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Here's how we are getting our navigation fix this summer: * Nitrogaine: 50 cps, 8 hours on foot in the dark, Saturday. https://metronav.org/nitrogaine (Members w/ LiveLox should be able to dot watch) * Epic Edition: 6-20 hours, hike/bike/paddle nav, near Cadillac, July 28-30th, http://miadventurerace.com/epic-edition-2/race-information/ * Green Corn Moon Rogaine: 6 hrs half day/half night on foot, southern Ohio, August 5th, http://www.nsfadventures.com/new/green-corn-moon-rogaine-1 * St Patrick's Park: Point to point orienteering..in two states! August 26th, https://attackpoint.org/eventdetail.jsp/event_36878 What are we missing? We'd love to know! If you have any comments/suggestions/requests for the fall season, please let us know. Rumors abound: park sprints, night o, the return of Highland's notorious Spring Mill... If you are interested in helping (many hands = light work = MORE MEETS!), please let us know - everything from helping speed check in to planning courses (we can train you). Post up or let us know at smoc.mi {at} gmail.com
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Shape the future of the club and its events, and speed progress more than the once-per-year format. If attending, please sign up at the ticket link. Followed by Dairy King!
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To serve you better, we'll be having a "between the seasons" meeting at the Plymouth Library on Monday. Details at: https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3029 Stop in and shape the future of SMOC, or skip the meeting and join us after for....Dairy King!
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Thanks to everyone that came out for the second annual urban orienteering sprint courses on U of M's North Campus! We had a blast exploring campus to set the courses, and from the sounds of it most of you had a great time exploring it too, even if you had to do it in the rain! Tim swept the win on both courses with ludicrously fast speeds, while Angel had the fast time for women on both courses. An additional thanks to everyone that helped pick up flags: Igor, Jens, Richard, Steve, Tim, and Tom. Results here: http://www.attackpoint.org/racesplits.jsp/race_24829 and upload or check out your route on Livelox here: https://www.livelox.com/Events/Show/16106/SMOC-North-Campus-Sprints
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Nothing gold can stay - but maize and blue can entertain as North Campus ends the SMOC spring season and more sadly, concludes Sydney and Kevin's SMOC hosting career as we lose them to WPOC, a club that has no idea how lucky they are about to be! Find flags using a pre-marked detailed map. Start at the Space Research Building, 2455 Hayward, Ann Arbor. Two courses are available - both are "point to point", so get the checkpoints in each of them in order. This is a great beginner-friendly event, since you'll have roads and buildings to keep you from getting too lost. Veterans will enjoy running as fast as they can to eek out a few second advantage against their rivals. Electronic timing will be used, and LiveLox will show us who went where and when. Starts are EARLIER than usual - be sure to check https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/2986 for the latest, and to test the new "skip the line" pilot feature.
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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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