Organizer: Steve Simpson (Event Director)
Try your hand at orienteering at Harvest Festival! Dancing Willows welcomes SMOC - Southern Michigan Orienteering Club (www.smoc-runs.com). Beginner level, no experience needed, friendly terrain/features and FREE!
While free, please pre register to help inform map counts and reduce timing system work. Please sign up by 11 pm Thursday to give us time to get ready.
SMOC will be on site at the gear swap area to provide a quick lesson for anyone that wants to explore the farm looking for Orienteering flags, using just map and a compass if you wish. It's a short course just to give you a feel for what SMOC meets are like if you have interest in upping your outdoor fitness, training, and navigation skills. Do as little as you want or the full course is roughly 15-20 minutes. The great thing about orienteering is you don't have to run, it's completely fine to do at your own pace! There will be electronic scoring so you get instant results, compare how you did against others if you have a competitive side!
Harvest Festival at Dancing Willows - 230 N. Dancer Rd, Dexter MI 48130. 12pm-4pm.
Orienteering and Gear Swap are free, however if you are partaking in the Harvest Festival - Music / Artists, then a $10 donation is suggested. 1.8k - 14 Flags Yellow Course - Training/Fun Run. Terrain is largely open/trail/farm field, so orienteering clothing/shoes is not required. Come out and support a local farm and community center! Harvest Festival 2022 (Rescheduled!)