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Orienteering at Buncombe County Sports Park
August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
PRE-REGISTER HERE, or use the embedded form below – https://goo.gl/forms/vtDiJD1WHngTgbFE2
Join us at Buncombe County Sports Park on Saturday, August 4th for an orienteering meet!
BEGINNERS WELCOME and you can participate as an individual or in teams.
Orienteering appeals to young and old, fast and slow, runners and walkers alike. It is 100% KID FRIENDLY, too, so bring the whole family!
What is it? Orienteering is a sometimes-competitive international sport that combines racing with map-and-compass navigation. It is a timed activity in which individual participants use a specially created, highly detailed map to select routes and navigate through diverse and often unfamiliar terrain and visit checkpoints in sequence.
You can arrive and begin your choice of course ANY TIME BETWEEN 10am and 1pm.
This event is open to the public and FREE (though donations are appreciated!)
There will be THREE courses to choose from, arranged like Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
10:00am – 1:00pm — Begin your course any time during the “starts window”
2:30pm — All participants should be off the course
3:00pm — Sweep the course to collect the controls (volunteers loved forever)
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can be active in (and maybe get dirty.)
If you have a compass, bring it. It doesn’t need to be a fancy one, and there are tons of free Android and iOS apps that can function just fine on your smartphone.
Maps will be provided.
TRAINING SESSION FOR NEWCOMERS
We will offer a crash course in map reading and navigation before you start — just ask when you arrive and we’ll get an impromptu classroom set up!
Parking is in the first lot on the left as you pull into the park near the volleyball court.
Please invite your friends, share this event, and see you there!