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Downtown phot-O score-O

December 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Join us Saturday evening at 4pm, December 1st in downtown Asheville for a unique orienteering event — our first ever urban score course, “phot-O!”

Here’s how it’ll work:

1. Mass start at 4:00pm at the Vance Monument. TWO HOUR TIME LIMIT.
2. Checkpoints – lots of interesting locations around town bearing variable point values. No orange flags.
3. Scoring – take pictures with your phone (“phot-Os”) of the items described in the clue description sheet. For example “Thomas Wolfe’s shoes,” or “Old truck in front of Pack’s Tavern,” or “yellow trash can, Rankin Street parking garage, third level, SW end.”
4. Method – accumulate as many points as you can in the allotted time. Course probably won’t be clearable, so you’ll need to strategize.
5. Finish – 6:00pm SHARP at Asheville Brewing Company, Coxe Ave.
6. Late penalty – 5 points deducted per minute you’re late returning to the finish after the 6:00pm cutoff.
7. Picture/points tally, beer, merriment ensues.



Start – 4:00pm at the fountain behind the Vance Monument downtown.
Finish – 6:00pm at Asheville Brewing Company (it might be smart to park nearby –¬†77 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801)

Maps cost $10 each, with “extra maps” for your team of up to 4 people being $2 apiece.

Please note that due to these unique logistics, ADVANCE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT is REQUIRED for this event. There will be NO day-of or walk-up registration.

STEP 1 – Register on the Google Form below
STEP 2 –¬†Purchase your course map via PayPal below. No PayPal account is necessary.

Map Purchase!


Course map


December 1, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Chris Gkikas


Downtown Asheville
10 S Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
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