Event #4b/8 in the Ultimate Orienteer Series!

Our friends in the Eastern Washington Orienteering Club will wrap up the weekend with an event on a new venue: Saltese Uplands Conservation Area. The 552-acre area, an example of shrub steppe habitat, has remained relatively intact for the past 100 years.

Registration

Please pre-register by Tuesday, June 1 to guarantee a map. Pre-register by emailing (beck@gonzaga.edu) or snail mailing (EWOC, PO Box 944, Spokane WA 99210) which course you want to do. Fee payment and waiver completion will be done on-site.

Punching

Punching will be on paper punch cards, so no epunch is needed.

COURSES

  • White (Beginner, <3k)
  • Orange (Intermediate, 3-5k)
  • Green (Advanced, 5-6k)
  • Red (Advanced, 6-7k)

Ultimate class assignments

Orange

  • 16 & under (M/F)
  • 70+ (M/F)

Green

  • 18 & under (M/F)
  • 50+ (M/F)

Red

  • 20 & under (M/F)
  • Open (M/F)

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.

See the EWOC web page for details.

SCHEDULE

  • 9:30-11:00am – registration
  • 10:00am-noon – starts
  • 3:00pm – courses close

See the EWOC web page for details.

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

Payment will be collected on-site but please pre-register to reserve a map.

  • White course – $5
  • Orange – $10
  • Green/Red – $15

SIGN UP

See the EWOC web page for details.

LOCATION

See the EWOC web page for details.

CARPOOL

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THE MAP

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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.