Buffalo Ridge Park
Sat, Jan 21
9:00 AM -
|Beginner's Clinic (Beginner's Clinic Description)||Buffalo Ridge Park||Directions||Placemark|
Sat, Jan 21
5:30 PM -
|2-Hour Night-O (Night-O Description)||Lone Mountain||Directions||Placemark|
|Buffalo Ridge Park||Lone Mountain|
We hope you'll consider joining us for one or both of our events on Saturday, January 21, 2023. We start the day with a beginner's clinic at Buffalo Ridge Park in North Phoenix. We end the day with a Night-O at Lone Mountain.
NOTE: Pre-registration/Pre-payment is required. Our permits do not allow us to conduct registration or accept payment for events on-site.
Click here to pre-register. Deadline: Thu, Jan 19 at 11:59 PM.
|Beginner's Clinic at Buffalo Ridge Park||$5 per participant||Night-O at Lone Mountain||Requested Donation: $5 per participant|
Parental Consent Now Required (Click here for more information)
All participants under age 18 are now required to have a signed parental consent form on file with the club. You can complete the form before the event and either scan it and send it to us by e-mail or bring it with you to the event.
Check-in: Beginner's Clinic
Location: Buffalo Ridge Park
|09:00 AM||Beginner's Clinic Begins|
|10:30 AM||Beginner's Clinic Ends|
Location: Lone Mountain
Pre-race briefing (mandatory)
We'll hand out maps at the end of the briefing. You'll have a short time to plan your course before the mass start.
|6:15 PM||Mass start|
|8:15 PM||Course closes|
Details for our Beginner's Clinics are found here.
Details of our Night-O events are found here.
|It is best if participants provide their own compass. Suggested models include the Suunto A-30 and the Silva 360 Explorer. Other models are acceptable as long as they have a flat baseplate. We rent compasses for those who do not have their own.|
|Whistle||Participants at orienteering events are required to carry a whistle. Since orienteering involves navigating off-trail, participants can sometimes travel to areas that are rarely visited by other users of the area. The whistle is a safety precaution which allows orienteering participants to signal their presence to others in case of an emergency.|
|Compass||We prefer participants to bring their own compass. This will allow them to learn techniques during the training, then practice the techniques further at home. We will provide compasses to those who are not able to bring their own.|
|Sun screen.||In late January, the sun at 10:00 AM is already high enough to be an issue. Even though we are starting at Buffalo Ridge fairly early in the morning, we suggest you apply sunscreen to avoid burning. For those participating in the Night-O, we suggest that sunscreen is less important.|
|Headlamp.||For those of you participating in the Night-O, we suggest that you'll find it very useful to have a light source like a headlamp. You're certainly welcome to try navigating in the dark. Without a headlamp, it will be difficult to see the reflective destination markers as well as the ground at your feet. It's also useful to carry spare batteries or a backup light source.|
|Water||There will be water at the start/finish . You may also want to bring your own water bottles or a camelback.|
Sturdy hiking shoes and
|The courses involve hiking off trail, sometimes in areas with thick brush.|
Click this link for directions to the Buffalo Ridge Park event site.
Buffalo Ridge Park Safety Plan
Click this link for directions to the Lone Mountain event site.
Lone Mountain Safety Plan