DVOA Event Schedule

Wed Jul 24, 2019    Norristown State Hospital    Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Tom Overbaugh  
Course Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Notes: Start window is 6-7PM
Directions: 202 N from K of P (not taking DeKalb St), across Dannehower bridge into Norristown, continuing straight on Markley St for many blocks, about 1/2 mile past Main St, passing a Septa Station on left, then turning L on Harding, L on Sterigere to map.

ED/CS Notes:

Come out to Norristown State Hospital on Wednesday 7/24 for the final Sprint event of the 2019 Summer season!  

Use the NSH entrance off of Stanbridge St. and watch for signs to direct you to the parking which is just a short ways ahead on the left after entering the grounds.  Two courses will be offered.  Cost is $10 for one course, $15 total for two courses.  We will have a limited number of SI Air e-punch sticks available on a first come/first served basis for an additional $5.  All proceeds benefit the US Team. Start window is 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

Important Course Notes:

There is a cluster of buildings in the area covered by the courses which is strictly out-of-bounds.  This area is marked with red slashing on the maps.  Courses have been designed to use this as a route choice obstacle.  Runners can go around either side of the area but sidewalks between buildings that are covered with the red slashing may not be used.  There is a roadway that runs between the out-of-bounds areas that is not covered with red slashing and may be used.  Any runner caught violating the out-of-bounds areas will be disqualified.  As long as everyone avoids the red slashed areas, there should be no issue.

Use caution when running or crossing roads.  Traffic is generally very light.  

Map scale is 1:5000 with 3 meter contours.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
SprintO-1 2.60km 15.0m 11
SprintO-2 2.50km 24.0m 12

Sun Aug 11, 2019    Nolde Forest    Special  Short 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Samuel Kolins  
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Notes: Starts from 9:30am - 1:00pm
Directions: South of Reading PA on route 625. Take Rt 724 West from I 176, or East from 222 and turn south on 625. The park is about 2 miles South of that intersection.

ED/CS Notes:

A Set of Summer-Style Courses on a Newly Revised Map!

Course Formats:

The courses are designed to keep people from having to fight through nasty areas of summer vegetation and to provide an opportunity to beat the heat by doing a few shorter courses rather than one long course. The tentative plan is below. More details will be posted once I finalize the course designs.

*A Middle/Sprint style hybrid, with sets of quick legs in a couple of areas of nice woods connected by some sprint legs and longer route choice legs on the trails. Length 3-5km, maybe with two length options.

*A beginner sprint course, designed to have somewhat easier navigation and route choices for people new to orienteering.

*A standard sprint course, in the style of the Wednesday night series.

*One or two other sprint courses, maybe with some variations in format.

Updated Map!

The central part of the Nolde map was updated by Vladmir Zherdev in 2017.  We have only had a couple of beginner courses at Nolde since then, so for most club members this will be the first opportunity to run on the revised map.  Except for a bit of the longer course, all of the courses will be on the revised section of the map.

Sun Aug 18, 2019    Green Lane Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Katherine Moss  
Course Setter: Glen Tryson
Directions: From Rt 422 take Rt 29 north. About 3.5 miles after the junction with Rt 73 look for a left turn onto Deep Creek Road and follow that and O signs to the park. From the North on Rt 29, look for O signs to the right as you approach the town of Green Lane..
Sat Sep 07, 2019    Hickory Run Sand Spring    Night-O  Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sun Sep 08, 2019    Hickory Run Sand Spring    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Rob Wilkison
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sun Sep 15, 2019    Fort Washington    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Wyatt Riley  
Co-Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Angelica Riley Co-Setter: Wyatt Riley
Directions: From Exit 26 of the PA Turnpike follow PA Rt. 309 south to Rt. 73. Take a right onto Rt. 73 and follow it north and west and watch for O'-signs.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.50km 50.0m 8
Yellow 3.50km 80.0m 13
Orange 4.80km 150.0m 16
Brown 3.50km 130.0m 11
Green 6.10km 210.0m 19
Red 8.10km 265.0m 26

Sun Sep 22, 2019    Brandywine Creek State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steven Mones  
Course Setter:
Directions: East side: turn west on Eden Road near the Wawa on US 202 about a mile south of 92 and follow O signs. West side park office: take 92 West off of US 202 to park entrance. Follow O signs
Sun Sep 29, 2019    Warwick County Park  
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sun Oct 06, 2019    Hay Creek / Birdsboro Preserve    MTB-Short  MTB-Long  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Diane Reider  
Course Setter: Erik Eddy
Notes: Mountain Bike Orienteering - The Gear Grinder. Event center at Kulptown fire Company. Two length courses with after party and awards to follow. Pre-registration strongly encouraged. Please see the event notes link for more details and schedule. Full Details and Registration
Directions: Kulptown Fire Company: 1082 Chestnut St (Route 345), Douglassville, PA 19518. From Rt 422 to Rt 345 South From Rt 23 to Rt 345 North.
Sun Oct 13, 2019    Star Village    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Sprint-O 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Co-Director: Steve Aronson  610.814.0580
Course Setter: Steve Aronson Co-Setter: Petr Hartman
Directions: Use the Bethlehem Rte 412 exit from I78. Take Silvex road (between the Wendy's and the Turkey Hill) to College Ave. Bear left onto College and go to the end. Turn right on South Mountain Drive. Bear left at the next two triangles, South Mountain Park will be on the left.
Sat Oct 19, 2019    Myrick Center (BVA)    Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.
Sun Oct 20, 2019    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Burg  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: NJ Scout Orienteering Championships
Directions: From N & W: NJ Turnpike Exit 8 to Rt 33 East for 5 mi. Rt 527Alt North/Iron Ore Rd. From E: Garden St Pkwy Exit 100A to Rt 33 W for 16 mi. to Rt 527Alt/Iron Ore Rd. Then North 1/4 mile on 527Alt to Quail Hill sign, turn right onto Le Valley Rd into camp.
Sat Oct 26, 2019    Tyler State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Burg  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: NJ Navy Jr ROTC Championships
Directions: North on I 95 to the intersection with I 295. Follow I 295 East and exit at exit 8 and go west on PA 332. Go straight 4.7 miles, and in that stretch 332 becomes Route 413. Where Rt 413 makes a sharp right turn, you will instead be turning left at that light into the main Park entrance. Watch for O-signs. Parking and registration will be in the Upper Plantation Picnic Grove.
Sun Oct 27, 2019    Tyler State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: HVO Dual event
Directions: North on I 95 to the intersection with I 295. Follow I 295 East and exit at exit 8 and go west on PA 332. Go straight 4.7 miles, and in that stretch 332 becomes Route 413. Where Rt 413 makes a sharp right turn, you will instead be turning left at that light into the main Park entrance. Watch for O-signs. Parking and registration will be in the Upper Plantation Picnic Grove.
Sat Nov 02, 2019    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Nov 03, 2019    Pine Grove Furnace State Park (SVO)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Mid Atlantic Championships at SVO
Directions: From US30 go West from Gettysburg to Caledonia. Turn Right (North) on Rt.233 and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Nov 10, 2019    Fair Hill - Strawbridge Fields    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John Gillette  
Course Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Directions: Take Appleton Road North from Maryland 273, or from PA 896 take Appleton Road South. Look for Orienteering signs.
Sun Nov 17, 2019    Patuxent River  
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Notes: Stumble
Sat Nov 30, 2019    McKaig Nature Center    Night-O 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Christopher Hand  484-612-2140
Course Setter:
Notes: Starts from 5-7PM. Control pickup at 8
Directions: From King of Prussia mall, take S. Gulph Rd about a mile to Brooks Rd (turn right). Merge on Croton Rd. School is on left in 3/4 mile.
Sun Dec 08, 2019    Four Mile Circle, Brendon Byrne State Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Burg  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Directions: NJ Rt 70 East of Medford NJ to Four MIle Circle, the junction of NJ 70 and 72. Follow Orienteering signs from there.
Sat Mar 07, 2020    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: 10 AM Instructional program followed by a beginner level course. Great for Scouts! Total time is about 2 hours.
Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724