Oregon Ridge

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October 30

QOC invites you to celebrate All Hallows' Eve Eve with some orienteering and enjoyment of the fall colors in the beautiful open woods of Oregon Ridge Park. This event will offer the full slate of beginner through advanced courses from white up to blue. The map scale will be 1:7500 for the beginner (White and Yellow) courses, and 1:10000 for all others.

Oregon Ridge Any youth or large groups attending, please contact the Event Director so that we can coordinate pre-registration for your group; the group registration and waiver form is part of the information on our Group Leaders page.

Oregon Ridge Park hosts a fine Nature Center, which is close to our registration area and also provides fine restroom facilities for our use. The center houses environmental displays and live animals including snakes, frogs and turtles, and admission is free. Of additional note:

  • The park has a large playground a bit to the east of our registration area.
  • Dogs are welcome in the park, but must be on a leash at all times.
  • Geocachers take note - several favored caches are in this park.
  • Notes about this map will be available to read at registration.
  • Free beginner instruction is available as always - just ask at registration.
  • Additional course comments are below (see the "Course Notes" section).


Oregon Ridge Park - Nature Center, Nature Center parking area, Cockeysville, MD (Classic Orienteering)

RegistrationNo advance registration required. Just show up and have fun!
Start TimesYou may start your course at any time during the start window listed below for your event.
ScheduleSunday, October 30
10:45 am - 1:15 pmClassic Orienteering: Registration window
11:00 am - 1:30 pmClassic Orienteering: Start window
3:00 pmClassic Orienteering: Courses Close - All runners to be out of the woods.
Event Director:Mike Newman
Course Setter:Ted Good
Location Details

Classic Orienteering, Classic Orienteering, Classic Orienteering
Oregon Ridge Park - Nature Center
Nature Center parking area
Cockeysville, MD
Google Map

From Baltimore: Take I-695 to I-83 North to Exit 20B (Shawan Road West). Follow Shawan Road to the first light, Beaver Dam Road, and turn left. Immediately after making the left onto Beaver Dam Road, there will be a fork in the road. Take the right fork and follow the orange and white orienteering signs. Follow the driveway to the parking; our registration area will be just a bit before the Nature Center.
Course DetailsClassic Orienteering
Course NameLength (km)Climb (m)No. Controls
White 2.9759
Yellow 3.61159
Orange 4.89010
Brown 4.42109
Green 5.723010
Red 7.323013
Blue 1035019
Course NotesClassic Orienteering

For an explanation of the course color-coding system, please refer to the Your First Event section of the web site.

All courses cross one or more of the roads within the park, so watch out for cars.

The Yellow course crosses a log bridge over a ravine - it's safe but take it easy and be careful!

Entry FeesIndividual Entries

Non-Member: $10/adult, $6/junior (under 21 years old)

Member: $6/adult, $4/junior (under 21 years old)

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 $4. Individuals or teams desiring to compete on a second course can do so for a reduced fee of $4/map.

Important Notes
  • At the event, we can only accept payment in cash or check; online, you may use a credit card or PayPal account.
  • Most of our events use electronic timing. We will provide you with an electronic timing chip (aka e-stick, finger dibber, or SI-card) for free if you don't own one. Loaned e-sticks that are lost incur a $40 replacement fee.
  • 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 e-punch.
  • For additional safety, whistles are available for sale at $1/each.
  • Free beginner instruction is always available - just ask at the registration table.