Foot Orienteering information: (jump down to current schedule)

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):

Note: See link at top of page for Winter/Ski-orienteering events

2016 Spring Events
Date /
Registration window for EMPO Events
 Place / Details
 Contact(s) / information
We'd love to hold more events, but need event directors!

Team up and split the work; try something new!

Contact Phil or Frank if you can do something this spring.

Sat. April 9
    10 AM - 12 Noon
EMPO Event
Partridge Run WMA/State Forest, Berne, NY
     Registration/Start/Finish at the junction of Bradt Hollow Road and Cook Hill Road. W/Y/O/G/R
Click link for Google map showing best route

Phil Hawkes-Teeter

Event Notes
NOTE: If link to notes does not work, click on Publications and scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the document.
Sun., April 10 NEOC event at Cemetery Hill, Northampton, MA Phil Bricker, NEOC
April 16-17
NEOC Troll Cup National Event, near Foxborough, MA
Pre-registration required
Event Register
April 23-24
West Point Annual National Event, West Point, NY
Pre-registration required
Includes JWOC Team Trials
Event Register
Sat., April 30 HVO Raid the Sanctuary, Mt. Kisco, NY Kseniya Popova, HVO
Sat. May 7
    10 AM - 12 Noon

EMPO Event
Tawasentha Town Park, Guilderland, NY

NOTE: Cancelled due to a conflict at the park
Bruce Beesley
Sat. May 7
    10 AM - 12 Noon

EMPO Event
Thacher State Park, Voorheesville, NY
Bruce Beesley
Sun., May 8
    mass start 11:00 AM
Billygoat Run (and shorter Pygmy Goat) at
Townsend State Forest, Townsend, MA
by New England Orienteering Club
NEOC / Alex Jospe and Ed Despard

Sat., May 14
    10 AM - 12 Noon

EMPO Event
Vischer Ferry Preserve, Clifton Park, NY
    Registration/Start/Finish near the junction of Riverview Road and Van Vranken Road

Eric Hamilton
Sat. June 4
    10 AM - 12 Noon

EMPO Event
Tawasentha Town Park, Guilderland, NY Bob Lange

Sun., June 26
    11 AM - 1 PM

EMPO Event
Lock 7 Park, Niskayuna, NY
    Registration/Start/Finish near the parking area at the Lock
Jason Edwards / Frank Boscoe


For additional events, try the following area clubs, or check the race schedule on