Foot Orienteering information:
Registration for Saturday EMPO events is from 10:00 am - noon and Sunday events is from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.
Entry fees for standard EMPO events are as follows:
- EMPO members: $5 with a $13 maximum per family (for those with an EMPO family membership)
- non-members: $10 with a $25 maximum per family
- large groups: $5/$10 (member/non-member) for the first two groups' maps and $5 for each additional map
- first-timer or white (orienteering novice) course: $5 (both member and non-member)
- Fall Scout-O event: $4 per map (one map required per Scout)
- SI stick rental ("stick"=timing chip; most courses use electronic timing--also called e-punching--from SportIdent): $2
[You can purchase your own stick, from one of several vendors listed here: Orienteering USA vendors page; or from EMPO if any are still for sale.]
Maps (without a course) may be purchased for $5 per copy.
Wondering what all the symbols on the 'clue sheets' (control descriptions) mean? Check out this guide.
Join Empire Orienteering Club!
Our membership form is found on the Club Information page (and by clicking the link above).
For directions to the park and information about the map, click on the park's name in the schedule below.
To find other orienteering events, check one of the following links (or check out the schedules of other clubs in the region, listed below the schedule):
|2013 Spring EMPO events
|Mohawk River Lock 7 Park, Niskayuna, NY
|U.S. Individual Orienteering Championships hosted by EMPO
Camp Wakpominee (new map), Fort Ann and Moreau Lake State Park, Gansevoort, NY
U.S. Team Trials
National Trail Orienteering Championships
FRIDAY--Sprint Champs at Camp Wakpominee
SATURDAY--Middle and Trail O Champs at Moreau Lake
SUNDAY--Long Champs at Camp Wakpominee
|Janet Tryson, Registrar or
Phil Hawkes-Teeter, Meet Director
See a description of Trail Orienteering; it's a map interpretation puzzle exercise rather than a route choice exercise.
11am - 1pm
|Camp Pinnacle, Voorheesville, NY
June 29 < NEW DATE
10am - 12noon
|Washington Park, Albany, NY
All welcome! We will offer two point-to-point courses: a 3k course with no traffic crossings; and a longer (6-7k?) course using the entire park. Control points will be indicated by orange and white streamers. Start will be close to the Playhouse/Boathouse; best place to park is probably along the road to the SW of the lake (enter at Madison and New Scotland and take your first left turn).
|Frank Boscoe / Brenan Tarrier
10am - 12noon
|Cole Hill, Berne, NY
Town of Berne event, but all are welcome
Likely a Score-O with electronic punching; more details as date approaches, or contact Phil >
|Phil Hawkes-Teeter, Meet Director
For additional events, try the following area clubs: