Granite

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May 11
Saturday

SORRY, BUT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We hope to reschedule it soon.

Welcome back to Patapsco Granite! This meet will offer the usual set of classic beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses (White to Blue). The Granite map provides a good opportunity to practice navigation in a rocky terrain, which is rare for the D.C. area. Course details and course setter comments are now posted below. Note that this is a *Saturday* event.

Event timing: Register at the event anytime between 10:45am - 1:15, start between 11 - 1:30, and be sure to check back in no later than 3pm.

If you will be bringing a large group (youth or otherwise), 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.

Granite Additional information:

  • Parking will be in the large lot of the St. Alphonsus Rodriguez church parking lot.
  • Registration will be in the nearby field.
  • Map scales are 1:10,000 and contour interval 5m for all courses.
  • Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a leash at all times.
  • There are no entrance or parking fees at this venue.
  • Have any questions? Just use our handy Contact Us form.

Location

Patapsco Valley State Park, Granite Area, Woodstock, MD (Classic)

RegistrationTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.No advance registration required. Just show up and have fun!
Start TimesStart any time between 11am and 1:30pm.
ScheduleSaturday, May 11
11:00 am - 3:00 pmClassic:
Volunteers
Event Director:Dagmar (Dasa) Merkova
Course Designer:Jan Merka
Location Details

Classic
Patapsco Valley State Park
Granite Area
Woodstock, MD
Google Map

Park in the large parking lot to the south of St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Church on Old Court Rd. From the Marriottsville Rd exit of I-70, go north on Marriottsville just 0.8 miles and then turn right on Old Frederick Rd (Rt 99). Go east 0.8 miles, then turn left (north) on Woodstock Rd. In 2 miles the church will be on your left, after Woodstock Rd has changed its name to Old Court Rd.
Course DetailsClassic
Course NameLength (km)Climb (m)No. Controls
White 31207
Yellow 3.51709
Orange 4.618013
Brown 5.118516
Green 625517
Red 7.331018
Blue 835520
Course NotesClassic

The mapped root stocks are old and often difficult to identify due to a number of fresher and unmapped root stocks. Therefore, this feature is not used for any controls and care should be exercised when using root stocks for navigation.

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.