Sat, Jan 29|
Ranch Club - Night Event
Registration is now open!
Time & Location
Jan 29, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Ranch Club, Missoula, MT 59801, USA
About the Event
Kick off the 2022 orienteering season with a night event at the Ranch Club!
Date and Time
The event will take place Saturday, January 29 between 6:00pm-8:00pm. Please arrive at your assigned time slot in order to help us run things smoothly and safely. The Ranch Club's restaurant will be open during and after the event. Come grab a bite once you are done! If you are interested in dining, please call the Ranch Club restaurant at 406-532-1019 for reservations. It's prime rib night so the dining could get busy!
The event will be staged at the Ranch Club in Missoula.
This event will feature a choose-your-own-adventure format. Once you start, you will have 60 minutes to find as many checkpoints as you can, in whatever order you like. The checkpoints will be spread out all over the map and will have reflective flags for ease of finding at night. You can choose to ski, snowshoe, or run your way around the course - the choice is yours!
Standard event entry fee: $15 per individual; maximum of $30 for group*
Member event entry fee: $5 for members; maximum of $10 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 is $35, and for a family $50.*
* Membership prices are subject to change during 2022.
Covid-19 Precautions Please wear masks the entire time you are in the registration, start, and finish areas. Hand sanitizer will be available at check-in.For the purposes of beginner instruction, you will be assigned to one of our experienced volunteers. Please respect their space and maintain proper social distancing.
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.
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: https://www.grizzlyorienteering.org/newcomers .
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.
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
For youth age 12-20
For kids 12 and under
For anyone who is participating in a GrizO event for the first time
For anyone who volunteers at this event