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Walnut Creek Park - DIY

Austin, TX, US
Oct 19 – Nov 8, 2020

Type: Orienteering - Local

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The Austin Orienteering Club kicks off the 2020/2021 season with a DIY orienteering course at one of our favorite venues – Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park.

What is a DIY Orienteering course? A Do-It-Yourself event involves participants going to terrain and navigating a course per the order of controls on the map by using a map that is provided and printed beforehand. Control markers are available and in place on or near the designated features. There is no on-site event management while the participant is navigating and no official timing and results tracking. You can come at any time and enjoy orienteering at your own leisure!

About the courses:
Two courses are available:
- Yellow - has 15 controls and is 3.0 km long. Controls are on trails or very near to trails. Ideal for beginners or those with limited experience
- Green - has 12 controls and is 4.7 km long. Involves off-trail navigation and is recommended for those with previous experience in such courses

How do I get the Map? After registering, paying and signing an e-waiver, within 48 hours you will receive an e-mail from AOC with a PDF map and detailed instructions. Just print the map at home and come at your own leisure.

OPTIONAL…But highly recommended: we will be piloting MapRunF - an app that utilizes a new concept: GPS-based Orienteering. It is a form of Orienteering that uses Smartphones for punching and timing, enables you to view your location in real-time, records your track and your personal result and shares it with others. When reaching a control, you will hear an alert sound. In any case, please look for the physical control marker. This is the future of Orienteering training and we at AOC would like to give it a try. You are encouraged to install and use the app and give us feedback.

Important: By participating in this activity you acknowledge that you understand that there are risks associated with orienteering activities. Budget enough time in advance to safely complete the course. Stop orienteering if you do not feel well during the course. Mind the park’s curfew hours. Practice recommended COVID-19 restrictions and especially, keep 6 feet away from others. Please note that you are participating in this activity voluntarily and under your own responsibility.

All information can be found on the event's page on the AOC website:
http://austinoc.com/Events/Walnut-Creek-DYI

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