The New England Orienteering Club
NEOC: DCR Blue Hills Mass Start Score-O and Picnic (Milton, MA)
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Sunday, June 09, 2024
Blue Hills West (Houghton's Pond)
Milton, MA
Mass start:
10:30 A.M.
Courses Close:
11:30 A.M.
White, Yellow, Score-O
Meet Director:
Bridget Hall
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Course Setter:
Danny Riley

10:00 am - 10:30 am: Registration 

10: 30 am Mass Start: 10:30 am -  we will have a funky mass start kick-off ‘bell’ (curious what it will be, come see!)  

Score-O runners have an hour to finish the course. Controls will be on or near trails. Competitors will have an hour to get as many controls as they can. Each control is worth 1 point. 1 point will be subtracted for each minute exceeding an hour. 

White and yellow course runners can start anytime from 10:30 - 11:00 am. 

11: 45 am Picnic & Meeting - If you can would like to hangout for a bit,  bring a picnic lunch and chair and join us to vote for board members, find out about the fall schedule, the next gear order, finances, and more. We will have some snacks, drinks and watermelon. 

NATIONAL TEAM TRAVEL RAFFLE: There will be a raffle on-site to support summer travel for national team members. Prizes include a SI Air, a baked good and orienteering earrings. Raffle tickets are $5 each. Buy 5 for $20. You can also purchase a random assortment of gear. Proceeds will all go to the national team. 

NEOC Board : We have five individuals running for five open positions on the board. Check out the candidate bios and information about the election


Start/Finish/Parking Location

  • Registration: Near Houghton's Pond Picnic Area 5 (different than site used in recent past). 
  • Parking: In lot near Houghton's Pond Picnic Area 5 or in main parking area.

On-site Registration and Payment

  • 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: Free at this event. 
  • SI Rental: $5

 Pay using GooglePay, ApplePay,  credit card or cash. 

  • Members with a SI timing device proceed to the computer table to  register.  If your SI device is not registered with the club, then register on-site with a smart phone or volunteer. 
  • Everyone else, go to the Payment table to pay and register. 


  • Check in at the computer station so we know that you are off the course even if you don't finish. 
  • Bring a whistle with you on the course. Grab one from the event Registration table if you don’t have one.


  • Bring your own water to the event and carry it on the course, if needed. 


  • Groups must pre-register by Tuesday before the eventby 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 awaiver either on-line at in-person registration or in advance). 
Blue Hill River Rd commuter lot
32 Blue Hill River Rd.