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Welcome to the first Avalon event of 2017, featuring a full set of classic courses (white/beginner through blue/advanced) courses for you to choose from, courtesy of course setter Ted Good. Final course stats and comments as well as map notes are now posted below.
A few additional notes:
- BE CAREFUL crossing the park road. Getting to the start as well as to the finish requires crossing the park road, so pay attention!
- Dogs are allowed in this park and should be on a leash at all times.
- Restrooms will be near the parking/registration area.
- Speaking of parking: carpooling is encouraged for the sake of all park users.
- This section of Patapsco is pretty steep, so take that into account when choosing your course.
- Remember: No Drinking Directly Out of the Water Bottles! Use the provided cups.
- Have any questions? Just use our handy Contact Us form.
As usual, youth groups and other large groups planning to attend this event should contact the Event Director well in advance 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.
Patapsco Valley State Park, Avalon area, Elkridge, MD (Classic)
|Registration||No advance registration required. Just show up and have fun!|
|Start Times||You may start your course at any time during the start window listed below for your event.|
|Schedule||Sunday, February 26 |
|Location Details|| |
|Course Details||Classic |
|Course Notes||Classic |
The railroad tracks are active! Beware of trains. Red and blue courses will cross the tracks. The red course has an option of running along the tracks but this isn’t recommended. Orange, White/Yellow/Orange will use a tunnel under the tracks. Green/Brown courses are not affected by the railroad. Sometime trains park on the tracks; in the event this happens do not cut through the train - either take a tunnel under the tracks or go around the train.
White/Yellow/Orange courses use park roads. They also go through the car tunnel under the railroad which is narrow. Be careful of cars. To enforce use of the tunnel there are one or two duplicate controls on the white/yellow courses so be sure to punch them each time on your course.
All the courses are quite physical with some very long steep sections. Spiked shoes are recommended as it can get quite slick on the steep slopes.
Brown/Green/Red/Blue: Because of all the trails, the courses were not very technical. To add challenge, I removed all the footpaths and small footpaths from the maps used by the advanced courses. You will definitely see trails but without them on the map use them at your own risk. Indistinct trails and rides are still on the map. There are some odds and ends pieces of trail which may be confused with other symbols.
Red/Blue: Because the courses are on both sides the river it wouldn’t fit on a single page. There is a map on both sides of the paper.
|Entry Fees||Individual Entries
Note: juniors = under 21
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