College Park

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November 26
Sunday

UMDWelcome to QOC’s event at the University of Maryland at College Park. The UMD event is always special as it is one of the few “urban” meets we offer, with runners having to navigate through a university campus rather than through the woods. This event will be a 75 minute Score-O; details about scoring and timing will be posted a few days before the event.

We will also be using a new registration area, a bit east of the area we formerly used. Registration will be held at Hornbake Plaza, which is the open area on the right-hand side of Campus Drive as you enter from Route 1, just after passing the traffic circle with the big "M." Parking is in Lots 1B-1F. To get there from Hornbake Plaza, continue up the hill on Campus Drive, then take the right-hand fork just past the Stamp Student Union onto Union Drive. Continue to the end of the road and park in any of the lots on the left. Do not park in any lot not labeled 1B-1F, or you may be ticketed.

Registration will be open from 10:45 am to 1:15 pm and runners may start anytime between 11am to 1:30pm. Everyone must be back at registration/finish area by 3:00 pm, which is when we will begin picking up the course markers.

As with all QOC events, we will have free newcomer instruction at this event. A QOC member will show you how to read a map, teach you how to use a compass with your map and give you hints how to navigate your choice of course. Besides that, wear comfortable clothes and bring running shoes.

Finally, because this event is being hosted at UMD, there will be special entry fee discounts for UMD students: the charge for UMD students (with ID) will be only $2, and the event will be totally free for all TTC members (normal rate: $10 for non-members).

Have a question? Feel free to ask any time using our Contact Us form.

Location

U. Maryland, College Park, Hornbake Plaza (Score-O)

RegistrationNo advance registration required. Just show up and have fun!
Start TimesYou may start your course at any time during the start window listed below for your event.
ScheduleSunday, November 26
11:00 am - 3:00 pmScore-O:
Volunteers
Event Director:Iva Zicha
Course Designer:Don Fish
Location Details

Score-O
U. Maryland, College Park
Hornbake Plaza
Google Map

Registration will be held at Hornbake Plaza, which is the open area on the right-hand side of Campus Drive as you enter from Route 1, just after passing the traffic circle with the big "M." Parking is in Lots 1B-1F. To get there from Hornbake Plaza, continue up the hill on Campus Drive, then take the right-hand fork just past the Stamp Student Union onto Union Drive. Continue to the end of the road and park in any of the lots on the left. Do not park in any lot not labeled 1B-1F, or you may be ticketed.

From the Beltway: Travel to exit 25 and get on Rt 1 heading south. Then travel about 2 miles south on Rt 1 and turn right on Campus Drive (entering the University of Maryland).

From Baltimore: Take I-95 S, and at the Capital Beltway (I-495) take the exit for Rt 1 south (to College Park). Travel about 2 miles south on Rt 1 and turn right on Campus Drive (entering the University of Maryland).

From Washington DC downtown: Take Rt 1 (Baltimore Avenue) north to College Park. Turn left on Campus Drive in College Park city.

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.
  • If you have access to a smartphone, you may become a member at the event by joining online via this webpage (which also explains the member benefits). Membership is completely optional. If you wish to join or renew, we strongly recommend joining (or renewing) online before the event rather than at it to save time and because it's easier.
  • 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.
  • Former QOC members who have let their membership lapse pay non-member fees.
  • 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.