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NEOC: Forest Park (Springfield, MA)
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Sunday, May 28, 2023, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration:
10:00 A.M.—Noon
Staggered Starts:
10:00 A.M.—Noon
Comments:
Courses:
  • Beginner (3.3k)
  • Short (4.3k)
  • Medium (5.1k)
  • Long (6.8k)
Directions:
From Sumner Ave., enter the park on Main Greeting Road. Pay for parking at the booth (cash only: $3 in-state, $5 out-of-state). Turn right before the stadium on North Greeting Road. We are down about 50 meters on the right at some picnic tables.
Meet Director:
Phil Bricker
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Forest Park is a great venue for park orienteering. The courses are all intermediate level, since you're never far from a trail or road. But there is plenty of route choice to challenge advanced orienteers. The map, which hasn’t been used since 2009, has been updated and is now lidar-based. Be prepared for some climbs into and out of reentrants. Full leg covering is recommended.


Volunteer

  • Volunteer with our great event crew: Link here

Fees

  • Members Orienteer Free
  • Non-members:$10 adult, $5 juniors (7-21 yrs), < 7 free. Family max of $25.
  • Groups: Fee: $20 plus $2 per person. See group information below. 
  • Parking Fees: $3 for in-state, $5 for out-of-state, CASH ONLY 
  • SI rental ($10) or purchase ($15) available at registration. 

 Payment at event registration table (Paypal, GooglePay, ApplePay, Venmo and credit card accepted). 

On-site Registration and Payment

  • Members with a club-registered SI timing device proceed to the computer table to select a course and register. No phone needed. NEW!  If your SI device is not registered, then register on-site with a smart phone or volunteer. 
  • Members who want to use QR code for timing: Go to registration table to scan registration QR code and to get a map. 
  • Non-members: Register and pay at registration table.  You can use QR code timing (need smartphone), your own SI device, or rent or purchase SI device for timing. Bring a smart phone for registration & timing (if using QR codes). Volunteers can assist you with registering if you don't bring a smart phone. 

Timing Device and Compass

  • Time yourself by using a SI device or QR codes (with smartphone). 
  • Bring your own compass. If you forgot one, check at the registration desk. 

Safety

  • Bring a whistle with you on the course. Grab one from the event Registration table if you don’t have one. 
  • Masks optional.
  • Scan the FINISH QR code (even if you didn’t find all the checkpoints or just decided to stop) or check in at the computer station so we know that you are off the course. 

Water and Food 

  • There will be water and snacks at the start/finish. All courses will have one water stop.

Groups

  • Groups must pre-register by Tuesday before the event by contacting the meet director.  Maps cannot be guaranteed for unregistered groups. 
  • Provide information on the anticipated number of participants and if you are bringing a bus or van to the event. Special parking requirements may be required by the venue. 
  • Loan of compasses and SI-devices are included with group rates. 
  • Group leaders should pick up maps at the registration table. 
  • All group participants need to sign a waiver (either on-line at in-person registration or in advance). 
Forest Park
297 Sumner Ave. (approx.)
Springfield
MA

 Parking fee (cash only):
• $3 for in-state car
• $5 for out-of-state car