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US Masters Orienteering Championships

Orienteering USA 2-Day National Ranking Event

Bigelow Hollow State Park, Union, CT
Oct 8-9, 2022

Preliminary Information and Invitation

The New England Orienteering Club (NEOC) invites you to compete October 8th and 9th, 2022 at the US Master’s Orienteering Championships (Masters) on an all-new orienteering map of Bigelow Hollow State Park & Nipmuck State Forest.

Our top priority is to offer two days of fair & fun orienteering. Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve all gotten used to taking reasonable and prudent measures to safeguard public health and the health and safety of meet staff and participants. We will remain compliant with all relevant public health guidelines (federal, state, local) and Orienteering USA guidance. And, we recognize this may change until the last minute.

Organizer & Key Personnel

Event Director:   Jon Campbell   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   C: 253-254-9997
Registrar:   Sam Levitin     
Course Setter:   Jon Campbell    
Course Consult  Bridget Hall    
Vetter:   Keegan Harkavy     

Website

https://neoc.org/2022masters

Classic format national ranking event, with two-day combined time championships.

We will offer OUSA standard courses and age classes. Winning time estimates: Blue (70-80min), Red (60-75min), Green (45-55min), Brown (40-50min), Orange (35-50min), Yellow (25-40min), White (20- 30min). The maximum time allowed on course is 3 hours.

General map of the region

The competition will be held at Bigelow Hollow State Park & Nipmuck State Forest, Union, CT, located 35 miles (40 minute drive) NE of Hartford. It is 70 miles (75 minute drive) out of Boston.


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Embargoed areas

The entirety of Bigelow Hollow State Park is embargoed to competitors starting in February 2022. Areas of Nipmuck State Forest immediately adjacent to Bigelow Hollow (the “Breakneck Block” of Nipmuck SF) are also embargoed. Any violations of the embargo (deliberate or inadvertent) should be brought to the Event Director’s attention for adjudication.

COVID-19 adaptations

We will continue to adapt to current public health directives and OUSA COVID recommendations. We’ll communicate updates online and with registered competitors. As of this time (June 2022), we plan on:

Awards

US citizens and US permanent lawful residents who are OUSA members in all age groups 35+ are eligible for US Masters Championship medals. Pre-registration also required. Since it is a combined time, two- day championship, medal eligibility requires running the same class both days.