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February 13
Sunday

General Jeb StuartQOC invites you to the historic Stuart's Hill section of Manassas National Battlefield Park for what seems to be shaping up as a fine day to be outdoors! Course details (White through Red) are now provided below; Stuart's Hill terrain is more open than many, with large fields rare for our venues but also woods of all degrees of runnability.

Pre-registration Now Available: Save yourself (and us) time by using our convenient Pop-Up Pre-registration Form to pre-register if you can. Note that payment is required for all pre-registrations. For this event, day-of registration will also be available.

Youth groups or other large groups planning to attend this event: Please contact our Epunch Guru directly so that we can coordinate pre-registration for your group; the group registration and waiver form is part of the information on our Group Leaders page.

Nearby Attraction: The park's Henry Hill Visitor Center, located at 6511 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA, will be open from 8:30am - 5pm, and your park fee (for orienteering) covers admission. This museum has both static and dynamic displays, plus a 45 minute movie ('Manassas: End of Innocence') focusing on the Civil War battles that took place here, including over the terrain covered by our orienteering courses.

Directions: Take I-66 to Exit 47 in Manassas. Go South on Sudley Road (route 234). After a short distance, turn right onto Balls Ford Road (route 621). Proceed ~2 miles, then turn right onto Groveton Road (route 622). Go North ~1 mile to the picnic area entrance on the left. Google map link is below (in Location Details).

Please note the following about this park:

  • A $3 per person (over 15 years old) park entrance fee should be deposited in the park collection boxes.
  • Climbing on cannons and monuments is not allowed.
  • Pets must be kept on a leash.
  • Hunting for relics is strictly forbidden.

Second Manassas

Location

Manassas National Battlefield Park, Stuart's Hill, Manassas, VA (Classic Courses)

RegistrationPre-registration and payment will save you and us time, but if you're unable to, day-of registration will be offered at the event.
Start TimesYou may start your course at any time during the start window listed below for your event.
ScheduleSunday, February 13
11:00 am - 1:00 pmClassic Courses: Start Window
Volunteers
Event Director:James Chaplin
Course Setter:Daniel Heimgartner
Location Details

Classic Courses
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Stuart's Hill
Manassas, VA
Google Map

Take I-66 to Exit 47 in Manassas. Go South on Sudley Road (route 234). After a short distance, turn right onto Balls Ford Road (route 621). Proceed ~2 miles, then turn right onto Groveton Road (route 622). Go North ~1 mile to the picnic area entrance on the left.
Course DetailsClassic Courses
Course NameLength (km)Climb (m)No. Controls
White 1.9308
Yellow 2.14010
Orange 3.8508
Brown 3.77510
Green 6.11108
Red 8.117017
Entry FeesIndividual Entries

Non-Member: $10/adult, $6/junior (under 21 years old)

Member: $6/adult, $4/junior (under 21 years old)

Team or Group Entries

Participants are welcome to compete together as a single team entry. Teams containing one or more nonmembers are charged the nonmember individual rate. Teams containing one or more adults are charged the adult individual rate. For teams to receive member or junior rates, all members of the team must be members or juniors, respectively. Each extra team map beyond the first is an additional $4. Individuals or teams desiring to compete on a second course can do so for a reduced fee of $4/map.

Important Notes
  • At the event, we can only accept payment in cash or check; online, you may use a credit card or PayPal account.
  • Most of our events use electronic timing. We will provide you with an electronic timing chip (aka e-stick, finger dibber, or SI-card) for free if you don't own one. Loaned e-sticks that are lost incur a $40 replacement fee.
  • Compasses are available at no charge, but if lost incur a $15 replacement fee.
  • Please provide collateral (driver's license or car keys) when borrowing a compass or e-punch.
  • For additional safety, whistles are available for sale at $1/each.
  • Free beginner instruction is always available - just ask at the registration table.