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Waterloo HQ course lengths and distances. And photos from either last week or three months ago, no one's sure anymore! Sign up by 6 pm today (Thursday) to save a few bucks: https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3304 If you're new to orienteering, that link ^^ has an explanation of why short-sounding distances add up to long amounts of fun, and there's a short three minute video about the sport. Novice (White): 1.5km, 6 checkpoints Beginner (Yellow): 2.7km, 7 cps Intermediate (Orange): 4.2km, 8 cps Advanced Short (Green): 5km, 12 cps Advanced Long (Red): 7.5km, 18 cps
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Waterloo HQ is always fun, with its pastures, confusing small depressions each with a matching rock pile, big hills and marshes, and prairie, but it gets even more fun when the map is hot and fresh - Igor's just redone it with LIDAR! Sign up by noon Thursday for the discounted pre registration rate: https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3304 Igor says the pictures are from January, but "probably looked the same yesterday" šŸ˜‚ Quick peek at the weather says mid 50s and no precipitation...will finally have our spring kick off?
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Congrats to the hardy souls that braved the definitely not spring-like conditions at Maybury yesterday! Big thanks to Jen and Clint for quickly finding a new venue and getting a course together on short notice. Preliminary results here. Corrections are easy, just send a note to smoc.mi{at}gmail.com with any updates. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-awD9_mKwdNe8zFxMiClK3h8zKirhfJqD2Iirz3-YMk/edit?usp=sharing Seems a few folks forgot to clear their sticks, so we may be nice and tweak their results around a bit if LiveLox matches their alleged accounts. SMOC jacket orders are going out today; contact miclimber{at}yahoo.com if you want in on the action. Load your tracks or see what you missed at LiveLox: https://www.livelox.com/Events/Show/31200/SMOC-Maybury See you at Waterloo HQ! https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3304
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We are here and hanging flags! If you have trouble with arriving on time, we will work it out.
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Sign up soon for Maybury! Pre registration closes at noon today. You are welcome to join up same day, it'll just cost a few bucks more. If you have any pre registration questions, click the email link at smoc-runs and we'll assist as soon as possible (and give you deadline grace if there's a hitch). We use PayPal to process, but you don't have to have a PayPal account - guest use with a cc is fine. Schedule: 11:00 Check in opens 11:30 Maps out 11:50 Brief briefing 12:00 Go! 14:00 Stop! 14:30 Flags up https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3397
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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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