Greenbelt

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April 19
Sunday

Greenbelt Park Sign Welcome back to Greenbelt National Park, MD, where a full set of seven courses will be offered, courtesy of recent course setter clinic graduates (with honors!) Jay Gelman and Will Schaefer. Full course stats are posted below.

Note: This event will be by pre-registration ONLY. Registration is now open; click here to register. We are not allowed to offer day-of registration at the event site due to park rules.

Timing: Check-in for pre-registered participants will be from 10:45am to 1:15pm, who may start anytime between 11 - 1:30. Everyone must be out of the woods and back at the registration/finish area by 3:00pm, which is when we will begin picking up the controls.

Any youth or large groups attending, please contact the Event Director so that we can coordinate pre-registration for your group; the group registration and waiver form is part of the information on our Group Leaders page.

Additional information:

  • Dogs are welcome, so long as they are on a leash at all times.
  • We do have access to full restroom facilities.
  • There are no entrance fees to this park, and parking is also free.
  • Have any questions? Just use our Contact Us form and fire away.

Location

Greenbelt National Park, Sweetgum Parking, Greenbelt, MD (Classic)

RegistrationAdvance registration is required. Click here to register.
Click here to see who's registered.
Start TimesStart anytime between 11 - 1:30, and be back to download no later than 3pm.
ScheduleSunday, April 19
11:00 am - 3:00 pmClassic:
Volunteers
Event Director:Don Fish
Course Designer:Jay Gelman
Course Designer:Will Schaefer
Location Details

Classic
Greenbelt National Park
Sweetgum Parking
Greenbelt, MD
Google Map

From the I-495 Beltway (which is also I-95 in this section): Take Exit 23 Route 201 Kenilworth Avenue South (toward Bladensburg). You will soon see the sign for Route 193 Greenbelt Road; veer right to take Route 193 East, and take the left onto Greenbelt Road . (Greenbelt Road is Route 193 and passes over Route 201) The park entrance is a quarter mile further on the right hand side of Greenbelt Road, across from TGI Fridays restaurant and a Marriott Courtyard hotel. Follow the orienteering signs to the parking area (Sweetgum or nearby, depending on which has space).
Course DetailsClassic
Course NameLength (km)Climb (m)No. Controls
White 1.8258
Yellow 2.34010
Orange 4.19013
Brown 4908
Green 6.216510
Red 7.321013
Blue 9.124516
Course NotesClassic

The terrain marked as undergrowth (vertical green lines) is very brambly. Exposed skin will get scratched on orange courses and above.

The one root stock used as a control on the brown, orange, and blue courses is correctly placed on the map, but many other root stocks have worn away and may not be good attack points.

Entry FeesIndividual Entries

Note: juniors = under 21

Club Member, adult Club Member, junior Non-Member, adult Non-Member, junior
Epunch Owner $5 $5 $10 $5
Epunch Borrower $10 $5 $15 $10

Team or Group Entries

Participants are welcome to compete together as a single team entry. Teams containing one or more nonmembers are charged the nonmember individual rate. Teams containing one or more adults are charged the adult individual rate. For teams to receive member or junior rates, all members of the team must be members or juniors, respectively. Each extra team map beyond the first is an additional $2. Individuals or teams desiring to compete on a second course can do so for a reduced fee of $2/map.

Important Notes
  • At the event, we can only accept payment in cash or check; online, you may use a credit card or PayPal account.
  • You may become a member at the event or by joining online via this webpage (which also explains the member benefits). Membership is completely optional.
  • Most of our events use an 'epunch' timing chip for electronic timing. Individuals or groups without their own epunch pay a higher entry fee (see above), which includes the loan of an epunch for that event. Loaned epunches that are lost incur a $40 replacement fee. Epunches (also known as SI-cards or finger sticks) are usually available for sale at each event as described here.
  • Compasses are available at no charge, but if lost incur a $15 replacement fee.
  • Please provide collateral (driver's license or car keys) when borrowing a compass or epunch.
  • For additional safety, whistles are available for sale at $1/each.
  • Free beginner instruction is always available - just ask at the registration table.