Central New York Orienteering
Saturday-Sunday, February 25th & 26th, 2017
McDonough - Pharsalia Woods State Forests, Chenango County, NY
A ROGAINE style event for winter hosted by CNYO, spread over two, 8-hour days. You and your partner(s) visit a series of controls of varying point values by foot, skis, sled, snowshoes.... etc. Starts each day at 8:00 am and you must finish by 4:00 pm or suffer the penalties. An attempt will be made to depict the most recent trail grooming status on the map at the time of event. Anticipate as much as 50% of the trails to be ungroomed (will depend on prior snowfalls). Warm refreshments will be provided at Home Base at the end of each day's competition.

WHERE — Home Base is the Balsam Inn, 866 County Road 10, McDonough, NY. From I-81S, take exit 9 for Marathon. Turn left onto Rt-11, go left at the light onto NY-221E, go 7 miles then turn left onto NY-26N/NY-41N, go 4.6 miles then turn right onto NY-23E, go 7.4 miles and turn right onto County Rd 10, go 3.8 miles. The Inn will be on the right. From I-81N, take exit 9 for Marathon, turn right onto NY-221E and follow the directions above.

MAP — McDonough - Pharsalia Woods State Forests, a 1:30,000 ROGAINE map. Maps will be distributed to all teams at the start of the event.

FEES — $60.00 PER PERSON pre-entry. $75.00 PER PERSON day of event. You must pre-register by February 20th to ensure a pre-marked map. No entries accepted after 8:00 am Saturday, February 25th.

  • All teams must be made up of two or more individuals.
  • Members of each team must remain together at all times for safety.
  • Teams must return to Home Base on Day 1 by 4:00 PM or will be penalized with a delayed restart on Day 2 of three times the amount overtime (i.e. 4:30 PM return on Saturday equates to a 9:30 AM restart on Sunday.).
  • Teams must finish Day 2 by 4:00 PM or suffer "significant" point-loss penalties.
  • Any team returning to Home Base on either day later than 4:59 PM will be disqualified.
  • Teams can use ANY mode of non-motorized personal winter transportation they deem suitable and this equipment must stay with them at all times while competing.
  • Teams must carry appropriate nourishment and liquids to compete in a cold-weather endurance event.
  • Meet officials reserve the right to cancel or shorten the duration of this event AT ANY TIME due to extreme weather conditions.

  ACCOMMODATIONS — There is a Super 8 and a Howard Johnson in Norwich, NY.

CATEGORIES — Teams will be classified as MEN, WOMEN, MASTER, COED or JUNIOR.

REGISTRATION — Send fee and the completed form below, one for EACH member of your team, to: Barbara Dominie, 3378 Pine Hill Road, Marathon, NY 13803-2315. Entry form and payment via PayPal is available below.

Standard Gaining Entry Form in doc format or pdf format

Complete the entry form and send to the Registrar along with your check made payable in U.S. funds to "CNYO" or e-mail your completed entry form to the Registrar and pay via PayPal below. There will be a $3 surcharge for paying via PayPal. Your registration is not official till both entry form and payment is received.

CNYO accepts payments using PayPal.
Standard Entry for One
$60 plus $3 surcharge

Standard Entry for Two
$120 plus $3 surcharge

Standard Entry for Three
$180 plus $3 surcharge

Standard Entry for Four
$240 plus $3 surcharge

If you have further questions, please contact the registrar at sochopx @ aol.com.

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Notice — Hypothermia and frostbite are two real dangers possibly facing competitors. Organizers reserve the right to terminate a competitor's participation if he/she appears to be suffering from exposure to the cold with either hypothermia or frostbite. It is required that competitors bring any food and liquids with them that they might need during this long-distance event.

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Central New York Orienteering, 321 State Route 38, Locke, NY 13092 Updated: 01/26/2017