What we’re about
Orienteering...More than navigating or roaming the outdoors! Orienteering is a compass and map navigation sport done for exercise and fun. Participants are challenged to find a series of unique three-sided flags hidden on various courses in a park or a forest using only a map, compass, and their wits. The sport is enjoyed by walkers, hikers, runners, and families with kids. All events are timed, but it is up to each participant to decide whether to casually walk a course, or run it like it was their own personal amazing race. Very easy, beginner, and intermediate orienteering courses, along with training on how to use a compass and read a topography map, occur at all New England Orienteering (NEOC) events.
The New England Orienteering Club is an all volunteer non-profit dedicated to promoting the sport of orienteering. More information on the orienteering schedule is available at www.newenglandorienteering.org. NEOC was founded in 1972 to promote the sport of orienteering and develop suitable maps. Today, NEOC has over 400 members, organizes approximately 40 events per year, and has produced nearly 40 specialized, five color orienteering maps in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- NEOC: BYOM Noon Hill20 Noonhill Rd, Medfield, MA
Map Scale: 1:7500
Contour Interval: 2.5m
Courses: Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green
Event Director: Bryan Williams email@example.com
QR-code runners: If you can't "punch" at a control because your phone loses its data connection, carry on with your course (you can "skip control"). Afterwards, send an email to fix your DNF.
### Get Course Maps
- Download Maps (Link will be available the week or so before the course opens)
- Print your map(s).
### Time Your Run
- Time yourself (no splits will be captured).
- Use your smartphone to scan a code at each control (requires data connection; may require an app that reads QR codes).
- Test your phone.
- See this intro to QR-code orienteering.
### Record Your Time
- Self-timed runners: Record your time for the final results.
- QR-code runners: Your time and splits were automatically recorded by the QRienteering system.
You can share your route, and see others' routes, with Livelox. (Documentation on recording & uploading routes is here).
### View Results
- Current results (both QR- and self-timed).
Parking: On-street parking is prohibited on Noon Hill Road. Please carry out any trash. Property closes at sunset.
- NEOC: Adult Leader Training (Sudbury, MA)Nobscot Scout Reservation, Sudbury, MA
Contact: Karen Yeowell firstname.lastname@example.org 508-395-9473
Adult Scout Leader Training is free of charge for any adult bringing youth to Fall Scout-O or any other NEOC event.
Training will be at Nobscot Scout Reservation (1 Nobscot Rd). This training is designed to teach adult Girl Scout, Scout BSA & other youth leaders basic orienteering skills such that they feel comfortable bringing their youth to an orienteering event. You are welcome to come early or stay late to explore Nobscot/see where you are camping.
Training is free of charge, but you must let Karen Yeowell know via text or email that you are coming by midnight on October 18 so she has enough time to print maps.
- Orienteering Boojum RockBoojum Rock, stoneham, MA$10.00
Registration: 10:00 A.M.—Noon
Staggered Starts: 10:00 A.M.—Noon
Courses Close: 1:30 P.M.
Courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red
Meet Director: Alex Vai email@example.com
Members Orienteer Free
Non-members:$10 adult, $5 juniors (7-21 yrs), < 7 free. Family max of $25.
Groups: Fee: $20 plus $2 per person. See group information below.
**Parking Fees:**Free at this event.
SI rental ($5)
**Payment at event registration table (**Paypal, GooglePay, ApplePay, Venmo and credit card accepted). Cash also accepted.
### On-site Registration and Payment
Members with a club-registered SI timing device proceed to the computer table to select a course and register. No phone needed.NEW! If your SI device is not registered, then register on-site with a smart phone or volunteer.
Members who want to use QR code for timing: Go to registration table to scan registration QR code and to get a map.
Non-members: Register and pay at registration table. You can use QR code timing (need smartphone), your own SI device, or rent or purchase SI device for timing. Bring a smart phone for registration & timing (if using QR codes). Volunteers can assist you with registering if you don't bring a smart phone.
### Timing Device and Compass
Time yourself by using a SI device or QR codes(with smartphone).
Bring your own compass. If you forgot one, check at the registration desk.
- Volunteer with our great event crew: Link coming soon.
Bring a whistle with you on the course. Grab one from the event Registration table if you don’t have one.
Scan the FINISH QR code (even if you didn’t find all the checkpoints or just decided to stop) or check in at the computer station so we know that you are off the course.
- Bring your own water to the event and carry it on the course, if needed.
Groups must pre-register by Tuesday before the eventby contacting the meet director. Maps cannot be guaranteed for unregistered groups.
Provide information on the anticipated number of participants and if you are bringing a bus or van to the event. Special parking requirements may be required by the venue.
Loan of compasses and SI-devices are included with group rates.
Group leaders should pick up maps at the registration table.
All group participants need to sign a waiver either on-line at in-person registration or in advance).