Thorpe Park Navigation Games
5-Hour Adventure Race
|2-Hour Score-O (Foot)|
|2-Hour Bike-O (Mountain Bike)|
|Saturday, June 10, 2023|
Mandatory Pre-Race Briefing
|The pre-race briefing is mandatory for all AR participants.|
|All AR participants start at the same time.|
|Score-O/Bike-O registration begins after the AR starts.|
The time limit for both the Score-O and the Bike-O is 2 hours.
Score penalties apply to participants who return after the 2-hour time limit.
Last Time to Start a Course
|1:00 PM||All Courses Close|
We're excited to offer a day of navigation fun at Thorpe Park in Flagstaff, AZ. On Saturday, June 10, we'll present three events for your navigation practice: a 2-hour Score-O, a 2-hour Bike-O, and a 5-hour Adventure Race. The events let you practice your navigation skills using different modes of travel.
We start the day with our 5-hour Adventure Race. In the Adventure Race, participants start with a short trek to find points near the event start/finish. This allows teams to separate slightly before heading out to find points on mountain bikes. After the bike section, participants travel by foot to find as many points as they can.
For those of you wanting a more reasonable challenge, we're offering a 2-Hour Score-O, where participants travel by foot, and a 2-Hour Bike-O, where participants travel by mountain bike. In both events, participants try to find as many points as they can in the 2-hour time limit.
In the Score-O or the Bike-O, participants try to find as many controls as they can in a 2-hour time limit. Start times are between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM. On the Bike-O, each control is worth 1 point. Controls on the Score-O are given different point values depending on their navigation difficulty and distance from the event's start/finish.
Individuals of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. For beginners, we'll be sure to set plenty of easier-to-find controls close to the start/finish location. We want to give you an experience that helps improve your navigation skills. For our experienced orienteers, we'll find ways to challenge your navigation skills with more difficult destinations.
Each control on the Bike-O is worth 1 point. For those arriving after the 2-hour limit, one point is subtracted for each 5 minutes a participant returns after the time limit.
For the Score-O, points are allocated based on navigation difficulty and distance from the start/finish. Point values vary between 10 and 70 points per control. For those arriving after the 2-hour limit, 10 points is subtracted for each minute a participant returns after the time limit.
In the adventure race, teams of 1-4 (solos allowed) try their luck navigating by foot and mountain bike.
Mountain Bike Next, participants hop on mountain bikes for ~2 hours. Ten controls are available in a ~20km course. Each destination on the bike segment is worth 2 points.
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Pre-registration is required for the Thorpe Park events. Participants register individually. Participants may organize as a team onsite.
Pre-Registration is open until Thursday, June 10 at 11:59 PM. We will only print enough maps to cover those who have pre-registered for the event. Click Pre-Register this pre-register for the event.
FeesThe following fees apply. Members of an orienteering club get a $5 discount.
What to Bring:The list below is the minimum recommended for participation in the Score-O. The Adventure Race has a special list of gear needed to complete the race. For more details, see the writeups for the Score-O, Adventure Race, and Bike-O events.