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 usually 2 hours (check course notes for exact times) and there is generally 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.