Train up before the spring season opens
The Winter Challenge has been extended through April 2.
The Winter Challenge is a members-only competition of 30 courses, distributed across 9 venues. There are no streamers in the woods for any of these courses. You can "punch" with O-range (on certain Garmin watches) or the Usynligo app (at 4 venues) ...or just use your navigation skills to be sure you're at the correct feature.
Set yourself a training challenge:
- 1 to 5 courses: Who said you couldn’t orienteer in New England in the winter? Congrats for getting into the woods and strengthening the synapses in your brain!
- 6 to 8 courses: You will roll into the spring O-season ready to show off your navigation skills. You have earned yourself a 2021 Winter O-Challenge refrigerator magnet.
- 9 courses: Complete all 9 trainings and you are guaranteed an O-flag mask! You have mastered the Winter O-challenge and will be listed as a Winter O-challenge Master on the NEOC website (and contacted to help volunteer in the spring).
The Winter Challenge is a training activity for NEOC members. If you're not a member, join NEOC now, and details will be sent to you.