2023 SSG Orienteering

2023 SSG Orienteering


Event Starts In



Sun, July 9, 2023 @ 8:30am


Falley Field - Washburn University Campus (SW Corner of campus)

Can you think while you run? Orienteering is a sport that combines racing with navigation! Use your brain instead of a GPS.  You will be given a detailed map with pre-marked checkpoints on it. You then choose the best route to get from checkpoint to checkpoint as fast as you can. Sometimes the straight line is not the best route! This event is suitable for fast runners and slow hikers looking for an added challenge. Perfect for kids and adults; can participate as an individual or group. Great way to get the family outdoors for a fun adventure!  Incredible for team building exercise for companies and clubs!

DATE:  Sunday, July 9, 2023

SITE:  Washburn University, Falley Baseball Field entrance, 1700 SW Washburn.  Click here for directions..

TIME:  Check-in/Event Start Window:  8:30-9:30 a.m.

FEE:  $20 per person

REGISTRATION:  Registration will open March 1st.  Online registration only.   Please note that for Two Person Teams, each team member must register and pay separately. Be sure to include your partner's name and team name on the registration form.

DEADLINE:  Friday, July 7th at 6pm.

EVENT DAY ENTRIES:  Day of entries will be accepted with a $5 late fee.

T-SHIRTS:  Commemorative t-shirts will be distributed to participants who register prior to the posted deadlines.

LODGING:  Click here to make your reservation now with one of our partner hotels.

COMMISSIONER:  Mary Jones, 785-318-6279, mary.orienteerkansas@gmail.com

Please Note: By registering for this event, all participants agree to the Sunflower State Games No Refund Policy and all posted rules and policies. Click here for more information.

DIVISIONS:  Long Course - Male Ages 21-60, Female Ages 21-60, Male Ages 61+, Female Ages 61+, Two Person Team Open (all ages).  Short Course - Male (all ages), Female (all ages), Two Person Team Open (all ages).


  • This event is appropriate for first-timers and experienced orienteers.
  • Introductory instruction will be offered before the race.
  • No equipment needed.
  • More information on orienteering can be found here: www.orienteeringusa.org
  • Course distance: Long is ~ 3 kilometers; short is ~ 1.5 kilometers
  • Competitors will have staggered start times. Winner is determined by fastest elapsed time.
  • Participants will receive pre-printed maps at the start.
  • Trophies awarded to first place in each division. Gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded to the top three in each division.
  • Event will be held rain or shine.
  • This event is sanctioned by Orienteering USA.
  • Age determination date is July 16.
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