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FREE Beginner's Orienteering Training (South Mountain)

The Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club
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Feb 10 9:00AM - 1:00PM

***Beginning Orienteering Training***
The Beginner's Training is a hands-on course teaching basic concepts used for land navigation and the sport of orienteering. Participants learn techniques to navigate using only a map and compass (No GPS!) and practice the techniques outdoors on special orienteering courses.

During the Beginner's Training, students will walk several kilometers while learning and practicing land navigation techniques used for orienteering. The field training covers compass use, interpreting topographical maps, and several methods of getting from point to point using only a map and compass.

We will provide participants with a) a topographical map of the class area, b) course materials, and c) several hours of orienteering instruction and practice.

The Beginning Orienteering training is open to participants of all ages and at all levels of skill and fitness. Our goal is to teach some of the basic navigation concepts that you can then use to participate in future orienteering events. If you're looking for a fun new and different way to enjoy the outdoors, please consider joining us for our class.

Beginner's class check-in/registration................8:30am
Beginner's class starts.........................................9:00am
Beginner's class ends.........................................10:30am

After this free class there will be 2 free Sprint (i.e. short) orienteering courses held at this same location. After you learn the basics put your new skills to the test on an orienteering course!

NOTE: Maps for the beginner's clinic and sprint events are limited. In order to ensure yourself a map, we strongly suggest you preregister for the event(s) you would like to do.
Click here ( to pre-register.

Parental Consent Now Required (Click here for more information:
All participants under age 18 are now required to have a signed parental consent form on file with the club. You can complete the form before the event and either scan it and send it to us by e-mail or bring it with you to the event.

For more information and directions visit the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club's event page:

How to find us:Look for the orange and white sandwich boards marking the event area.

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National  Event at First Water Feb 25, 2018  REGISTRATION ENDS FEB 15

National Event at First Water Feb 25, 2018 REGISTRATION ENDS FEB 15

Feb 25 8:30AM - 1:00PM
What we'll doThe Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club (GPHXO) is very pleased to announce that we will be host our FIRST EVER OUSA National Ranking event at First Water on Sunday Feb 25, 2018. A…