The race format had similarities with SVO Stumble
, described as
The Susquehanna Stumble is a Billygoat-inspired event with a couple of twists. The competitors run between most controls in normal sequential order, but occasionally enter a "window" where there are several controls which can be visited in any order.
At the 5 mandatory checkpoints, M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, participants are given a new map, same paper size but in smaller scale, with circles drawn on it denoting locations of optional controls, usually 4 to 6.
In other terms, this race very much like a SVO Stumble, with 5 "window" areas, with each "window" having a printed map on paper, available somewhere to the participant to get.
Looking at the 5 paper maps for the 5 "window" areas showing the optional checkpoints, here shown in yellow rectangles, noticed that the one retrieved at M5 is, in scale, almost as big as the master map given at start. Expected it to be in scale similar to the one gotten at M1-M4, more like the area bounded by the blue rectangle.
It would not have made any difference, as the detail in the master map and the individual "window" maps didn't differ, but just curious on how the M5 "window" map got to describe such a large area. Maybe as a safety, since it also included the area where the Finish is, thus ensuring the participant had a way to find its way to the finish, even if losing or missing the master map?