Red River Ramble 2020

All Saints Camp has become a favorite venue for North Texas orienteers over the decades!  Situated on the picturesque south shore of Lake Texoma, this camp includes over 600 acres of wooded, sometimes hilly terrain and an extensive trail network with lots of unique structures.  It’s a beautiful venue and a wonderful time of year to be in the woods.

We will have some different procedures this year to help insure the safety of participants and staff.  There will be more social distancing and less inter-personal contact at the event.  Participants must follow all current government health guidelines.  In addition we will follow guidance from OUSA, the US Orienteering Federation, OUSA Recommendations for Preventing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission at Events.

Pre-registration is required. Pre-payment is also required. PayPal can be used when registering or you may contact ntoa.treasurer@gmail.com to make other payment arrangements if you are unable to pay via PayPal.

Waivers should be printed off and filled in before the meet.  At the registration area each participant (or team) will present their waiver(s) and have their payment checked.  Then they will be given a bag with their name on it that holds their clue-sheet (and e-stick if they rented one).  That labeled bag and clue-sheet is their ticket to receive the correct map at the Start area.  The first runners will be able to start earlier than usual (9:00 am) and start times will be more spaced out.

All courses will use electronic punching. Be sure to download your e-stick at the computer e-punch download station after finishing your course! Results will be tabulated and posted online. No medals will be given out, but bragging rights will!  See the Course Setter’s and Meet Director’s notes for more details.

General info

Event Officials

Meet Director:  Ralph Courtney (pre-planning)/Jim Stevens (day-of-event)…… Meet Director’s notes 

Course Setter: Ray Janes ……. Course Setter’s Notes  

E-Punch Coordinator: Gene Wernette

Courses:

We’ll be offering the following courses:
Yellow: Easiest     

Short Adv:  More technical and longer than yellow, like Brown.

Long Adv:  Most difficult, like Red

See a detailed description of each class.

Classes:

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. 

See a listing of all the NTOA classes. (PDF)

Scoring: E-punch will be used to score ALL courses. 

If you own an e-stick, enter your e-stick number when you register and bring it to the meet.  NTOA has 130 e-sticks to rent, so we will not be able to accept any additional registrations that need a rental after those 130 have been assigned.

Schedule

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 in the recent past.

Time Activity
9:00 - 10:30 am
Registration opens
9:00 - 12:00 a.m.
Orienteers start out at one-minute intervals
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Results for all courses calculated as orienteers finish
3:00 pm (or 3 hours after last staart)
Courses close; (No Awards ceremony)
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Control pick-up: Volunteer and get a little extra practice

Event fees

Pre-registration is required. There will be no day-of-race entries.  Pre-payment is also required. PayPal can be used when registering or you may contact ntoa.treasurer@gmail.com to make other payment arrangements if you are unable to pay via PayPal.

Individuals (1 person navigating on their own):
Only individuals can officially compete 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. Fee covers 1 map.

Competitor type Cost
Juniors (age 19 and under)
$10
Adults
$15
E-punch rental (All courses)
$3

Recreational Teams (2 or more people navigating together):

We love teams, but we expect them to adhere to safe practices, including wearing masks and social distancing. 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 additional team members for $5 each. Kids under age 8 are free (after first 2 team members paid).

Team type Cost
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! We use the pre-registration numbers to determine how many pre-printed maps to produce for each course. Also we will be pre-packaging maps and cluesheets, so last minute changes at the venue cannot be accepted.  In particular, group leaders, please pre-register or drop the Registrar an email to talk about your group’s size. If you do not pre-register, you will not have a map. Pre-registration opens about 10 days before the event and closes at noon on the Thursday prior to the event, so please take a moment to do it. Thanks!

Waivers must be submitted for all participants.  Please print your waiver, fill it out and then drop it off at the meet.  Again, we’d prefer that we aren’t sharing papers, clipboards and pens at the meet.

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

Competitive individual

Large group

Recreational team

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).

 Pre-registration is now closed, sorry!

Directions

From DFW Airport To All Saints Camp:

  • From the airport take the north exit onto SH-121.
  • Take SH-121 Tollway northeast until it joins US-75 going north. 
  • To avoid tolls, exit onto LBJ Freeway (I-635) after about 1 mile. Take 635 about 20 miles east to Central Expressway (US 75).
  • Take US 75 north all the way thru  Sherman to Denison 
  • At Denison, exit onto FM-120 and go 9.5 miles west (thru Pottsboro).
  • When FM-120 turns north and becomes Crooks Corner Rd. go about a mile and look for signs pointing west onto Locust Road. 
  • Go west on Locust Road about 1.5 miles. Turn right on Mill Creek Road. 
  • More o-signs will direct you into the All Saints Camp and to meet headquarters.
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