2018-11-10 West Tyson O Meet

Many of you may be itching to get outdoors as the weather starts to cool.  Others may want to get some good practice navigating for the upcoming Castlewood Adventure Race sponsored by Alpine Shop.  Whether a beginner or experienced, this meet is for you.  Come out to one of the best local parks for orienteering in the St. Louis area.

Location:  West Tyson Park, 131 North Outer Road East, Saint Louis, MO 63025 at the Roth Memorial Lodge (follow signs).

When: Saturday, November 10th.  Registration starts at 8:30, Timed starts begin at 9:00.

Format:  Point to Point with 3 courses for beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

White Course (beginner):  2 KM, mainly trail based with some hill climbing on moderately technical trails.  Skills required:  basic map recognition and be able to follow a trail map.

Orange Course (Intermediate):  4-5 KM, points placed on strong features.  Skills required: ability to understand contour lines and use compass to navigate off trail.

Red Course (Advanced): 10 KM, Difficult point placement, requires advanced skills of compass, pacing, and contour reading.  Grit and endurance are definite prerequisites for the Blue Course as this park has lots of fun hills!

Course Closes at 12:00 (last start is 9:30 for advanced course): each orienteer gets 2.5 hours to complete course before losing 1 CP per minute over the time.

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.  Stick around and chat about your route/experience.

Balanced Body Rehab is a physical therapy service provider donating one complimentary biomechanical analysis and running evaluation to a lucky participant and will be chosen by a drawing at 12:00.  The participant must be present to win 🙂

Cost:

  • Free for Members and their immediate families
    • Membership is only $50 annually for an entire family and you can sign up at the race if you would like
  • $20 for every adult for non-members.
  • $5 for non-member youth- under 18

BONUS:  Orienteering workshop for beginners and intermediate to be conducted at 9:00.  Volunteers will be available to answer questions following the short workshop as well.

Questions?   Contact Race Director: Josh Borgmeyer at 314-780-9759 or josh@balancedbodyrehab.com

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