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Orienteering or Adventure Race at Pocahontas State Park
*** There are two events going on today! Read all of the details below & on the links at the bottom, & indicate on your rsvp which event you'll do. Note that the start times are different for each event. *** Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map & compass to find selected locations. Come join us and test your navigation skills while you explore the park. Bring someone to orienteer with or head out on your own! All levels are welcome. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** STARTS: Mass start at 11:30am for the adventure race. Start any time between 11:45 am and 1:30 pm for regular orienteering. (Everybody must be back to the start no later than 3:30 pm.) - *LOCATION: Pocahontas State Park – CCC Camp Field. Parking is on the right about 200 yards after the entrance station (where you will pay $5 for parking). Follow the red & white arrow signs. COST: Maps are $5 each for regular orienteering or $10 for a set of maps for the adventure race. OTHER: - As always, instruction will be available for beginners or those who would like some help to get started. We can also offer some tips to those who've been out a few times and want to advance their skills a bit. - 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. Water is also a good idea to bring along. - Feel free to post comments or contact Ellen if you have any questions. +++++ When you RSVP, please answer the question & indicate: (1) how many of each type of map you will need (beginner, intermediate, advanced, adventure race), (2) if you need beginner instruction. This really helps us with planning! [Note: If you rsvp from the email you received, it may appear like you need to pay in advance, which is not the case, and it won't give you the chance to answer the planning questions. Click "submit" and then go back in on the event posting to edit your rsvp. This will give you questions.] +++++ MEET DETAILS: *Event #1 - Adventure Race - Combination of foot orienteering and bike orienteering with a 4-hour time limit and an 11:30 mass start. See details here: https://www.meetup.com/Central-Virginia-Orienteering-Club/events/246786379/ - *Event #2 - Traditional orienteering courses on foot which are to be completed in the numerical order indicated on the map. Courses available will be Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced. Start any time 11:45am - 1:30pm. See details here: https://www.meetup.com/Central-Virginia-Orienteering-Club/events/246466168/ - *** This event is co-listed with the Central Virginia Orienteering Club. ***

Pocahontas State Park

10301 State Park Road · Chesterfield, VA

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