Next meet scheduled for June 5-8 at Cole Hill State Forest, Berne, NY.
This will be a no contact event, in keeping with CDC guidelines for mitigating the spread of the corona virus.
Pre-registration is required; registration details and meet notes are here.
We have tentatively scheduled an NRE meet at the Rotary Scout Reservation at Averill Park,16 miles ESE of Troy, NY, on October 3, 2020 with a local event the following day at Grafton Park. The status of both events may change depending on public health directives. Check this page for updates.
* 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. More information here.
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.