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May Events

Cherry Blossom Challenge this Saturday

F O L L O W on F A C E B O O K
F O L L O W on T W I T T E R
F O L L O W on M E E T U P

Cherry Blossom Challenge
This Saturday, May 6th

Join us for the first meet of the season!  Registration starts at 11:00 am at the Buffalo History Museum on Nottingham Terrace near Elmwood Ave. The registration fee is  $10 ($5 for members) and $5 for every additional group member under 11 years old. If you need instruction just ask as you register. Online registration is encouraged to  guarantee yourself a map and is available here. Additionally, if you register online you can proceed directly to the computer table when you arrive and skip the registration line. A limited number of maps will be available for day of event registration. The meet director is David Cady, who can be contacted by email or phone at (716) 837-3737. After the event you are welcome to stay in the park for Buffalo's 4th annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
 

Knox Farm 5 M Trail Run
Thursday, May 11th

The first trail run of the season is coming up this month. Registration is at the Milking Parlor from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm and the race starts at 6:30 pm. You can save time by registering here. Questions can be directed to Patty Lyons via email or by calling (716) 652-8727.



 

Chestnut Ridge Learn
and Practice
Saturday, May 20th

Want to learn how to do orienteering? Register at Shelter #21 right inside the Newton Rd. entrance at 10:00 am. This is a 60 minute training event costing $10. The fee also allows you to participate in the meet that follows.  Email the Meet Director Linc Blaisdell, or call him at (716) 479-9431 with questions.
 


Orienteering Meet

Saturday, May 20th

Registration is from 10:30 - 11:45 am  at Shelter #21 right inside the Newton Rd. entrance. Start times are from 11:00 until noon.  Three courses are available. There will be a Yellow course (advanced beginner), an Orange course (intermediate) and  Red course (accomplished). There is a  $10 registration fee ($5 for members) and $5 for every additional group member under 11 years old. If you participated in the Learn and Practice Event there is no additional fee to enter the meet. Email the Meet Director Henry Davis, or call him at (716) 868-3593 with questions.

We hope to see you at one of these spring events.  Additional events are listed below.  Have a good time out on the trails!
 

Orienteering Meets


Knox Farm Learn & Practice

Saturday, June 3rd
Registration in the Milking Parlor at 10:00 am. A 60 minute training event. $10 registration fee which also allows you to participate in the meet that follows.  Email the Meet Director Linc Blaisdell, or call him at (716) 479-9431 with questions.


Knox Farm Orienteering Meet

Saturday, June 3rd
Registration from 10:30 - 11:45 am  in the Milking Parlor.   Start times from 11:00 until 11:45 am.  Three courses available.  $10 registration fee ($5 for members). Email the Meet Director Dave Cady with questions.
 

Sprague Brook Orienteering Meet

Saturday, June 24th
Registration 10:30 - 11:45 am at Shelter #7. Start times from 11:00 until noon.  Four courses available.  $10 registration fee ($5 for members). Meet director: Rod Cameron.
 

Ellicottville Adventure Run

Saturday, August 26th
A mini-Rogaine style event with a 3 hour course starting at 1:00 pm and a 6 hour event starting at 11:00 am. Event headquarters will be a the CCC Camp Seneca on Hungry Hollow Rd.  More details about registering as the event gets closer.  Meet director: Jackie Novkov.

 

Schoellkopf Learn and Practice

Sunday, September 10th
Registration at 10:00 am. A 60 minute training event. $10 registration fee which also allows you to participate in the meet that follows. Email the meet director, Rob Reeves with questions.
 

Schoellkopf Orienteering Meet

Sunday, September 10th
A sprint course followed by a choice of three courses. Registration from 10:00 am until 10:45 am with starting times from 10:30 am until noon. Meet director: Phil Wolfling.
 

Emery Park Wander

Saturday, September 30th
A two mile beginner course and training starting at 11:00 am. Online registration here. Meet director: Rob Reeves.
 

Emery Park Score-O

Saturday, September 30th
A 180 minute Score-O with registration from 11:00-11:45 am and a starting time of noon.
 

Sardinia Score-O

Saturday, October 21st
A 180 minute Score-O with registration from 11:00-11:45 am and a starting time of noon. Meet director: Phil Wolfling.



 

Map Hikes

Map hikes are available for six area parks.
 

Parks

Chestnut Ridge
Emery Park
Hunters Creek
Sardinia County Forest
Sprague Brook Park
Knox Farm State Park
 

Purchase

Buy maps from Hyatts stores or Gear for Adventure.
 

Guided Map Hikes

Every Thursday in July at 6:00 pm.  Meet at the Casino in Chestnut Ridge and hike with an experienced orienteer learning how to find the controls on the Chestnut Ridge Map Hike map. 
 

Trail Runs

Knox Farm 5K and 10K Trail Run, Thursday, June 15th, 6:30 pm

Chestnut Ridge 5 Mile Trail Run, Thursday, July 13th, 6:30 pm

 
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