Harry Moss

Hall-O-ween with Harry 

Oct. 16, 2021
Harry S. Moss Park & Preserve, Dallas

Boo!

The second orienteering event of our season will bring us back to old haunts! Harry Moss Park was one of our most popular venues for many years.  After flooding and severe storm damage, the park was closed. Last year, it came back to life with some strange new features. What will we find lurking in these woods this time? 

COVID 19 Protocols

NTOA is glad to be returning to in-person events for the 2021-22 season.  We’re carefully watching the continuing pandemic and want to keep both participants and volunteers safe. We’ve developed event protocols based on guidelines from our sport’s national organizing body, Orienteering USA. NTOA reserves the right to revise them based on changing conditions.

  1. Pre-registration is required. This will minimize the number of people and amount of time needed at Registration. (Note: We will be able to make changes to pre-registered entries.)
  2. Wearing a mask is required when doing business at Registration. Please have only one person from your group at Registration. Masks are otherwise encouraged before and after your course if you’re dealing closely with others.
  3. Social distancing is encouraged (except within your own group) at all times.

Fortunately, as an outdoor sport, orienteering typically finds us alone in the woods. We think it’s possible to have fun and mitigate risks. Please help us do that.  

General info

Meet Officials

Meet Director (Planning): Scott Morris……. Meet Director notes (PDF)

Meet Directors (Day-of-Event): Mary Lynn Genovesi and Lisa Carr

Course SetterWayne Chaffin…….Course Setter notes (PDF)

E-Punch Coordinator: Mary Lynn Genovesi

 

Courses

 

Classes

We’ll be offering the following courses:
White: Easiest
Yellow: Experienced beginners
Orange: Intermediate
Brown: Short advanced
Green: Medium-length advanced
Red: Long advanced

Unless stated otherwise, we’ll offer the full slate of NTOA classes. Classes are determined by age bracket for competitive individuals and +/- age 19 for Recreational (two or more people) teams. 

Scoring: ALL COURSES (including White and Yellow) will be using the E-punch system. Punch-cards should be used only if an electronic punch fails.

Scouts: A Merit Badge clinic will  be offered. Please contact BSA Liaison Ralph Courtney for details.

Schedule & Instructions

Please be sure to check the NTOA Facebook Page or Group for last-minute schedule changes. We hold events rain or shine, but we have unfortunately had to cancel events due to high water at this venue in the past.

Time Activity
9:00 - 10:30 am
Registration open
9:00 - 9:30 am
Boy Scout merit badge briefing
9:30-9:45 am
Beginner's Clinic - Open to All!
10:00 - 11:30 am
Orienteers start on each course at one-minute intervals
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Results are calculated as runners finish and download
2:00 pm
Courses close - Awards Ceremony
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Control pick-up: Volunteer and get a little extra practice

Event fees

Individuals (1 person navigating on their own):
Only individuals can officially compete (awards for top 3 in each class) at NTOA events. But even if you’re doing it on your own just for recreation, please sign up as a (competitive) individual. Members and youth (aka, Juniors, age 19 and under) pay reduced event fees. There’s a $3 surcharge for adult day-of-race entries. So join NTOA and pre-register! Fee covers 1 map.

Competitor typeCost
Juniors (age 19 and under)$10
NTOA (and other O clubs) members$15
Non-member$20
E-punch rental (All courses)$3
Day-of-race surcharge$3

 

Recreational Teams (2 or more people navigating together):

We love teams — orienteering is a great family activity! Teams aren’t eligible for awards, just the fun. Base fee covers the first 2 team members and 2 maps. Add people for $5 each. Kids under age 8 are free (after first 2 team members paid).

Team typeCost
All teams (first 2 people)$17
Extra person (over age 8) – includes map$5
E-punch rental (All courses)

$3

Registration

Online pre-registration is required this season! We use the pre-registration numbers to determine how many pre-printed maps to produce for each event. In particular, group leaders, please pre-register or drop the Registrar an email to talk about your group’s size. Pre-registration is FREE and opens about 10 days before each event. so please take a moment to do it. Thanks!

Questions about registration? Contact the NTOA Registrar. For questions on other event matters, contact the Meet Director (listed above). 

 Instructions: Select one of the options below to register yourself, the students of your school group, or your fun recreational team. Clicking on one of the buttons will take you to our separate NTOA Registration website.

Pre-registration for this event is CLOSED. 

Competitive Individual

Large Group

Recreational Teams

Enter 1 competitive individual at a time.

Enter 1-20 competitive individuals from the same group (e.g., school, club, Scout group, JROTC unit).

Enter 1 recreational team (min. 2 people; max 5 people).

Directions

Meet headquarters and the Start/Finish areas will be in the southeast part of the park near the intersection of Fair Oaks Avenue and Merriman Parkway. Ample parking is available at the Fair Oaks Softball/Baseball Complex and Conrad High School on Fair Oaks Ave. about a half mile southwest of HQ.

From Central Expressway (US 75) in Dallas:

  • Exit onto Walnut Hill Lane eastbound.
  • Go 1.5 miles to Fair Oaks Ave. and turn right (SW).
  • Go 0.2 miles to the corner of Merriman Parkway.  This is the meet HQ area; it has limited parking.
  • To park, continue another 0.2-0.3 miles SW on Fair Oaks Ave. and find the softball complex and high school on the left.

Headquarters & Bus Parking