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Buffalo Orienteering Club 2014 Schedule

  • Information about a specific meet or directions can be obtained by contacting the meet director by phone or email.
  • For most meets, registration and beginner instruction begins at 10:00am with starts from 11:00am to Noon, unless noted otherwise above.
  • All participants are required to sign a release waiver.
  • Participants under the age of 18 are required to have a waiver signature by a parent. If your parent is not coming to the meet, download the waiver form, sign and bring to the meet.
  • For safety reasons, all participants are required to carry whistles. A limited number are available for rental at meets.
  • Follow the orienteering signs at the park entrance to the meet location.
  • Entry fees for all BFLO meets are $5 for current BFLO / ROC members and $10 for non-members, except as noted for special meets.
  • Groups are very welcome and are charged the above fees for team leader, plus $2 for each additional individual age 11 and older. All members receive their own map if they desire one.
  • Entry fees at all events are at the members' rates for adult-supervised groups of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
  • Events are held rain or shine.
  • Membership Application Form

April 19

Saturday

Emery Park
The Club's Annual Meeting
All Members and 2013 Map Hike Partipants are Welcome / Pot Luck Lunch / President's Awards / 2014 Map Hikes Available / Short Orienteering Event / Free to All Members and Map Hike Participants / Follow the Signs to the Stohrer Lodge / Noon to 3pm / RSVP to Linc Blaisdell, or (716) 479-9431.

May 4 - June 29

The Get Started and
Get Out There Series

The Get Started and Get Out There Series
Do you want to feel confident traveling the trails in our beautiful Western New York parks? Looking for fresh air and exercise? Want a challenge? Then come out and learn about the sport of orienteering at any or all of 4 events we have planned this spring. Soak up expert instruction at each of our events. Participate in 3 or more of the 4 events and receive a club certificate suitable for framing and entry into a prize drawing. Come out to Delaware Park on May 4, Chestnut Ridge on May 17, Emery Park on June 8 and Hunters Creek on June 29.

May 4

Sunday

Buffalo History Museum
Delaware Park
Intro to Orienteering
One 2.8K Course

The Cherry Blossom Challenge
Event #1 of The Get Started and Get Out There Series

A regular Orienteering event featuring one 2.8 kilometer course. Register and start between 11:00am-1:00pm at the Buffalo History Museum on Nottingham Terrace near Elmwood Avenue. Designed for any experience level, walkers or runners. Instruction available. Reserve a guaranteed map by emailing the Meet Director David Cady, or calling him at (716) 837-3737. A number of additional maps will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Afterwards, enjoy Buffalo's inaugural Cherry Blossom Festival and Buffalo's best food trucks. For more information about the Cherry Blossom Festival, click here. Asst. Meet Director Adam Cady. $10 registration fee ($5 members) includes instruction, meet and 5-color map.
Overall Results Results by Class Photos

May 15

Thursday

Knox Farm State Park
5 Mile Trail Run
The Explore Erie County Parks Series Part One
Knox Farm 5 Mile Trail Run
Event #1 of the Erie County Parks Trail Run Series

No orienteering, just a trail run around the beautiful grounds of Knox Farm State Park. Register in the main entrance parking lot off Route 16, from 5:30pm-6:15pm. No T-shirt, just running. Starting time for the race is 6:30pm. Email the Meet Director Patty Lyons, or call her at (716) 652-8727 if you have any questions. Otherwise, just show up. Asst. Meet Director Walt Lyons. Entry fee $10 pre-registration OR day of race. Download application and mail or register on day of run.
Results

May 17

Saturday

Chestnut Ridge Park
Learn & Practice
Event for Beginners
Chestnut Ridge Learn & Practive
Preface to Event #2 of The Get Started and Get Out There Series

The day starts at 10:00am with a 60-minute non-competitive training, learning and educational event for any experience level, for walkers or runners, individuals or families, all ages, featuring a practice course and experienced instructors. Follow the signs to Registration. Questions? Email the meet directors Rod & Laura Cameron, or call them at (716) 688-8332. $10 fee includes instruction, 5-color park map and entry into one event in the regular meet that follows.

May 17

Saturday

Chestnut Ridge Park
Regular Orienteering Event
Three
Courses
Beginner to Advanced
Chestnut Ridge Orienteering
Event #2 of The Get Started and Get Out There Series

A regular Orienteering event featuring Yellow (Beginner), Brown (Intermediate) and Green (Advanced) courses. Register 11:00am-Noon. Starting times for all the Orienteering courses are Noon-1:00pm. Meet at picnic pavilion #29. Enter at the Newton Road park entrance and keep right at each intersection. If Newton Road is closed for construction, follow the signs from the main park entrance. All events are for any experience level, walkers or runners. Instruction available. $10 fee ($5 members) includes 5-color park map and a free entry into your choice of the 4 courses. Questions? Email the Meet Director Linc Blaisdell, or call him at (716) 479-9431. Asst. Meet Director Rob Cain. No pre-registration required.
Results Splits

June 8

Sunday

Emery Park
Regular Orienteering Event
Three Courses
Novice to Intermediate
Emery Park Orienteering
Event #3 of The Get Started and Get Out There Series

A regular Orienteering event featuring White (Novice), Yellow (Beginner) and Orange (Intermediate) courses. Register 10:30am-11:45am. Starting times 11:00am-Noon. For any experience level, walkers or runners. $10 fee ($5 members) includes 5-color park map and entry into your choice of the 3 courses. Email the Meet Director Rebecca Wightman, or call her at (716) 652-6197 if you have any questions.
Results Splits

June 12

Thursday

Sprague Brook Park
10K Trail Run
The Explore Erie County Parks Series Part Two
Sprague Brook Trail Run
Event #2 of the Erie County Parks Trail Run Series

No orienteering, just a trail run around Sprague Brook Park. Register at the cross country ski hut (follow the signs from the park entrance) from 5:30pm-6:15pm. No T-shirt, just running. Starting time for the race is 6:30pm. Email the Meet Director Patty Lyons, or call her at (716) 652-8727 if you have any questions. Otherwise, just show up. Asst. Meet Director Walt Lyons. Entry fee $10 pre-registration OR day of race. Download application and mail or register on day of run.
Results

June 29

Sunday

Hunters Creek Park South
Regular Orienteering Event
Three Courses
Beginner to Advanced
Hunters Creek Orienteering
Event #4 of The Get Started and Get Out There Series

A regular Orienteering event featuring Yellow (Beginner), Brown (Intermediate) and Red (Advanced) courses. Register 10:30am-11:45am. Starting times 11:00am-Noon. For any experience level, walkers or runners. Email the Meet Director Patty Lyons, or call her at (716) 652-8727 if you have any questions. $10 fee ($5 members) includes 5-color park map and entry into your choice of the 3 courses. Asst. Meet Director Walt Lyons.
Results Splits

July 17

Thursday

Chestnut Ridge Park
5.1 Mile Trail Run
The Explore Erie County Parks Series Part Three
Chestnut Ridge Trail Run
Event #3 of the Erie County Parks Trail Run Series

No orienteering, just a trail run around the boundary of Chestnut Ridge Park. Register in the parking lot off Newton Road 5:30pm-6:15pm. No T-shirt, just running. Starting time for the race is 6:30pm. Email the Meet Director Patty Lyons, or call her at (716) 652-8727 if you have any questions. Otherwise, just show up. Asst. Meet Director Walt Lyons. Entry fee $10 pre-registration OR day of race. Download application and mail or register on day of run.
Results

August 3 -
October 18

The Buffalo Score-O Series
The Buffalo Score-O Series
We are offering three Score-O events this summer and fall. We will award prizes to the top five males, females and groups, as computed by total points achieved. Come out to Sprague Brook on August 3, Schoellkopf on September 6 and Sardinia on October 18.
Results

August 3

Sunday

Sprague Brook Park
3-Hour Score-O
Sprague Brook Score-O
Event #1 of the Buffalo Score-O Series

This is a Score-O lasting 180 minutes. Numerous controls are placed over a large area. Locate as many you desire in any order within the time limit. It's a great format for hard-core competitiors who might finish in less than two hours and for casual hikers who will enjoy the extra time. Map scale is 1:10,000 and in 5 colors.  Registration and Training for Beginner and Intermediate Participants 11:00am-11:45am. Starting time for everyone is Noon. $10 fee ($5 members) includes 5-color park map and event entry. Questions? Email Greg Hyatt, or call him at (716) 480-1713. Asst. Meet Director Dave Levine.
Results Splits

August 3

Sunday

Sprague Brook Park
The Club's Annual Picnic
Casino Area
Buffalo Orienteering Club Annual Picnic
Meet at the Casino picnic building near the tennis courts. Open to all club members, event participants and guests. Starts about 2pm and continues through dinner. The club will provide hamburgers, veggie burgers, water, lemonade and ice. Bring your own beverage, a dish to share and game equipment if you can. Refrigeration will be available. RSVP if you can. Email Linc Blaisdell, or call him at (716) 479-9431.

September 6

Saturday

Schoellkopf Boy Scout Camp
3-Hour Score-O
Schoellkopf Score-O
Event #2 of the Buffalo Score-O Series

This is a Score-O lasting 180 minutes. Numerous controls are placed over a large area. Locate as many you desire in any order within the time limit. It's a great format for hard-core competitors who might finish in less than two hours and for casual hikers who will enjoy the extra time. Map scale is 1:10,000 and in 5 colors.  Registration and Training for Beginner and Intermediate Participants 11:00am-11:45am. Starting time for everyone is Noon. Questions? Email Phil Wolfling, or call him at (716) 832-9758. $10 fee ($5 members and scouts) includes 5-color park map and entry into one event or both. Asst. Meet Director Rob Reeves.
Results Splits

September 27

Saturday

Holiday Valley Resort /
McCarty Hill / Ellicottville
3-Hour and 6-Hour Runs and Hikes for Individuals & Groups
The Ellicottville Adventure Run & Hike
In Orienteering parlance, this is a Score-O / Mini-Rogaine lasting your choice of a 3-hour or 6-hour time limit. In everyday language, this is an opportunity to run or hike using a map to find "flags". Numerous controls are placed over a large area. Locate however many you desire in any order within your pre-chosen time limit. It's a great format for both hard-core competition and casual family hiking. Our base is at Holiday Valley's Upper Ski Patrol and Training Center on Holiday Valley Road about two-thirds the way up the mountain. From the village of Ellicottville, take Route 219 south a short distance before turning right onto Holiday Valley Road. Continue up the hill past the Clubhouse Chalet Lodge, and turn left at the signs for the Training Center or the nearby Yodeler Lodge. Starting time for the 6-hour event is 11am and the 3-hour is 1pm. Please note that maps will be handed out at 10:00am and 12:30pm, respectively, so that participants can strategize. Questions? Email the Meet Director Jackie Novkov, or call her at (716) 903-1180. Asst. Meet Director Doug Kennedy.
To guarantee yourself a map, Online Registration is highly recommended as the availability of maps for day of event registrants will be very limited. Find more information or to register, click here. Online Registration is now open. 2013 Photos courtesy of Alexis Rzewski here.
Results Splits

October 18

Saturday

Sardinia County Forest
3-Hour Score-O
Sardinia Score-O
Event #3 of the Buffalo Score-O Series

This is a Score-O lasting 180 minutes. Numerous controls are placed over a large area. Locate as many you desire in any order within the time limit. It's a great format for hard-core competitiors who might finish in less than two hours and for casual hikers who will enjoy the extra time. Map scale is 1:10,000 and in 5 colors.  Registration and Training for Beginner and Intermediate Participants 11:00am-11:45am. Starting time for everyone is Noon. $10 fee ($5 members) includes 5-color park map and event entry. Questions? Email Katy Carrier, or call her at (716) 942-3948. Asst. Meet Director Lynda Chudy.
Results Splits

January 25, 2015

Sunday

Byrncliff Resort
Ski-O

Bryncliff Ski Orienteering
Ski orienteering event featuring Short (2.5km-8 controls), Middle (4.7km-14 controls) and Long (6.5km-15 controls) courses. Register 10:00am-11:00am. Starting times 10:30am-11:00am. The Byrncliff Resort charges $10 per person for access to the ski trails and equipment rentals are available for $10 also. The club charges our standard event entry fees of $5 for members or $10 for non-members per person or group. The trails are groomed and most are tracked. Indoor facilities are available for pre- and post-event gathering. Electronic punching is being used and dibblers are available. To guarantee yourself a map, please email the Meet Director with your name and course: Patty Lyons, or call her at (716) 652-8727. People who do not make a reservation run a risk of not being able to compete if we run out of maps. This is an Empire State Games qualifier. Check here for trail and snow conditions.

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