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Sun, Sep 22



Larry Creek Foot-O

Larry Creek Foot-O
Larry Creek Foot-O

Time & Location

Sep 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM MDT

Florence, Florence, MT 59833, USA

About the Event

Join us for an orienteering event at Larry Creek.

First-timers: $5, First-time groups: $10 (If first-timers wish to purchase memberships after the event, the cost of the event will be subtracted from the membership fee)

Standard event entry fee: $15 per individual; maximum of $30 for group

Member event entry fee: $8 for members; maximum of $15 for member group

Junior entry fee: $5 for youth aged 12-20

Kid entry fee: Free for kids under 12

Volunteer discount: Free for anyone who volunteers at a given event

Extra map for any additional group member who wants one: $2

Second course: Free

Compass rental: Free

Grizzly Orienteering is offering annual memberships for individuals and families. A membership gives discounts on event entries, priority registration for certain events, and access to skills clinics throughout the year. The cost for an individual membership (365-day duration) is $35, and for a family $70. 

Date and Time

The event will take place Sunday September 22nd between 10am-2pm. You can start any time between 10am and 1pm. Please arrive at your assigned time slot in order to help us run things smoothly and safely.


The location is Larry Creek Campground  outside of Florence, MT. Here

Equipment  We will provide specially created maps with pre-printed courses for each participant. We will also provide loaner compasses. Please return these when you are done. The compasses will be sanitized after each use.Wear clothing that is comfortable for activities in the woods and  off-trail and appropriate for the expected temperatures. Please bring your own snacks and hydration. A limited supply  of single-serving snacks will be provided, but due to Covid-19  precautions, selection and supply will be limited. Also due to Covid-19  precautions, water will NOT be provided. Please bring an adequate  supply of liquid.

Courses You will be able to select from five different maps (courses):  Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Long Advanced courses. The distances indicate the shortest, straight-line  distance for visiting all the controls and returning to the finish. You  will certainly cover more distance than that. Besides differing in length, courses differ in difficulty levels -  the beginner course stays exclusively on trails; advanced beginner  offers opportunities to take some shortcuts and shorter off-trail  excursions; the intermediate course requires some traversing of the  terrain off-trail; and the advanced courses often do not have trail  options for some of the route choices.We recommend that you pick a relatively easy course if this is your  first event. If it goes quickly and you enjoy it, you can try another,  more difficult course, right away. We recommend going out individually  or in groups of no more than 2-3 so that everyone is able to get the  hang of map reading and navigation.

Beginner Instruction Beginner instruction will be provided by several experienced orienteers. If this is your first event, take a look at the "Newcomers" section of our website to get an idea of what to expect: .

Start and Finish You will need to check in with one of our volunteers at registration  before proceeding to the start. Our volunteers will provide you with the  appropriate map, a loaner compass if needed, and a loaner electronic  timing chip and will keep track of  who is out and doing which course. When you have found all the controls  on your course, return to the finish and check in with a volunteer  there. Even if you decide to quit your course before finding all the  controls, please check in at the finish so we do not go out searching for you.

Electronic "punching"

An e-punch records your race. At each control, you’ll dip the e-punch  into an electronic box, which will beep and flash as confirmation.  After you finish, you’ll download the e-punch at the download tent and  get a receipt that shows which controls you visited and how long you took  between each; these are your “splits.”

Part of the fun of orienteering is comparing your splits with people  who completed the same course, and discussing the routes you took!


  • Standard Individual Entry

    For non-member adults participating individually

  • Standard Group Entry

    For non-member adult participant groups of two or more

  • Member Individual Entry

    For adults members of GrizO participating individually

  • Member Group Entry

    For two or more participating adults members of GrizO

  • Junior Entry

    For youth age 12-20

  • Kid Entry

    For kids 12 and under

  • First Event

    For anyone who is participating in a GrizO event for the first time (If you choose to become a GrizO member, this fee will be subtracted from your membership fee.)

  • First Event (Group Entry)

    For anyone who is participating in a GrizO event for the first time (If you choose to become a GrizO member, this fee will be subtracted from your membership fee.)

  • Volunteer

    For anyone who volunteers at this event




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