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April 2019

Course Design Workshop

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hyatt’s All Things Creative, 1941 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, United States

This workshop is for anyone interested in learning how to design an orienteering course and/or use the Purple Pen software.  See all the details below and be sure to register if you are interested. The workshop is open to club members.  Information on joining the club can be found here. 9:45 Arrive 10:00 – 11:15 Part One: Principles of Course Design 11:15 – 11:30 Break 11:30 – 12:45 Part Two: Using Purple Pen to Layout Courses on the Map Participants…

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Annual Meeting & O-Event

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emery Park, 2084 Emery Rd
South Wales, NY 14139 United States

Join us at the Fieldhouse in Emery Park for a general meeting.  The general membership meeting will include some club news, recognition of map hike completions and a review of the upcoming season. The format will allow you to meet some club members, take a look at orienteering maps and participate in an orienteering activity.  It’s a great opportunity to see what the club offers. The festivities start at noon.  There will be signs to find your way to the…

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May 2019

Cherry Blossom Challenge

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Delaware Park by the Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court
Buffalo, NY 14216 United States

A fun orienteering event celebrating spring in one of Buffalo’s renowned Olmsted parks. A choice of two courses around Delaware Park including the History Museum, Hoyt Lake, Marcy Casino, Rose Garden, Rumsey Woods, Mirror Lake and the Japanese Garden. Register and start at 11:00 am near the Buffalo History Museum on Nottingham Terrace near Elmwood Avenue. Registration closes at 12:00 pm with no additional starts after 12:30 pm.  Designed for any experience level, walkers or runners. Instruction available.  $10 registration…

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Knox Farm 5 Mile Trail Run

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Road
East Aurora, NY 14052 United States

No orienteering,  just a trail run around the beautiful grounds of Knox Farm State Park. Register near the main entrance parking lot off Route 16, from 5:30 pm-6:15 pm. No T-shirt, just running. Starting time for the race is 6:30 pm. Pizza and drinks afterwards, with entry. Entry fee $10 pre-registration OR day of race. To pre-register complete this form and mail it in. Questions about the event? Email the Meet Director: Patricia Lyons, or call her at (716) 652-8727.…

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Chestnut Ridge Learn & Practice

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chestnut Ridge Park – Newton Entrance, 6317 Newton Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127 United States

The day starts at 10:00 am with a 60-minute non-competitive training, learning and educational event for any experience level, for walkers or runners, individuals or families, all ages, featuring a practice course and experienced instructors. Follow the signs to Registration at Shelter #21, just inside the Newton Road entrance. Questions? Email the Meet Director Linc Blaisdell, or call him at (716) 479-9431. $10 fee includes instruction, 5-color park map and entry into the white course in the regular meet that…

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Chestnut Ridge 3-Course Meet

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Chestnut Ridge Park – Newton Entrance, 6317 Newton Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127 United States

A regular Orienteering event featuring White (Beginner), Yellow/Orange (Advanced Beginner), and Red (Accomplished) courses. All events are for any experience level, walkers or runners. Register 10:30 am-11:45 am. Starting times for all the orienteering courses are 11:00 am-Noon. Meet at picnic shelter #21, just inside the Newton Road entrance.  $10 fee ($5 members) includes 5-color park map and entry into your choice of the 3 courses. Questions? Email the Meet Director: Henry Davis, or call him at (716) 868-3593. Asst.…

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June 2019

Knox Farm 5 Mile Trail Run

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Road
East Aurora, NY 14052 United States

No orienteering,  just a trail run around the beautiful grounds of Knox Farm State Park. Register near the main entrance parking lot off Route 16, from 5:30 pm-6:15 pm. No T-shirt, just running. Starting time for the race is 6:30 pm. Pizza and drinks afterwards, with entry. Entry fee $10 pre-registration OR day of race. To pre-register complete this form and mail it in. Questions about the event? Email the Meet Director: Patricia Lyons, or call her at (716) 652-8727.…

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Sprague Brook Learn & Practice

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sprague Brook Park, 9674 Foote Rd
Glenwood, NY 14069 United States

The day starts at 10:00 am with a 60-minute non-competitive training, learning and educational event for any experience level, for walkers or runners, individuals or families, all ages, featuring a practice course and experienced instructors. Meet at the Casino near the park entrance. Questions? Email the Meet Director Linc Blaisdell, or call him at (716) 479-9431. $10 fee includes instruction, 5-color park map and entry into the white course in the regular meet that follows.

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Sprague Brook 4-Course Meet

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Sprague Brook Park, 9674 Foote Rd
Glenwood, NY 14069 United States

A regular Orienteering event featuring White (Beginner), Orange (Advanced Beginner), Green (Advanced) and Red (Accomplished) courses. All events are for any experience level, walkers or runners. Register 10:30 am-11:45 am at the Casino. Starting times for all the orienteering courses are 11:00 am-Noon.  $10 fee ($5 members) includes 5-color park map and entry into your choice of the 3 courses. Questions? Email the Meet Director: Peter Weber.

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July 2019

Chestnut Ridge 5 Mile Trail Run

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Chestnut Ridge Park – Newton Entrance, 6317 Newton Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127 United States

No orienteering, just a trail run around the boundary of Chestnut Ridge Park. Register at the shelter nearest the Newton Road entrance from 5:30 pm-6:15 pm. No T-shirt, just running. Starting time for the race is 6:30pm. Pizza and drinks afterwards, with entry. To register fill out this form and mail or bring on the day of the run. Email the Meet Director: Patty Lyons, or call her at (716) 652-8727 if you have any questions. Otherwise, just show up.…

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  • Information about a specific meet or directions can be obtained by contacting the meet director by phone or email.
  • All participants are required to sign a release waiver.
    Participants under the age of 18 are required to have a waiver signature by a parent. If your parent is not coming to the meet, download the waiver form, sign and bring to the meet.
  • Follow the orienteering signs at the park entrance to the meet location.
  • Entry fees for all BFLO meets are $5 for current BFLO members or members of any orienteering club.  The fee is $10 for non-members, except as noted for special meets.
  • Groups are very welcome and are charged the above fees for team leader, plus $5 for each additional individual age 11 and older. All members receive their own map if they desire one.
  • Compass rental fee is $2.
  • Entry fees at all events are at the members’ rates for adult-supervised groups of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
    Events are held rain or shine.