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Here are some increasingly irrelevant pictures of a snow-free Huron Meadows. We'll be there Sunday no matter what! As last year's Maybury Madness showed, it'll be fun whether it all melts or if you have inches of powder to run through! Sign up by noon Friday for discounted entry: https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3585
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Which Way (Is Up?) Wednesday! A recurring theme has been...what's up? What's down? This week we'll go over some ways to tell at a glance what's happening on the map elevation wise.
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As our most beginner-friendly venue, Huron Meadows is special to many of us as it's where we did our first meet or our first permanent course. Between the two bisecting roads and the well-marked major trails, first timers will have a successful outing as there are lots of anchoring reference points. Experts will enjoy the terrain variety, from river bank reentrants to glacial undulations to even some meadows! Cooper promises ample (paralyzing amounts of??) route choice from the start and right up to the finish. He also says the distances are straight line, but there aren't many straight lines to take! White 1.8k Yellow 3.2k Orange 4.4k Green 4.7k Red 7.3k Be sure to sign up by noon Friday to take advantage of early bird savings! https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3585
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Add your Waterloo tracks! https://www.livelox.com/Events/Show/35613/2018-SMOC-Fall-Waterloo
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What a beautiful day in the woods! Visibility was amazing and there was so much open woods running. Early ideas about trail routes were quickly discarded when you found you could run everywhere cross country! Results here: https://attackpoint.org/eventdetail.jsp/event_42675 Expect a LiveLox sometime late tonight or tomorrow! Invite your friends to our upcoming Huron Meadows event - it's our most beginner-friendly venue: https://smoc-runs.com/events/view/3585 And we'll be safe from deer gun season as it's a no hunt park. You can still wear orange if you want so it's easier to find you if you get lost!
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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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