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Tim Neale

A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2016 for early Anchorage orienteeer, mountain runner, and general outdoor fun organizer Tim Neale.
It starts at 4:30 with a run, bike, walk, whatever you’d like to do on the trails; followed by dinner (provided) and sharing of stories about Tim.
At Lydia Selkregg Chalet at Russian Jack Springs Park.

Free Orienteering!

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Healthy Futures

Thanks to a generous grant from Healthy Futures, kids under 19 can orienteer for free for the entire 2016 orienteering season.  Kids, come on out and be healthy!

In addition, if you have never orienteered before, regardless of your age, the orienteering club would like you to try it for free. Just let the meet director know that you have never orienteered before, and your entry fee will be waived. We hope you will enjoy orienteering and come back all summer long.

Big-O Orienteering Meet

Big-O Orienteering Meet

Tuesday, May 3rd

Mass Start at 6:30pm

Kincaid Park Chalet

The Anchorage School District’s Health and Physical Education Department runs an orienteering event each year for elementary and middle school students on Tuesday, May 3rd, and they are keeping the course set up so that the club can enjoy it in the evening.

The meet will be a mass start in the Score-O format.  All participants will have 1 hour to find as many controls as they can before returning to the start.  The start location will be on the East side of the Kincaid Chalet.  ASD is using the same course as last year, so it may be a fun opportunity to experiment with your route choice or test your fitness against last year’s performance.  The course is made for beginners, with all controls on or very near the major trails.  That being said, intermediate and advanced orienteerers will find that since the vegetation is still low, you have greater opportunities for off-trail route choices that would be almost impossible later in the summer.  While there are some small areas where the trails are muddy, for the most part the trails are dry and in great shape.

Whether you can make it on Tuesday or not,  the meet director would appreciate some help taking down the controls after the event.  If you can help, please contract him by email:  HarmonA23@aol.com

Hope to see you out there!

Training Galore!

Intro To Orienteering: The Basics

APU Score-O – 05/11/2016, 6:00-6:30
Bartlett Sprint-O – 06/29/2016, 5:30-6:00

Instruction (outdoors): We’ll cover everything you need to know to try out the sport of orienteering, answer any questions you may have, then help you get started on a course and try orienteering for 30-60 minutes.
Bring: good walking shoes, long pants, other clothes to keep you warm or cool and dry during instruction and orienteering, small pack or pockets for your valuables, bug dope, a whistle
Optional gear: pepper spray, water, snacks, compass
Questions: Please contact Cory Smith at (907) 317-3962 or coryhsmith@gmail.com

Intro To Orienteering: How to Read an Orienteering Map

Follet-O – 05/25/2016, 5:30-6:00
Service-O – 08/10/2016, 5:30-6:00

Instruction (outdoors) from 5:30 to 6 pm: We’ll quickly cover the basics of orienteering, then discuss map reading and how to use an orienteering map.  Finally, we’ll get you out on a course to try orienteering for 30-60 minutes.
Bring: good walking shoes, long pants, other clothes to keep you warm or cool and dry during instruction and orienteering, small pack or pockets for your valuables, bug dope, a whistle
Optional gear: pepper spray, water, snacks, compass
Questions: Please contact Cory Smith at (907) 317-3962 or coryhsmith@gmail.com

Intro To Orienteering: Using a Compass

Abbott-O – 06/08/2016, 6:00-6:30
Pia-O – 08/24/2016, 5:30-6:00

Instruction (outdoors): We’ll quickly cover the basics of orienteering, then discuss how to use a compass and how to use it along with your map to navigate an orienteering course.  Finally, we’ll get you out on a course to try orienteering for 30-60 minutes.
Bring: good walking shoes, long pants, other clothes to keep you warm or cool and dry during instruction and orienteering, small pack or pockets for your valuables, bug dope, a whistle
Optional gear: pepper spray, water, snacks, compass
Questions: Please contact Cory Smith at (907) 317-3962 or coryhsmith@gmail.com

Ski-O Cancelled

cancelledSorry Orienteers, our meet director for the Bartlett Ski-O has taken ill, and will not be able to host the meet on Wed March 16. There is not enough time left to find a new meet director. Sorry for the short notice. Please help spread the word.

The season is ON!

The O-Club is adapting to the less than snowy winter. Our first meet is Art’s Cleat-O on Wednesday evening (March 9th, starts from 5-7pm). This will not be a ski-o — check the link for details.

We plan to hold the remaining winter meets with adaptations to suit the conditions mother nature provides us. Please check the links to the right shortly before the meet to see what the meet director has planned.

Time to start orienteering!!