We're just a week away from one of the great yearly mass start races—The Bumble—and for those of you who haven’t made plans yet to attend, we don’t want you to miss out on this great experience. If you don’t know what The Bumble is, you can read about it here.
You can also check out this copy of last year’s Bumble map.
Essentially, The Bumble borrows several elements from some of the major US orienteering mass start races (the Billygoat, the Highlander, the Stumble, etc.) and twists them around in a unique and innovative way to make for a fun and challenging day. This year, the race even borrows an idea from the Tour de France! This will be our 8th annual Bumble and each time it seems to keep getting better and better.
This year’s event is being held on the same terrific terrain where we ran the Mid-Atlantic Championships back in 2018.
Nadim Ahmed’s map of the area is outstanding, and the course design is also pretty great (even if I do say so myself ;-) Furthermore, the extended weather forecast says it’s going to be Sunny and in the mid-40s! So, what else could you ask for? OK, there’s also going to be a pizza party after the race.
But don’t just take my word for how great this year’s edition of The Bumble will be. Here’s what two of the top orienteering magazines have said about the upcoming event. FAST FOREST RUNNERS MONTHLY says: “QOC’s 8th annual Bumble promises to be a challenging and awesome day of orienteering fun. The map is spot-on and the course design is challenging and smart. If you don’t already have plans this leap-year’s day, be sure to attend The Bumble—you won’t be sorry!” And SPIKE THAT CONTROL magazine says: “This year’s Bumble is going to be a fantastic race! Great terrain, weather, and course design, should combine to make this an event you won’t want to miss. It will be one of the best orienteering outings of the year. So, if you are going to be in the DC area on the 29th, or can make it there, do yourself a favor and join the masses who will be flocking to the event. It’s going to be epic!
We hope to see you on the 29th. Until then, happy orienteering.