Minnegoat, Mini-Goat, & Regular Meet

Date:  September 29, 2018
 
Location:  William O'Brien State Park
 
Courses: Minnegoat, Mini-goat, Regular courses

Click HERE to preregister.
Note: Payment will be accepted at the event. The waiver must also be signed at the event.

Overview

William O'Brien State Park is a 1,520-acre state park of Minnesota, USA, along the St. Croix River. Its hiking trails traverse rolling glacial moraine, riparian zones, restored oak savanna, wooded areas and bogs. 

Minnegoat and Mini-Goat

The Minnegoat is a mass-start long-distance event that tests both endurance and orienteering skills, with intermediate to advanced navigation level. The Minnegoat may include special rules, such as permission to skip a control, an option to select which of two equivalent controls to visit, or a group of controls to visit in any order.

The Mini-Goat is a shorter version of the full Minnegoat.

9:00-9:45 am - registration/check-in

9:50 am - pre-race meeting

10:00 am - mass start

2:30 pm - courses close

Minnegoat and Mini-Goat Pricing 

Pre-registered Pricing:*

  • $16: Adults

  • $15: Juniors**

 

Day-Of Pricing:*

  • $20: Adults

  • $18: Juniors**

 

*$3 discount for orienteering club members

**Juniors are 19 years old and under

Regular Courses

For those not interested in the Minnegoat challenge, there will be an intermediate level regular orienteering course.

10:15 am-12:30 pm - registration/check-in/starts

2:30 pm - courses close

Regular Course Pricing 

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

Location

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 location for this event is near the boat landing - follow the O-Meet signs. 

 

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.

 

Volunteer

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.

 

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: Setter Kendra Stritch & Vetter Andrei Karpov

 

Questions

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