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Harry S Moss Park

Hall-O-ween with Harry!

Hall-O-ween with Harry! 

Sat., Oct. 15, 2022
Harry S. Moss Park, Dallas

The second orienteering event of our season brings us back to old haunts! Harry S .Moss Park has been one of our most popular venues for many years.  It’s gone through many changes over the last few years due to flooding and severe storm damage. New infrastructure is coming in. But it’s still a patch of wilderness in the city with twisty bike trails and low-lying forest. Every October, some some strange new features appear… What will we find lurking in these woods this time? That’s for you to discover!

General info

Meet Officials

Meet Director: Lisa Carr……Meet Director notes (PDF)

Course SetterWayne Chaffin…….Course Setter notes to come (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) and Competitive (two people) teams. 

Scoring: All courses will be using the E-punch system. Bring your own or rent one from us. Punch-cards should be used only if an e-punch fails at a control.

Scouts: A BSA 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 (Aged 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. E-punch is required — bring your own or rent from us.

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

 

Recreational Teams (2-5 people navigating together):

Rec teams aren’t eligible for awards, but all of the fun! Base fee covers the first 2 team members and 2 maps. Add people/map for $5 each. Kids aged 8 and under are free (after first 2 team members paid). There’s a $3 surcharge for day-of-race entries, and extra maps may not be available. One e-punch required — bring your own or rent from us.

Rec TeamsCost
Each Rec team (first 2 people)$17
Extra person (over age 8) – includes map$5
E-punch rental

$3

Competitive Teams (2 people navigating together):

New for this season: Competitive teams of two people, working together. Fee includes 2 maps. There’s a $3 surcharge for day-of-race entries. One e-punch required — bring your own or rent from us.

In the dropdown labeled Competitor, select “Competitive Team” instead of Male/Female

Comp Teams Cost
Junior Competitive Team (2 juniors)
$20
Adult Member Competitive Team (2 adults)
$30
Adult Non-Member Competitive Team (2 adults)
$40
E-punch rental
$3

Registration

Online pre-registration is required! 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. See venue limits and current number of registrants.

Pre-registration for this awesome event is open!

Competitive: Individuals & Teams

Competitive: Large Group

Recreational: Team

Enter 1 individual at a time (even if you’re an individual just doing it for fun, register here), or , or 2 people working together as a competitive team. 

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

Enter 1 recreational team (min. 2 people; max 5 people) — no awards, just fun!

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Directions: IMPORTANT!

While nearly all the orienteering happens in Harry Moss Park, meet headquarters will be at the intersection of Fair Oaks Avenue and Merriman Parkway. Report here for Registration. Some parking available on 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