Lawyers Corn Maze-O

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October 13
Sunday

Corn Maze Update Sunday 6pm: The maze is an amazingly soggy and muddy mess, with pools of slippery slop that make running nigh impossible, and even walking is difficult. We can not hold a reasonable Corn Maze-O under these conditions, but hope to once it dries out, perhaps in a week or more. Thanks for your understanding!

QOC's First - and hopefully not last - Corn Maze Orienteering Event! Planned on very short notice, with all the consequences you might imagine as a result, we invite you to come and try it this coming Sunday, Oct 13. Course details will be posted later in the week, but we plan to offer a 3 courses of varying lengths, suitable for any level orienteer. Registration will be from 10am - 11am, start anytime between 10:15 - 11:15am, and be out of the maze and check back in at the finish absolutely no later than noon.

Additional details:

  • Courtesy pre-registration is requested - just send the Event Director an email by Friday midnight indicating you're planning on coming. You will be sent a confirmation email on Saturday.
  • This is one of the region's largest corn mazes, with more than 6 miles of trails over 40 acres.
  • DO NOT TAKE SHORTCUTS THROUGH THE CORN. Anyone caught taking a shortcut will be disqualified; don't be tempted by any cut-throughs you may see. You should be able to run your course without touching any corn!
  • We don't recommend it, but dogs held on a leash are allowed in the maze.
  • Additional details about this maze are here, but the courses will be unique to QOC.
  • We will have exclusive use of the maze until noon, when it opens to the public. You are welcome to go back in the maze after noon, but you must check back in at our Finish before noon. Our event ends at noon when the maze opens to the general public.
  • This is a members-only event, with a set price of $10/adult and $5/junior. This includes the admission fee to the maze. Parking is free.
  • A modified orienteering map oriented to magnetic north will be used for all courses. The scale will not be a normal one!
  • Compasses are recommended, especially since it's expected to be overcast. And if you're running, you'll be surprised just how quickly you might get disoriented.
  • Epunching will be in use, but using a thermal printer and without all software normally deployed for a regular QOC meet.
  • Due to the constricted nature of the corn maze paths, we will be placing a cap on the number of participants, and all participants should plan on running solo (and not in teams).
  • This event webpage will be updated Friday night. There is a slim chance that the event will be cancelled in case of excessive rain in the days preceding the event.

Location

Lawyers Moonlight Maze, Main entrance, Thurmont, MD (Corn Maze Orienteering)

RegistrationPlease email the Event Director by Friday night to ensure we print enough maps. Payment will be collected at the event (cash or check). Member discount cards are OK to use for this event.
Start TimesSee notes above.
ScheduleSunday, October 13
10:00 am - 12:00 pmCorn Maze Orienteering:
Volunteers
Event Director:Kathleen Lennon
Course Designer:Greg Lennon
Location Details

Corn Maze Orienteering
Lawyers Moonlight Maze
Main entrance
Thurmont, MD
Google Map

From Frederick: Route 15 N towards Thurmont. Take a right onto Old Frederick Rd exit (just after Resthaven Memorial Grounds). Follow until stop sign (about 5 miles). Go straight onto route 550N. After 0.5 miles, the farm is on your right.
Course NotesCorn Maze Orienteering

To be posted Friday night.

Entry FeesThis is a QOC members-only event. Special pricing is in effect: $10/adult, $5/junior, and this entry fee includes admission to the corn maze.