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23 Sept 2017 - Saratoga results posted

posted Sep 25, 2017, 1:05 PM by Janet Tryson

See the Results page.

Club origin meeting minutes are posted

posted Sep 23, 2017, 8:53 AM by Janet Tryson

Secretary Eric Hamilton located copies meeting minutes of a couple of early EMPO meetings (1989), which are now posted in the Annual Meeting Minutes section of the website. Read about how EMPO broke off from Hudson Valley Orienteering and incorporated in the Capital District.

Summer Series #3 results are posted

posted Sep 12, 2017, 8:23 PM by Janet Tryson

Find the write up, results, and photos from the Phot-O at Niskayuna on the Results page.

Upcoming Events, Aug 30 and Sept 2

posted Aug 25, 2017, 4:00 PM by Janet Tryson

If you (like many of us!) just can't live without orienteering, there are two events this week within minutes to a couple of hours' drive of Albany.

First up is an evening event on Wednesday, August 30, with registration from 5:30-6:30 pm. No preregistration needed; this event is open to all. Parking will be at the Lock 7 lot in Niskayuna, off River Road. Will Kennerly is preparing your challenge and looking forward to you stopping by.

Then, on Saturday of Labor Day weekend, September 2, the so-called U.S. Corn Maze Orienteering Championships will take place at Mike's Maze in Sunderland, MA, minutes from exit 24 of Interstate 91 (coordinates 42.4639393, -72.6074464), north of Springfield, MA. The first incarnation (held in 2010 or 2011) of Corn Maze Orienteering as a competition was the inspiration of Peter Gagarin, who lives nearby. This year's events, organized by NEOC's Steve Richardson and LROC's J-J Cote, will include two events (likely a "classic" and a "sprint" ... meaning "short" and "shorter"), followed by a break while runners recover and refuel (nearby Bub's BBQ is the standard gathering-place) and trash-talk about who will take the overall championship title. Also on the schedule if you choose to accept the challenge is a Trail O competition, accomplished almost entire from the maze viewing platform; and a night-O (bring your flashlights or headlamps). All races are fast (or not), furious (for the most competitive), and a lot of fun. Note that there's a limit of 50 competitors, so be sure to pre-register if you think you want to attend. First starts will take place ~3:30 PM. See the link above for much more about the event.

In September our first Fall event will be held at Saratoga Spa State Park, on Saturday, Sept. 9. The gathering place is typically the Geyser Parking area in the center of the park, but watch the Schedule page for more details.

Summer Orienteering Race #2 - results

posted Aug 10, 2017, 9:30 AM by Admin EMPO

Results are posted for the summer score O in Schenectady's Central Park, on a new map made by Phil. It was a great evening for traversing the woods and fields of the park, searching for the tiny pin flags to see which letter they represented.

Summer Orienteering Series race #1 - results posted

posted Jul 24, 2017, 6:16 PM by Janet Tryson

See the results of the Summer Series #1 race held Thursday, July 20, in Clifton Park, here. Please advise the webmaster of any corrections.

Five Rivers

posted Jun 7, 2017, 7:44 AM by Gabor Bobok

World Orienteering Day 2017

posted May 25, 2017, 7:58 PM by Admin EMPO

Write up and results of the event organized by Sue and Phil at Pleasant Valley Farms are here.

Pleasant Valley Farms results

posted May 22, 2017, 1:34 PM by Admin EMPO   [ updated May 22, 2017, 1:35 PM ]

Results and write-up for the orienteering event May 20, 2017, at Pleasant Valley Farms in Berne are now posted.

Vischer Ferry results

posted May 14, 2017, 5:04 PM by Gabor Bobok

just posted.

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