Petrified Forest Rogaines

Petrified Forest National Park
Arizona

Saturday, October 12, 2019: 4-Hour Rogaine
Sunday, October 13, 2019: 4-Hour Rogaine

Event Details TBD


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DESCRIPTION:

Please join the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club and the Tucson Orienteering Club as we present two days of orienteering events at the Petrified Forest National Park in eastern Arizona. On both Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 2019, we will offer a 4-hour event called a "Rogaine" in which participants navigate on foot using only a map and compass to different locations within a designated area. Participants are allowed to visit as few or as many locations as they can within the 4-hour time limit.

Our orienteering events at the Petrified Forest National Park offer an excellent opportunity to practice your navigation skills while at the same time exploring an incredibly beautiful and unique National Park. The Petrified Forest National Park has offered us an excellent and rare chance to practice our sport inside a National Park. We hope you'll take the opportunity to join us and discover this amazing national treasure.

NOTES:

Pre-Registration: TBD (Pre-Registration coming soon)
Pre-Registration is Required! The Petrified Forest National Park does not allow any money exchange within the park. In addition, there is a strict limit to the number of competitors the Park is allowing for our events. Because of this, pre-registration is required for the events using our on-line registration site.

Parental Consent Required (Click here for more information)
All participants under age 18 are required to have a signed parental consent form on file with the club. You must complete the form before the event and either scan it and send it to us by e-mail or regular mail.

Packet Pickup
We will give you several opportunities to pick up your packet. We will provide full details including packet pickup and the event headquarters location at least one week prior to the events.

Event Headquarters
For the Saturday and Sunday events, we will have an "Event Headquarters" located either inside the park itself or just outside the park. The Event Headquarters IS NOT at the Visitor Center. We will provide full details including packet pickup locations and the event headquarters location at least one week prior to the events.

Accommodations
There are a number of options for accommodations in the Holbrook area. The lodging options includes deluxe and standard motels, RV sites, cabins, paid camping, and free camping. You can click on the List of Accommodations to see the places we have used for lodging in the past. We appreciate everything the local Holbrook businesses have done to help with our weekend of orienteering fun.

Restrooms
We will post details of the maps used for the events at least one week before the event dates.

Map and Terrain
We will post details of the maps used for the events at least one week before the event dates.

Course Notes We will have additional course notes at least one week prior to the event dates.

Awards/Categories
We will present awards to the top 3 finishers overall as well as the top 3 finishers in each class. Each event has a minimum of three classes of teams: Male Open, Female Open, and Mixed Open. Depending on attendance at the events, we may expand the categories to include age-groupings. For purposes of the Petrified Forest events, a "team" consists of one to four members.

SCHEDULE:

Additional schedule details will appear here at least one week prior to the event dates.

FOOD:

We will have drinks and snacks at each day's finish location. You just wandered around through the desert for 4 hours; you deserve something for your efforts!

WHAT TO BRING:

The list below is recommended gear for the rogaines.
  • Whistle (Mandatory for all. Available for purchase for $1)
  • Compass (Mandatory for all. Available for rent for $1)
  • Water. There will be water at the start/finish. We will also have one or two water stations on the course. However, you are strongly encouraged to bring your own water bottles or a camelback.
  • Sun screen. There is little or no shade on the course.
  • Sturdy hiking shoes and long pants are recommended. You won't encounter a lot of vegetation but there is a fair amount of loose terrain.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Please direct any questions to the Meet Director at birks(at)yahoo.com (The (at) refers to the "@" symbol.)

Directions to the Event Headquarters

We'll post the location of the event headquarters at least one week before the event dates.