Events/Schedule

We hold events open to everyone in the Spring and Fall, and try to hold Ski-O or Snowshoe-O events in the Winter if the weather gods cooperate. Summer is too hot and humid and the woods are too thick. However, if club members want to organize an summer evening sprint or street O event or something similar, contact one of the officers and/or Janet Tryson for ideas.

NEW: Registration/start for all EMPO 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 for timing ("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 sometimes through 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):

Find mailing lists that connect communities of orienteers in the U.S. and beyond.


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

2019
Date /
  
Registration window for EMPO Events
 Place / Details
Check the map link for directions, then watch for Orienteering signs to parking.
 Contact(s) / information
Contact the event director for more information

SUMMER SPRINT SERIES

Sprints will offer: Short, Medium and Long Sprint courses (~1, 2, 3km straight line)

Thursday
   June 27
Register 5-6 pm
      EMPO event
Washington Park, Albany, NY

Rules about scoring for the Sprint Series will be shared at the event -- run often for your best chance at a series award!

Run 5:30 - 6:30


Dylan Thies




Thursday
   July 11
Register 5-6pm
      EMPO event
Schenectady Central Park, Schenectady, NY

Run 5:30 - 6:30

NOTE FROM THE Event Director:

This Thursday July 11 is the next event in our summer evening series - quick and fun courses you can do after work and before (or after) dinner! Three short courses to pick from of approximately 1 km, 2 km, and 3 km in distance. All controls will be hung on trails or other easily accessible locations - though the longer courses will have route choices cutting through vegetation, it won’t be required.

Event location is Central Park Schenectady - start at the parking lot off of Fehr Avenue.

Start times are 5:30-6:30 PM though if you come a little after that it will be OK. Please contact event director Will Kennerly with any questions.
Will Kennerly
Tuesday
   July 23
Register 5-6pm
      EMPO event
Clifton Park/Shenendehowa, Clifton Park, NY
Exit 9 off I-87, west on Rt 146, turn LEFT (south) on Moe Road, turn left on second driveway.


Run 5:30 - 6:30
Eric Hamilton

Thursday
   August 8
Register 5-6pm
      EMPO event
Niskayuna Parks at Lock 7, Niskayuna, NY

Run 5:30 - 6:30
Dylan Thies

Thursday
   August 22
Register 5-6pm
      EMPO event
Foxenkill Flats (BKW Schools), Berne, NY

Run 5:30 - 6:30
Phil and Sue Hawkes-Teeter

Thursday
  Sept 12
Register 5-6pm

EMPO event
Washington Park, Albany, NY

Run 5:30 - 6:30

!!! POST-RACE SERIES AWARDS !!!
Dylan Thies
We'd love to hold more EMPO events, but need event directors!

Team up and split the work; try something new!

We're always looking for adventurous people to learn about event directing and course designing! Contact Phil if you would like to organize something  this spring or fall.

Thank you for attending our previous meets! Find results for all events here.

To train at any time, visit Grafton Lakes State Park and ask for a permanent-course map at the Park Office
(Park Naturalist Liz Wagner is our contact).




For additional events, try the following area clubs, or check the race schedule on Attackpoint.org:

 

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