Welcome to Texas!

UPDATE 1/8/17: Sir Peter Snell, one of NTOA’s founders (oh, and multiple Olympic Gold Medalist), will give at talk at the IS/IC/LoneStar Saturday night BBQ dinner. Peter and Miki have officially retired from orienteering, so many of you won’t have seen them for a while. Come on down and catch up! For you youngsters, Peter is widely considered one of the greatest middle-distance runners of all time. Watch one of his iconic victories.

Registration is open! (Note: Requires OUSA log-in)

North Texas Orienteering Association is proud to host the 2017 U.S. Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Orienteering Championships (IS/IC) in conjunction with the Lone Star Armadill-O national event. These concurrent events will be held at Cooper Lake State Park (CLSP) in Sulphur Springs, TX, on March 3-5, 2017. (Note: model event is 3/3; competition days are 3/4-5)

Event Organizers
Meet director: Lisa Carr (lisawernercarr [at] gmail.com)
Assistant meet director: Ralph Courtney (ralph [at] courtneyrentals.com)
Registrar: Mary Lynn Genovesi
OUSA Map Consultant: Tom Strat
OUSA Course Consultant: Boris Granovsky

Event Center
The Lone Star Armadill-O and IS/IC event center is the Hampton Inn Sulphur Springs at 1202 Mockingbird Lane, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. A block of rooms has been reserved at the OUSA affiliate rate of $84+tax for March 2-4. Mention “orienteering” and the date. Free breakfast and parking. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out. Call the hotel directly at (903) 439-4646 / http://bit.ly/hamptoninnsulphursprings

This rate is also available at the Hampton Inn Mt. Pleasant, 2504 West Ferguson Road, Mount Pleasant, TX 75455, which is further east on I-30. Call the hotel directly at (903) 572-7100.

The center will be open for packet collection for registered competitors on Friday, March 3, at 5 p.m. Packet collection will also be available at the event parking area on Days One and Two.

The competitive events will follow the two-day Classic format, with winners decided based on two-race combined scores for Saturday and Sunday.

  • Saturday, March 4: Day 1, Coyote Run map (eastern side of CLSP)
  • Sunday, March 5: Day 2, Buggy Whip (western side of CLSP)

All competitive races are nationally sanctioned by Orienteering USA and will have normal “A” classes for people of all ages, in addition to the special categories for Interscholastic and Intercollegiate events. Go to Race Details [link] for information on courses and classes.

Embargo Information
Cooper Lake State Park is off limits to orienteering training prior to the event.

Model Event
An optional model event will be available on Friday, March 3, from 1-5 p.m. at CLSP. Maps may be ordered at preregistration or purchased at the event site on Friday.

Park Entrance Fee
There is a daily fee of $5 for adults and $3 for all junior participants of the Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Championships; children 12 years and under may enter free of charge. Please have exact change ready to help prevent a traffic backup at the entrance.

All competitors must carry a whistle, wear a watch or other OUSA-permitted time-keeping device and dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

Local Climate
Sulphur Springs, TX, has a warm, humid, temperate climate. March 3-5 is early spring, with historical average high/low temperatures of 62°F/41°F. Light-to-moderate rain or thunderstorms are possible — the chance of snow is less than 3%!