Inwood Hill

Start Times: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Courses Close: 2 pm

Location: Inwood Hill Park, NYC

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Be the first to walk/run on this brand new, first ever map of Inwood Hill Park, located on the northern tip of Manhattan. Stop by in the morning and then enjoy an afternoon in the city.

 

Registration

Please pre-register and submit your waiver online.

 

Cost

As per the park's policy, payment is not required for participation in this event. Donations are welcome but not required.

Courses

We will offer beginner to advanced courses. No e-punch (just paper cards with classic needle punches.

Beginner courses

  • White (2 versions offered, for the same registration, 0.5 km & 1.5 km)

  • Yellow (2.2 km)

Intermediate courses

  • Orange (4.5 km) - This may be a good choice for orienteers used to Brown courses.

  • Green (4.4 km)

 

Advanced courses

  • Red (6.6 km)

  • Blue (8.9 km)

Further details on courses are below.

Transportation Options

  • Car - Popular GPS apps are reliable for this location. Free street parking is generally available near the park, but may take time to find. 

  • Subway - The 1 train (red line to 215th Street station) and A train (blue line to 207th Street station) are within a 10 minute walk to the park.

  • Metro-North - The Marble Hill Station on the Hudson Line is a 15 minute walk to the park.

Additional Course Details

The area consist of two distinctly different parts:
 

a) mainly flat, semi-open, easy to run urban park with several baseball fields, one football field, tennis courts, playgrounds, etc.;
 

b) steep, forested, typical glacier-carved terrain with extensive trail system. Trails are mainly paved. There are plenty of cliffs and bare rocks. Generally, the vegetation is thick, difficult to run, however there are some easy to run patches.

 

The field-checking of the map was completed in March-April of 2022.

Map, drawn in ISSprM2019 symbols, printed on U.S. letter size paper.

Maps’ scale:
 

1:2,000 for WHITE-SHORT

1:3,000 for WHITE-LONG, YELLOW

1:5,000 for ORANGE / BROWN, GREEN

All courses are pre-printed. Clue sheets are given separately.
 

COURSE DISTANCES:
 

WHITE-SHORT 6 controls 0.53 km 0 m

WHITE-LONG 10 controls 1.5 km 10 m

YELLOW 13 controls 2.2 km 40m

ORANGE / BROWN 16 controls 4.5 km 110 m

GREEN 20 controls 4.4 km 165 m

RED* 24 controls 6.6 km 205 m

BLUE** 36 controls 8.9 km 275 m
 

* In order to complete a Red course the participant must complete a Green course, finish and start on the Yellow course. His/her results will show up both in Green and Red courses (but not in Yellow). If the participant starts first on Yellow course and then on Green, his/her results will show up both in Yellow and Green courses (but not in Red).
 

** In order to complete a Blue course the participans must complete a Green course, finish and start on the Orange/Brown course. His/her results will show up both in Green and Blue courses (but not in Orange/Brown). If the participant starts first on Orange/Brown course and then on Green, his/her results will show up both in Orange/Brown and Green courses (but not in Blue).

Event Director: Ching-Hua Chen (huaclimbs at gmail)

Course Setter and Mapper: Stefan Slutsky