Sept. 8- 10: Up North Orienteers' Pawtuckaway Camping Weekend (Nottingham, NH) is just around the corner. This event is not to be missed! It offers standard orienteering courses, a vampire-O, canoe-O and more. Join for a single day or for the entire camping weekend. Pre-registration via Event Reg closes on Tuesday, September 5 at 11 p.m.
Great Brook Farm (Sept. 17) in Carlisle is one of the great locations to orienteer in MA. The rocky section brings back memories of mis-punches, the meadows provide easy running, and the transition into wood and wetlands reminds us we are in the heart of New England. The courses are set, and there's always a good turnout here. So, if able, please sign up as a volunteer for registration and download, or let us know on the day if you can help collect controls. We appreciate you: NEOC Event Volunteer Sheet (2023). This event is also the first of five events that make up the Fall 2023 Series.
New England Champs 2023 - Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 at Wells State Park in Sturbridge. There will be both competitive and recreational classes each day. Come and experience the top-level map and courses, meet orienteers from around the U.S. and Canada, and spend some quality time with fellow NEOC members. Starts are 10:00-12:00 on Saturday, 9:00-11:00 on Sunday. Recreational = just like a regular club event, but with a brand-new map. You can come one day or both, and you can register on the day (free for club members). White, Yellow, and Orange courses are offered. These courses are the same as the competitive White, Yellow, and Orange. Competitive = a wider range of courses, divided into age and gender categories. Competitors receive national ranking points. Start times are pre-assigned (with 1-2 minute intervals). Awards for the top three finishers in each competitive category based on two-day total time. These courses require pre-registration, and there is a registration fee. Register now to get regular event entry fees (prices increase after Sept. 17).
NEWS FLASH! NRE VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE A REGISTRATION DISCOUNT! National Ranking Events require lots of volunteers to run smoothly. Sign up to help SATURDAY and/or SUNDAY, and the event director will send you a coupon code for $20 off for each day you volunteer. For volunteers who have already registered and paid before this announcement, we can refund your discount. Previous experience is not required for most volunteer slots - there are job descriptions listed on the signup sheet.
There are still spots available in the Group Camping at Wells. $10 per person (for the weekend, not per night). Email the event director if you would like to reserve a spot.
Fall Series 2023: The Fall Point Series is back again for 2023 - Mark your calendars! This series provides a bit of light-hearted competition for the fall season. Scores are tallied by course (white, yellow, orange, brown, green, and red). Participants need to run the same color course for at least 3 of the 5 events listed below. No special registration required. Mark your calendars now!
Sept. 17: DCR Great Brook Farm (Carlisle, MA)
Oct. 7: Wells State Park (Sturbridge, MA)
Oct. 8: Wells State Park (Sturbridge, MA)
Oct. 22: DCR Boojum Rock (Stoneham, MA)
Nov. 12: DCR Mt. Wachusett (Princeton, MA)
Join/Renew your NEOC membership (½ year rates apply).. Didn’t get to orienteer in the spring but plan to join events in the fall? Sign up for half-year membership. Membership gives you free entry to NEOC local events and allows you to skip the queue at registration.
Remember to check-out before you go home!
Always report to the results computer before you leave a NEOC event — even if you don't complete your course. We want to be sure that everyone is safely out of the woods! NEOC is an all-volunteer organization.