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NEOC: Billygoat
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Sunday, May 08, 2016, 11:00am
Courses Close:
4:00 P.M.
Special Courses:
Billygoat, Pygmy goat
Pre-registration is required; registration is open.
Registration closes at midnight, Sunday, May 1.

The Billygoat is a mass-start, long-distance orienteering event. The course requires intermediate to advanced orienteering skills, and will be 10-14 km long. There are two courses: the full Billygoat, and the Pygmy goat, which is a shorter version of the Billygoat. All who complete the course in under 3.5 hours get a teeshirt. Follow this link for more history on the Billygoat.

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There will be no beginner courses offered at this meet.

Arrive early; the group walk to the start will begin at 10:20 a.m. The Pygmy goat will start at the same time as the Billygoat. The race starts at 11:00 a.m. and awards are at 2:30 p.m. The time limit is 5 hours (4:00 p.m.); all competitors must return to the Finish by 4:00 p.m.. If you are interested in helping to pick up controls, please contact the event director, Alex Jospe, using the email link provided below.

Park and check-in at the Squannacook Elementary School, south of the forest.
Meet Director:
Alex Jospe
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Meet Director:
Ed Despard
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Townsend State Forest - Squannacook School parking lot
66 Brookline St. (approx.)

Squannacook Elementary School parking lot


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