Spring brings one of our original events, Bing-O orienteering on Sunday, April 8th. We normally race on Saturday,however, April is a busy month on post so we moved to a Sunday. We extended out registration hours to 10:30am to allow for those attending morning services. Each racer receives a different bingo card with assorted control checkpoints. Versus following a linear or circular route, racers are look for points that will provide them a bingo on card similar to the attached snapshot. We offer short and long course bingo cards. Those looking for a technically easy course should seek to form an “X” on their card. Participants looking for something a bit more challenging should try to form a border “U” or a border square. Those wanting to strengthen their orienteering skills for May’s Adventure Race can go for a filled card. Please note, in additional to receiving an orienteering map, long course racers will receive a topo map of the eastern wetlands. We will be placing a few markers in this area. Each racer receives 1 bingo card. Family teams receive 2 cards. Get a bingo, get a prize.
A map containing all 30 controls will be posted on the website byApril 3rd. However, since you will not receive your bingo card until the start, you will not be able to strategize your final capture plan until you receive the card/s.
We offer a staggered start with race day registration from 8am to 10:30am at the SOUTH PARKING LOT, Gruber Gym, Fort Leavenworth. You can start anytime within this period. No worries if you run a little late. Just look for the RV with tables. Race fees are $15 per racer or $35 per family (3 or more). No need to pre-register, we offer race day registration only. We can accept cash or check at the registration table. Those wanting to use credit a card can pay for the race at Gruber Gym and bring us the receipt. The fees include bingo cards, maps, clue sheets, finisher prizes, drinks, chips and ice cream bars. Call or text us at 913-683-5634 if you have any questions. Please note, we raise rain or shine. Lets hope Mother Nature provides us a sunny Spring Day!
NOTE: Non-Government ID Card Holders.
The Fort Leavenworth installation is very orienteer friendly. However, being an active military base with a prison, access control to Fort Leavenworth requires a visitor’s pass. Processing through the Visitor Control Center may take up to 15 minutes. Unfortunately, the post will not accept a Missouri driver’s license as a form of ID. Please see our homepage for directions to the Visitors Center.