Vulcan Orienteering Club Events  (Alabama)

VOC Orienteering Events

VOC Meet

September 16, 2017
Oak Mountain State Park - Pelham, AL [park info]
  • Go to the gravel parking area adjacent to the old spillway at the fishing lakes (mile marker 7 in the park).
  • Start any time between 9am-12pm, with a maximum 3 hour time limit. Everyone must be finished by 2pm, when control pickup begins.
COURSES:
  • YELLOW (beginner): loop 1 = 5 controls, loop 2 = 6 controls, 2.8km total w/ 130m climb
  • ORANGE (intermediate): loop 1 = 5 controls, loop 2 = 6 controls, 4.1km total w/ 190m climb
  • GREEN (advanced): loop 1 = 7 controls, loop 2 = 5 controls, 5.2km total w/ 250m climb
  • RED (long advanced): loop 1 = 9 controls, loop 2 = 6 controls, 6.0km total w/ 280m climb
COURSE NOTES:
  • All courses have two loops (just like the World Games) that come back through the start area.
  • Start clock at the registration with a short flagged route to the start triangle while on the clock.
  • Marker but no punch at the start triangle. Start triangle the same for loop 1 and loop 2 (all courses).
  • Map is 1:10,000 scale on 8.5"x11"
    (two maps per course, side-1 and side-2)
  • There will be a water stop available at the start triangle
    (start of loop 1 / start of loop 2)

VOC Meet

October 21, 2017
Oak Mountain State Park - Pelham, AL [park info]
  • Turn off of John Findley Drive near mile marker 4 (BMX track is also here).
  • Start any time between 9am-12pm, with a maximum 3 hour time limit. Everyone must be finished by 2pm, when control pickup begins.
COURSES:
  • YELLOW (beginner): 3.2km, 11 controls
  • ORANGE (intermediate): 4.4km, 13 controls
  • GREEN (advanced): 5.1km, 15 controls
  • RED (long advanced): 6.2km, 17 controls

VOC Meet

November 18, 2017
Wind Creek State Park - Alexander City, AL [park website]
START/FINISH: Beach
  • The beach is about a half mile straight ahead from the entrance on your right.
  • Start any time between 9am-12pm, with a maximum 3 hour time limit. Everyone must be finished by 2pm, when control pickup begins.
COURSES:
  • YELLOW (beginner): 3.4km, 11 controls
  • ORANGE (intermediate): 3.7km, 13 controls, 100m climb
  • GREEN (advanced): 5.5km, 14 controls, 155m climb
  • RED (long advanced): 6.9km, 17 controls, 210m climb

VOC Meet

December 16, 2017
Oak Mountain State Park - Pelham, AL [park info]
START/FINISH: Lakeside Pavilion
  • On Terrace Drive, go past the marina, park office, and beach parking lot, to the south trailhead loop road on which the pavilions are located.
  • Start any time between 9am-12pm, with a maximum 3 hour time limit. Everyone must be finished by 2pm, when control pickup begins.

VOC Meet

February 17, 2018
Oak Mountain State Park - Pelham, AL [park info]
  • Go past the park office and beach parking lot on Terrace Drive to the picnic area next to the new playground, which is just past the boat launch but before the large south trailhead parking lot.
  • Start any time between 9am-12pm, with a maximum 3 hour time limit. Everyone must be finished by 2pm, when control pickup begins.

VOC Meet

March 10, 2018
Oak Mountain State Park - Pelham, AL [park info]
  • Turn off of John Findley Drive near mile marker 4 (BMX track is also here).
  • Start any time between 9am-12pm, with a maximum 3 hour time limit. Everyone must be finished by 2pm, when control pickup begins.

VOC Meet

April 21, 2018
Oak Mountain State Park - Pelham, AL [park info]
  • Go to the gravel parking area adjacent to the old spillway at the fishing lakes (mile marker 7 in the park).
  • Start any time between 9am-12pm, with a maximum 3 hour time limit. Everyone must be finished by 2pm, when control pickup begins.

VOC Meet

May 19, 2018
Wind Creek State Park - Alexander City, AL [park website]
START/FINISH: North Picnic Area
  • About a half mile straight ahead from the entrance, take a left turn (across from the beach), and proceed to Pavilion #3 in the north picnic area.
  • Start any time between 9am-12pm, with a maximum 3 hour time limit. Everyone must be finished by 2pm, when control pickup begins.

VOC Schedule Download

Please print out copies of the VOC schedule and distribute them.

Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer to help out with any of these events, please contact us at infovulcanorienteeringorg

Local Meet Details

Always check the schedule, as it could change based on the availability and schedule of the meet director. All VOC meets are on Saturdays.

Meet Locations:
The start/finish area within the parks will vary from meet to meet and will be posted on the website. Orienteering signs will also be placed in the park on the day of the meet to help direct you.
General information on the parks can be found through the links below:
Start/Finish Times:
  • start between 9am - 12pm
  • Maximum 3 hour time limit (all courses)
  • Everyone must be finished by 2pm
  • Control pickup will begin at 2pm
Cost:
Courses: (course guide)
  • Yellow - Beginner
  • Orange - Intermediate
  • Brown - Advanced (shortest)
  • Green - Advanced (short)
  • Red - Advanced (long)
  • Blue - Advanced (longest)
  • Electronic punching on all courses
Waiver:
All entrants participating in a VOC orienteering meet must complete and sign a waiver (required by USOF). You may download this form below and bring it with you, or you can fill one out at the meet.
Groups:
If you plan on bringing a large group of people (more than 10), please let us know at least one week ahead of time so we may have enough maps available. Small groups may go out together using a single map. Please specify which course(s) and how many maps. Contact joeyvulcanorienteeringorg
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