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October 2017

Score-O: Sardinia

October 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sardinia County Forest, 11372 Genesee Rd.
East Concord, NY 14055 United States
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$5 - $10

This is a Score-O lasting 180 minutes. Numerous controls are placed over a large area. Locate as many you desire in any order within the time limit. It's a great format for hard-core competitors who might finish in less than two hours and for casual hikers who will enjoy the extra time. Map scale is 1:10,000 and in 5 colors.  Registration and training 11:00 am-11:45 am. Starting time for the Score-O is Noon. $10 fee ($5 members) includes 5-color park…

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April 2018

Annual Meeting 2018

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Emery Park, 2084 Emery Rd
South Wales, NY 14139 United States
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Join us at Stohrer Lodge 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.  There will also be the election of board members and officers to two year terms. 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.…

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May 2018

The Cherry Blossom Challenge

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Delaware Park by the Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court
Buffalo, NY 14216 United States
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A fun orienteering event celebrating spring in one of Buffalo's renowned Olmsted parks. Travel one 2.8 kilometer course 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. Designed for any experience level, walkers or runners. Instruction available.  $10 registration fee ($5 members) includes instruction, meet and 5-color map. Questions about the…

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Knox Farm 5 Mile Trail Run

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Road
East Aurora, NY 14052 United States
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$10.00

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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Learn and Practice: Chestnut Ridge Park

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestnut Ridge Park – Newton Entrance, 6317 Newton Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127 United States
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$10

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 one event in the regular meet that follows.

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Orienteering Meet: Chestnut Ridge Park

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chestnut Ridge Park – Newton Entrance, 6317 Newton Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127 United States
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$5 - $10

A regular Orienteering event featuring White (Beginner), Yellow (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 2018

Learn and Practice: Sardinia

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sardinia County Forest, 11372 Genesee Rd.
East Concord, NY 14055 United States
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$10

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. 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 one event in the regular meet that follows.

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Sardinia National Meet

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Sardinia County Forest, 11372 Genesee Rd.
East Concord, NY 14055 United States
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$10 - $15

National Ranking Event A National orienteering meet featuring multiple courses and a map scale of 1:10,000 in 5 colors.  Although this is a national meet and a ranking event the meet features courses for the beginner or advanced orienteer. Courses  white (beginner) yellow (advanced beginner) orange (intermediate) green (advanced short) red (advanced) blue and brown may compete on red and orange respectively Registration Registration is $15 for non-club members and $10 for club members. Pre-registration is available online here.  See…

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Chestnut Ridge 5 Mile Trail Run

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Chestnut Ridge Park – Newton Entrance, 6317 Newton Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127 United States
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$10.00

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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July 2018

Open Board Meeting & Picnic

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chestnut Ridge Park – Newton Entrance, 6317 Newton Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127 United States
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All Buffalo Orienteering Club members are invited to attend the July board meeting at Chestnut Ridge Park. We will meet at Shelter #21, near the Newton Road entrance. Hot dogs and veggie burgers will be served at 6:30, with the meeting beginning at 7:00pm. Please RSVP to Rob and bring a dish to share. There will not be an orienteering activity, just an opportunity to learn more about the Club and what it takes to keep it going. We are…

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  • Information about a specific meet or directions can be obtained by contacting the meet director by phone or email.
    For most meets, registration and beginner instruction begins at 10:00am with starts from 11:00am to Noon, unless noted otherwise below.
  • 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.
  • For safety reasons, all participants are required to carry whistles. A limited number are available for rental at meets.
    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.