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NEOC: Menotomy Rocks - BYOM event
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From Saturday, October 17, 2020
To Saturday, October 24, 2020
Menotomy Rocks
Arlington, MA
White, Yellow, Orange

Map Scale:               1:3500
Contour Interval: 2 meters
Meet Director:      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Come orienteering at a beautiful neighborhood park in Arlington, MA. Registration and start instructions will be located just past the kiosk on the Jason Street park entrance. The registration information is hanging from a tree located just past the kiosk. 

You will need to download a map (see below) and bring it to the park. Each PDF map will have a course drawn on it; your goal is to find each of the checkpoints (controls) marked by circles on your map, in the correct order. At each control site in the park you will find an orange and white orienteering flag with a number on top as well as a QR code. You can use your smart phone to scan the QR codes at each control, and record your time and result, or you can record your time using your own watch and upload it later. You can also just enjoy navigating around the park with no timing device.

This event has three different course options
White (1.0 km, 8 controls) - beginner level 1
Yellow (1.5 km, 11 controls) - beginner level 2
Orange (3.5, 23 controls) - intermediate

Beginners: The white course is the best place to start if you are a beginner. The control flags are visible from the trail or open fields. If you want another challenge after completing the white course, the next step up is the yellow course. Yellow course controls are still generally visible from trails but more route planning is needed between checkpoints.


Experienced orienteers: A double-sided orange level course is available for those seeking an intermediate-level navigational challenge.


SAFETY: Please note that use of masks and social distancing is required at all times. Do not touch the control flags or QR codes with bare hands. Please report any missing controls / QR codes or any other issues to the meet director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Course Maps and Cost

Download course maps. A color printer is highly recommended. Course Maps are free for NEOC members. Course maps cost $5 per individual or group participant. [Note: Controls won’t be set until the morning of Oct 17].

Time Your Run

  • Time yourself (no splits will be captured) -or-
  • Use your smartphone to scan a code at each control (requires data connection; may require an app that reads QR codes). Instructions will be posted at registration. [See this intro to QR-code orienteering.]

Record Your Time

  • Self-timed runners—Record your time for the final results.
  • QR-code runners—Your time and splits were automatically recorded.
  • Use your Garmin GPS watch or smartphone to record the course using the Livelox app and then share it with other users (full documentation on uploading routes is here). Alternatively, you can use Routegadget to show your route after you complete the course.


Final, consolidated results (both self-timed & QR-code) will be posted soon after this event ends.

Menotomy Rocks
129 Jason St.

Note: Parking is on neighborhood streets. Please obey all Parking signs, and respect driveways.


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