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Discussion: Accommodation

in: 2016 NEOC Troll Cup: High Rock

Feb 1, 2016 3:35 AM # 
Spring is just around the corner, and the 2016 Troll Cup is in less than three months! The Monday the day after the A-meet is the Boston marathon, so I strongly suggest you make accommodation arrangements as soon as possible. Presumably the Sunday night will be busier due to the marathon than the Saturday night of the event, but there may be some overflow for the prepared competitors.

All three races of the A-meet will be in F. Gilbert Hills State Forest in Foxborough, MA. There will be two middle distance races on Saturday, and a classic length race on Sunday.

Accommodations: The meet hotel is the Comfort Inn (508-543-1000) at 4 Fisher St, Foxborough, MA 02035, a few miles from the event site. A discounted rate of $119 / night (plus tax) is available until March 15 for a limited block of rooms. Mention Troll Cup orienteering to receive this rate. Note that this will be Boston Marathon weekend, and rooms all over the Boston area will fill up quickly - you're strongly encouraged to reserve early.

There are many other hotel options in the area quite close to the map, including:
America's Best Value Inn - 105 Washington St, Foxborough, MA 02035
Red Roof Inn - 60 Forbes Blvd, Mansfield, MA 02048
Holiday Inn Express - 164 Washington St, Plainville, MA 02762

Camping is also available at Normandy Farms campground a few kilometers south of the map. Normandy Farms is more of a resort than a rustic campground, and it should have comfortable facilities. It's also a great place to stay if you have an RV.

We will post additional information on the website, so check back for details.
Feb 4, 2016 5:36 PM # 
FYI, The Troll Cup isn't showing up on NEOC's online schedule.
Feb 4, 2016 8:21 PM # 
Other than the Scout Os, none of the NEOC spring events have been posted...
Feb 5, 2016 2:14 PM # 
Don't know what you're talking about. There are events posted.
Feb 5, 2016 4:50 PM # 
Of course, it's quite possible the website changed since the observations yesterday.
Feb 5, 2016 7:35 PM # 
Definitely more events posted now...
Feb 5, 2016 8:20 PM # 
Yeah, I wonder who did that
Feb 5, 2016 10:28 PM # 
The answer is always Jim Paschetto. He is the ghost in the system.
Feb 5, 2016 10:44 PM # 
Feb 9, 2016 3:24 PM # 
Ian, what can we do to help with the A meet planning?
Apr 14, 2016 11:02 PM # 
We have an extra room in the Comfort Inn in Foxborough for Saturday night only. 2 double beds, $132.92 with taxes and fees.

Please email me Friday at vjhcampb at post dot harvard dot edu if you're interested.

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