Orienteering, What to Expect - A Zoom Review

June 18, 2021 - Registration OPEN

Registration OPEN

minimum/maximum = none
registration closes June 16th

This review is specifically for first-timers participating in the June 26th Groton State Forest Orienteering Challenge.  

Orienteering, What to Expect Review:  When I participated in my first ROGAINE race I was wearing bright yellow.  My partners dressed in bright pink and turquoise.  We wore tank tops and running skirts.  We laughed.  We were loud.  10 minutes before the race began we were handed a map and a clue sheet and were at a loss as to why we could not just begin.  We didn’t know, this was the time to begin.  We also didn’t know that camouflage pants, shirts and painted faces was also the norm.

We expect no camouflage in the Groton State Forest orienteering challenges.  Those with knowledge and skills can run and dart and hide (and wear camouflage if desired).  Those who want to practice and learn more can walk or trot and seek and find.

This is a quick and dirty review of what you can expect from the June 26th Orienteering Challenge in the Groton State Forest

Our Orienteering Challenges are first timer friendly.  Regardless if you participated in a ROGAINE race previously or this is your first time using map and compass, this discussion will share a few guidelines to make your first experience easier and more rewarding. 

Designed for those who want to know what our challenges look like this review will focus on the following topics:

  • What to do when you get your map
  • Planning a route
  • What should be in your day pack
  • Q&A you might have

When: Friday, June 18, 2021 at 6 pm (Eastern Time). 

Cost: $3 per person.  To offset this nominal fee, you will be emailed a coupon to use when registering for another orienteering challenge.  

Bring to the Review: Bring your compass (hopefully you have a compass that you can set the declination; if not, take that one back and buy a compass that permits this practice).

ZOOM Link, Practice Map and Clue Sheet: Will be provided to confirmed registrants on June 16th.

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