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Night-O returns to Prince William Forest Park Happyland (Camp 5) on Saturday evening, March 11. Come orienteer in the dark - it's fun, it's instructive, and we've got a warm lodge with a fireplace and convivial folks to hang out with after your run. This event occurs in the middle of the training weekend, but is a separate event, so training weekend attendees are welcome to participate, but will be required to pay the individual meet fees.
This Night-O event does not require pre-registration, so just come to the event and register any time between 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Start your course any time between 7:00 - 8:30pm, and be absolutely sure to be back before 10pm. Course details for the 4 courses (1 beginner, 1 intermediate, 2 advanced - short and long) are now posted below.
Driving directions are also posted below. We have not finalized the parking arrangements for the Night-O participants yet, but we will post the details as soon as they are available. Be prepared to walk up to 800 meters in the dark to the registration area, so have your headlamp or flashlight ready to go. We will try to get closer-in parking, but parking is tight in that area.
If you are not participating in the training weekend, cabin accommodations unfortunately will not be available. If you don’t want to drive home after the meet there are several hotels/motels in the immediate area. Just search for lodging in Dumfries.
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.
Any questions? Feel free to use our Contact Us form or email an event volunteer directly via the linked names below.
Prince William Forest Park, Camp 5 - Happyland, Triangle, VA (Night-O)
|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||Saturday, March 11 |
|Location Details|| |
|Course Details||Night-O |
|Course Notes||Night-O |
Intermediate and Advanced courses will cross the South Fork of Quantico Creek between the start/finish and the rest of the course. It is highly recommended to use the bridge just downstream from the dam. Please watch out for other runners on the bridge and on the narrow trails nearby.
Intermediate course participants: especially in the dark as you start your course, it may be easy to mistake the last control (# 11) for the first (# 1) when you look at your map, especially since they are not that far from each other. Watch out for this and make sure you start off going to #1 and not #11.
The map scale for the Beginner course is 1:5000. All other courses use 1:10000. Contour interval is 5m.
|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