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Sunday, April 25, 2010 -- Bruceton Mills, WV / Coopers Rock State Forest
Get Lost! Orienteering Competition
- MASS Event #2
(iPO Event Id#: 12613)

[Overall Results] [Results by Class]

Part of the Morgantown Adventure Sports Series (MASS)

MASS This series is a brand new collection of outdoor adventure competitions hosted by the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity & Sports Science that will test your physical abilities and mental toughness.

Competitors in this series will compete in up to six events over the course of the year. At each event participants will be eligible for event awards and will also earn performance based points towards series awards at the end of the year. Come show your stuff!


Pre-Event Navigation Basics Workshop on Saturday April 24th from 2:00pm-5:00pm

Register for the Orienteering Competition

    Sign-up today! Print your [Entry Form] (pdf file) or Register Online (WVU web)

    * $25.00/solo and $40.00/two-person team (received by April 16)
    * $30.00/solo and $50.00/two-person team (after April 16 through race day)

    Each pre-registered participant will receive a custom event t-shirt. Late entries will receive t-shirts until supplies are gone.

    Entry fees are non-refundable for any reason.

    Please refer to the [Event Rules]

Details

    Each racer/team will receive a custom race map, but compasses are NOT provided. Delicious post-event food and beverages will be provided at the post-event party!

    This event is open to participants age 16 and older for the solo division. The minimum age for the 2-person division is 12 years old with one person over the age of 18 also on the team.

    All participants will be required to sign the appropriate race waiver at race check-in. Participants under the age of 18 will also be required to have their parent or legal guardian sign that they are granting permission for the minor to enter the event.

    There is NO Rain Date, race rain or shine.

Categories & Awards

    Awards will be presented to the top participants from the following categories:

    * Novice Solo Male/Female
    * Intermediate-Advanced Solo Male/Female
    * Two Person Male/Female/Co-ed
    * Masters Solo Male/Female (age 40+)
    * Mountain Bike Solo

    In addition, groups or organizations that have at least 4 entries will be allowed to compete for the overall group award!

Location // [Google Map]

Coopers Rock State Forest
200 Stockett Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(web) www.coopersrockstateforest.com

Coopers Rock State Forest is located along I-68, 13 miles east of Morgantown, WV and 8 miles west of Bruceton Mills, WV. Take exit 15 off I-68, turn south into the state forest and follow signs to the race site. Check-in and registration will be located in the pavilion near the main Coopers Rock overlook.

Race Course // [Course Map] (pdf file)

Racing at Coopers Rock
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.


Special thanks to the MASS Sponsors

Dynamic

This year's title sponsor, Dynamic Physical Therapy, is committed to improving the lives of our patients, staff, and professional colleagues by exceeding expectations in our pursuit of excellence in the field of rehabilitation.

With five Dynamic locations in WV, there's sure to be one near you.

Adventures Hammer Pathfinder Mylan

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Start Date: 2010-04-25     Start Time: 1:00pm
Event Name: Get Lost! Orienteering Competition - MASS Event #2
Location(s): Bruceton Mills, WV 26525
Coopers Rock State Forest
Event Type(s): Run
  Off Road
Walk
  Competitive
Multi
  Adventure
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): Morgantown Adventure Sports Series (MASS)
   Phone: 304-293-0851
   Email: Nathan.Kile@mail.wvu.edu
Affiliate(s):
Comments: Morgantown Adventure Sports Series (MASS)
Offsite URL: cpass.wvu.edu/r/download/54229