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Nerstrand Big Woods State Park Orienteering Meet

Date:  January 14, 2017
Location:  Nerstrand, MN
Courses:  90 Minute Score-O with Mass Start
Start:  12pm (noon)


Nerstrand Woods State Park is comprised of the largest remnant of Big Woods vegetation in Minnesota. The rolling hills and valleys are traversed by Prairie Creek with its picturesque waterfalls.  



The course will be a 90-minute Score-O with a mass-start.



  • Registration/Check-In: 11:00am - 11:30pm

  • Pre-race meeting/map distribution:  11:45am

  • Race Start: 12:00pm (mass-start)

  • Course Closure: 1:30pm



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



Nerstrand Woods State Park is located just west of Nerstrand, MN, or about 10 miles south of Northfield. Take Highway 3 or Highway 19 into Northfield. Follow State Hwy 3 to the south side of Northfield, then follow the signs to get on State Hwy 246. Go south on 246; you will turn east and then south again. You will reach an intersection where 246 turns east again going toward Nerstrand; instead, go west 2 miles to 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: TBA

  • Course design: Mike Carlson / Julia Bohnen



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

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