is live for the Lone Star Armadill-O and 2017 US Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Championships on March 4-5, 2017, to take place in Sulphur Springs, TX, east of Dallas.
In addition to the main event information page, you'll find details on lodging and perhaps the most critical decision-driver: the t-shirt design!Registration is open
at the OUSA site if you're ready to roll.
Sir Peter Snell, one of NTOA's founders (oh, and double Olympic Gold Medalist), will give at talk at the IS/IC/LoneStar Saturday night BBQ dinner. Peter and Miki have officially retired from orienteering, so many of you won't have seen them for a while. Come on down and catch up!
For you youngsters, Peter is widely considered one of the greatest middle-distance runners of all time. Watch one of his iconic victories.
Also, he's a helluva nice guy.
Only 13 more days to sign up for the IS/IC or Lone Star Armadill-O down here in Texas! Registration deadline is February 11.
Deadline is approaching -- this Saturday, Feb. 11 -- we are really hoping more of you will make the journey to Texas!!
Waiting for course statistics to be published.
Glen's just teasing. ;-)
Wondering about terrain description, though.
The meet director is a real slacker. :-) I'll get her to crack the whip on the mappers/course setters and other note-writers.
Mike Minium also just let me know that our deadline is actually really early -- so we will likely push that out.
I'd blame the course consultant for not having final course lengths available yet. :)
>Wondering about terrain description, though.
A couple of videos of riding/hike in the park:
Better watched muted. Looks like typical Deep South. Should be thorny, and lots of snakes.
What about the BBQ dinner? Is it at a restaurant or park facility? Will it be possible to hear Peter speak without purchasing dinner? (I orienteer for the food
Hi, Dick -- Sure, you can come over an hear Peter speak. Just come full, so the BBQ dinner doesn't tempt you. :-) It will be at the Hopkins County Civic Center in Sulphur Springs.
UPDATE: We've extended the registration deadline to 2/18 to accommodate more schools -- but $5/day late fees kick in after Valentine's Day, on 2/15! So don't put it off too long!
Update: Orienteering USA National Junior Team Coach Erin Schirm will conduct two Coaching Certification sessions during the weekend, as well as lead a course review on Saturday evening. More specific info on the content of the certification sessions when we get it. No need to pre-register for those; just show up. See the Schedule page
We're finalizing map and course notes this week -- bottom line, this is definitely "gaiter country." North Texas is on the edge of the Great Plains, rather than in the Deep South. Instead, think of us -- and I say this affectionately -- as "OCIN South." :-)
As long as it's not gator country...
Hey, we in Florida take exception to that.
Besides, it's a well-known fact that gators don't feed during the cold weather months.
We *do* have gators on at least one of our maps. Not this one, though. This area is rife with armadillos and hogs.
No need for snake boots -- there *are* snakes but as with gators, they're not terribly active this time of year.
Seriously, though -- wear gaiters. If you forget to bring them, you can buy some from Gale on the spot.
What about those horned toads? You'll get a heart attack just from seeing one
When might course and/or terrain info be available?
We're meeting on it tonight -- making some decisions based on registrations to date. Then, ASAP.
Late fees waived -- competitive registration closes on Saturday night, 2/18!
Mapping notes and course specs (Day 2) have been posted on the site: lonestararmadillo.com
. Day 1 TK. Not going to be crazily different.
Competitive registration ends tonight at midnight!
Recreational registration will continue to be accepted by emailing the registrar directly (because the form will be turned off): marylynn [dot] genovesi [at] gmail [dot] com. Or day of race at Registration.
Will Brown courses be on 1:7,500 (as for Orange & Green)?
Will it be possible to pre-purchase park passes (ie, for Saturday and/or Sunday) at either the gate or event check-in?
And another question: What is the contour interval on the map?
Guy: Yes, Brown will be 1:7500. Park fee has to be paid at the gate, but you can pay once for the whole weekend.
Glen: Scale is 3m.
Will there be old maps of the race terrain available to look at beforehand?
It's a brand new map -- model event is available Friday.
New information posted on local dining options: http://www.lonestararmadillo.com/food/
^^Like! (highlighting local eat places)
In case you haven't noticed it yet, terrain info
is posted too.
UPDATE! I was mistaken about buying day passes for the whole weekend. People who are *lodging* at the park can buy a pass covering the whole weekend, but unfortunately, day visitors have to buy one each day, I just learned.
The park will have multiple staffers at the gate -- please have total $ for your vehicle ready to go and they will work quickly. Leave a bit more time than needed. The orienteering way. :-)
Orienteers attending the IS/IC/Lone Star, we have some foreign friends who need help. A group of five Ukrainians have come over for the event, and they landed in Shreveport, LA, this evening. There, things came to a halt --
Looks like we have a solution!
Is it confirmed that Gale will be there? Any other vendors?
can confirm if he will be there or not. I do not believe any other vendors are making the trip.
He paid his entry fees, so we assume he's on this way. :-) He's the only vendor.
Awesome first day NTOA. Thanks for a meet well run. Glad the vendor was there...11 pairs of gaiters $495, 11 runners who can run again tomorrow---priceless!!
Where can one see the results?
Less than $50 per pair... That's a real deal! You probably got both cash and wholesale discounts.
they are a bit pricier
Great event, well organized, good courses. Especially liked the BBQ dinner and talk by Peter Snell. Thanks NTOA!
Really enjoyed the work you put into maps and courses. Thanks for a great weekend, so great to see kids' friends from east and west coasts all together.
Where can I find the results?
Thank you go everyone who came down to orienteer with us. Results and splits will be posted this evening.
Thanks NTOA! Fantastic event!
, mainly of the Union County and OCIN delegation.
Great event. Thank you. Any results yet?
NTOA put together a first-class event! First major event in 8 years went off as if they do it every weekend. Looking forward to more Texas outings! Kindly do something about the rain next time.
Congrats to the QOC team from Patuxent! :-)
Routegadget or other posted maps/courses?
Results are now posted on http://www.lonestararmadillo.com/
. Working on splits and Routegadget.
Thanks, just asking, not pushing.
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