DVOA Event Schedule

Sat Oct 27, 2018    Tyler State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Area 4 Naval JROTC Championship and courses open to all.
Directions: From I-95 exit 49 take PA Rt. 332 west toward Newtown. 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.

ED/CS Notes:

Preregistration required for JROTC units competing in the championships.

Sun Oct 28, 2018    Pine Grove Furnace State Park (SVO)    W  Y  O  BG  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Julie Keim  
Course Setter:
Notes: The Susquehanna Stumble hosted by SVO offering Beginner through Intermedaite regular courses and the Susquehanna stumble with a Short 7 K, and a Long 14 K course.
Directions: From US30 go West from Gettysburg to Caledonia. Turn Right (North) on Rt.233 and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

The Susquehanna Stumble is a Billygoat-inspired event with a couple of twists. The competitors run between most controls in normal sequential order, but occasionally enter a "window" where there are several controls which can be visited in ANY order.

WHERE: Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Cooke, PA

WHEN: Mass start at 11:00, Sunday, October 28, 2018

WHAT: The Long-Stumble event will be ~14 km in length, with commemorative towel for the first 25 (or more if available) finishers. 

The Short-Stumble will be ~7 km with commemorative towels for the first 20 (or more if available)  finishers.

The course setter is Mike Bertram; the meet director is Brad Whitmore.

There will also be white, yellow, and orange recreational courses with Jacob Moore as the course setter. 

COST: $ 25 for the Long-Stumble, $ 18 for the Short-Stumble, 5 $ for recreational courses. 

REGISTRATION: Send E-MAIL to whitmore@stsci.edu AND TELL HIM WHETHER YOU ARE DOING THE SHORT OR LONG COURSE by OCTOBER 25.  PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR E-PUNCH NUMBER IN THE EMAIL so we can get these entered ahead of time.  You can then pay at the event. Morning-of-event registration is also ok but an additional $ 5 will be added to the fee.

DIRECTIONS: From the WEST and NORTH: Take I-81 south to Rt 233. Follow 233 to the park. Follow O-signs to the top of the mountain (Piney Mountain parking area) .

From the SOUTH: Take Rt 30 west from Gettysburg to Caledonia. Turn right (north) on Rt 233 and follow to the park.  Follow O-signs to the top of the mountain (Piney Mountain parking area).

From the EAST find one of several ways on to Bendersville road (e.g., west out of Bendersville itself), and look for the parking lot at the top of the mountain.

Sun Nov 04, 2018    French Creek State Park North    Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Fred Reed  
Course Setter: Fred Reed
Notes: Long score O
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs
Sun Nov 11, 2018    Fair Hill - Big Elk Chapel    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John Gillette  
Course Setter: Thomas Overbaugh
Directions: Rt 273 west of Newark Delaware or east on 273 from the crossing of MD Rt 213

ED/CS Notes:

 

This event is being staged out of the fairgrounds.  Parking is in the grassy area just south of Rt. 273.  Registration will be in the Stafford Pavilion in the fairgrounds.  There is a short walk to the Start from the pavilion – follow streamers.  The map fee covers the park entrance fee – no additional fees will be collected at Registration.

It’s been a few years since we’ve held an event on the Big Elk Chapel map.  Since then, there have been a significant number of new and modified trails.  The map has been revised to update trails in the areas covered by the courses.  Unless used for a control site, rootstocks on the map are very unreliable.  Many of the old mapped rootstocks are no longer visible and there are a large number of new ones.  The map has not been updated to reflect changes to rootstocks.  Some of the horse jumps in the open fields have been moved and are no longer in locations shown on the map.

As always at Fair Hill, you may encounter horses on trails.  Always announce your presence well in advance and give them plenty of space if you pass them.

Advanced courses are a bit longer than normal due to moderate climb and some “dead running” on trails or though fields.

Sunset is at 4:50 pm.  Control pick-up will begin no later than 3:00 pm.  If you expect to take several hours to complete your course, please start by noon.  Otherwise, the controls may be collected before you finish.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR GREEN, RED, BLUE:  There is a long leg on these courses where the straight line traverses an area currently under construction for a stream stabilization project.  The construction area has been marked with red slashing on the map and is OUT OF BOUNDS.  You must take routes to the left or right to avoid this area.  Any runners caught crossing the out of bounds area will be disqualified.

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.40km 55.0m 10
Yellow 3.60km 70.0m 11
Orange 4.40km 90.0m 12
Brown 4.20km 80.0m 11
Green 6.30km 105.0m 13
Red 8.00km 155.0m 17
Blue 10.60km 235.0m 24

Sun Nov 18, 2018    Rocky Ridge County Park (SVO)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Notes: SVO Event. Counts for DVOA rankings.
Directions: From Lancaster follow Rt. 30 West to Rt. 24 North (Mt. Zion Rd.). Take Rt. 24 north to top of hill and make a right onto Deininger Rd. Watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Registration, start, and finish are all at the pavilion on your right just after you enter the park; restrooms are across the street. The entire park was re-mapped by Marian Cotirta in 2015 with some slight updates since then, so the map is in pretty good shape overall.

 

Due to the early sunset this time of year, control pickup will begin around 2:30.  So if you want a full three hours to complete your course, please arrive in the earlier part of the start window.

 

Hope to see you there!

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.80km 75.0m 9
Yellow 2.50km 100.0m 11
Orange 4.20km 160.0m 12
Brown 3.80km 110.0m 11
Green 5.30km 175.0m 13
Red 6.90km 280.0m 15
Blue 9.10km 333.0m 19

Sat Dec 01, 2018    McKaig Nature Center    Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Christopher Hand  484-612-2140
Course Setter: Christopher Hand
Notes: Event Center is at Roberts Elementary School 889 Croton Road, Wayne, PA. Starts from 5PM to 7 PM. Control pick up at 8 PM. Map is non-ISOM enhanced trail map by Chris Hand at 1:5000.
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 02, 2018    Rutgers Ecological Preserve    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Directions: From S on US 1, or exit 9 on the NJTPK , take NJ-18 N to Davidson Road/Metlar's Lane, right on Ave E look for O signs. From N on 287 take Centennial Ave to Hoes Lane, exit at Davidson/Avenue E campus exit, bear left Over Rt-18 and follow O signs.
Sun Dec 09, 2018    Clopper Lake    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Relay 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Don Fish
Course Setter: Namid Amhed
Notes: Mid Atlantic Championships
Directions: From the North on I-270 (driving South): Take exit 15A-15B to merge onto Maryland 118 south (Germantown Rd.) toward Germantown. Continue on Maryland 118 for 5.3 miles. Turn left onto Riffle Ford Rd. Continue for 2.3 miles. Smokey Glen Farm is on the left. Coordinates are (N39.1261 W77.2687)
Sat Mar 02, 2019    Nolde Forest    W  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter: Mark Frank
Notes: Indoor instruction followed by a beginner level course
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.
Sun Mar 10, 2019    Norristown Farm Park    W  Y  O  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mark Frank Co-Setter: zzzzz zzzzzzzz
Directions: South side of Germantown Pike, midway between 202 and 363, just east of the crossing with Whitehall Road.
Sun Mar 31, 2019    Governor Dick    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Notes: A beginners instructional class will be offered at 11AM by Mary Frank.
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.