Classic Orienteering + Trail-O 5K & 6.5K at Oak Hill | Sunday July 2, 11:30A-1PM

The Oak Hill area offers two distinct trails, the Oak Hill Trail, and the Plateau Trail.

Naturally, in orienteering, we aim to get off trail for some of the controls, but this event will also feature 2 courses that are all on-trail, especially designed to bridge the gap between trail runners and orienteering.

So why not come out, enjoy some trail running, and learn to orienteer at the same time?
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RESULTS | Kenston Sprint + Woods Mix, Sunday May 21, 2017

With rain in the forecast, but no clouds in sight in the early morning, we prepared fun, but challenging courses on the Kenston Campus and surrounding woods.

All courses included a mix of both traditional “in the woods” orienteering, with sprint elements on the open campus.

Andreas Johansson (Event Director, Course Designer, Setter) started around 9AM to set controls and to get things ready. And then the rain started! Continue reading “RESULTS | Kenston Sprint + Woods Mix, Sunday May 21, 2017”

Classic / Sprint Mix @ Kenston Campus & Woods | Sunday May 21, 12:00P – 1:30P

Join us for the third time at the beautiful Kenston Campus to run (or walk) classic+sprint courses. The Kenston Campus features a gently sloping terrain, and a nice mix of woods, open campus, grass covered areas, landscaped features, and a full array of buildings, a sports stadium, baseball fields, and more. You get to see all of it on any of the courses. Continue reading “Classic / Sprint Mix @ Kenston Campus & Woods | Sunday May 21, 12:00P – 1:30P”

Sippo Lake XC / Classic / Sunday May 22, 11:30AM – 1PM

ABOUT

Join us for a classic cross country event at Sippo Lake Park – a small venue, with plenty of challenges for all. WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE, GREEN, and RED courses will be available.

Located between Canton & Massillon just a short hop off of I-77. Our search for new venues was rewarded when club member Ivan Redinger laid the groundwork for a positive relationship with Stark Parks. This is a real orienteering playground with a real diversity of landscape types.

Mapper Bob enjoyed creating our newest map because at every turn there was something new and different. The map forms a horseshoe around the north side of Sippo Lake. A complex area of hills and depressions sweeps down to the eastern shore. The north side is the location of a beautiful new library, museum & educational center that will serve as our start and finish. If bathrooms are important to you, be ready for the best of all our locations!

The western portion is like a bunch of unique rooms, including areas of marsh, open forest, flat prairie, intricate hills, dense thicket and an amazing wildlife rehabilitation center open for a visit. All areas of the park are connected by an extensive trail system accessible by foot or bike. This will be a cross-country style event with 5 courses and electronic punching.

So, join us for this historic first event and receive a map suitable for framing!

LOCATION

Sippo Lake Park, Main Entrance

REGISTRATION, FEES & START TIMES

  • Registration at 11:30AM, with last starts at 1PM!
  • Members – $5 ($3 for extra maps)
  • Non-Members – $10 ($3 for extra maps)
  • NEOOC Annual Individual Membership – $15

STAFF

  • Event Directors: Stephen Johnson
  • Course Designer: Ivan Redinger
  • Registrar: Matthew Johnson
  • Starter: A Scout (w/ Sanae Rogers)
  • Timer: Kenny Johnson
  • Greeter: OPEN!

Boston Run XC / Intermediate Friendly / April 30, 11:30AM – 1PM

ABOUT

Join us for a classic cross-country event in gorgeous Cuyahoga Valley. Plenty of ups and downs await in Boston Run, and this event is particularly friendly to the intermediate runner. What does that mean? If you’ve been wanting to try out a GREEN or RED course, here’s your opportunity. Not too long, and not too challenging – just right!

LOCATION

Boston Run Trailhead, Peninsula (across from Happy Days Visitor’s Center) Meet in parking lot.

REGISTRATION, FEES & START TIMES

  • Registration by 11:30AM, with last starts at 1PM!
  • Members – $5 ($3 for extra maps)
  • Non-Members – $10 ($3 for extra maps)
  • NEOOC Annual Individual Membership – $15

STAFF

  • Event Directors: Lois Wiesbrook & Randy Mitchell
  • Course Designer: Howard Montgomery
  • Registrar: Colleen Sabeh
  • Starter: Todd Pownell
  • Timer: Mike Sabeh
  • Greeter: Holly Wilgus