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April 28

Please note that with mountain bike orienteering planned in the morning, this event will not run on the schedule that has been usual this season. Instead starts will be offered from noon to 2pm with courses closing at 4pm, as was the practice at this time of year before this season. That said, Patti and Mark Mace have been hard at work on courses so here's hoping we get a fine spring day on which to enjoy them. The Maces will also bring the club library to the event.

Update: The meet registration area is in a covered pavilion with a couple of grills and picnic tables. Meet Directors John & Jody Landers will have the charcoal grills going by 12:30 and will supply a limited number of hot dogs and rolls for finishers. Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and something to grill for themselves.


Rosaryville State Park, Pavilion parking area, Rosaryville, 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.
ScheduleSaturday, April 28
11:45 am - 1:45 pmClassic Orienteering: Registration
12:00 pm - 2:00 pmClassic Orienteering: Start window
4:00 pmClassic Orienteering: Courses close
Course Setter:Mark Mace
Classic Orienteering: Event Director:John Landers
Classic Orienteering: Event Director:Jody Landers
Classic Orienteering: Course Setter:Patti Mace
Location Details

Classic Orienteering, Classic Orienteering, Classic Orienteering
Rosaryville State Park
Pavilion parking area
Rosaryville, MD
Google Map

From I-495 exit 11A, head east on Rt 4 (Penn. Ave) for 3 miles. Turn right on Woodyard Rd/MD-223, then quickly move left to turn left on Marlboro Pike. After 2.8 miles, turn right on Crain Hwy/Rt-301 S, then take the first right on W. Marlton Ave into the Park. Follow O'signs within the park.

Park Entrance Fees: $3/per vehicle in-state, $5/pp out-of-state
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Course DetailsClassic Orienteering
Course NameLength (km)Climb (m)No. Controls
White 2407
Yellow 2.96010
Orange 410510
Brown 3.91059
Green 5.716510
Red 6.818515
Blue 8.622019
Course NotesClassic Orienteering

The woods the courses will visit are generally runnable with thorny vegetation likely to be encountered in only a few spots. The trail network is complex - care will be required both reading the map to see the best route & following it, as well as deciding when it makes sense to leave the trails. If you aren't familiar with the park already, note that the trail network doesn't consist only of the usual beaten paths, indicated on the map with dashed black lines of varying thickness, but also includes grassy corridors through the woods, some of which have a well-defined trail running down the middle of them, some of which don't.

Watch out for runners, hikers, bikes & horses. Trail rules for the park are that cyclists yield to pedestrians and everyone yields to horses.

Please respect the park and surrounding land owners by not entering any out of bound areas (shown on the map with red crosshatching).

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.