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Crowders Mountain State Park

December 4 - 10:00 to 12:00

Price: $10.00
This is a regular monthly meet of the COK open to the general public.

Using the buttons below – please select which course you want to go on and how many maps (called Tickets) you wish to purchase. The only way to participate in a club event is through online registration & payment.  This means no more walk-ups, handling of cash/checks, or blank maps at events.  Upon registration & payment a pre-printed map(s) of your chosen course(s) along with an electronic finger stick will be available to you at the event site.  These conditions apply to groups as well as individuals.

Map sales are limited to avoid strain on the venues and event staff. This non-profit club is run solely by volunteers and due to a lack of folks willing to help put on events –  the club has no choice but to contain participation.

Map sales are first-come/first-served which means they may sell out quickly.  The key is to snag one while you can.  For large groups – please try to purchase the bare minimum so that other groups have a chance of participating. Once the cap for a course is met – map sales for it end. The only option then is to select a different course or wait for the next event.  Course caps are subject to change anytime.

Unless sold out earlier – all map sales for this event end at 7PM on December 1st.

Each map is $10.00.  There is a $2.00 discount for participants who bring their own electronic finger stick.

For adult participants who are not the map purchaser – please download a waiver form from this website and bring it with you to the meet. For all youth groups and participants under 18 – only the responsible adult needs to indicate a waiver (groups are responsible for parental consent to participate and for the welfare of their temporary charges).

All courses use electronic timing.  Everyone must have a finger stick (or at least one per group). Your map purchase includes rental of one from the club.  Club-owned finger sticks must be returned at the end of your course and lost ones incur a $36 replacement fee (keep accountability of them at all times!).  On the registration form – please indicate whether you have your own finger stick (you will need to click on the “Apply Discount” button). This prompts the payment system to reduce your map fee. Proceed all the way to Checkout and you’ll see your finger stick discount.

You may purchase a finger stick here (COK uses SI-8 cards).

Discount coupon codes are not used at this time.

You should receive a confirmation email after successful registration & payment.  If not – please check your junk email first and if necessary – contact the event organizer listed below.  All sales are final.  Under exceptional circumstances – a refund may be granted by the event organizer.

Just a few more tidbits:

  • On event day (which is rain or shine) – once you enter a venue – look for orange & white directional signs to the event location.  Walk up to the organizer, give them your name, and you’ll get everything you need to navigate.
  • Please park in designated spots only and be mindful of other visitors (especially important with activity buses)
  • Please bring your own compass; but if you don’t have one – the club has a limited number of them to borrow (some minor collateral is necessary and returned at the end of your course). White course does not need a compass.
  • Every participant is required to report back to the event organizer after going out on a course (this is typically done at the the finish location).  If you do not finish a course or go over the 3-hour time limit – do not simply leave without letting us know!  We have to keep accountability for everyone (group leaders are responsible for their participants).  We don’t want lost souls left out in the woods to fend for themselves (unless you’re Bear Grylls).
  • Always keep safety in mind when out on a course and remember – orienteering is a leave no trace sport.

New to orienteering? Check out What to Expect on this website.


December 4
10:00 to 12:00


James Sisk


Crowders Mountain State Park
522 Park Office Lane
Kings Mountain, NC 28086 United States
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  1. Julie Hamlin

    Is there a description of what the colored courses are? Or how long it might take to complete?

    • Carolina OK

      The COK website has info on color courses and what they entail (https://carolinaorienteering.com/how-to-choose-the-correct-course/). How long it takes is quite individual since some folks run while others stroll. Typically, we try to design each color course so that an average person finishes them around 70 minutes. But, when people get temporarily misoriented….

  2. Dexter R Cox

    Mr. Sisk,

    Is there any way to get my 5 groups of 4 cadets into this Saturday’s orienteering event at Crowder’s Mountain? Our group is scheduled to assist you Feb 5 at Reedy Creek. I am still accustomed to previous years procedures and I keep missing the available maps before they are all purchased.

    I usually have my cadets in the field twice by now but they have yet to see a live event. I took them out to Latta Nature Preserve 2 times on the permanent course but many of the post are now rotted away making it difficult for my cadets to learn for our February CMS competition.

    I have approximately 20 cadets that have been dedicated to attend school practices and train for orienteering and I would really like to get them into the field this weekend. Is that possible for these 5 teams?

    Thanks for any assistance you can provide,
    Major Ray Cox, East Mecklenburg High

    • Carolina OK

      Ray, as stated on the website – we’re now requiring online registration & payment with map sales cut-off 2 days in advance of an event so that we can print the proper quantity. The maps have now been printed with only a few extra (most of which have already been requested by folks who didn’t make the cut-off). I can’t print off any more since they’re specially made by a printer I don’t have access to. I couldn’t possible promise you that there will definitely be maps available – but, you’re free to come out and hope that 5 maps can be scraped out somehow. We simply don’t have the resources (manpower) that we used to.


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