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Discussion: Seeking ORIENTEERING Volunteers for The World Games 2022!

in: Orienteering; General

Nov 11, 2021 12:29 PM # 
The best elite orienteers in the world will compete in Sprint, Middle, and Sprint Relay events in Birmingham, Alabama at The World Games, July 7 – 17, 2022.

Vulcan Orienteering Club (VOC) will need a lot of volunteers to make this a success. There’s something for everyone: start and finish crews; course testing; control watching and traffic control; arena setup; spectator event planning; and orienteering sport demo booth. We are seeking volunteers of all skill levels including a couple volunteer Team Leader positions.

Find out more about the requirements, perks & registration procedures over on the Orienteering USA website. Volunteer registration is now live, so why not sign up today? Help us make #TWG2022 an epic event!
Nov 11, 2021 7:34 PM # 
what are the actual race dates for the orienteering?
Nov 11, 2021 7:44 PM # 
Orienteering takes place during the second half

Thursday, July 14th - training day
Friday, July 15th - Sprint
Saturday, July 16th - Middle
Sunday, July 17th - Mixed Sprint Relay

We're looking for volunteers to help out with many aspects of the event, including helping with the elite races (start/finish/arena setup/control watching/quarantine), taking shifts at the orienteering booth to tell people how awesome our sport is, and also help with running a simple spectator event.

Sign up to help!

(Yes, it will be hot in Alabama in July, but everyone knows that "a friendship forged in the fires of adversity is a strong as one that has weathered the test of time.")
Nov 11, 2021 10:38 PM # 
I can't speak to the Sprint venues, but for those unfamiliar with the forest (Middle distance) venue, Oak Mountain State Park is an exceptionally enjoyable terrain, worthy of being on everyone's North American bucket list.
Nov 11, 2021 11:36 PM # 
+1 EricW re Oak Mountain. Even in mid-July orienteering there may be enjoyable.
Railroad Park is a horrible choice, probably selected for purely political reasons.
Nov 12, 2021 1:34 AM # 
Oak Mountain is delightful.
Nov 12, 2021 2:04 AM # 
Is there any information about the team selection?
Nov 12, 2021 4:51 PM # 
AJ - Nothing re: team selection that I am aware of at this time.
Nov 12, 2021 5:04 PM # 
To be clear, team selection is up to each country to do themselves. The organizing crew for TWG doesn't have any insight into this. For the US, presumably that means the US Team ESC are the right people to ask.
Nov 12, 2021 9:13 PM # 
We will be discussing this soonish.
In the meantime, I think the orienteering organizers are looking for some vetters; if you’re a Team member and know you won’t be going to the World Games, this may be a nice option for you.
Nov 12, 2021 10:14 PM # 
Yes, definitely looking for some test runners! Let us know if you're interested.

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