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

2015 Fall Events
Date /
Registration window
 Place  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 fall.

Sat. Sep 19
    10 AM - 12 Noon

EMPO Event
Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs
Robert Canham

Sat. Sep 26
    10 AM----

Ellicottville Adventure Run & Hike, Ellicottville (near Buffalo)

Buffalo Orienteering Club
Score-O / Rogaine format, 3- and 6-hour
  Sep 26 - 27
Ottawa O-Fest (and Ontario O Champs), Carp Ridge North, west of Ottawa, Canada
Ottawa Orienteering Club
Anne Teutsch, anne at teutsch dot ca

October 3-4

EMPO Event
NATIONAL EVENT at Pineridge XC Ski Area on a NEW MAP
Phil Hawkes-Teeter / Frank Boscoe

  Oct 10 - 11

NATIONAL EVENT, Boulder Dash at Harris Center, Hancock, New Hampshire
Two-Day Classic  (classic races each day)
Up North Orienteers
Sun., Oct 18
   11 AM - 1 PM

EMPO Event
Thacher State Park, Voorheesville, Hop Field parking area
   Standard courses (beginner to advanced)
Gabor Bobok
Sun., Oct 18
Hudson Highlander / Lowlander, Harriman State Park

Hudson Valley Orienteers
Sun., Nov 1
Annual Scout O Challenge @ Tawasentha Town Park, Guilderland
Pre-registration is necessary, details on Scout-O event page.
Gabor Bobok
Sat., Nov 7
   10 AM - 12 Noon

EMPO Event
EMPO Club Championships @ Pineridge XC Ski Area, E. Poestenkill

Phil Hawkes-Teeter / Glen Tryson

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