Update: The deadline has been extended to Wednesday May 24, 2017. As of Wed morning, there are still 23 spots available. Register.
To participate in the Fossil Creek Orienteering event on May 31, you must have access to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. You can do this 3 different ways.
Have a military ID card and car with a base access sticker, or car pool with someone who does.
Stop at the Fort Richardson Visitor Access Center and register for temporary base access. You will need to present current vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and a valid driver’s license. There may be a line, so plan ahead and leave plenty of time to get processed.
Fill out the pre-registration form. You will need to do this by Midnight Wednesday May 24, 2017. You must include all the requested information, or your request will be rejected. If you use this method you will be authorized to enter the installation through any gate. Present your ID to the guard and let them know you should be on the “Orienteering Event List”. Every visitor in the car must be on the list, not just the driver. This list is limited to 50 participants, so please do not use the form if you are unsure if you will attend, or if you can use one of the other access methods. If you are unexpectedly not on the list, you can still use Option 2. No Foreign Guests can be included on the list.
Regardless of the method chosen, everyone who looks remotely over 16 will need to present a valid government issued picture ID (driver’s license) to the guard at the gate. Even if you are on the list, you may be asked to present current vehicle registration and proof of insurance.
In addition, all orienteers must have an iSportsman Pass and be signed into training areas 411 and 412 for the evening. You can register for an iSportsman Pass at https://jber.isportsman.net
We are looking forward to seeing you at this awesome and under-used orienteering venue. Please do not be intimidated by the hassle of getting on base. We promise it will be worth it.