William O'Brien Orienteering Meet
William O'Brien provides a beautiful setting for quality recreation along the banks of the St. Croix River. Hiking trails offer quiet exploration of the park's rolling, wooded hills. For anglers, the channels of the St. Croix have northern, walleye, bass and trout. Ideal for canoeing, the river is also a migratory pathway that offers visitors an exciting diversity of sights and sounds. In the winter, snowshoeing, skiing and camping attract enthusiasts.
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)
JROTC Pot-Luck: 3:00pm
Course Closure: 3:30pm
JROTC Season End Pot-Luck
This meet marks the conclusion of the 2017 JROTC competitive season. In 2016, the cadets from all schools came together for a community pot-luck and invited the MNOC staff to participate. Going forward, MNOC encourages all orienteers to hang out and contribute to this event. Please bring an item to share, a chair, plate, utensils, and a happy disposition.
*$3 discount for orienteering club members
**Juniors are 19 years old and under
The park is located 12 miles north of Stillwater. The park entrance is right on State Highway 95, 3 miles south of Highway 97 and 2 miles north of Marine on St. Croix. After turning onto the park road, the ranger station is immediately on your right. Start locations vary, so watch for the 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 are usually published within 24 hours of the event. View our Race Results page to see the results.
Course design: Julie Marcotte and Jerry Bauer
If you have any questions or comments about this event, please feel free to Contact Us.