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The first meet of this orienteering season is at Red Top Mountain State Park on Sunday, September 17th.
Turn right just after crossing the bridge to Red Top and register for the start. This area of the park has no trail network so a good, self guided White course is impossible to set. However for those just learning, a guided Yellow course may be available, with personalized compass and map reading instruction. (Would appreciate club members volunteering for this duty before the meet).
Online registration is open so please take advantage.
Map scale is 1:7500.
|Yellow||Long beginner course||2.4 km||125m|
|Orange||Intermediate course||3.8 km||135m|
|Brown||Short advanced course||4.2 km||135m|
|Green||Medium advanced course||4.9 km||150m|
GAOC offers beginner instruction between 10:30am and 11:30am at all local meets. Runners may start their course any time between 11:00am and 1:00pm with a 3-hour time limit for all courses. All runners must be off the courses by 3:00pm.
From Atlanta, go north on I-75 and take exit 285. Turn right onto Red Top Mtn Rd and follow into Park. Once in the park, follow the orange and white "Orienteer" signs to the start location.
Typical fees are shown below. Participants may go out on the course as individuals or with a group. E-chip rental is required if you do not have your own stick.
|Associate and Non-members||$10|
|State Park Parking Fee||$5|
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Bill Cheatum 706-247-5031