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 Spring Events
Date /
Registration window
 Place  Contact(s)
May 4

   11am - 1pm
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY

Yellow plus Time-O. The Time-O score course will have a 90 minute time limit, 7 controls available per half-hour segment.
Frank Boscoe, event director

May 10

  10am - 12noon
Hayes Nature Park, Clifton Park, NY
Bill Jameson and Eric Hamilton, event directors

NOTE: NO sanitary facilities onsite. If needed, use local fast-food or convenience outlets (McDonalds, Stewart's Shops)
May 11
Billygoat XXXVI (hosted by NEOC), Baldwin Hill, Ashburnham, Massachusetts Preregistration strongly suggested, via the link to information. Ultralong race with a Mass start @ 11 AM
May 18

Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY
(Tentative - event director needed!)
Cancelled; no director
May 24

   10am - 12noon
Grafton Lakes State Park, Grafton, NY
Starting from the Shaver Pond Center on Shaver Pond Rd. Coming from Troy, go just past the park entrance road and make a left turn onto Shaver Pond Road. The Center will be on the right side of the road. Use the lot, or park on ONE SIDE ONLY of Shaver Pond Road so as not to block local traffic.
 Glen Tryson, event director

Google Map
showing the intersection for Shaver Pond Road.
NOTE: Primitive sanitary facility (outhouse)
June 14

   10am - 12noon
Norray Farms, Berne, NY
(updated map, Pleasant Valley Farms, with expanded areas added)

View MEET and MAP Notes for this event (PDF)
Phil Hawkes-Teeter, event director

NOTE: Primitive sanitary facility (outhouse)

For additional events, try the following area clubs: