This is the fifth meet in the 2021 Mini-Winter League Series. For all the information you need on how this series will run, see the series page.

Rules for all Mini-Winter League Meets:

In order to get permits, we must impose the following rules:

  1. 200 participants max. This 200 includes volunteers, coaches, shadows, and athletes.
  2. No spectators allowed.
  3. Facial coverings required for all coaches, volunteers, and athletes at all times.
  4. Maintain 6’ of distance at all times, when not running a course.

COURSES

Course distances will be provided here once the courses are finalized.

Course

Controls

Length

Climb

Elementary/Beginner  km  m
Middle School  km  m
JV Rookie/Advanced Beginner  km m
JV Girls/Intermediate km  m
JV Boys km m
Varsity km m
Short Advanced  km m
Long Advanced  km m

How are courses measured?

Courses are measured as the crow flies, in a direct line from control to control. Unless you have wings, you will travel farther than this distance! Courses are measured in kilometers, so a good rule of thumb is to simply round up to miles to estimate how far you will go. So in a 5 kilometer race, you’ll likely travel up to 5 miles.

COURSE NOTES

Check back later for special notes from the Course Designer(s).

SCHEDULE

9:30 am – Check In opens

10:00 am – Start opens

1:00 pm – Start closes

3:00 pm – Course closes

Why is there a start window?

This event uses an interval start, which means that participants are started in waves instead of all at once. When you arrive at the start tent, find the chute for your course and follow the start volunteer’s instructions.

PRICES

PRE-REGISTRATION PRICES
$13 for non-members
$8 for CascadeOC members

Become a member for $5-20

Buy your own e-punch

What’s an e-punch?

An e-punch records your race. At each control, you’ll dip the e-punch into an electronic box, which will beep and flash as confirmation. After you finish, you’ll download the e-punch at the download tent and get a receipt that show which controls you visited and how long you took between each; these are your “splits.”

Part of the fun of orienteering is comparing your splits with people who completed the same course, and discussing the routes you took!

SIGN UP

Public registration will open at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April  20 for any available spots.

Learn more about volunteering

Volunteers make these events happen! You can volunteer and participate on the same day, plus earn volunteer points to earn a free meet.

LOCATION

PARKING

THE MAP

Rock Creek Natural Area is part of the larger Danville-Georgetown Open Space. This moderately flat area has numerous contour and vegetation features, such as stumps, rootstocks, depressions, and knolls. Passage through the trees is often possible using faint elk trails. Adjacent to Summit Trail Middle School.

Read more on the map page

Navigational Challenge: 6/10

Physical Challenge: 6/10

SAFETY & ETIQUETTE

Return to the Finish
All participants MUST return to the finish and download their e-punch or turn in their punch card.

Even if you have not finished your course, you must still return to the the finish and confirm with event staff that you have returned safely.

Out of Bounds
Some areas may be marked out of bounds. It is imperative to respect these boundaries to maintain our relationships with land managers. Participants MUST NOT go out of bounds. Any participant caught going out of bounds will be disqualified.

Course Closure
All participants MUST return to the finish by course closure time. If a participant does not return by course closure, event volunteers will begin coordinating a search party.

If you need a long time on the course, start as early in the start window as possible, wear a watch, and be prepared to cut your course short to make it back by the course closure time.

Whistle
All participants MUST carry a whistle on the course. Complimentary whistles are available at the start tent (please only take one).

If you are injured on the course and need assistance, blow three long blasts to call for help.

If you hear a call for help, abandon your course to find the person in distress.

Voices
Part of the fun and fairness of orienteering is navigating your own course, so please be polite when you find a checkpoint and don’t holler that you’ve found it.