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Welcome back to Patapsco Granite! We will have a full set of courses taking advantage of this complex, occasionally rocky terrain. Course details and course setter comments are now posted below. Note that this is a *Saturday* event.
Event timing: Register at the event anytime between 10:45am - 1:15, start between 11 - 1:30, and be sure to check back in no later than 3pm.
REMINDER: Use the cups we provide at each water stop. DO NOT CHUG directly from the water containers. We encourage event directors to void the results of anyone violating this policy. Every orienteer can take the extra few seconds to use the cups.
If you will be bringing a large group (youth or otherwise), please contact Event Director Anne Jepsen 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.
- Parking will be in the large lot of the St. Alphonsus Rodriguez church parking lot.
- Registration will be in the nearby field.
- Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a leash at all times.
- There are no entrance or parking fees at this venue.
- GPS watches & Kanpas compasses will be available for loan for those who wish to try them.
- Have any questions? Just use our handy Contact Us form.
Patapsco Valley State Park, Granite Area, Woodstock, MD (Classic)
|Registration||No advance registration required. Just show up and have fun!|
|Start Times||You may start your course at any time during the start window listed below for your event.|
|Schedule||Saturday, May 6 |
|Location Details|| |
|Course Details||Classic |
|Course Notes||Classic |
The map has received some minor updates, mainly due to a few new paths. Many of the mapped rootstocks have been around for several years, and the few that are used as controls on the courses are old and decaying. The woods are generally open and runable; except for a rough open field NE of the quarry, there is only little thorny undergrowth, although some barberry bushes may be encountered. The mapped vegetation boundaries in the woods generally indicate groves of coniferous trees, are easy to see while running, and can be a useful navigation feature.
There is a remote start, with a quick 400 m walk from the registration area for all courses.
The yellow course is a little harder than is typical for our events, in that it departs from the trail network more than usual. The course mainly follows linear features, but also incorporates two short legs (100 m) where the runner must leave a linear feature and enter the terrain. The controls flags in this area are easy to see, and the legs should not prove overly difficult for a yellow runner with a little experience; however, this would not be the event for a young runner to move up to yellow for the first time.
|Entry Fees||Individual Entries
Note: juniors = under 21
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 $2. Individuals or teams desiring to compete on a second course can do so for a reduced fee of $2/map.Important Notes