Afton State Park Orienteering Meet
Date: October 21, 2017
Location: Afton, MN
Courses: Regular Courses (Beginner to Advanced).
Start: 12pm (noon) to 1:30pm
Grand oaks and delicate prairie flowers grace the rugged, rolling landscape of this park. Trails traverse remnant and restored prairies, wind down deep ravines and rise up to the grassy ridgetops and bluffs overlooking the scenic St. Croix River. The trails are perfect for hikers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers. The park offers visitors a swimming beach, backpack campsites and a visitor center with interpretive displays.
This is a regular Orienteering Meet with a variety of courses for all skill levels. Choose from beginner (White, Yellow), intermediate (Orange), and Advanced (Brown, Green, and Red) Courses.
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
*$3 discount for orienteering club members
**Juniors are 19 years old and under
Afton State Park is located on the St. Croix River (Minnesota side) between the cities of Afton and Hastings. From 94, exit Manning Ave. Take Manning South about 7 miles to 70th St. Take 70th to the East and you will enter the park.
Come Clean Leave Clean
The Minnesota Orienteering Club practices a Come Clean Leave Clean policy. This helps us maintain a good relationship with the parks we utilize, sets a good example for other users, and limits the transfer and spread of many of the plants that make our venues less enjoyable.
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.
Race Director: TBA
Course design: Michael Laraia and Darryn Kozak
If you have any questions or comments about this event, please feel free to Contact Us.