2017 Sturgis Off-Road Rally UTV/ATV Orienteering Challenge
Sturgis Rally & Events Present the 2017 ATV/UTV Orienteering Challenge. Contact us at 605-720-0800 or visit Official Rally Events for more information
Cost: $25.00 per team (Not required to pay to participate but only paid teams are eligible for prizes)
Date: Friday, September 22nd
Start: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (you have 4 hours to finish the course without penalty)
Check In: 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 p.m - Harley-Davidson Way & Main Street
Awards: Prizes will be awarded to the top three (3) in each category ATV & UTV. Each team registered will receive a chance to win a set of FOX Shox!
Using a map and your smarts, (gps can be helpful but not necessary) small teams navigate their way to control flags on a course to score points within a set time. The goal is to score as many points as possible within the time limit. The team scoring the most points wins. It’s challenging, fast-paced and fun! Awards will be presented for the competition. (All team vehicles must be highway legal to enter the competition)
TEAMS: Teams will consist of 1 vehicle and two occupants in the UTV class and 2 vehicles in the ATV class.
CONTROL: A set number of control flags will be revealed the morning of the event (All controls will be located on legal ATV trails within the Northern Black Hills area) Each checkpoint along the course is called a control. Usually a course has several controls. The number of controls will be announced when checking in for competition. Participants find their way using maps given at registration to go from one control to the next. On the ATV/UTV Orienteering challenge course, each control is marked with a control number. To verify that each control was found you will record the control number in the passport given to you at the registration and you must take a picture and show the picture at check in at the end of the ride.
TIME: Teams will have four hours from check out to check in to tag as many controls as they can. Anyone coming in after the four hours’ time limit will be penalized 25 points.
SCORING: To secure and score a waypoint “Tag” you must write down the number of the waypoint number in your passport. Each control will be worth 25 point and scores will be added at the end. Some waypoints will have bonus points attached to them and will get you even more points to add to your total. Teams will not know which waypoints are assigned bonus points until you find them.
AWARDS: The top 3 teams that successfully locate and document all ribbons/tags within the allotted time will receive a prize package. If no teams can successfully locate all the controls in time, the winner will be the teams with the most points accumulated.
Participants must be at least 16 years of age and hold a valid driver's license. Any minor participants must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian.