The NRE meet tentatively scheduled for October 3, 2020 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for 2021.
We are instead planning to hold several DIY meets this fall – updates will be posted here!
Tom O’Grady has written about his family’s experience at the club’s first No Contact meet at Garnsey Park in May 2020 – find the article here!
* EMPO members: $5 or $13 maximum per family
* non-members: $10 or $25 maximum per family
* first-timer or novice course: $5 (member or non-member)
SI stick rental for timing /compass: $2
Please note that the procedures outlined below are for regular meets; due to the corona virus we are currently implementing “no contact” policies.
EMPO holds regular club meets in the Albany area during the spring and fall. These are augmented by a summer sprint series in local parks along with ski orienteering events a little further afield during the winter months.
Club meets are open to members and non-members alike. Usually 3 or 4 courses are offered, ranging from beginner to advanced. You may try a course by yourself, with a partner or with a larger group. You can walk leisurely around the course or run a competitive navigational race. A map of your chosen course is included in the registration fee, and you get to keep it after you finish to review later. You will also need a compass and an electronic timing stick to record your time, both of which can be rented on site. The Registration and Start window for EMPO events is 11 am – 1 pm (unless otherwise noted) and there is usually a 2-3 hour time limit per course, after which controls are picked up. All participants are requested to return to the start/finish area before leaving the venue, even if you don’t complete your course, for safety purposes. Click here for more details about meet procedures.