Welcome to the Choose Your Adventure Series

This series is back for its fourth year, and will include fan favorites such as National Orienteering Day, Corn Maze-O, and Vampire-O! 

Started in 2011, this late summer and early fall series puts everyone on the same map and same course. It's up to you to choose your adventure and pick whatever route you'd like! Experienced orienteers will know this style of event as similar to a "score-o", but we're giving it a new name.

The Choose Your Adventure Series is meant to be fun, social, friendly for beginners, yet interesting for seasoned veterans. Everyone starts together, so run head-to-head with your friends or against your rivals. Who will visit the most checkpoints within the time limit? Who will run the fastest? 

This format is great for beginners! With many checkpoints along trails and open areas, you'll be sure to visit a lot! And if there's one that's hard to find, don't worry, you can skip it and keep going.

For the advanced navigators, the races will be a challenging exercise in figuring out the most efficient and optimal route to try to get them all! Many of the series races will have map exchanges; once you visit all checkpoints on one map, swing back through the start/finish area and we'll give you another set of checkpoints to visit!

Afterward, we'll hang out and socialize and share routes and stories.

We're currently looking for key volunteers for several of these events, including event directors and course designers. If you'd like to volunteer or have any questions, contact Patrick at adventure@cascadeoc.org.  If this would be your first time volunteering for these roles, we can help you out!

2014 Events

Sunday, July 27th: Choose Your Paddle Adventure (more info)
UW Waterfront Activities Center, Union Bay, Seattle
08:45am - Registration Opens
09:00am - Start Window Opens
10:15am - Registration Closes
10:30pm - Start Window Closes
11:45pm - Finish & Course Closure
Format: ~16 checkpoints, interval starts, 75 minute limit, manual punching
 
Saturday, August 23rd: Choose Your Campus Adventure (more info)
North Seattle College, Seattle (brand new "sprint" standard map!)
10:00am - Registration & Skills Clinic Open
11:15am - Mass Start
12:30pm - Finish & Course Closure
01:00pm - Social at TBA
Format: 24 checkpoints, mass start, 75 minute limit, e-punching, map exchange
Current Volunteer Needs: Event Director
 
 Saturday, September 13th: Choose Your Forest Adventure (more info)
Forest Park, Everett
10:00am - Registration & Skills Clinic Open
11:15am - Mass Start
12:30pm - Finish & Course Closure
01:00pm - Social at Scuttlebutt Brewery Restaurant
Format: 24 checkpoints, mass start, 75 minute limit, e-punching, map exchange
Current Volunteer Needs: Event Director, Course Designer
 
Saturday, September 20th: Choose Your Park Adventure (more info)
National Orienteering Day at Woodland Park, Seattle
10:00am - Registration & Skills Clinic Open
11:15am - Mass Start
12:30pm - Finish & Course Closure
01:00pm - Annual Club Meeting at Phinney Neighborhood Center
Format: 24 checkpoints, mass start, 75 minute limit, e-punching, map exchange
Current Volunteer Needs: Event Director, Course Designer
 
Sunday, October 19th: Choose Your Corn Maze Adventure (more info)
Bob's Pumpkin Farm, Snohomish.
08:30am - Registration Opens
09:15am - Wave Starts Begin
10:30am - Wave Finishes Begin (the course will close 75 minutes after the last wave of starts)
10:45am - Social at Bob's Pumpkin Farm (food, drink, rides!)
Format: 24 checkpoints, wave starts, 75 minute limit, manual punching, map exchange
 
Saturday, October 27th: Choose Your Vampire Adventure (more info)
Magnuson Park, Seattle
05:30pm - Registration & Skills Clinic Open
07:00pm - Mass Start
08:00pm - Finish & Course Closure
08:30pm - Social at TBA
Format: 24 checkpoints, mass start, 60 minute limit, manual punching
Current Volunteer Needs: Event Director, Course Designer