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Discussion: Flying Pig and Master's Nationals Registration Open

in: OCIN Flying Pig XXIII (Mar 22–24 - Olive Hill, KY, US)

Feb 5, 2019 4:27 AM # 
Registration is now open for the 2019 Flying Pig XXII and 2018 Orienteering USA Master's Nationals.

Friday will be a single day middle distance National Ranking Event and you register with normal age classes.

Sat and Sun will be a two day total time classic event. If you turned 35 or over in 2018, (and meet OUSA eligibility requirements), you can compete for OUSA Championship medals in the Master's Nationals. The EventReg registration system will automatically let you select appropriate age classes based on your 2018 age. If you are younger, there will regular age classes and Flying Pig medals.

Online Registration is now open.
Feb 5, 2019 12:45 PM # 
Thanks Mike. Is course length information available somewhere?
Feb 5, 2019 4:13 PM # 
Also dumb question but have you hosted this event at Carter Caves before? Is this a new or old map? Same question about the location of the event on Friday. Thanks
Feb 5, 2019 4:37 PM # 
Carter Caves was used for the us team trials in 2015. Good area, perhaps ocin's best.
Feb 5, 2019 4:39 PM # 
Example off the web:
Feb 5, 2019 7:42 PM # 
Friday's venue, Camp McKee, is new.

Carter Caves was the site of the Long and Middle races for the 2015 US Individual (SML) Champs (nka "Nationals"), as well as team trials for both WOC and JWOC. Morehead College was the Sprint venue.

I'm not sure how far along the courses are, but changing courses/classes is pretty routine for me.
Feb 5, 2019 8:33 PM # 
Preliminary event information is here. Carter Caves was used for the Middle and Long Championships in 2015 and many photos are here. Courses are being planned as "classic" winning time, but length and climb info is not anywhere near final yet, pending some site visits, map updating, and test running.

Route Gadget has the maps and courses used in 2015. Paper prints of the old maps may also be ordered with registration. There has been a little map updating and some additional terrain mapped.

As GuyO mentioned, the map to be used on Friday is brand new.

Make lodging reservations early; the park has a limited number of lodge rooms and cabins, all blocked for those who mention "Flying Pigs 2019". Any lodging outside the park is at least 15 minutes drive away.
Feb 5, 2019 9:02 PM # 
I called about the cabins two days ago, and they seemed to all be booked. Unless the guy misunderstood me...
Feb 5, 2019 9:27 PM # 
Can't say anything about lodging availability, but I'd like to suggest calling outside "regular business hours". I made a lodge room reservation at 11pm...
Feb 5, 2019 10:07 PM # 
One needs to be extra careful with accommodation in mid_Kentucky, some places there are really scary. Watch the original Evil Dead to get an idea.
Feb 5, 2019 11:23 PM # 
We booked a lodge room last week and cabins were already full then.
Feb 6, 2019 1:53 AM # 
Yes, I think the cabins are already gone.

I believe there is also some sort of primitive group cabin in the campground - if anyone has a school team or youth group, you might inquire about that.

@ Yurets: The closest town to Carter Caves is Olive Hill, Kentucky, birthplace of country music singer and writer Tom T Hall, and purportedly provided the inspiration for his 1968 hit Harper Valley PTA
Feb 8, 2019 6:43 PM # 
An area overview map has been added to the website.

Here, you can see who's registered.

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