On May 7th and 8th, 2022 the Rochester Orienteering club will offer an exciting weekend combination of the Overlook NRE middle on Saturday and the 42nd annual mass start Billy Goat and Kid Goat on Sunday.
On Saturday we will host a one-day NRE middle distance event on a new map at Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area and on Sunday we will offer the 42 nd annual Billy Goat. Some history, http://www.billygoat.org/articles.html
The plan at this point is to start the Saturday event at 1PM to give people an opportunity to drive in on the morning of the event. Harriet Hollister is around 40 minutes south of Rochester, NY overlooking Honeoye Lake. It has a moderate trail system, interesting contour detail and very open woods. Mark Dominie is the mapmaker. Stina Bridgeman will be the course setter.
The Billy Goat will be a mass start at 9AM on the Letchworth West map that was updated by Mark Dominie in 2019. The length of Billy Goat will likely be in the range 13-15K with an adequate amount of climbing to justify the name. A shorter "Kid" 5-7K, will be offered for all those people who are tasked with driving home after the event. A free lunch of soup and sandwiches will be offered after the event. if Covid conditions permit. BG t-shirts will be awarded to all finishers who beat the three hour and thirty minute time limit. The courses will close at 2PM. Tom Rycroft is the course setter.
Unfortunately, the park is not open at this time of year for camping or cabin rentals. Other commercial sites near the park, https://theridgecampground.com/
Motels south of Rochester are about a 45 minute drive and there are a limited number of motels closer to the park. With the early start on Sunday people should be able to head home by early afternoon.
We will likely wait until after January, 2022 to open registration.
Looking forward to welcoming all the young and old "goats" from all over the US and Canada.