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Inwood Hill

Start Times: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Courses Close: 3 pm

Location: Inwood Hill Park, NYC

The event start location (see pin drop in map below) is on the northern end of the park, in the picnic area near the little league baseball field, nature center and public restrooms (which are under construction).The closest entrance is at Indian Road and 218th street.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Come run/walk on a newly expanded 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. This is a beginner and family friendly event, with additional courses for more experienced orienteers.



Pre-registration is appreciated (so we can better estimate the number and types of course maps to print).



If you are registering for a group, only one person from the group needs to register and indicate the group size and course that the group will participate in together.



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


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

Beginner courses

  • White (2.0 km) - 11 controls, 25 meters of climb

  • Yellow (2.8 km) - 12 controls, 60 meters of climb

Intermediate courses

  • Orange (3.6 km) - 13 controls, 160 meters of climb


Advanced courses

  • Red (5.3 km) - 16 controls, 255 meters of climb

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 10 minute walk to the event location.

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.

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

Course Setter and Mapper: Stefan Slutsky

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