Central New York Orienteering
2008 North American Championships
Updated: 08/28/2008 Sponsored by:

Directions and Distances


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Day 1 — Sprints at Green Lakes State Park, Fayetteville, NY — Take Exit 3E from I-481 and head east on US 5 & SR 92. At 1.3 km from I-481, bear left continuing on US 5. After an additional 3.3 km in the village of Fayetteville, turn north (left) at signal light onto SR 257. In 2.9 km, continue straight at a 3-way stop onto SR 290. After an additional 2.5 km, turn right at main Park Entrance. O signs will be posted from Fayetteville.

Day 2 — Middle Distance at Salmon River Fish Hatchery, Altmar, NY — Take Exit 34 from I-81 and head East on SR 104 for 5.5km turning North (left) onto CR 22. Go 7.1km to stop sign at SR 13. Cross SR 13 and continue north on CR 22 (Mexico St.) an additional 340 meters to "T" junction and turn left onto CR 52 (Bridge St.). After a very short 170 meters turn left onto Pulaski Street and go approx. 300 meters to APW Elementary School and event parking. There will be a 1.4km walk to the start from parking, about 15-20 min. at normal walking pace. Follow directions and/or signs for correct parking and PLEASE do not drive to or use the main parking area at the Hatchery as it is very limited and used by public visitors.

Day 3 — Long Classic in Klondike State Forest, West Amboy, NY — Take Exit 33 from I-81 and head East on SR 69. At 11.3km from I-81 turn South (right) onto CR 26 and proceed just under 500 meters to the first left hand turn onto Cusson Dr. Proceed about 200 meters to Hidden Acres Campground on left or park along road ONLY where directed. Since all parking is on private property we must assess a $2/car fee for this day only. We will collect this fee at packet pickup. Depending on parking location you may have to walk as much as 1.2 km to start. White/Yellow courses have a separate start an additional 600 meters beyond Advanced courses start.

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To assist competitors at figuring where to stay or how long a drive between specific venues, the following are given as an estimate of driving distances and approximate times with minimal traffic between specific sites for the entire weekend. These distances/times assume that the majority of flights will be coming in and out of Hancock International Airport in Syracuse;

Hancock International Airport to Friday venue
31 km, 30 min.
to Holiday Inn Express
17 km, 15 min.
to Sunday venue
50 km, 40 min.
Holiday Inn Express
(5 mins to Sat. dinner)
to Friday venue
38 km, 30 min.
to Saturday venue
40 km, 35 min.
to Sunday venue
35 km, 30 min.

A detailed map of the region and venue specifics about parking, starts, finish, etc., will be included in the meet packet. Download this map as a JPG or as a PDF.

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Fri., Sept. 26, 2008 11:00 - 16:00Packet PickupGreen Lakes State Park
12:00First Start — Stage One
15:00First Start — Stage Two
18:00 - 22:00Packet PickupHoliday Inn Express
Sat., Sept. 27, 2008 08:00 - 11:00Packet Pickup Salmon River Fish Hatchery
11:00First Start
19:30 (approx.)Awards
Sun., Sept. 28, 2008 08:00 - 09:00Packet Pickup Klondike State Forest
09:00First Start

CNYO is known for its very efficient (compressed) start windows within all acceptable guidelines and rules. At an average A event it is common for a start window as short as 1.5 hours. We will be using a similar structure at this event so consider this fact if thinking that requesting specific start times will be advantageous.

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