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New Hampshire to Host 2016 Orienteering Championships

29 Jun, 2015


Orienteering USA has announced that Dartmouth College and Up North Orienteering will host the 2016 North American Orienteering Championships in Hanover, New Hampshire, from Sept. 23 – 25, 2016.

The tentative schedule is:

Friday, Sep 23

  Middle Distance

Oak Hill/Storrs Pond map (revised)

Saturday, Sep 24

  Long Distance

Burnt Mountain map (revised)

Sunday, Sep 25

  Sprint Distance and Relay

Dartmouth College Campus


Color in Northern New England will be great in late September so you can come and just watch the fun, but the real fun will be in the woods.

The event is hosted by Dartmouth College and Up North Orienteering but it will take a village to put this event on. Volunteers will be needed in all areas. If you would like to volunteer please email pgwolfe66 at gmail dot com. We have some great people working on this project already but more volunteers will make it more fun for all. People interested in course setting and/or vetting are needed this year, as the plan is to have the courses roughed out by September 2015.

Please see the Maps tab for more detailed location information.

Orienteering is a competitive international sport that combines racing with navigation. It is a timed race in which individual participants use a specially created, highly detailed map to select routes and navigate through diverse and often unfamiliar terrain and visit control points in sequence. Courses also can be enjoyed as a walk in the woods, with difficulty levels from beginner to expert offered at most events. Full information can be found at the Orienteering  USA website.

Orienteering USA's mission is to:

  1. Increase participation in the sport.

  2. Teach map reading and navigation skills.

  3. Promote enjoyment of, and respect for, the environment.

  4. Establish world-class competitive excellence within our national team programs.

Orienteering USA is a volunteer-run organization. The Board of Directors, committees and task forces are made up of Orienteering USA members offering their time, energy, and expertise to promote the sport of orienteering and make Orienteering USA function as effectively as possible. Orienteering USA invites motivated members to join!

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