HVO/WCOC Winter Series

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Series 1 maps at Ward Pound Ridge and 2 at Huntington maps are Here

Courses will be open from Jan 13th to 31st

Ward Pound Ridge control flags will stay out until Jan 21st

Ward Pound Ridge maps have WPR suffix and Huntington have huntg prefix.

Maps will stay posted until controls are removed

Don’t forget to post your results for each of the Winter Series either on Attack Point or sent to wrdewitt at SNET.Net with splits if possible. Also, if you gps-ed your run post on Route Gadget   Here  . The training will be more useful as more people post and discuss routes, etc.


Directions to Huntington:

Starts are from the northern parking lot, not the main entrance with the statues.

 From I-84

Take exit 10 onto US 6 west, then take Rt. 25 east, then take Rt. 302 west, then Rt. 58 south. After about 1.2 miles, turn left onto Sunset Hill Rd. After about 1.5 miles, turn left onto Dodgingtown Road. Make the first right into the parking lot.

From Rt. 15 (Merritt Pkwy)

Take exit 44/45, go north on Rt. 58 about 10 miles. At sharp left curve, turn right onto Sunset Hill Rd. After about 2 miles, right onto Dodgingtown Road. Make the first right into the parking lot.



HVO and WCOC are pleased to host a series of four bare-bones, time-yourself orienteering races this winter.  Each event offers a Brown, Green and Red course, and participants download the maps from a link posted on this site.  Control flags will be out in the woods for about two weeks.  You run whenever you want while the flags are out.  The races are honor system based with no boxes/punches on the controls, just touch the flag (no remote visual punching).


When and Where

Race Controls in the Woods Map Course Setters
#1 Jan 2nd  – 21st Ward Pound Ridge, NY Niels Lyng-Olsen & Geof Connor
#2 Jan 13th – 21st Huntington, CT Tony Muffatti
#3 Feb 3rd – 11th Mountain Lakes, NY Kysenia Popov
#4 Feb 24th – Mar 4th Hemlock Hills, CT Susan & Rick DeWitt


In case of major snow falls, revised dates may be considered and posted. Note that Ward Pound Ridge charges for parking ($10) at weekends during the winter. There is no hunting in ward Pound Ridge after Dec 31st.



Maps will be available for downloading on this site or on Attack Point the day before the controls are in the woods.


Results and Ranking

Participants time themselves and subsequently upload their results directly to the respective Attackpoint.org event pages or email their times to the Results Coordinator.  Posting splits and GPS tracks are preferred, but not required.


For each race, the athletes will be ranked with the winner on each course getting 10 points, second best 9 points, etc. down to 1 point.  Anyone completing a course will automatically get 1 point.  After the last event of the series, a cumulative score based on each runner’s three best results, and the winners of the WCOC/HVO Winter Series will be announced.



By entering these events and agreeing to the conditions above each participant in any or all of the four Winter Series events assume full responsibility for any and all injuries, losses and other damages that he or she incurs while attending or participating in the Winter Series events.


Winter Series Coordinators:

HVO:  Geof Connor, ghckat@yahoo.com

WCOC:  Niels Lyng-Olsen, nielslo@yahoo.com

Results Coordinator: Rick DeWitt, wrdewitt@snet.net

January 03 2018


Start: Wednesday, January 3
End: Sunday, March 4