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Mission Accomplished! 4 of 6 prizes at the 2018 Frozen Beaver went to SMOC or SMOC alumni - congrats to Team Kiwi for the overall win (and first in teams), clearing the course covering 20 hilly miles in just 5 hrs 15 mins. Sydney Fisher was second fastest solo, and Tony Misovski was third fastest solo. Rounding out the prize stealing were Barbara and Jens, currently 3rd in teams, maybe second if scores are double checked.
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Current SMOC goings on: We have a sizable raiding party headed to Ohio (see terrain in video) this weekend to steal a bunch of swag. Go get 'em! The annual meeting is just a week from Sunday - send any comments, suggestions or praise to smoc.mi{at]gmail.com. We want 2018 to be our best year ever and welcome your feedback. The spring planning calendar is under development, with a few tasty events already penciled in. If you'd like to join in on course design (or are just curious about it), let us know!
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Super exciting time to be a navigation fan in SE Michigan - introducing Lost Arrow Sports, debuting with a six hour rogaine (any order, as many as you like) in one of our favorite areas - Brighton Recreation Area. Registration has a cap, so you may not want to sit on this one before signing up. Course designer Steve Simpson has been at the forefront of innovative SMOC events for years now, so it should be fun to see if he and his little red devil have any tricks at this event.
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The new SMOC kit design is ready! Contact Steve Simpson (miclimber {at} yahoo.com) before January 31st to order.
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Sydney Fisher may have changed her club affiliation to WPOC after her recent move to Pittsburgh, but we'll always consider her one of us, and we are super proud of her selection to the OUSA Senior Development Team, and can't wait to see what she does next! https://orienteeringusa.org/news/2018/us-teams/2018-us-national-orienteering-team-announced
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Welcome to SMOC

The Southern Michigan Orienteering Club hosts events in southern Michigan.

Using a map and compass, find your way to checkpoints marked with orange and white flags. Courses range from beginner-friendly on or near trails to expert navigation courses with points far off trail in the wilds of Michigan woods.

You choose your route - climb the hill or go around. Jump the stream or use a log. Run for the win or go for an afternoon hike - it's up to you!

Many of our events have beginner clinics - check the events page.

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