Patuxent River Park

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November 17
Sunday

The Susquehanna Stumble is a Billygoat-inspired event with a couple of twists. The competitors run between most controls in normal sequential order, but occasionally enter a "window" where there are several controls which can be visited in ANY order.

The Long-Stumble event will be ~14 km in length, with commemorative towel for the first 25 (or more if available) finishers.

The Short-Stumble will be ~7 km with commemorative towels for the first 20 (or more if available) finishers.

There will also be white, yellow, and orange recreational courses.

Note: Please be aware that a Redskins home game will be taking place at FedExField; kickoff time is 1pm. Traffic in the vicinity of I-495 exit 16 (Arena Dr) may be worth taking into consideration pre- and post-game.

Location

Patuxent River Park, Barn parking area, Upper Marlboro, MD (Stumble)

RegistrationPre-registration will be required for this event, and will open closer to the event date.
Start TimesMass start time is likely to be 11am.
ScheduleSunday, November 17
11:00 am - 3:00 pmStumble:
Volunteers
Event Director:Jody Landers
Event Director:Cecilia Landers
Course Designer:Matt Stout
Location Details

Stumble
Patuxent River Park
Barn parking area
Upper Marlboro, MD
Google Map

From the MD. Rt. 4 Capital Beltway exit, head south/east on Rt. 4 for 3 miles. Exit onto Woodyard Rd (Rt. 223) south. Immediately turn left at the light onto Osbourne Rd. After 3 miles you'll reach a traffic light and a junction with US Rt. 301. Turn left on 301 then immediately turn right at the next light onto Croom Rd. (Rt. 382). Signs for Patuxent River Park begin at this turn. After 3.5 miles, turn left on Croom Airport Road and continue for 2 miles to the park entrance, passing the junction with Duvall Rd. on the way. At the park entrance, continue straight towards the Group Camp Area (do not turn left towards the park's visitor center). Turn right onto the driveway leading to a barn and picnic pavilion when you reach a large field on the right hand side of the road. The parking, registration, start and finish areas are shown below on the arena map.

Alternatively, from the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 11A, (Pennsylvania Ave), Route 4 east for 8 miles. Take Route 301 south for 1.7 miles. Turn left on Croom Station Road and continue for 1.6 miles. Turn left on Croom Road (Route 382) and proceed for 1.5 miles. Turn left on Croom Airport Road and proceed to the park entrance as described above.

From the junction of Route 50 and Route 301, take Route 301 south for 15 miles. Turn left onto Croom Station Road and go 3.5 miles before turning left again onto Croom Airport Road. Follow it to the park entrance and proceed as described above.

Entry FeesSpecial Event Fees
Event entry fees for this event will be $25pp for the Long Stumble, $18pp for the Short-Stumble, and $5 for recreational courses.

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.