HVO/WCOC Winter Series
2022 / 2023
Once again, HVO and WCOC are pleased to host a series of nine bare-bones, time-yourself orienteering races this winter. As with last year, most events offer a Brown, Green and Red course, and participants download the maps from a link posted on HVO’s website. Control flags will be out in the woods for at least four weeks and the events overlap some weekends so you can do two in one day/weekend if you want. You run whenever you want while the flags are out. The races are honor system based with no boxes/punches on the controls, just touch the flag (no remote visual punching!). No beginner’s courses will be available.
In case of major snow falls, revised dates may be considered and posted.
Participants can time themselves and can upload their results directly to the respective Attackpoint.org event pages. Posting splits and GPS tracks are preferred, but not required.
Each participant in any or all of the Winter Series events assumes full responsibility for any and all injuries, losses and damages that he or she incurs while attending or participating in the Winter Series event. Downloading of any map constitutes agreement to the waiver which is available on the download site.
Dates - Location - Course Designer
#1 Nov % - Mar 26th – Coops Sawmill Clinton Morse - COURSE OPEN
Event #1 will be a season long series of O-Range courses in the Coops Sawmill / Case Mountain area of Glastonbury/Bolton/Manchester CT.
There will be no flags in the woods, O-Range only.
Most controls are streamered.
#2 Nov 12 - Dec 4 – Harriman - Surebridge, NY – Stefan Slutsky- Completed
#3 Dec 10 - Jan 14 –Blue Mt. NY– Lina Spokauskaite & Ksenyia Popova Completed
#4 Dec 31 - Jan 21 – Tarrywile Park CT – Niels Lyng-Olsen
#5 Jan 7 - end of March – Alley Pond Park, Queens, NY – Stefan Slutsky
Stefan has set 3 courses at Alley Pond. Course details and much more are posted with the maps.
#6 Jan 21 - Feb 12 - Huntingdon State Park, CT - Joe Brautigam
Joe has set 3 courses at Huntingdon, Red, Green and Brown.
#7 Feb 4 - Feb 26 – Bigelow Hollow SP, CT – Chris Fielding
Three courses, Red/Green/Brown
Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union, CT is now open.
Standard orienteering flags.
Parking (and Finish) is at the East Ridge Trailhead Parking lot, which is 0.7 miles from the entrance of the park off of Rt. 171. The start triangle is marked with a standard orienteering flag
#8 Feb 18 - Mar 12 - Ward Pound Ridge, NY
2017 Billygoat re-run - Rick Dewitt & Geof Connor
#9 Mar 4 - Mar 26 Harriman Map TBD - Jordan Laughlin
These are training courses and not organized events. Each participant in any or all of the Winter Series events assumes full responsibility for any and all injuries, losses and damages that he or she incurs while attending or participating in the Winter Series events. Please observe all County, State and Federal regulations that may be in place.