• Colonial Beach Adventure Race (Sept 19 - Oct 4)

    Colonial Beach

    Welcome to Colonial Beach, Virginia, a little town on the banks of the Potomac River with some interesting and surprising history. Located a little over an hour from either Richmond or Northern Virginia, visitors enjoy easily accessible wide, sandy beaches and panoramic views of the river (which is five miles across at this point). With relatively little traffic, a protected bay and loads of late 19th and early 20th century architecture, Colonial Beach is a great location for walking, running, paddling and biking. There are two virtual races: a 2 to 3 hour bike/trek and a 3 to 4 hour bike/kayak/trek. Many of the controls/checkpoints will be historical points of interest. The biking is small town urban. The paddling is sheltered bay. The trekking is forested land. The courses will be open from September 19 until October 4. Check out all of the details below! _______________________________________________________________________ TIMING: Start any time Saturday or Sunday (Sept 19 to Oct 4) after 8:00am and finish by 6:00pm the same day. This is a self-timed event. COST: None. Print maps at home. LOCATION: Castlewood Drive, Colonial Beach, VA 22443 will work (the parking lot is at the intersection of Castlewood and Irving) PARKING: Park in the public parking spaces and buy a ticket at the automated kiosk ($2 per hour, payable by cash or credit card). Put the ticket on your dashboard. Here you can complete the bike-O and the kayak-O. Launch your kayak at the public boat ramp a few feet to your west. Note: there are three kinds of parking spaces here: cars, cars with trailers, and trailers. OTHER: * Note that no beginner instruction will be provided at this event. * Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on & off trail. * Water and bug spray are also good items to bring along. * PFD/life jacket is required while on the water and helmet is required while biking. Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions! COURSE DETAILS: - Map and course notes will be posted and emailed out prior to the first weekend. Print your own copy in advance. - There are two virtual races: a 2 to 3 hour bike/trek and a 3 to 4 hour bike/kayak/trek. These races put a little twist on the typical adventure race. Many of the controls/checkpoints will be historical points of interest. - Approximate distances are as follows: Biking: 10 miles (small town streets) Kayaking: 4 miles (protected bay and creek) Trekking: 2 miles (woods, trails and other) - Bring a pen so that you can write your answers down! - Timing - This is a self-timed event, so be sure to have some way to track your time while you're out there. Note your start and end times. - Report your results by the Tuesday after you do the course with the final deadline being Tues 10/6 11:59pm. Location for reporting results will be provided when all of the other information is posted. (You'll be reporting date, start time, end time, answers to the questions, names of participants, etc.) - Please report your results after doing the course so that we can gauge the level of participation to know whether we should create more events like this. Course Designers: Mark Williamson & Lauren Dunn

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  • Pocahontas Score-O

    Pocahontas State Park

    This weekend's orienteering course is ready! You can complete it any time 7am-7pm on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, so go out and have some fun! All of the details are here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/164tC-VEuOiNHsRP1Qv0Fa8bbqqpsJtc3/view?usp=sharing Be sure to report your results afterward. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Time to get out in the woods for a Score-O course at Pocahontas. The course can be done at whatever time suits you best over the weekend. Check out all of the details below! _______________________________________________________________________ TIMING: Start any time after Friday 7:00am and finish by Sunday 7:00pm. (Park is open 7am to dusk daily.) This is a self-timed event. COST: None. Print maps at home. After some of the past social distancing meets people have asked how they can make a donation. If you would like to you can send money via paypal to hokial at gmail dot com and it will be forwarded to our treasurer. LOCATION: Pocahontas State Park. 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield VA. Three start locations are shown on the map. PARKING FEE: $10 per car on weekends (unless you have a State Parks parking permit). Can be paid at the main park entrance or ahead of time with the Viply app (https://www.viplypass.com/virginia-state-parks/). OTHER: * Note that no beginner instruction will be provided at this event and none of the control locations are of a beginner level. * Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on & off trail. * Water and bug spray are also good items to bring along. There are ticks & poison ivy in the woods. Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions! COURSE DETAILS: - Map and course notes will be posted and emailed out prior to the weekend. Print your own copy in advance. - Course is a score-O course with locations of intermediate & advanced difficulty level. This is a foot-only event. - Find as many of the controls as you like, in any order that you feel is the best route. - We will not be using punches at the controls this time. Make note of the letter on each control for reporting your results. Bring a pen! - Timing - This is a self-timed event, so be sure to have some way to track your time while you're out there. Note your start and end times. - Report your results by Tuesday 9:00pm. Location for reporting results will be provided when all of the other information is posted. (You'll be reporting date, start time, end time, foot/bike, letters found on each control, names of participants.) - Please report your results after doing the course so that we can gauge the level of participation to know whether we should create more events like this. Course Designer: Mark Walmsley

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  • Urban-O On Your Own (Aug 15 - Aug 30)

    Chesterfield County

    Part Five in our social distancing series of events. This time it's an Urban-O (Suburban-O?) in Chesterfield County. You'll be exploring all of the area comprising the Chesterfield County Government Center complex, and maybe learn a couple of things along the way. There are many roads, buildings, paths, & trails in the area to make for interesting navigation. The course can be completed on foot or by bike and at whatever time suits you best from Aug 15 through Aug 30. Check out all of the details below! _______________________________________________________________________ TIMING: Course is open Aug 15 at 7am through August 30 at 7pm. This is a self-timed event. COST: None. Print maps at home. After some of the past social distancing meets, people have asked how they can make a donation to support the club. If you would like to, you can send money via paypal to hokial at gmail dot com and it will be deposited to the club. LOCATION: Chesterfield County Government Center complex. The area of the map is roughly bordered by Iron Bridge Rd, Courthouse Rd, & Krause Rd. PARKING: There are many parking lots in the area. Be sure to follow any posted restrictions. The start location will be shown on the map as a pink triangle. OTHER: * This event is appropriate for all skill levels. * There will be some minimal travel off trail/pavement, depending upon route choice. * Water and bug spray are always good items to bring along. Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions! COURSE DETAILS: - Map and course notes will be posted and emailed out on the evening of Aug 14. Print your own copy in advance. - This is a score-O course. Find as many of the controls as you like, in any order that you feel is the best route. - May be completed on foot or on bike (no cars), but must be completed in one session. (No coming back multiple days...) - We will not be using punches at the controls or descriptions of the control locations this time. There will be a question for each control location. Visit the mapped location, determine the correct answer to the question, and make note of it for reporting your results. Bring a pen! - Timing - This is a self-timed event, so be sure to have some way to track your time while you're out there. Note your start and end times. - Report your results by Monday Aug 31 at 9:00pm. Location for reporting results will be provided when the map is posted on Aug 14. (You'll be reporting date, start time, end time, foot/bike, answers for each control, names of participants.) - Please report your results after doing the course so that we can gauge the level of participation to know whether we should create more events like this. Course Designer: Ellen Stefaniak Map created by: Alec Richardson

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  • Orienteering While Social Distancing - Part Quad!!!!

    York River State Park

    PART Quad - Once again, we are organizing this so that you can get out into the woods for some orienteering while still complying with social distancing guidelines. There will be a foot and bike course and at whatever time suits you best over the weekend. Check out all of the details below! _______________________________________________________________________ TIMING: Start any time after Saturday 7:00am and finish by Sunday 8:00pm. (Park is open 7am to dusk daily.) This is a self-timed event. COST: None. Print maps at home. After some of the past social distancing meets people have asked how they can make a donation. If you would like to you can send money via paypal to hokial at gmail dot com. LOCATION: York River State Park. 9801 York River Park Rd, Williamsburg, VA. PARKING FEE: $5 per car (unless you have a State Parks parking permit). Can be paid at the main park entrance. OTHER: * Note that no beginner instruction will be provided at this event and none of the control locations are of a beginner level. * Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on & off trail. * Water and bug spray are also good items to bring along. There are ticks & poison ivy in them thar woods. Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions! COURSE DETAILS: - Map and course notes will be posted and emailed out on Friday evening. Print your own copy in advance. - Foot course is a score-O course. - Bike course is a score-O course. - You can do both courses or just 1 . Your choice! If you do plan on doing both courses then transition time is also on the clock. - Find as many of the controls as you like, in any order that you feel is the best route. - We will not be using punches at the controls this time. Make note of the letter on each control for reporting your results. Bring a pen! - Timing - This is a self-timed event, so be sure to have some way to track your time while you're out there. Note your start and end times. - Report your results by Monday 9:00pm. Location for reporting results will be provided when the map is posted on Friday. (You'll be reporting date, start time, end time, foot/bike/both, letters found on each control, names of participants.) - Please report your results after doing the course so that we can gauge the level of participation to know whether we should create more events like this. Course Designers: Chip Dodd & Brent Russell

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  • Orienteering While Social Distancing - Part III

    Pocahontas State Park

    HERE IT IS: Everything you need for this weekend is in this document. (course notes, map, parking, etc.) Read everything! Google Doc https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eUfljmmM_AH1qDAOcVB6-WnqWciurM3Sx03htp6Rcos/edit?usp=sharing Word Doc to download https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1Dg0rmqYrdmkMVCYsbCuNNXSsxa_xWHbA +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ PART III - Once again, we are organizing this so that you can get out into the woods for some orienteering while still complying with social distancing guidelines. The course can be done either on foot or bike and at whatever time suits you best over the weekend. Check out all of the details below! _______________________________________________________________________ TIMING: Start any time after Saturday 7:00am and finish by Sunday 8:00pm. (Park is open 7am to dusk daily.) This is a self-timed event. COST: None. Print maps at home. LOCATION: Pocahontas State Park. 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield VA. There will be three start locations. Two are inside the main entrance along Beach Rd. and one is along Qualla Rd. PARKING FEE: $10 per car on weekends (unless you have a State Parks parking permit). Can be paid at the main park entrance or ahead of time with the Viply app (https://www.viplypass.com/virginia-state-parks/). OTHER: * Note that no beginner instruction will be provided at this event and none of the control locations are of a beginner level. * All bathrooms in the park are closed. There are porta-potties in some locations. * Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on & off trail. * Water and bug spray are also good items to bring along. There are ticks & poison ivy in the woods now. Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions! COURSE DETAILS: - Map and course notes will be posted and emailed out on Friday evening. Print your own copy in advance. - Note that we were able to move the start time up to Saturday 7:00am. - Course is a score-O course with locations of intermediate & advanced difficulty level. - Course can be completed on foot or by bike. Your choice! Note that even on bike a lot of your travel will be on foot. - Find as many of the controls as you like, in any order that you feel is the best route. - We will not be using punches at the controls this time. Make note of the letter on each control for reporting your results. Bring a pen! - Timing - This is a self-timed event, so be sure to have some way to track your time while you're out there. Note your start and end times. - Report your results by Monday 9:00pm. Location for reporting results will be provided when the map is posted on Friday. (You'll be reporting date, start time, end time, foot/bike, letters found on each control, names of participants.) - Please report your results after doing the course so that we can gauge the level of participation to know whether we should create more events like this. Course Designer: Kevin Kessler

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  • ***CANCELLED*** River Rock Adventure Race

    TBD

    ***CANCELLED***CANCELLED***CANCELLED*** Due to the Governor's current restrictions, the River Rock festival has been cancelled for this year. If you've already registered for the adventure race or any other races, information about your options can be found here: https://www.riverrockrva.com/event-cancellation-details/ ******************************************************* Attention adventure racers (and anyone who's ever thought of doing one): The annual adventure race that's part of the Dominion River Rock festival will be held on Sunday May 17. This year's race will be 4 hours of fun in the Richmond area! This is a great event for first-time racers but will offer plenty of challenge for those with experience, too. The race is done in teams of 2,3, or 4 people, or as a solo. Racers will ride, run, & paddle as they navigate through a course that will be revealed that morning. Check out the River Rock website for all of the details and to sign up: https://www.riverrockrva.com/events/adventure-race/ Note that the price increases on 4/1 & again on 5/1, so get your team together and register soon! The race director is CVOC's Phil Dawson and a variety of CVOC members will be involved in putting on the race. If you're interested in volunteering too, please let us know!

  • Dorey Park

    Dorey Park and Recreation Center

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  • Orienteering While Social Distancing Part Deux

    Pocahontas State Park

    HERE IT IS: Everything you need for this weekend is in this document. (course notes, map, parking, etc.) Read everything! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l7KGCup670zonYVhOxj6l2xvuzqWLph_/view?usp=sharing +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Like last month, we are organizing this so that you can get out into the woods for some orienteering while still complying with social distancing guidelines. Unlike last month, this section of the park is a lot more open with a lot fewer briars. The course can be done either on foot or bike and at whatever time suits you best over the weekend. Check out all of the details below! _______________________________________________________________________ TIMING: Start any time after Saturday 7:00am and finish by Sunday 7:00pm. (Park is open 7am to dusk daily.) This is a self-timed event. COST: None. Print maps at home. LOCATION: Pocahontas State Park. 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield VA. From the main entrance station along Beach Rd, drive all the way to the back of the park past the pool parking lot PARKING FEE: $10 per car on weekends (unless you have a State Parks parking permit). Can be paid at the main park entrance or ahead of time with the Viply app (https://www.viplypass.com/virginia-state-parks/). OTHER: * Note that no beginner instruction will be provided at this event and none of the control locations are of a beginner level. * All bathrooms in the park are closed. * Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on & off trail. * Water and bug spray are also good items to bring along. There are ticks in the woods now. Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions! COURSE DETAILS: - Map and course notes will be posted and emailed out on Friday evening. Print your own copy in advance. - Course is a score-O course with locations of intermediate & advanced difficulty level. - Course can be completed on foot or by bike. Your choice! Note that even on bike a lot of your travel will be on foot. - Find as many of the controls as you like, in any order that you feel is the best route. - We will not be using punches at the controls this time. Make note of the letter on each control for reporting your results. Bring a pen! - Timing - This is a self-timed event, so be sure to have some way to track your time while you're out there. Note your start and end times. - Report your results by Monday 9:00pm. Location for reporting results will be provided when the map is posted on Friday. (You'll be reporting date, start time, end time, foot/bike, letters found on each control, names of participants.) - Please report your results after doing the course so that we can gauge the level of participation to know whether we should create more events like this. Course Designer: Tim Gilbert

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  • CANCELLED - Mint Springs Adventure Race / Rogaine

    Mint Springs Valley Park

    * CANCELLED * CANCELLED * CANCELLED * (This isn't a CVOC event, but we know that lots of our members will enjoy this!) The Mint Springs Adventure race is a 6-hour Rogaine being held in Crozet VA. Find as many of the 30+ checkpoints as you can within the time limit! This should be a fun event and even offers a 3-hour option for teams with at least one member under 15 y.o. Check out all of the details and sign up at www.mintspringsar.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MintSpringsAR2020/

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  • Yes, you get to orienteer this weekend! (bike or foot)

    Pocahontas State Park NE

    HERE IT IS: Everything you need for this weekend is in this document. (course notes, map, parking, etc.) Read everything! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AmgoS1RaNsaRvJiN-uWSzh1msBQAHSNL/view?usp=sharing ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ We've come up with a way to get out into the woods for some orienteering while still complying with social distancing guidelines. Not only that but the course will be in an area that we have never had a meet before because the parking lots are too small. The course can be done either on foot or bike and at whatever time suits you best over the weekend. Check out all of the details below! _______________________________________________________________________ TIMING: Start any time after Saturday 7:00am and finish by Sunday 7:00pm. (Park is open 7am to dusk daily.) This is a self-timed event. COST: None. Print maps at home. LOCATION: Pocahontas State Park. There are two start locations shown on the map. Both are on the Courthouse Rd edge of the park. PARKING FEE: $10 per car on weekends (unless you have a State Parks parking permit). Can be paid at the main park entrance on Beach Rd or with envelope & drop box at mountain biking parking lot on Courthouse Rd. You can also pay ahead of time with the Viply app (https://www.viplypass.com/virginia-state-parks/). OTHER: * Note that no beginner instruction will be provided at this event. Few of the control locations are of a beginner level. * All bathrooms in the park are closed. * Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on & off trail. * Water and bug spray are also good items to bring along. Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions! COURSE DETAILS: - Map and course notes will be posted and emailed out on Friday evening. Print your own copy in advance. - Course is a score-O course with locations of intermediate & advanced difficulty level. - Go to the park and choose either of the parking areas shown on the map. If one is full, try the other, or try at a less busy time to cut down on exposure to others. - Course can be completed on foot or by bike. Your choice! Note that even on bike a lot of your travel will be on foot. Results will be separated based on which you do. - Find as many of the controls as you like, in any order that you feel is the best route. - There are no punches on the controls this time. Make note of the letter tag hung on each control for reporting your results. Bring a pen! - Timing - This is a self-timed event, so be sure to have some way to track your time while you're out there. Note your start and end times. - Report your results by Monday 9:00am. Location for reporting results will be provided when the map is posted on Friday. (You'll be reporting date, start time, end time, foot/bike, letters found on each control, names of participants.) - Please report your results after doing the course so that we can gauge the level of participation to know whether we should create more events like this. Course Designers: Alec Richardson & Ellen Stefaniak

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