Nerstrand Big Wood State Park Orienteering Meet
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Location: Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, Nerstrand, MN
Courses: Regular Courses (Beginner to Advanced)
Start: 12:00pm (noon) to 1:30pm
Note: Payment will be accepted at the event. The waiver must also be signed at the event.
Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park is a state park of Minnesota, USA, northeast of Faribault near the small town of Nerstrand. The park derives its name from the Big Woods, a large, contiguous forested area covering much of central Minnesota prior to the arrival of European settlers. The park and its forest were an outlying 'woods' typical and similar to the Big Woods proper, which were historically found on the more recent glacier deposits located west of the Cannon River 10 miles (16 km) to the west. Aside from a small waterfall, the outstanding natural feature of the park is the forest itself.
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
*$3 discount for orienteering club members
**Juniors are 19 years old and under
9700 170th St E, Nerstrand, MN 55053
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. MNOC would like to thank you for volunteering. We have a limited number of $5 REI gift cards for each meet to give thank you's to volunteers. If you would like one, please ask the race director.
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.
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: Setter Michael Laraia & Vetter John Daniels
If you have any questions or comments about this event, please feel free to Contact Us.