Little Bennett

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March 27
Sunday

Little Bennett tree Welcome to the Day-O version of the two orienteering events available this weekend at Little Bennett Park. A full set of 7 courses will be available (2 beginner, 1 intermediate, and 4 advanced), along with free beginner instruction as usual. This meet will feature a newly mapped section of Little Bennett Regional Park, mapped by course setter Sam Listwak using a LiDAR basemap, for the White, Yellow, Orange and Brown courses, while the Green, Red and Blue courses will start on the new map then switch over to and end on the older Little Bennett map that the Club has used for years. Full details about the courses are below.

Registration, start and finish will be in the large parking lot off of Prescott Road; note that this is NOT accessed via the main park entrance.

Any youth or large groups attending, please contact the Meet 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.

Updates:

  • Advance registration is now available HERE via our pop-up form.
  • Please follow the parking instructions of the parking staff when you arrive.
  • The Golf course is OUT OF BOUNDS, so if you find yourself there, you might want to take a better look at your map
  • None of the courses (except for the Blue) cross Clarksburg Road or even have it as a valid route choice.

Location

Little Bennett Regional Park, Prescott Rd Parking Area, Clarksburg, MD (Classic Courses)

RegistrationAdvance registration is now available HERE, although day-of registration will also be available at the event. You'll save yourself and us time by pre-registering, but maybe you like hanging out in lines, and who are we to judge?
Start TimesYou may usually start your course any time during the start window for the event. For most events, this will be between 11:00am - 1:30pm.
ScheduleSunday, March 27
12:00 pm - 2:00 pmClassic Courses: Start Window
Volunteers
Event Director:Jon Pifer
Course Setter:Sam Listwak
Location Details

Classic Courses
Little Bennett Regional Park
Prescott Rd Parking Area
Clarksburg, MD
Google Map

Take I-270 to Rt.121, exiting east/north towards Clarksburg (not Boyds); make sure to stay on Rt 121 (Clarksburg Rd) soon after exiting. In ~4.2 miles, turn left at Lewisdale Rd, then after 0.7 miles, turn left onto Prescott Rd and continue 0.8 miles to the large field on the left.
Course DetailsClassic Courses
Course NameLength (km)Climb (m)No. Controls
White 22011
Yellow 2.65012
Orange 3.911013
Brown 4.514016
Green 6.120016
Red 7.427022
Blue 9.532023
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
  • 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.