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NEOC: Townsend SF - Bring-your-own-map (BYOM) courses
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From Friday, April 23, 2021
To Sunday, May 09, 2021
Townsend State Forest
Townsend, MA
Contour Interval:
White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red
Course Setter:
Jon Campbell
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Our Townsend map is wonderfully detailed, with plenty of tricky areas.  The drawback has always been the one small parking area in the south of the map. Print your own map(s) and complete the courses at your own leisure. 

Control locations will be marked with QR codes affixed with flagging tape. Timing can be done via QR-code orienteering or just use your watch (see Time Your Run below).

No volunteers will be on-site, but questions may be directed to the course setter. Please follow all state and local regulations in regards to use of masks and social distancing. 

Event is free for NEOC members and $5 for non-members. 

Course Stats:

  • White (Short Beginner): 1.7km, 7 controls
  • Yellow (Advanced Beginner): 2.0km, 8 controls
  • Orange (Intermediate): 3.0km, 9 controls
  • Brown (Short Advanced): 4.6km, 8 controls
  • Green (Medium Advanced): 5.3km, 10 controls
  • Red (Long Advanced): 6.5km, 15 controls

Note: Courses generally do not share many controls or legs, so you can try multiple courses to see more beautiful areas of the forest.

Course Maps

and print your map(s).

Download course maps.

Time Your Run

  • Time yourself (no splits will be captured) -or-
  • Use your smartphone to scan a code at each control (requires data connection; may require an app that reads QR codes).

Record Your Time

  • Self-timed runnersRecord your time for the final results.
  • QR-code runners—Your time and splits were automatically recorded by the QRienteering system.

You can share your route, and see others' routes, with Livelox. (Documentation on recording & uploading routes is here).


Consolidated results (self-timed + QR-code) will be posted soon after the event end date.


Since we are all spread out in BYOM for COVID safety, we are using two start areas. 

White, Yellow, and Orange courses: Park at 55 Dudley Rd., Townsend; with a short walk down the road to a remote start.

Brown, Green, and Red courses: Use a small parking area (4-5 cars) on the SE side of the map at 12 Fessenden Hill Rd., Townsend.

Townsend State Forest
64 Dudley Rd.


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