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Pleasant Grove Park near Charlottesville
NOTE: The date has been changed to Saturday March 3 due to the condition of trails because of all the recent & predicted rain. (Don't come to the park on 2/24!) ************************************************************************************* This meet is being hosted and put on by the orienteering team at Fork Union Military Academy (FUMA). They have hosted a top-notch meet the last several years and this promises to be another one! All proceeds from the meet will go to the FUMA orienteering team in our effort to go the US Junior Nationals in Massachusetts. Last year’s event helped us get to Texas, where our JV team placed 2nd in the nation. Our hope is to improve that result this year. Your entry fee to this meet will help defray the travel costs for team members. Thanks so much for your support! STARTS: 10:00am - 1:00pm. Everyone must return by 3:00pm. (All competitors must check in at the finish. If you don't, we'll assume you are lost and send out search parties!) LOCATION: Pleasant Grove Park, just off of Thomas Jefferson Pkwy (VA 53), Palmyra, VA. From US 15, head west on VA 53. Turn right on Pleasant Grove Drive toward the museum. START/ FINISH: At the pole barn, just beyond the Pleasant Grove House Museum. COST: $5 per map. OTHER: - As always, instruction will be available for beginners. - Bring your own compass, or borrow one of ours (on a first-come basis). Be prepared to leave car keys or an ID as a deposit when borrowing. - Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on & off trail. - Point of contact: Carl Muench (muenchc at fuma dot org); - If you plan to come out, be sure to sign up in advance so we can get as accurate a count as possible for maps. There is a question on the RSVP that asks which course(s) you'll likely do. Though you won't be committed to this choice, please answer to help with planning. COURSE INFORMATION: * All courses will be traditional orienteering courses which are to be completed in the numerical order indicated on the map. * e-punching is not available and will be pin punches (as used at CVOC meets). The Courses: There will be courses of different difficulties and lengths available & there will be something for everyone! Details of courses will be posted closer to the meet. Be sure to check back! The map has been further updated since the last meet in this park and has improved contours and other details. White and yellow will use a 1:7500 scale. Other maps will be 1:10,000. Contour interval will be 3m. Courses will be: - White (beginner) - appx. 1.6 km - Yellow (novice) - appx. 3.0 km - Orange (intermediate) - appx. 6 km - Green (advanced) - appx. 6.2 km - Red (long advanced) - appx. 7.3 km

Pleasant Grove Park

1918 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy · Palmyra, VA


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The Central Virginia Orienteering Club is a group dedicated to orienteering in the Richmond and central region of Virginia. We are chartered with the national organization, Orienteering USA. Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map & compass.

Head out into the woods to find specific locations shown on your map, making choices along the way of the best routes between them. Orienteering is great for improving your map reading or wilderness navigation skills or preparing for adventure races. Race against the clock for the shortest time or do it as a fun walk in the woods!

People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Come join in the adventure!

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