10/23/10 - Eagle Creek East (Halloween-O)

Event: Get ready to be scared!  This fun night orienteering event is a family favorite.  Costumes are encouraged and we always have fun prizes and twists that you won't find at a regular meet.  The meet directors are silent on the details so far but past events have included candy at controls, a mobile ghost that you had to catch in the woods for bonus points, and a spooky cemetery.  The event will start just after sunset so flashlights or headlamps are a must! 

We will have awards for the best costume as well as for the top finishers of the events.  You will be turned loose right at 7:00 so don't forget to show up early enough to leave time (usually at least half an hour is a good bet) for registration and to come up with a strategy for attacking the course.

Date: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Location:  Eagle Creek Park, Earth Discovery Center.  The Earth Discovery Center is a relatively new building in Eagle Creek at 5901 Delong Rd.  To get there from the main park entrance on 56th St, just go straight past the entrance station.  Take the second left heading toward the marina, but before you get to the marina, take the first left and follow the road all the way to the end where it will dead end into the Earth Discovery Center parking lot.  Note that you will have to pay to get into Eagle Creek Park which is $5 per car.

Tentative Time Schedule: (Indianapolis is on Eastern Standard Time)

6:00pm -- Registration begins

7:00pm -- Both 1 hour and 2 hour event begin

8:00pm -- 1 hour event cutoff

9:00pm -- 2 hour event cutoff

Courses: We will have the option of either a 1 hour or a 2 hour event.  Both options will be Score-O format in which you will try to get as many points as possible in any order within the allotted time.

Fees: The meet fee is $5.00 per group for members of any USOF-chartered O-club. The fee is $15.00 per group for non-members. The fee includes one map, one punch card, and one clue sheet. For small groups, additional maps may be purchased for $2.00 each.

Loaner compasses available: Yes

Whistles required: No

Water: Yes 

Restrooms: Yes

On Site Camping: No

Post event refreshments: Yes

Lodging: None

Meet director/ course setter: Jerry Lyons and Paula Pearson

Interested in helping out?  We can always use volunteers of any experience level to help with course design, setting, meet admin and course cleaning.  Contact us at info@indyo.org for more information and to volunteer!