Events/Schedule

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

2014 Fall Events
Date /
  
Registration window
 Place  Contact(s)
Sunday,
September 21

   11am - 1pm
> EMPO EVENT
CELEBRATING NATIONAL ORIENTEERING WEEK

Tawasentha Town Park, Altamont, NY

Mass start score-O at 12 Noon (registration opens at 11 AM).
> Details

Beginner course available throughout the start window.
Will Kennerly, event director

Sunday,
September 28

  11am - 1pm
> EMPO EVENT
John Boyd Thacher State Park, Voorheesville, NY
Start and finish in the Hop Field parking area

Gabor Bobok, event director
October 3-5
NATIONAL CHAMPS A-MEET

2014 U.S. Individual Orienteering Championships
(Sprint / Middle / Long), Genesee Valley Park, Rochester and Letchworth SP East, Portageville, NY
Pre-registration required, visit Event Register
October 10-13
NORTH AMERICAN A-MEET

2014 North American Orienteering Championships (Sprint / Middle / Long), Carp and Arnprior, west of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Pre-registration required, see NAOC Registration
Saturday,
October 18

  10am - 12noon
> EMPO EVENT
Cole Hill, East Berne, NY
---CHANGED LOCATION---
Beginner through Advanced courses. Instruction available on site.
Start/finish at shale pit on Irish Hill Rd or on east side of road.
Phil Hawkes-Teeter, event director

October 25-26
REGIONAL A-MEET

Love the Lakes A-meet , WCOC/HVO Pre-registration recommended
Saturday,
November 1

   10am - 12noon
> EMPO EVENT
Wakpominee Scout Reservation, Fort Ann, NY

All standard courses; includes Club Championships (see age categories)
Frank Boscoe, event director

Sunday,
November 9

   10am - 1pm
> EMPO EVENT
Tawasentha Town Park, start times 10am-1pm

Annual Scout Orienteering Event, pre-registration is necessary, click link for details.
Each registered scout must have their own map, as this is a learning event, even if they work in teams.
Gabor Bobok, event director

November 8-9
REGIONAL A-MEET
Troll Cup A-meet, NEOC Pre-registration recommended
November 14-16
NATIONAL A-MEET

Long Day's Night Challenge A-meet, Quantico OC (U.S. Individual Ultralong and Night-O Championships, plus a Middle race)
Pre-registration recommended

For additional events, try the following area clubs:

 

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