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US Masters Championship-Sprague Brook

September 23, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

U.S Masters Championships – Day 1 – Sprague Brook Park

Sprague Brook Park, 9674 Foote Rd, Glenwood, NY

BFLO is organizing the first day of this two day championship event. We hope you will consider volunteering to help us put on this large event. Over 250 competitive orienteers from the U.S and Canada are expected to attend. However, this event is not just for competitive orienteers.

In addition to the competitive categories based on age and sex, three recreational courses will be offered. Those courses are a white (beginner) course that is 1.8 km long, a yellow (advanced beginner) course that is 2.7 km long and an orange (intermediate) course that is 4.1 km long. The recreational courses operate very much like the courses we have at our local events throughout the year. They are reasonably priced ($10 registration fee), they are low-key, you can start whenever you are ready, the results are grouped by the course, and we don’t pass out any awards. For these recreational courses you won’t get your map ahead of time. You will get it at the start area just before you start. Like at our regular club events, we encourage you to register online to guarantee that you will get a map. Note: Recreational participants will register between 11:00 am and 11:30 am, which is different from the competitive participants.  If you are looking for a “local” event in September, sign up for a recreational course at this event by registering here.

Many volunteer positions are such that it will also be possible to participate on either a recreational or competitive course. Refunds on entry fees will be available to volunteers whose assignment enables them to participate.

Entry fees will differ from what we usually charge at a local event. Other arrangements will differ as well.

Full information can be found on the event website: www.ousamasters2023.com.

Contact the Event Director, David Cady, at 716-837-3737, or davidcady@gmail.com, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.


September 23, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Dave Cady
(716) 837-3737


Sprague Brook Park
9674 Foote Rd
Glenwood, NY 14069 United States
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·        Always report to the finish personnel even if you decide not to complete your course.

·        Online registration is strongly suggested for all events and is the only way to guarantee that a map will be available for you. The deadline for online registration is generally the Thursday night before a weekend event. A limited number of maps will be available for registration on the day of the event.

·         For safety reasons, all participants should carry a whistle.

·         For forest events, leg coverings should be worn.

·         Entry fees are $5 for members in good standing of any orienteering club affiliated with OUSA, COF, or IOF. Juniors (up to and including age 20), who are part of a BFLO Family Membership, participate for free. Non-members are always welcome and pay $10 (Juniors $5). Some special events may charge more, such as the Ellicottville Adventure Run.

·        Non-Member children, from 0-11 years of age, do not have to pay a fee but they must be registered and their waiver must be signed by a parent. A coupon code to eliminate the fee will be noted in the online registration form. Generally, children do not receive a map when participating in a group with older people.

·        Groups are welcome. A “group” is defined as 2 or more people who start together, stay together, finish together, and receive one score. Indicate you are participating in a group when you register. It is recommended that groups not exceed 4 people. If your group has more than 4 people in it, please contact the Event Director before registering. All members of a group must register and pay the appropriate fee.

·        Events are held rain or shine. 

·        At online registration and event information, participants are asked to stay home if they are not feeling well or have tested positive for Covid.  Participants are informed that their fees will be returned if they inform the registrar they are sick with a communicable illness before their arrival time.

·        At all events someone will be available to provide a briefing for newcomers. When you register online please indicate that this is your first time attending an event by answering the appropriate question on the registration form.

·        WAIVER POLICY: All participants must sign a waiver as a part of the online registration process. Parents must sign for their minor children.

·        A limited number of compasses are available to borrow.

·        Contact the Event Director if you have any other questions about an event.