Jug Bay

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June 3

Jug Bay The Chase, known far and wide as the longest continually running orienteering race in the USA, returns once again along with our Annual Meeting & Potluck Picnic, as QOC's 2017-2018 Sept - June season comes to a close! Newcomers are welcome, and there will be courses suited for all levels from beginner to advanced.

Pre-registration will open later in May and will be strongly encouraged, to help minimize day-of registration just before the Mass Start.

The Annual Meeting of the Quanticio Orienteering Club General Membership will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2018 promptly at 11:25 AM in conjuction with the Jug Bay Event in the area of the Caretakers House, Bristol Maryland. The Election of Officers for 2018-2019 Season will take place at the meeting. The Slate of Officers as recommended by the Nominating Committee, which was chaired by Heidi Onkst, is listed below. The Annual Picnic and Awards Ceremony will take place immediately following the running of the coures. Thanks to Mike Newman, who is serving as the Meet Director and Craig Shelden, who is the course designer and setter. Special thanks and appreciation to Dave Linthicum and Peggy Brosnan for graciously arranging for QOC's use of the Jug Bay area.

​QOC Officer Nominations for 2018-2019 Season
​President: ​J​​ody Landers
VP of Competition/MD: Tom Nolan
VP of Competition/Permits - MD: Mike Newman
VP of Competition/VA: Charles Carrick
VP of Competition/Permits - VA: Bill Wright
Treasurer: Vic Culp
Secretary: Karla Hulett
(ExOfficio): Jon Torrance


Jug Bay, Caretaker's House Area, Bristol, MD (Mass Start & Party!)

RegistrationAdvance registration will be encouraged!
Start TimesTo be announced ...
ScheduleSunday, June 3
11:00 am - 3:00 pmMass Start & Party!:
Event Director:Mike Newman
Course Designer:Craig Shelden
Beverage Pourer:Jody Landers
Location Details

Mass Start & Party!
Jug Bay
Caretaker's House Area
Bristol, MD
Google Map

From the MD. Rt. 4 Capital Beltway exit, head south/east on Rt. 4 for 8 miles (where you cross over U.S. Rt. 301), then 3 more miles south (into Anne Arundel County) on Rt. 4 to the "Plummer Lane" exit. Ignore all "Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary" signs and continue on Plummer Lane (which becomes Pindell Rd.) for 2.0 miles, making a hard right turn at 5 mailboxes. Take the paved "River Farm" road for a mile though the O' map terrain; after the road become dirt, look for parking in the field a bit before the house by Jug Bay.
Entry FeesIndividual Entries

Note: juniors = under 21

Club Member, adult Club Member, junior Non-Member, adult Non-Member, junior
Epunch Owner $5 $5 $10 $5
Epunch Borrower $10 $5 $15 $10

Team or Group Entries

Participants are welcome to compete together as a single team entry. Teams containing one or more nonmembers are charged the nonmember individual rate. Teams containing one or more adults are charged the adult individual rate. For teams to receive member or junior rates, all members of the team must be members or juniors, respectively. Each extra team map beyond the first is an additional $2. Individuals or teams desiring to compete on a second course can do so for a reduced fee of $2/map.

Important Notes
  • Advance registration will be encouraged for this event.
  • If you wish to become a QOC member you should join online in advance via this webpage (which also explains the member benefits). Membership is completely optional.
  • Most of our events use an 'epunch' timing chip for electronic timing. Individuals or groups without their own epunch pay a higher entry fee (see above), which includes the loan of an epunch for that event. Loaned epunches that are lost incur a $40 replacement fee. Epunches (also known as SI-cards or finger sticks) can be purchased from online vendors as described here.
  • Former QOC members who have let their membership lapse pay non-member fees.
  • Compasses are available at no charge, but if lost incur a $15 replacement fee.
  • Please provide collateral (driver's license or car keys) when borrowing a compass or epunch.
  • For additional safety, whistles are available for sale at $1/each.
  • Free beginner instruction is always available - just ask at the registration table.