The Big Woods Event has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns and government closures near the event area.
All prepaid registrations will be refunded by the same method of payment, Paypal or check.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Event Officials

Event Director: Mark Frank
Registrar: Kathy Moss  registrar@dvoa.org
OUSA Registration system: Janet Tryson
OUSA Course Consultant: Eric Weyman
OUSA Event Consultant:
DAY 1 French Creek North Course Setter: Glen Tryson
DAY 2 Coventry Woods Course Setter:
Petr Hartman
Vetting: Ralph Tolbert
Results: Lena Kushleyeva / Sam Kolins
Recreation Registration: Corinne Mayland
Parking: Bob Fink 
Starts: Tim Walsh
Digital Start Clock: Ed Niemann
Equipment : Ron Bortz
Finish: Bob Agosta
Clothing Return: Rob Frank
Post Race Food / Refreshments: Steve Ohrwaschel
DVOA webpage/logo design: Bob Gross
Emergency Services: Mary Frank
Park and County Liaison: Mary Frank
Awards: Mary Frank
Event Photographers: Julie Keim and Bob Gross
DVOA Treasurer: John Ort

Schedule

Friday, March 20, 2020

5:30pm - 10:00pm: registration packet pick-up at the event hotel,  Hilton Garden Inn, 720 Eagleview Blvd East, Exton PA 19341 (Just off Exit 312 of the PA Turnpike (I-76) and adjacent to PA Route 100) Phone: 610-458-8822 

Saturday  March 21, 2020
French Creek North,
French Creek State Park

8:00am – 11.00am: Registration packet pick-up at the event site.
10 am – 1pm: Competitive starts.
Noon – 1pm: Recreational Starts (pre-registration or day of event)
Beginner(WHITE), Adv Beginner(YELLOW), Intermediate(ORANGE)

Sunday, March 22, 2020
Coventry Woods,
North Coventry, PA

7:30am – 10.00am: Registration packet pick-up at Event site
9:00am: First competitive starts
10:30am – Noon: Recreational courses (registration day-of-event)
– Beginner(WHITE), Adv Beginner(YELLOW), Intermediate(ORANGE)
2pm or as soon as possible Award Ceremony -Two Day Total Time at Day 2 event site.

Registration

Late fees will be added to entries after midnight, Sunday, March 1, 2020

* Late entries for all competitors after March 8, 2020 will be accepted only subject to map availability

* After March 8, 2020 and before registering, email the Registrar to check if maps are still available for your courses.

Event Refunds:

Refunds requested by email to registrar on or prior to midnight ET March 7, 2020 will be a full refund less 10% of the total entry fee for processing.  There is no refund after midnight ET March 7th, 2020.

 

By midnight Sunday March 1, 2020

By Midnight Sunday March 8, 2020

OUSA Discount (Competition Courses Only)

Recreational 
Day of Event

ADULT:

Day 1
FC North

$35

$45

-$4

$12/map

Day 2
Coventry Woods

$35

$45

-$4

$12/map

JUNIOR: (under 21)*

Day 1
FC North

$14

$20

-$2

$7/map

Day 2
Coventry Woods

$14

$20

-$2

$7/map

E-punch Rental: $3 per day for competitors; For Recreational participants the rental fee is built into the per map fee. $60 if not returned

Recreational Courses

Contact the registrar if you plan to bring a group of five or more needing multiple maps.
Adults: $12 per map, Juniors (20 years and younger) $7 per map.

Saturday March 21. 2020
Start times are Noon – 1pm.
Courses – WHITE-REC, YELLOW-REC, ORANGE-REC

Sunday March 22, 2020
Start times are 10:30am – Noon
Courses – WHITE-REC, YELLOW-REC, ORANGE-REC

Awards

The awards for the combined total time Saturday and Sunday will be awarded at the Coventry Woods Event site at 2pm (or sooner, if possible).

Class/Course Structures

Classes are assigned to the following courses according to the following table:

Competitive Courses

White

Yellow

Orange

BrownY

BrownX

GreenY

GreenX

Red

Blue

F-10
M-10
F-12
M-12
M/F-White

F-14
M-14
F-Yellow
M-Yellow

F-16
M-16
F-Orange
M-Orange

F70+
F75+
F80+
F85+
M80+
M85+
F-Brown
M-Brown

F-18
F55+
F60+
F65+
M65+
M70+
M75+

F-20
F35+
F40+
F45+
F50+
F-Green

M-18
M50+
M55+
M60+
M-Green

F-21+
M-20
M35+
M40+
M45+
M-Red

M-21+

Non-Competitive Courses/Classes

White Yellow Orange

 

 

 

 

 

 

White-REC Yellow-REC Orange-REC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your age is defined as the actual age you will be as of 12 /31 / 2020
F-10 = female 10 years of age and under
M75+ = Male 75 years or older
F-Orange = Female of any age

 

Map & Course Notes

French Creek North and Coventry Woods

French Creek North and Coventry Woods are similar terrains, both being classic examples of “French Creek” terrain. This means large hill masses, with few strong contour shapes, but numerous small point  features. These two areas are selected because they have the nicest forest in the region, remaining unaffected by multiple invasive species that have plagued other nearby areas.

CONTOURS - generally smooth shapes but with numerous subtle spurs and reentrants, and some dry ditches, related to drainage or abandoned cart tracks.

VEGETATION - Mostly hardwoods, with some light sapling understory in places, a few touches of  mountain laurel, some thorny vegetation, but mostly outside the area of courses.

TRAIL NETWORKS - For FCN medium to light, for CW medium and a few more.

WATER FEATURES - almost nothing at higher elevations, but at lower elevations, more streams and a few marshes, including a few dense stream networks.

ROCK FEATURES - Some stony ground, but usually with recognizable edges, numerous small boulders, but few large boulders, and almost no cliffs.

OTHER POINT FEATURES - Both areas feature complete networks of charcoal terraces. Rootstocks are also prominent, with a few small depressions and pits as well.

Walk to Start
Day 1 - No more than a 5 minute flat walk to start from general event parking.
Day 2 - No more than a 5 minute with a slight (max 15m) climb from general event parking.

Port-O-Johns:
Port-O-Johns will be located near Registration/Finish and one will be located near Start

Courses Day 1 (preliminary)
French Creek North

Course Setter: Glen Tryson

Course Length (km) Climb (m) Controls
White 2.1 35 12
Yellow 3.6 110 13
Orange 4.7 140 11
Brown X 4.6 100 12
Brown Y 3.5 80 9
Green X 6.2 170 15
Green Y 5.3 150 11
Red 8.3 265 17
Blue 11.5 330 21

Courses Day 2 (preliminary)
Coventry Woods

Course Setter: Petr Hartman

Course Length (km) Climb (m) Controls
White 2.5 110 9
Yellow 3.7 165 10
Orange 4.8 175 10
Brown X 4.0 130 9
Brown Y 3.3 95 8
Green X 5.5    
Green Y 4.9 185 14
Red 7.6 250 16
Blue 10.8 300 22

Accommodations

There was some confusion with the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel concerning the "free breakfast". Today the hotel confirmed that they will honor the free breakfast with the $99/night + taxes rate. We are sorry for any confusion that occurred during registration.

The Event Hotel is the NEW Hilton Garden Inn,  
720 Eagleview Blvd East, Exton PA 19341 (Just off Exit 312 of the PA Turnpike (I-76) and adjacent to PA Route 100) Phone: 610-458-8822 

  • There is a discounted group booking. Single and  Double bedded room rates (full beds) are $99 + taxes.
  • These rates include a free breakfast (both hot and cold options are offered).
  • The hotel reserves the right to sell off unused group booking rooms if they are not taken by February 19, 2020
  • For reservations, call 610-458-8822, and ask for the group rate, mentioning the ‘orienteering group booking”, and the dates.

SI-Card Rental

SI card rental is available for $3 per day with a $60 replacement fee if not returned.

Other

Alcoholic beverages
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at the event sites.

Dogs
Per OUSA ‘Rules for Foot Orienteering Events’, Section A.33.9, “Competitors shall not have any animals accompanying them on the course. Additionally, in order to ensure the safety of the competitors, and to avoid any possible distractions, dogs are prohibited from the Start and Finish areas, and from the arena”.

Walk to Start
Day 1 - No more than a 5 minute flat walk to start from general event parking.
Day 2 - No more than a 5 minute with a slight (max 15m) climb from general event parking.

Port-O-Johns:
Day 1 - Port-O-Johns will be located near Registration/Finish and one will be located near Start
Day 2 - Port-O-Johns will be located near Registration/Finish and one will be located near Start

Directions to Event Parking

Saturday:
Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs

Sunday:
From rt. 100 take Rt 724 west for 3 miles. 
Turn left on Unionville Rd. for 3 miles.
Turn right on St. Peter's Rd.  for a half mile. Park is on the left.