Next event at Mendon Ponds Park.
There will be a 1.8 km (approximate) White course, a 2.0 km (approximate) Sprint course,
and a 60-minute Score-O. The White and Sprint courses start any time between noon and 2 pm,
with the courses closing at 3 pm. The Score-O will be a mass start at 1:30, with the course
closing at 2:30. This should give ample time for anyone who wishes to do either the White or
Sprint in addition to the Score-O to complete the White or Sprint and have time to get ready
for the Score-O start.
The start location is the Pond View Shelter, reached via the middle entrance to the park off
of Clover Street.
Results from the Webster Park TC event are now available on the
The Rochester Orienteering Club will host a mid-week TRAIL CHALLENGE on Wednesday,
June 24th, 2015 at Webster Park starting at the Orchard Hill shelter. Instead of
marking the trail with flags or marshals, participants will be given maps of the
park with checkpoints noted. They choose how to reach each of these locations after
the mass start. 5 kilometer and 8 kilometer courses will be available.
The challenge starts at 6:30 P.M., with on-site registration opening at 5:30 P.M.
Competitors are encouraged to arrive with enough time to register and prepare. Basic
navigation instruction will be available during the registration period, and following
is allowed - if you follow people that know where they are going and can keep up!
Online Registration through a link on the
side navigation of the website is encouraged but not required.
Had a great time yesterday at the ADK EXPO sharing orienteering with the folks who
came by. We had 30 people go out on the intro course and handed out a 100 copies of
our schedule. Hope to see some new faces at the next start! Thank you to all of the
ROC Volunteers who helped...Don Winslow, Sandra Lomker, Stephanie Reh, Rukshana Cofer
and daughter, Vince Cassano, Sean Sims, Carol Moran, Richard and Nancy Burgey, Marsha Reed,
Pam Follett, and Carl Palmer.
Results from the Rotary Sunshine Campus event are now available on the
Preliminary course information for Sunday's event at Rotary Sunshine Campus --
- white 1.5km, 10 controls
- yellow 2.6km, 12 controls
- orange 4.0km, 13 controls
- brown 3.9km, 9 controls
- green 5.1km, 11 controls
- red 6.5km, 16 controls
Climb is minimal.
Other notes --
- Registration and starts 12-2. Save a dollar and pre-register online - there's no commitment, so use online registration even if you only think you might come.
- There were very few bugs in the chilly rain last Sunday, but I expect they will be out in force with better weather. Be prepared.
- There is poison ivy. I didn't notice any dense patches, but keep an eye out and take precautions if you are sensitive.
Results from the RMA 2015 event are now available on the
Event Details for RMA 2015 added to event page. Online registration
closes May 27.
Results from the Powder Mills Park event are now available on the
Next event at Powder Mills Park - Sunday May 17 at East Area Shelter.
Start from 12 noon to 2:00 pm
At 11am there will be a workshop with the focus on pacing and compass skills.
This workshop is appropriate for those currently doing Yellow to Orange level
courses. Anyone wishing to improve their compass skills is welcome to attend.
White – 1.1 km , 15m
Yellow – 2.7 km, 70m
Orange – 3.2 km, 105m
Brown – 3.2, 95m
Green – 4.1 km, 215m
Red – 5.0 km, 200m
Things seemed pretty dry. I did not try to cross any bogs but it was
evident we are not dealing with high water levels. Black Xs should be
regarded as possible hazards such as dumps of glass or barbed wire fencing.
Please be careful.
Registration for the Rochester Map Adventure 2015
is now open.
Results from the Genesee Valley Park event are now available on the
There will be an orienteering event this Sunday, April 26 starting
at the Roundhouse shelter in Genesee Valley Park.
A white course and 2 sprint courses will be offered by course setter
Mike Lyons. The white course is beginner level. The sprint courses
are short in length and mostly in open terrain, to challenge
competitive runners to move and make decisions quickly. But they
can still be challenging to those not up to sprinting! Starts are
from 12 to 2 PM. Please use the Online Registration link on the side
for the event or register at the event.
We will be offering two Sprint courses and a White course on Sunday
– all are variations on the courses that were used for the US Nationals
last fall. The Red Sprint is 2.8k and 19 controls, the Orange Sprint
is 2.1k and 15 controls and the White course is 1.9k and 13 controls.
All of the courses cross one or more park roads; despite the low posted
speed limit and likely light traffic, participants should exercise
caution when crossing.
Results from the Black Creek Park event are now available on the
NOTE; WE HAVE A COURSE SETTER BUT NO MEET DIRECTOR or any other
positions filled for Genesee Valley Sprints & White course Sunday,
April 26, starts from 12-2. Please let me know if you are available
and are willing to volunteer.
Thanks again, Sandra slomker at frontiernet.net
Newsletter and pdf 2015 Schedule added.
The first meet of the spring will be Saturday, April 18 at Black Creek
Park, Pathfinder Shelter. Pathfinder is accessed from the main park
entrance on Union Street (Rt. 259), about 0.9 miles south of I-490.
The format will be a Score-O course with a mass start at 11:00 a.m.,
with a 90-minute time limit. There will also be White and Yellow courses
available; people choosing the White or Yellow courses can start any
time between 11:00 and noon, with courses closing at 1:00 p.m.
ROC will be running an orienteering clinic for beginners at Fleet Feet
near Cobbs Hill Park on March 21, 9am to 1pm. The clinic is free and you can let us know if you are coming by
using our Online Registration
from for our events. You can fill in anything for fields that don't apply.
Results from the Webster Park Ski-O event are now available on the
Next meet on
Sunday, February 15 RESCHEDULED Sunday, February 22 – Ski-O/Snowshoe-O/Posthole-O
Webster Park, Holt Lodge. Start times from 12 Noon to 2 PM.
Registration opens at 11:30AM. Available courses will be White (3km),
Orange (5.5 km), Green (7 km), and Red (9 km).
Courses close at 3:30PM.
Use Online Registration link on sidebar of website.
Results from the Mendon Ponds Park Ski-O event are now available on the
Mendon Ponds Winterfest Ski-O on January 18 at Hopkins Point Lodge.
Registration open at 11:00am. Start from 11:30am to 2:00pm and courses
close at 3:30pm. Beginner course is free for Winterfest.