Cunningham Falls

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June 10

It's back! Platformpalooza will return for a second edition to celebrate that which no other mapped OQC terrain possesses, plentiful charcoal platforms! Circumstances have conspired to push the event into June so the heat is likely to be... more or less equal to the unseasonal April warmth experienced at Platformpalooza 2017. But at least the leaves will be out to provide shade. Watch this space for more event details between now and our June event date - plans are afoot to expand the course offerings to include at least an orange course in addition to the advanced courses, perhaps even white and/or yellow.


Cunningham Falls St. Park, Manor Area (Platformpalooza 2018)

RegistrationNo advance registration required. Just show up and have fun!
Start TimesYou may start your course at any time during the start window listed below for your event.
ScheduleSunday, June 10
11:00 am - 3:00 pmPlatformpalooza 2018:
Event Director:Gary Smith
Event Director:Karla Hulett
Course Designer:Jon Torrance
Location Details

Platformpalooza 2018
Cunningham Falls St. Park
Manor Area
Google Map

From US-15, 11 miles north of Frederick MD and 2.7 miles south of Thurmont, turn west onto Cunningham Falls Park Rd. Immediately after the park entrance and stop sign, go left towards the Manor Visitor Center; park in a lot on the right near our registration area.
Entry FeesIndividual Entries

Note: juniors = under 21

Club Member, adult Club Member, junior Non-Member, adult Non-Member, junior
Epunch Owner $5 $5 $10 $5
Epunch Borrower $10 $5 $15 $10

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
  • If you wish to become a QOC member you should join online in advance via this webpage (which also explains the member benefits). Membership is completely optional.
  • Most of our events use an 'epunch' timing chip for electronic timing. Individuals or groups without their own epunch pay a higher entry fee (see above), which includes the loan of an epunch for that event. Loaned epunches that are lost incur a $40 replacement fee. Epunches (also known as SI-cards or finger sticks) can be purchased from online vendors as described here.
  • Former QOC members who have let their membership lapse pay non-member fees.
  • 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 epunch.
  • For additional safety, whistles are available for sale at $1/each.
  • Free beginner instruction is always available - just ask at the registration table.