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Calling All Mid-Atlantic Juniors

The Orienteering USA Junior Executive Steering Committee is excited to announce the formation of a Mid-Atlantic Regional Junior Orienteering Team. The team is open to all junior orienteers (under 21) who are excited about the sport and are interested in getting better through training and racing, all while creating a group of friends from around the region.

Long Day's Night Registration Open Now

Head directly to QOC's Long Day's Night website to read all about this exciting series of 3 races, including the 2014 Night Orienteering Championships, a Middle distance A-meet event, and the 2014 UltraLong Orienteering Championships. These three A-meet races take place Nov. 14 - 16 in Oregon Ridge, Hemlock, and Fountainhead parks, respectively.

MTB Map Boards

Good map boards are very useful to adventure racers, MTB orienteers, and even riders on long excursions in the backcountry. The board used by the US Mountain Bike Orienteering Team is now available for sale through Orienteering USA's website.

For more information and to order one for yourself or as a gift, head to URL http://orienteeringusa.org/us-teams/mountain-bike/gear.

Fountainhead, Hemlock Overlook & Oregon Ridge Embargoed

QOC's bid to host an A-meet this November 14-16, including the 2014 Night Orienteering Championships, and, Ultralong Championships, has been approved by Orienteering USA.

Oregon Ridge Park (MD), Hemlock Overlook Regional Park (VA) and Fountainhead Regional Park (VA) are now embargoed in accordance with OUSA Competition rules.

To be specific, this means the following:

No organised orienteering of any kind may take place in the embargoed areas until after the A-meet.
No training sessions, i.e. running/races, testing route choices etc. are allowed in these areas.

Sign Up Now: The One and Only Stumble Bumble

ALL Orienteers - Including Beginners - Sign Up Now! From beginners to advanced orienteers, everyone is welcome at this coming Saturday's Stumble Bumble event, held at Greenbelt National Park.

But due to park restrictions, signing up (and paying) in advance is required for this meet. There will be "classic" white and yellow courses for beginners, and an orange course for intermediate orienteers. For these courses (not the Stumble), start anytime between 11 - 1:30, finish no later than 3.