GAOC hosts a variety of Orienteering events at parks
throughout Georgia. Local Events
are generally open to the public without advanced registration and are Class-C orienteering meets, unless
GAOC offers beginner instruction at
10 a.m. at all Class C meets. Participants may choose from beginning, intermediate,
or advanced courses, and may go out on the course as
individuals or with a group. Stagger starts run from 11 a.m.-1
p.m. with a 3-hour time limit and participants must be off the
course by 3 p.m.
Cost is $10/non-member, $7/member, and $3/additional map for
participants going out as part of
a group. Most parks also require a parking fee of $3-$5. Events with
E-punching require a finger stick for the E-punch courses.
Rental finger sticks available for $3 rental per day.
Selecting Your Course
GAOC uses the following guidelines for setting courses
at its Local Events and generally offers a White, Yellow, Orange, Green,
and Red Course. When selecting your course, consider your physical
ability as well as your orienteering experience. If you're trying
orienteering for the first time, GAOC recommends that you try at least
one White course to familiarize yourself with the map and sport.
|controls on trails or marked routes
||controls just off trails or marked routes
||contour features are introduced, trails no longer primary route choice
||short short expert, rarely seen at a local meet
||6-7K or >
||long expert, rarely seen at a local meet.