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Nerstrand Score-O

Date:  17 February, 2019

Location:  Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Courses:  90 Minute Score-O

Starts:  12PM Mass Start


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.


The course will be a 90-minute Score-O with a mass-start.  To find out more about orienteering courses, see our Event Types page.


  • 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

Location Directions:

9700 170th St E, Nerstrand, MN 55053

Race Management
  • Race Director: TBD

  • Course design: Setter TBD & Vetter TBD

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

Race results are usually published within 24 hours of the event.  View our Race Results page to see the results.


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

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