Winter Orienteering opportunity at Mendon Ponds! We put out a semi-permanent course at Mendon Ponds using red 3' by 6' tags in the woods. Download the map and get out for some open woods winter Orienteering.
The NY ski-o calendar is up at skio.nyssranordic.org, with the first event - hopefully! - this Saturday at Mt Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid. Updates will be posted on the NYSSRA Nordic site - always check there before traveling to an event.
At the end of the Thanksgiving Family weekend, we can join our Orienteering friends (no such thing as an Orienteering enemy!) at a FREE members-only event on Sunday December 1 at Parkview Lodge at Webster Park. The event starts with a board of directors meeting at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the board meeting. Following board meeting we'll enjoy a special orienteering activity beginning at 3pm. This year's special activity will be a "Memory-O" - see below. Our pot-luck meal will start at around 4:30pm and we will conduct our club's annual meeting at that time.
For our pot-luck, bring a dish to share according to your last name (listed below)…. Unless you have a favorite you’d like to share with the world.
A-H – Appetizers and salads
I-P - Desserts
Q-Z - Main dishes
The club will supply cold and hot drinks. Please bring your own cups, place settings (to minimize waste and clean-up) as well as serving utensils for the pot luck dishes.
Please pre-register on-line at the club website so we can plan for drinks and the orienteering activity - note that you have to logged in on the website to see this event listed and register.
You can become a member at the event – or go on-line if you want to use credit - $15 for one-year individual membership / $20 for one-year full family membership / $40 for three-year individual membership / $55 for three-year family membership
At the start there will be a partial course map for each course. After you punch start you may study the map for as long as you like, but be polite to other runners who may also want to study the same map. When you are ready, leave the map behind and go to your first control. As you visit controls for your course you will find all the information required to continue along your course. Each partial map will guide you as far as you need to go to find more of your map. You may need to memorize multiple controls, depending on your chosen course. Maps will only be found at controls, but not every control will have a map for your course. Some controls will have multiple maps - make sure you study the right one for your course.
You will not carry a map at any time on any course. You may carry a compass. You may not make written notes.
Courses will be fairly short, so it will be possible to do multiple courses in 90 minutes or so.
Thanks and congratulations to all the Runners who participated in the Trail Run this year! We lucked out with the best weather day of the week. Thanks to all our volunteers too!
Preliminary results are posted at Score-This
Lots of photos posted on our facebook page!
The annual Mendon Trail Run is coming up Sat, Nov 2! If you're looking for a fun, hilly 10k (or 20k or 30k or 50k) event, we've got you covered! Prices increase Oct 13. ROC members get a $5 discount. Register on Ultrasignup. See the event link on the left for more details.
If you're not planning to run, consider coming out to help! Races start at 8am and 9:30am. See our volunteer signup page for work shifts!
The Alasa Farms NRE and Webster Park event weekend Results are posted.
Share your routes on RouteGadget link at top of each results page.