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Nate Lyons may have to skip a Cross Country meet to compete in the Sprint Championships.

2009 US Sprint and Ultra Long Championships


Sept. 14—The MEET SHEET is available here.

Sept. 13—Map and Course Setter’s notes published for the Sprint, Middle and Ultra Long.  Ultra Long Model maps posted.  See the “Meet Notes” page

Sept. 10—Ultra Long distances have been updated

Sept. 8—Sprint Map scale (to 1:4000) and symbol set (to ISOM) change approved

Sept. 8—Sprint course count expanded from 3 to 5

The Rochester Orienteering Club invites you to participate in the 2009 US Sprint and Ultra Long Orienteering Championships.  We are throwing a third A-event, a Middle, into the mix as well.  The events will be held on September 19th and 20th as follows:

Friday, September 18th

12 noon—Model areas open (Rattlesnake model map available on Meet Notes page and at registration; Mendon Sprint model map available at registration)

8-10pm—Packet Pickup available (Super 8—see “Local Information”)

Saturday, September 19th

8am—Registration Opens at Mendon Ponds Park—West Lodge

10am—First start for the Sprint Championship (Mendon Ponds Park— 10 minute walk from West Lodge)

11:15am—Elite start window opens; come watch and listen to the excitement!

11am-1pm—Bagels, fruit, soup & apple cider at West Lodge

1pm—Sprint awards at West Lodge

2:00pm—First start for the Middle (Mendon Ponds Park—10 minute walk from West Lodge)

2-3pm—Recreational course starts from Evergreen Lodge

3-4pm—Ice Cream Social to benefit the US Junior Team and Middle Awards (West Lodge)

4pm—Awards for Middle distance event

4:30pm—US Team meeting at West Lodge—open to anyone

6-9pm—USOF Strategic Planning Meeting (West Lodge); invitation only

Sunday, September 20th

7:30am—Registration and parking opens at Ossian Community Center


8am—First bus to the Start (from Ossian Community Center); buses will run every 15 minutes—allow 45 minutes before your start time.  2 minute walk to the start.  Two Porta Johns and water at the start.

9am—First start for the Ultra-Long Championship (Rattlesnake Hill); 5 hour time limit, except White and Short Brown (3 hours).

10am—Food available, a la carte.  Please support the local service group (at Ossian Community Center)

11am—Last start (note: no recreational courses on Sunday)

By 2pm—Awards Ceremony (Ossian Community Center)

4pm—Last bus returns from Rattlesnake Hill

Additional Information

is available on the following pages:



Local Information

Meet Notes

To contact us:

Hotline: 585-377-5650

Registrar E-mail: Michael.Lyons at xerox dot com

Eric Bone (above) was 2008 US Sprint Champion.  Samantha Saeger (below) was the Ladies Champion

PHOTOS BY Mike Minium (top) and Julie Keim (middle and bottom)