Event Director’s Report
ED : Ching-Hua Chen
Course Setter : Joe Brautigam
Registrar : Craig Weber
EVENT REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Register here: https://www.orienteeringusa.org/eventregister/index.php
The Hudson Highlander is an ultimate test of navigation and endurance. Metric marathon, 26.2 km, in beautiful Harriman State Park is not for the faint of heart. You will battle rugged Harriman terrain, mountain laurel, and blueberry bushes while trying to keep your head cool for navigation, and it will be technical. Following is permitted. The precise location for check-in and parking will be announced in the week prior to the event.
For this mass start event, the course consists of four sections on different Harriman maps with three normal orienteering sections and one trail run to give your head a breather. Prepare yourself for one brutal uphill leg, dubbed King/Queen of the Mountain, the winner (fastest leg split) of which will receive a special prize and title upon finishing.
The Lowlander, a shortened version of around 13 km, will be available for those that are not ready for the grandeur of the Highlander.
There will not be any recreational courses this year.
Course notes are here.
Before September 25th:
Highlander* (Adult/Junior) – $45 / $30
Lowlander (Adult/Junior) – $30 / $20
September 25 – 28:
Highlander* (Adult/Junior) – $55 / $35
Lowlander (Adult/Junior) – $40 / $25
After September 28th:
* 2015 Highlander finishers will receive a $5 discount
8 am – Check-in and bib collection opens
8:45 am – Mass walk to start for Highlander
9 am – Mass start for Highlander / Lowlander
2:30 pm – Awards
5 pm – Courses close*. This is the deadline for the Highlander official finisher award.
* Important: Please refer to meet and course notes for mid-course timelines, as some controls may be picked up before 5 pm.
Commemorative item will be given to all participants who finish the Highlander in under 8 hours. Those who register after September 17th may not receive their item on the day of the event.
BBQ and refreshments will be served afterwards. Only those that finish the course will be allowed to eat, just kidding. Eating multiple portions of burgers and hot dogs will be permitted and even encouraged.
See you there!