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January 20

Greenbelt Park SignQOC's third and last meet in January will be at Greenbelt National Park, MD. A full set of seven courses will be offered, courtesy of course designer Russ Damtoft. Course stats, probably final, are posted below.

Note: This event is by pre-registration ONLY. Online registration is now closed. We are not allowed to offer day-of registration at the event site due to park rules.

Timing: Check-in for pre-registered participants will be from 10:45am to 1:15pm, who may start anytime between 11 - 1:30. If you didn't sign your liability waiver online, you will need to do so in person at the event. Everyone must be out of the woods and back at the registration/finish area by 3:00pm, which is when we will begin picking up the controls.

Want to see if you are are registered, or who else is on your course? Just click here! You can sort by column by clicking on a column header.

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.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Additional information:

  • Dogs are welcome, so long as they are on a leash at all times.
  • We do have access to full restroom facilities.
  • There are no entrance fees to this park, and parking is also free.
  • The map has been updated, thanks to Diana Todd!
  • Have any questions? Just use our Contact Us form and fire away.
Atlanta Bread Post-Race MeetUp Special! Atlanta Bread Company is offering all orienteers your choice of a free cookie, bagel or cupcake with your order of $5 or more this Sunday afternoon.


Greenbelt National Park, Sweetgum Parking, Greenbelt, MD (Classic Orienteering)

RegistrationRegistration is now closed.
Start TimesYou may start your course at any time during the start window listed below for your event.
ScheduleSunday, January 20
10:45 am - 1:15 pmClassic Orienteering: Check-in period for pre-registered participants
11:00 am - 1:30 pmClassic Orienteering: Start window
3:00 pmClassic Orienteering: Courses close
Meet Director:Mike Lieder
Course Setter:Russ Damtoft
Location Details

Classic Orienteering, Classic Orienteering, Classic Orienteering
Greenbelt National Park
Sweetgum Parking
Greenbelt, MD
Google Map

From the I-495 Beltway (which is also I-95 in this section): Take Exit 23 Route 201 Kenilworth Avenue South (toward Bladensburg). You will soon see the sign for Route 193 Greenbelt Road; veer right to take Route 193 East, and take the left onto Greenbelt Road . (Greenbelt Road is Route 193 and passes over Route 201) The park entrance is a quarter mile further on the right hand side of Greenbelt Road, across from TGI Fridays restaurant and a Marriott Courtyard hotel. Follow the orienteering signs to the parking area (Sweetgum or nearby, depending on which has space).
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Apple/iPhone Link
Course DetailsClassic Orienteering
Course NameLength (km)Climb (m)No. Controls
White 1.3259
Yellow 2.15511
Orange 414515
Brown 3.110010
Green 4.414514
Red 6.722518
Blue 8.228021
Course NotesClassic Orienteering

Greenbelt was hit pretty hard by the derecho and/or Hurricane Sandy, so there is a great deal of blowdown in the woods. This shouldn't matter much for white or yellow courses, but for the other courses it will, when combined with Greenbelt's usual amount of greenbrier, mean you are likely often to find it somewhat tougher going in the woods than the map indicates.

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 $2. Individuals or teams desiring to compete on a second course can do so for a reduced fee of $2/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. (Pre-registered & pre-paid runners only.)
  • 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.