Attention EMPO Members! The 2014 US Relay Championships will be held in Pennsylvania, and we're looking for teams!
- This website has more information about the upcoming event, and links to register. Note that to be on a champs-eligible "official" EMPO tram, you need to have current membership in both EMPO and Orienteering USA. If we have enough members attending, we'll work to create as many club teams as we can whether official or not. Hope to see you there!
A mental and physical sport of Scandinavian origin, orienteering is a foot race, a puzzle-solving thought race, a cross country running sport, and a fun recreational activity.
Orienteering is for men, women, and children of all ages and abilities. All you need is a love for the great outdoors! The objective is to locate orange-and-white markers (placed at checkpoints called controls) in parklands or woods using a special, highly detailed topographic map; participants navigate their way to a series of controls before crossing the finish line. Courses vary in difficulty and length - beginner courses are typically 1-2km long with navigation entirely or almost entirely on established trails or other handrails (such as streams, stone walls, field edges), while the most advanced courses are 6-10km long and require extensive cross-country navigation. Participants can travel alone or in groups -- running, walking, or leisurely strolling the course. The sport can be enjoyed as a healthy form of family recreation, or as a highly competitive race involving navigational skill, speed, and physical stamina.
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Lapland Lake Ski-O
Posted Dec 25, 2013, 7:07 PM by Gabor Bobok
EMPO at the U.S. Two Day Classic Championships
Congratulations to EMPO's medalists from the U.S. Classic Champs held at Bear Brook State Park in New Hampshire October 19-20. Glen and Janet Tryson won Bronze medals ...
Posted Nov 2, 2013, 7:07 PM by Janet Tryson
Five Rivers results are posted.
Find them here.
Posted Nov 2, 2013, 6:58 PM by Janet Tryson