SATURDAY November 16, 2019
Fairgrounds and Lemon Lake, Crown Point

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Meet Director: Val Metz
Course Setter: Bruce Metz

Sprint Schedule:
11:30 a.m. Beginners' Clinic
12:00pm Registration and Start
1 p.m. Registration closes
3 p.m. Courses close

(Maximum time on course: 2 hours)

Night-O Schedule:

5pm-6pm Start
8pm Courses close

(Maximum time on course: 2 hours)


Cost: (per individual or team)


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(We suggest a maximum of four people per group.)

Sprint Start Location:


Night-O Start Location:

On-line registration will be open until midnight Wednesday November 13th.


NOTE: This is a SATURDAY event.

Get two events for one registration!

EVENT 1: LAKE COUNTY INDIANA FAIRGROUNDS. This is a sprint event. Start any time between noon and 1pm. There is a two hour time limit. Courses close at 3pm.

EVENT 2: NIGHT ORIENTEERING AT LEMON LAKE COUNTY PARK. Start between 5pm and 6pm. A headlamp or flashlight is required! Courses close at 8pm.

We'll have a beginners clinic at 11:30 at the Fairgrounds event. There will not be a beginner's clinic at the Night-O.

Between Events: Take advantage of the time between the events to visit downtown Crown Point on the square. Local restaurants include the Crown Brewery, located in the building where John Dillinger made his famous escape using a fake gun carved out of soap, Carriage Court Pizza located in the same building, The Tavern on Main, The Safe House Bar & Grill, and Papa’s Deli – all located on the square. The two events are less than 10 minutes apart so you have plenty of time to grab a bite before the Night-O.

Meet Director's Notes:

Sprint: This event is in an open fairgrounds, with some buildings that are pass through and some that are not. It is a great location for first time orienteers. Experienced orienteers will get a good warm-up for the night event. Map scale is 1:4000. No spikes on the sprint course please.

Night-O: The Night-O is located in a county park known for its disc golf courses. (The professional disc golf World Championships have been held at Lemon Lake twice). There are over 54 disc golf holes. Map scale is 1:7500. There is ample opportunity for parallel errors on this course. As a general rule, areas mapped dark green are impregnable. I suggest not attempting to cross dark green areas even for a very short distance. Disc golf tees are either concrete or rubber matted squares and are mapped as small ruins filled in with light brown. Use caution on the tees as they can be slippery when wet. Disc golf cages are mapped with the special object circle. Other special objects are mapped with an X. There will be no reflectors on the controls. Many are on disk golf cages which shine when hit with a headlight. The others will be set so as to be visible from a reasonable distance.



Sprint: 889 South Court Street, Crown Point, IN: From the Chicago area, take I-90, I-94, or I-294 towards Indiana. Then take I-65 south. Take exit 249 for E 109th Avenue in Crown Point. Go west on E 109th Ave for about 2.5 miles, then turn left on Main St. Go south on Main St 0.2 miles until you reach the town square, then make a right and a left in the square to head south on Court Street. Take Court Street south to the Lake County Fairgrounds entrance, about 1.5 miles.

Night-O: 6322 W. 133rd Ave., Crown Point, IN: From the County Fairgrounds, head south on Court St about 0.2 miles. Turn right on 121st Ave/Buck Hill Rd (west). Go 0.1 miles and take the left onto Cedar Lake Road. Follow Cedar Lake Rd for about 2 miles to W 133rd Ave. Turn right on 133rd Ave and follow it about 0.4 miles to the park. Turn right (north) and follow the county road into the park and to the large parking lot on the west side of the road (about 0.4 miles from 133rd Ave).

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