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Looking forward to breaking the summer orienteering hiatus at the Millers' OCIN event - should be a great lead in to the SMOC season!
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Peeking at the fall planning calendar finds intriguing info: * New Pinckney terrain SMOC debut * Maybury * Corn maze * Campus O * Pontiac Lake & Huron Meadows return * Maybe mountain bike o? And there's a gap so you can go to the North American Orienteering Champs (three races with premium maps and premium competition (all levels welcome), http://www.naoc2016.us/) or the Adventure Rage, Michigan's only 24 hour adventure race in 2016 ( http://www.infiterrasports.com/events/2016/adventure-rage/ ) without missing any SMOC fun. If you're interested in helping with any of those, let us know. Many hosts probably have some quality scouting ahead of them, which is a wonderful development opportunity.
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Had to check the satellite view - yes, you can orienteer in a park that spells out its own name in vegetation! https://www.google.com/maps/place/St.+Patrick's+County+Park/@41.7595638,-86.2705242,722m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x88112cc8b9dd73d9:0xf1f9e22772d7ac84!8m2!3d41.7524773!4d-86.2691848
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Congrats to the SMOC regulars who cleaned up at the six hour half light/half dark Green Corn Moon Rogaine down in Ohio Saturday - Anthony Maletich for the win with Sydney and Kevin Fisher in 3rd and 4th.
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Would you like to help with a fall SMOC meet? Opportunities range from administrative like helping with check in to being mentored into hosting your own races, often going into the woods one on one with an experienced orienteer - talk about a private lesson! Many people have noticed substantial improvements from trying meet directing - something about finding locations without any flags makes the events with flags seem a lot easier! Many of our spring season events were successfully hosted by new or nearly new meet directors - the more of those we have, the more events we have. Contact guskov{at}gmail.com or smoc.mi{at}gmail.com if you are curious or interested.
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Welcome to SMOC

The Southern Michigan O-Club is dedicated to the advancement of map-based sports in southern Michigan. Meets are held in the fall and spring at a variety of sites around southern Michigan. They are open to the public, and families often enjoy participating as a team. Read more >>

Need to orienteering? Many events feature beginner clinics - sign up on an events page.  

Learn more about our sport at whyjustrun.ca.

Questions? Post in our AP group: SMOC on Attackpoint , or find us on Facebook or G+

Main club site with more info: michigano.org