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McKaig 3/16/2019 - info and bonus courses for volunteers
  • Topic created by chand on Fri Mar 8, 2019 at 3:49 pm
    Christopher Hand (chand)
    chand
    Num Posts: 82
    Primary Club: DVOA
    Fav map: French Creek Central
    First O: 2007
    I have a lot of pre-registrants for the 10 AM McKaig first session.  Still plenty of room for 1 PM.

    The beginner "white" courses are about a mile long with 8 or 9 controls.  There's a short "yellow" course with a ribboned shortcut through the woods that is appropriate for locals familiar with McKaig but not orienteering.

    Any volunteers that help get the beginners started at 10 AM can run a bonus sprint or score-O - very informal with the training kit -  2.0km and 2.6 km sprints with all the McKaig hills included, or a score-O with about 14 controls.  All controls are easy.  Sprint 2 begs for some cross-terrain shortcuts.

    I have scouts that have volunteered to pick up the controls after the 1 PM session.


  • Reply by Orienteer7 on Fri Mar 8, 2019 at 9:22 pm
    Mark Frank (Orienteer7)
    Orienteer7
    Num Posts: 158
    Primary Club: DVOA
    Fav map: French Creek East
    First O: 1974
    Chris:

    Sorry we will miss your event.  Mary & Michelle will be in Baltimore for the Northeast Qaulifier Volleyball torunament and I am traveling to central PA to check out a new beginner map for an event at my High School in late May.

    Hope you get a great turnout and lots of help.  It is a great place and we look forward to another night-o there.

    The Frank Family 
  • Reply by chand on Fri Mar 15, 2019 at 1:51 pm
    Christopher Hand (chand)
    chand
    Num Posts: 82
    Primary Club: DVOA
    Fav map: French Creek Central
    First O: 2007
    Update: both training sessions have plenty of participants (40 pre-reg at each).  If you're not already registered, pick whichever you'd like.  We'll make it work.

    Weather looks good but a bit chilly.  Dress appropriately.

    I have three helpers lined up for 10 AM.  If you'd like to help for the 1 PM session, just show up a little early (say 12:45 PM).    I have scouts available to help with taking down the controls at the end.

    Speaking of scouting, all courses are long enough to qualify for BSA 1st class orienteering requirement.  If you need some items to measure along the way (per the requirements), let me know when you start your course.

    McKaig is also a great place to geocache - four well maintained caches are spread throughout the park.


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