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November 22 - December 4
Monday - Saturday


National Mall, Smithsonian/12th St, Washington, District of Columbia (Distributed)

RegistrationAdvance registration will be required. Most likely, registration will open Monday, Nov. 15 and remain open until a few days before the last day of the event.
Start TimesStart times will be whenever you'd like during daylight hours.
ScheduleMonday, November 22
12:00 pm - 12:00 pmDistributed:
Event Director:Craig Shelden
Course Designer:Karla Hulett
Location Details

National Mall
Smithsonian/12th St
Washington, District of Columbia
Google Map

Registration will be on the Mall directly east of the Smithsonian Metro station.

Metro: We recommend that you take the metro to this event. Take the Orange, Silver, or Blue line to Smithsonian station. Exit the train to the right and turn right on the platform. Follow the sign for 12th and Jefferson – The National Mall to the up escalator. Exit the station using the next up escalator to the mall. The registration tent will be directly across (east) from the top of the escalator.

Driving: There is street parking around the DC Mall, but it fills up fast. 1230 Jefferson St, SW is the closest street address. There are pay-parking lots both north and south of the Mall.

Entry FeesIndividual Entries

Note: juniors = under 21

Club Member, adult Club Member, junior Non-Member, adult Non-Member, junior
$10 $5 $20 $5

Group Entries

Participants are welcome to orienteer together as a group (up to the maximum for that event; usually 4). Each member of a group is charged their individual rate as shown above, up to a group total of $30 (maximum), and each receives a map. A group receives one epunch. Individuals or groups desiring to compete on a second course after completing their first can do so for a reduced fee of $2/map subject to approval at the event by the Event Director.

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 will be loaned one 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 (such as car keys) when borrowing a compass or epunch.
  • There is no planned, on-site beginner instruction, but beginners are encouraged to watch relevant videos such as this one created by QOC's instructional guru David Onkst