Get Lost! Orienteering Race
Morgantown Adventure Sport Series
The Race Course:
The race will start and finish at the main Coopers Rock overlook pavilion. It will begin at 1:00pm. Competitors will then have a maximum of 4-hours to locate as many checkpoints as they are able or desire to try and locate. Strict and harsh point penalties will be given to competitors who do not meet the 4-hour max finish deadline.
The race will be a “rogaine” style event and no it will not help to re-grow your hair! What this means is that the course is open for each team to plan and execute it’s own strategy and route. There are no mandatory routes, checkpoints, or minimum time requirements. Over the 4-hour long race, some teams may only locate a few checkpoints while others may locate them all! Competitors move at their own pace and the fastest competitors don’t necessarily win. Strategy and accuracy is greatly valued.
Checkpoints will be marked with specially designed markers called controls. At each control you will find a coded hole punch that will be used to mark the control card you will carry with you during the event. Each checkpoint will have a point value associated with it based upon it’s location and distance from the start/finish. Some checkpoints will be relatively easy to locate and reach while others will be quite challenging. On and off-trail travel will be required to reach the various checkpoints. The exact course details are kept secret until just prior to the race.
At the end of the race competitors will be ranked by the score they accumulated on their control card. Finish times will only be used as a tie breaker for equal scores overall or within the categories.Click here for a overview of the course area!