Flying Pig XXII      April 6-8, 2018

Presented by Orienteering Cincinnati

 

 

 

 

 

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Register online (link soon)

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Race Details

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Director: Mike Minium                                     Registrar: Guy Olsen

 

Overview   Orienteering Cincinnati will host 3 races over 3 days.  Races will have courses for all ages and abilities and will be open to anyone.  The events will take place in Butler County, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati.  Saturday and Sunday will be the Air Force Junior ROTC National Championships, with awards based on 2-day total time.  Interscholastic classes will be offered all 3 days for AFJROTC participants, but only Sat and Sun will count toward championship awards..

 

The Races   All races are Nationally Sanctioned by Orienteering USA.  All races will have all normal “A” categories for people of all ages.  Go to Race Details for more information about each race.

            Friday, April 6   Afternoon Middle Distance Race at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Hamilton, Ohio

            Saturday, April 7   Classic Distance Race at Elk Creek / Meadow Ridge. Middletown, Ohio

            Sunday, April 8   Middle Distance Race at Voice of America MetroPark, Westchester, Ohio

 

Courses and Classes

            Competitive   All standard OUSA competitive courses and classes will be offered.  Competitive entrants should pre-register.  AFJROTC interscholastic classes will be offered for Varsity and Junior Varsity, male and female.

            Recreational   Recreational Courses will be offered at all events.  $10 per individual for each event.  Recreational participants may enter day-of-event.  (white/yellow/orange courses only – more advanced courses are open to event volunteers with permission of event director only)

 

Awards   Flying Pig medals will be given to the first three individual finishers in all classes based on best 2 out of 3 races.  AFJROTC National Championship awards for individuals and teams will be based on Saturday and Sunday races only.

 

Embargo Information   (See locator maps) The following areas may not be used for orienteering or orienteering training prior to these events:

            1. Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

            2. Elk Creek MetroPark including Sebald and Meadow Ridge Areas

            3. Voice of America MetroPark   Embargo note: The VOA Museum entrance is on Tylersville Road on the south side of the park, and you may visit the museum and stay within the fenced museum grounds at any time.  Do not enter the Butler County MetroPark off Cox Road (west side) prior to the competition.  The Liberty Way (north) entrance will not be open, although some navigation programs may try to route you that way.

 

Park entry / parking fees   Friday at Pyramid Hill – Pyramid Hill is giving us discounted entry.  There is a charge of $5 for each adult age 21 and over, and $3 for children aged 6-20.  Children 5 and under are free.   If you are competing on Friday, the Pyramid Hill entry fee is included in your race registration fee.  Pyramid Hill entrance fees for spectators and non-orienteering family members should be pre-paid during registration; look for a line in the “extras” section.  The normal park entry fees are $8 per person for age 13 and over, $3 for age 6-12.

            Saturday and Sunday are in Butler County MetroParks.  MetroParks requires a permit for each motor vehicle entering the parks, for $5 per day.  An annual permit is $10.  MetroParks vehicle permits will be available at the park entrance at event sites.  Training areas are also in Butler County MetroParks, so if you want to train in MetroParks on Thursday or Friday, you might want to get an annual permit.  (Butler County, Ohio residents can get a free annual permit with ID.)

Safety   All competitors must carry a whistle and dress appropriately for the weather conditions.  Orienteering USA keychain whistles may be purchased with registration for $2.

Child Sitting    We will accommodate parents with split start times if requested.  Please let us know as early as possible if you have children who will need tending during the events, and we will try to help you work out an appropriate arrangement.

Lodging and Tourist Activities       See the Lodging and Local Activities page.

 

Schedule

 

Date

Time

    Last Day to register without late fee.

Mar. 18

11:59 pm

    Last Day to receive registration

Mar. 28

11:59 pm

    Practice / Training areas

Thu. Apr 5

All day

    Practice / Training areas

Fri. Apr. 6

All day

    Check-In open at Pyramid Hill

Fri. Apr. 6

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Middle Distance Starts at Pyramid Hill

Fri. Apr 6

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Check-In open at Meadow Ridge

Sat. Apr 7

9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Starts at Meadow Ridge

Sat. Apr 7

10:00 am – Noon

   

Sat Apr 7

 

   

Sat. Apr 7

 

    Check-In open at Voice of America

Sun. Apr 8

8:00 am – 10:00 am

    Starts open at Voice of America

Sun. Apr 8

9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Awards

Sun. Apr 8

1:00 pm or earlier

 

 

Registration    

            Register online (link soon)

           

  Registrar  Guy Olsen (flyingpigregistrar@gmail.com) ,

 

Guy Olsen, 17 Gladding Rd, Caldwell NJ, 07006-5804

 

       Guy Olsen

       17 Gladding Rd

       Caldwell NJ 07006-5804

   Checks payable to OCIN

   Any postal mail to Registrar must be received on or before Thursday, March 29.

 

Any late mail must go to:

            Mike Minium,

            6797 Stillwell Beckett Rd

            Oxford, OH 45056-8870

 

Competitive entry fees
(on or before March 18)

Entry per race

(entering 1 or 2 races.)

Friday entry fee includes Pyramid Hill’s discounted park entry fee

Of $5 per adult age 21+ and $3 per junior age -20

Entering all races

Adult age 21+
non-member

Friday $49, other days $44

$125

Adult age 21+
member of USOF, COF, or IOF

Friday $45, other days $40

$113

Junior age -20
non-member

Friday $20, other days $17

$49

Junior age -20
member of USOF, COF, or IOF

Friday $18, other days $15

$43

Junior age -20

with TROL season pass

Friday $13, other days $10

$25

 

Late fee

    $10 per race late fee for any adult competitive entry received on or after Mar. 19. ($25 for all 3 events).  $5 per race late fee for any junior competitive entry received on or after Mar. 19. ($10 for all 3 events).  Reminder that anything sent by mail MUST arrive on or before Thursday, March 29.

 

Recreational Courses

   Recreational Courses will be offered at all events.  $10 per individual for each event.  Recreational participants may enter day-of-event. (Recreational entrants are not eligible for awards or OUSA ranking points).

 

Sport-Ident e-card rental
   $2 per race.
  Must sign agreement to pay $45 for lost or damaged card.  All entrants must use a SportIdent card.  All cards except flat cards and Air+ should work.

 

Preview Maps

    Previously used maps of Pyramid Hill and Elk Creek will be available with registration for $5 each.  The Elk Creek map was formerly known as Sebald Park and does not include newly mapped area that will be included in the Flying Pig XXII.

    Voice of America (VOA) is a newly mapped area.  NO preview map will be available for VOA.

    Orders for preview and training maps received by March 23 will be mailed to you; late orders will be in your packet when you arrive.

 

Training Maps

    Rentschler Forest (with permanent course), Miami-Middletown (with permanent course), Governor Bebb (with permanent course) Forest Run, Harbin Park.  $5 each or all 5 for $20.  Rentschler, Governor Bebb, and Forest Run are all Butler County MetroParks and require a MetroParks motor vehicle permit ($5 daily, $10 annual, valid at all Butler county MetroParks).

    Orders for preview and training maps received by March 23 will be mailed to you; late orders will be in your packet when you arrive.

 

Shirts   Flying Pig shirts will be available through pre-registration.  Shirts must be ordered by the March 18 regular registration deadline in order to guarantee size.  Prices are coming soon.  See the shirt design.

 

Dinner   Flying Pig dinner details soon.  We are making plans for a Saturday night dinner.  Location and prices will be announced soon.

 

Whistles

    All competitors must carry a whistle.  Orienteering USA keychain whistles with red LED light, $2

 

Saturday and Sunday Sandwich Sales

            The Orienteering USA Junior Team will be providing sandwiches, available for purchase through pre-registration.  Choices will be ham, turkey, or vegetarian, with or without cheese.  All sandwiches are $5.  Condiments such as mustard and mayo will be available.

 

Refunds

    Full refund on or before Apr. 1, less the fees for any training maps, or other materials already sent.  No refunds after Apr. 1, unless exception is granted by the Event Director.

 

Joel Rauschenbach Memorial Junior Fund
      The Joel Rauschenbach Memorial Junior Fund provides grants to help develop youth orienteering in the Greater Cincinnati area and to assist area youth in traveling to national and international competitions.  As you register for these events, you will have the opportunity to make a voluntary contribution to this fund if desired.  OCIN Junior pages

 

Registrar  Guy Olsen (flyingpigregistrar@gmail.com) ,

 

Guy Olsen, 17 Gladding Rd, Caldwell NJ, 07006-5804

 

   Checks payable to OCIN

   Any postal mail to Registrar must be received on or before Thursday, March 29.

 

Any late mail must go to:

            Mike Minium,

            6797 Stillwell Beckett Rd

            Oxford, OH 45056-8870

 

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