September 29, 2012
2013 Date: Saturday, September 28
Check this section for periodic updates and additional information. This page was originally posted on August 13, 2012.
August 29: A new section titled "Special Competition Rules" was added.
Buffalo Orienteering Club invites you to the Ellicottville Adventure Run & Hike.
This event uses a ďRogaineĒ format in which competitors visit as many control points as possible in a fixed amount of time.
The control points are indicated in the forest by orange and white triangular flags. Just before the start, each competitor receives a topographic map with the control locations circled.
Participants can choose a 3-hour time limit or a 6-hour time limit and can go as a team or individually.
Itís a great format for both hardcore competitors and casual family hiking.
Those seeking an additional challenge may want to consider attending an orienteering event the next day at Letchworth State Park organized by the Rochester Orienteering Club.
For information visit here.
Venue and Event HQ ----------
Our event will take place in the McCarty Hill State Forest and the Rock City State Forest as well as on the property of the Holiday Valley Ski Resort. The event headquarters will be at the Ski Patrol Training Center at the Holiday Valley Resort, 6557 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville, NY 14731. Once on Holiday Valley Road, continue uphill past the main lodge and parking lots. The Training Center is located adjacent to the Yodeler Lodge. Check in, Day of Event registration, start, and finish will be located here.
Our map is drawn to orienteering standards at a scale of 1:15,000 with a contour interval of 5 meters. It was completed in the summer of 2012 by Valentine Vladimirov of Bulgaria. A portion of the map was used for this event in 2011. Copies of the competition map will not be available before the event but the WNY Mountain Biking Association does sell a more generalized map of the area featuring the bike trails at a scale of 1:20,000 with a contour interval of 20 feet. To obtain a copy of that map, contact the Ellicottville Bike Shop here.
September 15, 2012 - Deadline for Regular Registration
September 26, 2012 - Deadline for Late RegistrationSeptember 29, 2012
9:00am – 10:30am: Check-in and Day of Event registration for the 6 hour event at the Event HQ
9:00am – 12:30pm: Check-in and Day of Event registration for the 3 hour event at the Event HQ
10:45am: 6 hour maps handed out
11:00am: 6 hour event mass start
12:45pm: 3 hour maps handed out
1:00pm: 3 hour event mass start
Classes / Awards ----------
Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each class. Each event will have three classes: Men Open, Women Open, and Team.
Electronic Punching ----------
Electronic punching (SportIdent) will be used. SI cards can be rented for a fee of $2. Note that some SI cards (including the rentals) can only register 30 controls. There will be many controls in the forest so competitors must be careful not to double punch.
Special Competition Rules ----------
In the 6-hour event there will be a map exchange. There will be 23 controls on the first map. After visiting the 23 controls, or earlier if they wish, competitors will return to the Start/Finish, download their SI cards, clear and check, and then take map #2 with 17 additional controls on it. In the 3 hour event, competitors will receive a map with all 40 controls, but may only punch a maximum of 28 controls.
Other Competition Notes ----------
Water will be strategically placed in the forest and the locations will be indicated on the map. However, we canít guarantee when or if you will pass one of those locations so you should plan to carry a reasonable amount of water with you. The area has good cell phone coverage, especially AT&T and Verizon. You may wish to carry a phone. The phone number at the Event HQ will be posted during check in.
Meet Fees ----------Register Here Online
Fees are set on a staggered scale to encourage early entries. Entry fees are the same for both events and are per participant. Persons competing as part of a team must register and pay individually. Note: Any participant under the age of 18 can only compete as part of a team of which at least one member is an adult. Online registration is required except for Day of Event Registration. To Register Online: click the link and complete the forms. If you are competing as part of a team, please use the Notes area to indicate the names of your team and fellow members. Then execute an online payment using a credit card or a PayPal account. Once you receive your confirmation email, click the link for signing your waiver online. Youíre done! Alternatively, you can print the waiver, sign and bring it with you to the event. Special warning about Day of the Event registration: Maps will be printed according to the numbers registered by the late registration deadline (September 26). A few extra maps will be printed to accommodate competitors who register on the day of the event, but itíll be first come first served for those maps. When those maps run out, we will not be able to register anyone else. To avoid the risk of disappointment, register on-line by the late deadline.
Regular: Register Online by 11:59pm EDT September 15th $25
Late: Register Online by 11:59pm EDT September 26th $35
Day of Event: Register Onsite on September 29th $45 ($35 for BFLO club members)
Questions? Email: Info@Buffalo-Orienteering.org or phone 716-480-1713 prior to September 20th, 716-903-1180 thereafter. Please limit calls to reasonable times.
Food will be available at the Training Center. Hot dogs, chili, fruit and cookies will be available as competitors finish.
Several hotels and motels are located in the village
of Ellicottville and within 20 miles. Options include the Inn
at Holiday Valley on the resort property, the Wingate by Wyndham Ellicottville
in the village a short distance away and the Microtel in Springville, 16
miles from the event.
Options include the Inn at Holiday Valley on the resort property, the Wingate by Wyndham Ellicottville in the village a short distance away and the Microtel in Springville, 16 miles from the event.
Camping: The Erie County Parks Department operates a campground at Sprague Brook Park, 25 miles from the event site. Reservations may be made by calling (716) 858-8355 or online here.
To assist competitors on deciding where to stay or how long a drive it is between specific venues, the following are given as an estimate of driving distances and approximate times with normal traffic.
International Airport to Event Site in Ellicottville, NY– 53 miles, 1
The Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (BUF) is closest to the event and served by the following airlines:
Air Canada, AirTran, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest, US Airways and United
Meet Director and Course Setter:
Patti Lyons, Dave Cady, Phil Wolfling, Dave Levine
Greg Hyatt, Info@Buffalo-Orienteering.org, 716-480-1713 prior to September 20th, Doug Kennedy 716-491-2297 thereafter.
Start, Finish, Technology & Results:
Volunteer Coordinator, Hospitality, Food & Awards: