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Organizers: Scott Sheldrake (Event Director), Linda Hildebrandt (Assistant)

Map: Uplands Park

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Original Event Description

Our annual terrifying Halloween Spook-O event is back after a long COVID break. This year, once again it will take place in the formidable forests of Uplands Park after dusk.

Cursed Courses :
If you are brave enough to participate, we have prepared two courses, both of which unfortunately pass directly through the haunted grounds of Uplands Park.

#1 - Beginner Course - aka "Mini Monsters" - a 1.3 km short course. For those new to orienteering and furthest from the grave, this course features most controls located safely on trails in lit areas or on prominent features. Access and navigation will be straight forward using the map. Chances of survival are moderate to high.

#2 - Intermediate Course - aka "The Running Dead" - a longer, 2.7 km course, directly through the haunted fields. This course is best suited to those who have run an orienteering race before and lived to tell about it. NOTE : The total distance of 2.7km is measured "as the crow flies" - so expect to actually travel much further, or for all eternity.

What to Bring :
Warm clothes suitable for running for your life through the dark. A sturdy lantern, headlamp or flashlight <--- Very important - It may be responsible for keeping you alive. Leave your weapons at home - they won't help you here.

$5 for Junior participants, $15 for Adults. Your entry will include a SportIdent (SI) chip rental if needed, or you can use your own. Registration, waiver and payment are all done in one location using our Zone4 system using the following registration link :

Meeting Location:
In the main Catle Point/Uplands Park parking Lot. Look for a large glowing tent, a safe zone with hot chocolate and candy. Enjoy the pleasures this life has to offer. Punch "Cattle Point" or 3040 Beach Dr into your GPS, or see the map below.

Start Time:
Starts: From 7:00pm
Course Closure: 8:30pm. Please return to the Start/Finish area before 8:30pm or we will assume the worst.



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