SAVE THE DATES!!!! EMPO's next A-meet will be held October 3-4 at Pineridge XC Ski Center in East Poestenkill, NY. We will have a Middle distance race on Saturday and a Long distance race on Sunday, with times for the two days combined to determine age group awards. A recreational Yellow course will be available both days.
More info is on the meet website > https://sites.google.com/site/empo2015ameet/
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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Results from Saratoga Spa are posted
Thanks to everyone who attended EMPO's National Orienteering Week event at Saratoga. Results are here.
Posted Sep 23, 2015, 8:53 PM by Janet Tryson
Amazon Smile Supports EMPO
We've joined the Amazon Smile program which donates a small percentage of your eligible purchase price to the Club, if you use this special link:Make purchases at Amazon ...
Posted Jun 22, 2015, 6:58 PM by Janet Tryson
Results for Partridge Run are posted
See the Results page here.Thanks to Phil and Sue for hosting the AGM after the event. Minutes, when available, will be linked from the Club Information page.Splits for ...
Posted May 12, 2015, 8:40 PM by Janet Tryson