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May 2017

The Cherry Blossom Challenge

May 6, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Delaware Park by the Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court
Buffalo, NY 14216 United States
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$5 – $10

Event #1 of the Get Out There and Get Started Series 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. To guarantee yourself…

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Orienteering Meet: Chestnut Ridge Park

May 20, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Chestnut Ridge Park – Newton Entrance, 6317 Newton Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127 United States
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$5 – $10

Event #2 of the Get Out There and Get Started Series A regular Orienteering event featuring Yellow (Advanced Beginner), Orange (Intermediate) 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…

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June 2017

Orienteering Meet: Knox Farm

June 3, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Road
East Aurora, NY 14052 United States
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$5 – $10

Event #3 of the Get Out There and Get Started Series A regular Orienteering event featuring White (Beginner), Yellow (Advanced Beginner) and Orange (Intermediate) courses. Register 10:30 am-11:45 am. Starting times for all the Orienteering courses are 11:00 am-Noon.  Registration and Training 11:00 am-11:45 am. Follow the signs to Registration near the Milk House, by the main entrance parking lot off Route 16. Map scale is 1:10,000 and in 5 colors. $10 fee ($5 members) includes 5-color park map and event…

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Orienteering Meet: Sprague Brook Park

June 24, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Sprague Brook Park, 9674 Foote Rd
Glenwood, NY 14069 United States
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$5 – $10

A regular Orienteering event featuring White (Beginner), Yellow (Advanced Beginner), Green (Advanced) and Red (Accomplished) courses. Register 10:30 am-11:4 5am. Starting times for all the Orienteering courses are 11:00 am-Noon. Questions? Email the Meet Director: Rod Cameron, or call him at (716) 688-8332. $10 fee ($5 members) includes 5-color park map and entry into your choice of the 4 courses. Headquarters at shelter #7. The Sprague Brook meet is an official Team USA Olympic Day event! Olympic Day is celebrated…

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September 2017

Classic Orienteering: Schoellkopf Scout Camp

September 10, 2017 @ 5:00 am - 11:00 am
Schoellokopf Scout Camp, 1373 Burroughs Rd
Cowlesville, NY 14037 United States
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$5 – $10

A regular Orienteering event featuring a Sprint course, then your choice of a Yellow (Advanced Beginner), Orange (Intermediate) and Red (Accomplished) courses. Map scale is 1:10,000 and in 5 colors. Registration and training for beginner and intermediate participants 9:00 am-10:45 am. Start time for the sprint is 10:00 am and for the regular event 11:00 am. Questions? Email the Meet Director: Phil Wolfling, or call him at (716) 832-9758. $10 fee ($5 members and scouts) includes 5-color park map and…

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  • Information specific to an event can be obtained by contacting the Event Director.
  • On-line registration is required for all events.
  • For safety reasons, it is suggested that all participants carry a whistle.
  • For forest events it is suggested that leg coverings be worn.
  • Entry fees are $5 for members of any orienteering club. Non-members are always welcome and pay $10. Some special events may charge more.
  • When registering for an event, members utilize a coupon code to get the member rate. At the beginning of the season this code is emailed to all members of BFLO and ROC. Members of other clubs should contact the event director for the code.
  • Juniors, those from 12-20 years of age, pay the member rate.
  • 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. The coupon code to eliminate the fee will be noted in the online registration form.
  • Adult supervised groups of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts pay the member rate.
  • A limited number of compasses are available to borrow with advance notice.
  • 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 as 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. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • Some events have an instructional component. At events without formal instruction, there will be someone to provide a briefing for newcomers.
  • WAIVER POLICY: All participants must sign a waiver as a part of the online registration process. Parents must sign for their minor children.