Sunday, November 19, 2017
Course info & event notes added!
The annual Dual Competition with Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA) will be hosted by them, on their Rutgers Ecological Preserve map in Piscataway, NJ.
Event Director & Course Setter: Bob Burg (e-mail)
Orienteering courses to be offered
Course – length / climb / # checkpoints (“controls”)
White …. 2.10 km / 25 m / 13 c
Yellow … 3.04 km / 50 m / 14 c
Orange .. 4.35 km / 60 m / 12 c
Brown … 3.85 km / 60 m / 10 c
Green …. 5.05 km / 70 m / 15 c
Red ……. 7.07 km / 105 m / 20 c
Event Notes by Bob Burg
Fallen leaves cover even major trails, let alone small intricate trails. So you’ll need to keep in touch with landmarks and vegetation where small trails simply disappear from view. But believe me, there are very interesting features among the only occasionally visible trails. I look forward to hearing your feedback when you return to Finish. Rutgers is definitely no longer your father’s old Rutgers.
I’ll have some other notes for those who attend. It’s forecast to be sunny and topping out at 50 degrees, with some winds that will be milder within the woods and as the afternoon progresses — great weather for running (or briskly walking) your course. Hope to see a great turnout to this small but marvelous woods.
Location information here
From the DVOA General Club Information page… [plus event-specific comments]
Registration for DVOA events is from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. The last start time is 1:00 pm.
The courses close and controls are picked up at 3:30 pm during EST [as will be the case on Nov 19], and 4:00 pm during EDT.
Cost is $12.00/map for non-members (a group can use one map) and $7.00/map for DVOA members, Juniors (Under 21), and for members of other USOF or IOF clubs.
When electronic punching is being used at an event [it will be used on all courses], all competitors on a course using electronic punching are required to use an “e-punch”. These can be borrowed at the event (included in registration fee). A compass can also be borrowed to use during the event.
There is usually a variety of courses for participants of all skill levels, ranging in difficulty from a “White” course for a complete novice to a “Red” or “Blue” course for an advanced orienteer [a Blue course will be offered]. Courses are pre-printed on the map.
HVO/DVOA Dual Event Scoring
Points will be assigned on each course for the top 3 men and top 3 women from each club plus the top 3 groups on White and Yellow. 1 through 6 points are assigned: 6 for 1st place, 5 for 2nd, and so on. If there are less than 3 finishers from one of the clubs on a course, those points will not be assigned. To figure in the results, your club must be declared during registration!