete an orienteering course, and also checks that one has visited all of the proper controls in the correct order on the course. It is used in place of standard pin punching and paper punch cards. The following describes how to use EP on an orienteering course.

Can I bring kids?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome with adult supervision. Many parents will go out with their children or "shadow them" on a course. Shadowing is following along behind just to make sure the child does not run into trouble and to assist when necessary.

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Minors attending without a parent must bring this required waiver filled out by their parent for each event or they will NOT be allowed to participate. Adults and parents with children may sign the waiver at the event.

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