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Discussion: Billygoat 2017

in: Billygoat 2017 (May 7, 2017 - Pound Ridge, NY, US)

Oct 3, 2016 9:40 PM # 
HVO and WCOC will host the 2017 Billygoat at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Pound Ridge, NY on Sunday May 7, 2016. Additional details will be posted to the HVO website in the future.
Oct 3, 2016 10:00 PM # 
Oct 3, 2016 10:09 PM # 
Saturday the 6th will be a Junior Training Camp, open to everyone of all ages.
Oct 4, 2016 12:15 AM # 
Oct 4, 2016 12:50 AM # 
Sounds great! Any chance camping will be available again?
Oct 4, 2016 1:50 AM # 
back to the future?
Oct 4, 2016 9:52 AM # 
In a perfect orienteering holiday world the annual West Point orienteering event would be the week before or the week after and some orienteering entrepreneur would step forward to offer a series of events mid-week -night-O, Score O, Street-O, O in Central Park, etc to attract hordes of orienteering tourists to the region that is so beautiful in the spring.
Any chance of that happening?
Oct 4, 2016 4:55 PM # 
Camping will be available. Shower blocks may/may not be open depending on how long winter lasts.
Reservations can be made after Jan 1st.
Oct 4, 2016 10:11 PM # 
Very excited about this! We'll definitely be there!
Oct 4, 2016 11:53 PM # 
Scheduling nearby major events on successive weekends can help those from afar. But locals may prefer major events spread across the calendar. A dilemma.
Oct 5, 2016 4:16 PM # 
I think West Point is looking at April 22nd - they have to deconflict land usage with a couple of other annual West Point events that tend to be in the same area. May is generally too late - as with most universities, things get a bit nuts in the weeks leading up to graduation, plus you have all the prep for summer training as well.

If there's real interest in asking USMAOC to adjust dates, I recommend doing so soonest...their staffing process to get the national competition approved takes months, and I suspect the team will submit that request very soon if they haven't already.

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