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Great debut at Ortonville Rec! Hope you enjoyed the myriad route choices and detailed contours. https://ar.attackpoint.org/eventdetail.jsp/event_42666 Add your tracks! https://www.livelox.com/Events/Show/35043/Ortonville-Recreation-Fall-2018 Thank you to Ken for living out there to get the map and trails ready, and now he's switching over to prepping Holly Rec! A machine!
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Ortonville looking beautiful for its debut! https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3570
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Course info for Ortonville's debut! If you are new to the sport, you can expect the kilometer to mile conversion to be about 1:1, maybe a little worse if you get lost a bit. As far as pace, the winner might get down to 10 minutes/straight line kilometer, and hiking might be a lot more like 25 minutes/km. Expert Long 7.4K 16 Checkpoints Expert Medium 6.2K 12 Checkpoints Advanced 4.3K 11 Checkpoints Intermediate 2.9K 7 Checkpoints No beginner course this week, but the Intermediate course has a beginner-friendly start and slowly walks you up in challenge, finishing with great route choice between safer options and bolder cross-country routes. Sign up by noon Friday to save a few bucks! https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3570 Be sure to have LiveLox ready, as it's set up for Sunday! And add your tracks for Sandra Richardson or see where others went: https://www.livelox.com/Events/Show/35017/SMOC-Sandra-Richardson-
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A couple years back, Ken tied some streamer tape up at Ortonville Rec and a couple of us ran around it in two feet of snow on USGS and said, "This is awesome!" We are super glad Igor and Ken produced an orienteering map. Look at those contours! Sign up by Friday noon to take advantage of early bird pricing on the point-to-point courses around this sweet new venue: https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3570
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To do list: [] Congratulate Team Kiwi on a course-clearing+five minutes to spare Python Rogaine win! [] Register today (last day!) for the National Champs, including the Long at Brighton on 10/21 today. Else be confined to rec White/Yellow/Orange. [] Register for the debut of the brand-new Ortonville Rec by noon Friday! Python results with lots of SMOCers crushing it! http://neooc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Python2018OfficialResultsV1.pdf SML Info and Registration: https://www.ocin.org/flying_pig/Nationals_2018/entry_info_Nationals_2018.html Ortonville Rec @ SMOC-Runs. Peeking at the Yellow course suggests all courses will be a great time! https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3570
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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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