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Lake Maria State Park Orienteering Meet

Date:  October 16, 2016
Location:  Lake Maria State Park; Monticello, MN
Courses:  Regular Courses (Beginner to Advanced)
Starts:  12pm (noon) to 1:30pm


Lake Maria is a 1756-acre park that is home to one of the few remaining stands of the 'Big Woods' forests in Minnesota. The park features rolling hills, kettle depressions, and ridges - perfect terrain for a challenging orienteering meet! Meet at the visitors' center for check-in and start/finish locations.



Regular Orienteering Meet with White/Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, and Red Courses (All Skill Levels).  To find out more about these courses, see our Event Types page.



  • Registration/Check-In: 11:30am - 1:20pm

  • Race Start: 12:00pm - 1:30pm (You can start a course anytime during this start window; participants are stagger-started every 2 minutes)

  • Course Closure: 3:30pm



Pre-registered Pricing:*

  • $11: Adults

  • $10: Juniors**


Day-Of Pricing:*

  • $15: Adults

  • $13: Juniors**


*$3 discount for orienteering club members

**Juniors are 19 years old and under



Lake Maria State Park is located west of Monticello, MN. From the Twin Cities area, take I-94 northwest out of the Cities to Monticello. Take exit 193 (State Hwy 25). Turn left on MN-25, go across I-94, and turn right onto Chelsea Rd. After 1 1/2 miles, turn left onto County Road 39. Follow Cty Rd 39 for 5 1/2 miles to Clementa Ave NW, and turn right. The park will be on your left. There is a state park entrance fee for vehicles entering the park. Once inside the park watch for O-Meet signs!



It takes a handful of volunteers to make each of our events successful.  If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please see our Volunteering page.  And as a reward, you'll get a free race entry the next Regular event you choose.


Race Results

Race results are usually published within 24 hours of the event.  View our Race Results page to see the results.


Race Management

  • Race Director: Andrea Schneider

  • Course design: Julie Marcotte / Shaun McKinlay



If you have any questions or comments about this event, please feel free to Contact Us.

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