Regional Clubs

  NTOA
(North Texas Orienteering Association) 
  HOC
(Houston Orienteering Club)
  ALTOS
(ArkLaTex Orienteering Society)
  NMO
(New Mexico Orienteering) 

Orienteering Organizations

  Orienteering USA
(United States Orienteering Federation) 
  IOF
(International Orienteering Federation) 

 

Online Registration and Payment are required for this event. Registrations without a corresponding payment are not valid. The number of maps with preprinted courses is based upon online registration numbers.
Special Note: There are no dogs allowed in the park.

 

EVENT 1: STANDARD (Point to Point)

Courses Available:

  • White (Beginner) - (2-3 Km, Easy)
  • Yellow (Beginner) - (3-5 Km, Easy to Medium)
  • Orange (Intermediate) - (4-7 Km, Medium)
  • Green (Advanced) - (4-7 Km, Hard)

Course Time Limit – 3 hours

 

Punching

  • Manual Punch for White and Yellow courses and Non-Competitive Orienteers/Groups.
  • E-Punch is required for Competitive Orienteers running the Orange or Green course.
  • If you do not have an E-Punch (SI Card), you may rent one for $5 via the registration page (limited supply).
  • If you are interested in purchasing your own E-Punch (SI Card), please visit SPORTident website at http://sportident.us

 

Schedule

9:00 am – 11:00 am 

Registration / Check-In

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Beginner Orienteering Class

10:00 am

First Start

12:00 am

Last Start

3:00 pm

Courses Closed. All participants must have returned to Finish.

2:30 pm

Awards Ceremony

 

EVENT 2: NIGHT-O (Score-O)

  • Mass start at 6:00 pm, 1 hr time limit.
  • Start and Finish at the Dining Hall.

 

Schedule

5:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Registration / Check-In

5:50 pm

Map Handout

6:00 pm

Mass Start

7:00 pm

Finish

7:15 pm

Awards Ceremony

7:30 pm

Control Pick-up

 

Map – 1:5000, 3m contour interval

Meet Contact Person: Nancy Bowers, (512) 644-0092, bowersne@yahoo.com

Course Setter:  Nancy Bowers, (512) 644-0092, bowersne@yahoo.com

Location – BSA Camp Tahuaya, 2603 Tahuaya Dr., Belton, TX  76513

Online Registration and Payment are required for this event. Registrations without a corresponding payment are not valid. The number of maps with preprinted courses is based upon online registration numbers. 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION - CLOSED

 

STEP #1: Login & Register (closes at 8 pm on December 2, 2021)

 

STEP #2: PAYMENT

Pay online with a Credit Card or PayPal account. See PayPal links in the "Online Payment" section below.

 

ENTRY FEES

 

Registration

Junior (-18)

Adult (19+)

AOC Member Discount

Standard (Point to Point)

$10

$12

$2

E-Punch Rental

$5

$5

N/A

Non-Competitive/Map Hike

$5

$5

$2

Night-O

$5

$5

N/A

Camping

$2.50

$2.50

N/A

 E-Punch (SI Card) rental, not returned: Replacement fee $30

 

STEP #3: WAIVER

  • All participants (individual competitors and each member of a group) must complete an Entry Waiver. If the participant is under 18, the waiver must be signed by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Those without a completed waiver will not be permitted to participate in the event.
  • To save time on the event day, complete the waiver in pen and bring it with you to the event.

 

For assistance with the registration and payment, please contact Radu Greavu at radu.greavu@gmail.com.

From the North:   Take I-35 south to exit 289a about 4 miles south of Belton, TX.  Turn right onto Tahuaya Rd and go 1.2 miles to the Camp.  After Tahuaya Rd curves to the north, go straight onto the gravel road.  The start and finish will be about a quarter mile up on the left (west side) near the main lodge.  You can park either in the gravel areas near the lodge or the field on the right side of the road.

From the South:  Take I-35 north from Austin past Georgetown to 53.5 miles from the 290 – I-35 junction to exit 289a about 4 miles south of Belton, TX.  Turn left to cross the freeway, turn left again to the south.  Then take an immediate right onto Tahuaya Rd and go 1.2 miles to the Camp.  After Tahuaya Rd curves to the north, go straight onto the gravel road.  The start and finish will be about a quarter mile up on the left (west side) near the main lodge.  You can park either in the gravel areas near the lodge or in the field on the right (east) side of the main road.  Buses go to the right.

  • Camping is available for both Friday and Saturday nights at Camp Tahuaya for $2.50/person/night.
  • Unless there is a burn ban, campfires are allowed. Reserve camping through AOC at registration and pay via the AOC website.
  • Underage campers must be accompanied by an adult. We will reserve campsites for each group once registered and post reservations at the campsite entrance as well as online.
  • Any campsites not marked as reserved starting the Friday of the event are first come first serve. We will occupy the ones south of the dining hall first and spread north if necessary.

Camp Tahuaya is a 147 acre camp with the largest spring in Texas. At the center of the camp is Lake Boyd Callon which is stocked with trout. A spring-fed creek feeds into the Lake from the central west side of the camp and runs out of the lake on the north side into the Lampasas River. The north side of the Camp is bounded by the Lampasas River. It looks like a creek and can be easily crossed with only slight wading. The south, east, and west sides of the camp are bounded by barb wire fences. There are a few cliff areas where north-south trending creeks have cut through limestone and on the north side of the camp where the river has downcut through the limestone. The vegetation is varied from dense juniper in sections to fairly open easy running through the forest. There are also multiple campgrounds scattered throughout the south and east side of the camp and archery, skeet and rifle ranges on the north side. Tahuaya has a rich lore of history. The sparkling cold springs attracted the camps and burial grounds of prehistoric Plainview Man, and later Native Americans of several tribes. The Spanish Conquistadors built their forts and, according to legend, buried their gold here. Texas settlers built a grinding mill and millrace whose ruins are now historic landmarks in the camp. The Old Military Road and the Shanklin Mill brought thousands of wagons to the spring, carving deep wheel ruts still visible in the stone by the lake. In the late 1800’s and into the 1900’s water from the Spring at Camp Tahuaya was bottled by the Oasis Water Company, a Texas based subsidiary of Perrier. Come visit the camp and soak up a little of its history while running through the woods.
Start/Finish: At the Dining Hall.

Required Items: Flashlight/head lamp, Cell phone, Watch, Liability Waiver (signed by parent/guardian if under 18).  All participants under 18 must have their liability waiver signed by their parent/guardian. Participants will have one hour to find as many control points as possible and return to the start. All participants must finish by 7:00 pm. As safety is a concern there is a no tolerance policy for late returns. Anyone returning after 7:00 pm will be disqualified. Each control point will be worth one point. Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Competitors can go as a team or as an individual; Participants under 18 must be on a team.