Venues & Directions

*** Meet Info 2-pager and Meet Notes Are Now Posted in our Resources section ***

The event features races in three parks owned by Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority as follows:

Night Orienteering Championships - Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD, about 13 miles NW of Baltimore (Street address: 13401 Beaver Dam Rd, Cockeysville,  MD 21030 Lat/Long: 39.4918N/76.6808W)

Middle Distance - Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Clifton, VA, about 22 miles WSW of Washington, DC (Street address: 13220 Yates Ford Rd, Clifton, VA 20124 Lat/Long: 38.7670N/77.4080W)

UltraLong Championships - Fountainhead Regional Park, Fairfax Station, VA, about 20 miles SW of Washington, DC (Street address: 10875 Hampton Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039 Lat/Long: 38.7245N/77.3303W)

Map of venues & hotels - click here for a google map overview (note: icons load a short while after the background map); click here for a printable view of the greater Washington DC area showing the venues.

Oregon Ridge Park area map - click here for a printable map showing how to get from I-695 (the Baltimore Beltway) to the Night-O venue

Hemlock/Fountainhead area overview map - click here for a printable map

Arena Maps - Maps of each venue showing parking, registration and start areas are now online in our Resources section and can also be viewed here, here or here for Oregon Ridge (Friday night), Hemlock (Saturday), and Fountainhead (Sunday), respectively. 

Model Maps - Model maps can be downloaded or viewed both from our Resources section as well as from here and here, respectively, for the NightO and the Middle/UltraLong.


Directions/Driving Times

Friday - Oregon Ridge Park - from the Baltimore beltway (I-695) take I-83 North to Exit 20B (Shawan Road West). Follow Shawan Road west to the first light, at the junction with Beaver Dam Road, and turn left. Continue on Beaver Dam Road for half a mile to the park entrance. Turn right into the park then left into the large parking lot.

There is ample parking in the large lot, with the registration/finish area a couple of hundred meters away one the other side of the lodge building on the SW side of the parking lot.  There will be a short though steep walk to the start (~400m) with a clothing return to the finish.

Travel times: (note that actual travel times on a Friday afternoon getting to the park will be longer due to traffic) 
From Baltimore-Washington International Airport: ~38 min via I-195, I-95, I-695, and I-83
From Reagan National Airport: ~1 h 12 min via the George Washington Memorial Parkway, I-395, DC-295, MD-295 (Baltimore Washington Parkway), I-695, and I-83
From Dulles International Airport: ~1 h 25 min via the Dulles Access Rd, I-495, US-29 (Columbia Pike), I-70, I-695 and I-83
From Comfort Inn Catonsville: ~24 min via I-695 and I-83
To Comfort Inn Springfield: ~1 h 21 min via I-83, I-695, I-95, 
To Comfort Inn Lorton: ~1 h 25 min via I-83, I-695, I-95, I-495, and VA-642 (Lorton Rd)


Saturday - Hemlock Overlook Regional Park - from Clifton VA, take Main Street (route 641) south for 1 mile (Main St becomes Kincheloe Rd at the edge of town). Then turn right onto Yates Ford Road and drive to the end (about 2 miles). Note: Please drive carefully along Yates Ford Road - it is narrow in some places, and one section has a 15mph speed limit.

Event parking will be on the grass verging Park Authority Rd - please follow instructions from parking marshals to ensure efficient use of the available space.  There will be a 300-900m walk from there to the registation/finish area.  From the registration/finish area, there will be a short walk to the white, yellow and orange start location, ~300m.  All other courses will have a longer walk to their start, ~1500m. There will be a clothing return from both start locations to the finish.

Travel times
From Baltimore-Washington International Airport: ~1 h 20 min via I-195, I-95, I-495, VA-620 (Braddock Rd), VA-645 (Burke Lake Rd) and Yates Ford Rd
From Comfort Inn Catonsville: ~1 h 20 min via I-695, I-95, I-495, VA-620 (Braddock Rd), VA-645 (Burke Lake Rd) and Yates Ford Rd
From Comfort Inn Springfield: ~29 min via VA-289 (Franconia-Sprinfield Parkway), VA-286 (Fairfax County Parkway), VA-645 (Burke Lake Rd; name changes to Clifton Rd after crossing VA-123) and Yates Ford Rd
From Comfort Inn Lorton: ~23 min via VA-600 (Silverbrook Rd), VA-123 (Ox Rd), VA-645 (Burke Lake Rd) and Yates Ford Rd
From Reagan National Airport: ~42 min via the George Washington Memorial Parkway, I-395, I-495, VA-620 (Braddock Rd), VA-645 (Burke Lake Rd) and Yates Ford Rd
From Dulles International Airport: ~29 min via VA-28 (Sully Rd), US-29 (Lee Highway), VA-645 (Clifton Rd), Kinceloe Rd and Yates Ford Rd
From Fountainhead Regional Park (model event location): ~16 min via VA-647 (Hampton Rd), VA-643 (Henderson Rd), VA-610 (Wolf Run Shoals Rd), VA-645 (Clifton Rd) and Yates Ford Rd


Saturday (model event) and Sunday - Fountainhead Regional Park - from I-95 southbound, take exit 163 in Lorton, turn right onto VA-642 Lorton Road, and right again onto VA-123 (Ox Road). From I-95 northbound, take exit 160B for VA-123 (Ox Road).  From VA-123 northbound, turn left onto VA-647/Hampton Road.  Drive 3.1 miles then turn left into the park entrance.

Event parking will be in the main parking lot, on the right just over half a mile inside the park entrance, with overflow parking in a smaller lot further into the park and, if necessary, on the grass alongside the paved park road - follow instructions from parking marshals. For all UltraLong competitors other than those on white or yellow courses, there will be a bus ride to the mass start location taking approximately 10 minutes one way. Buses will leave at ~0800 and again at ~0830.  There will be portable toilets and space to relax, warm up, etc. where the buses drop people off near the start.  Courses will finish back near the parking area so there will be a bag/clothing return from the start to the finish.

Travel times
From Comfort Inn Catonsville: ~1 h 14 min via I-195, I-95, I-695, VA-620 (Braddock Rd), VA-645 (Burke Lake Rd), VA-123 (Ox Rd), VA-643 (Henderson Rd), and VA-647 (Hampton Rd)
From Comfort Inn Springfield: ~21 min via VA-289 (Franconia-Sprinfield Parkway), VA-286 (Fairfax County Parkway), State Route 643 (Lee Chapel Rd), VA-123 (Ox Rd), VA-643 (Henderson Rd), and VA-647 (Hampton Rd)
From Comfort Inn Lorton: ~13 min via VA-642 (Lorton Rd), VA-123 (Ox Rd), and VA-647 (Hampton Rd)
To Baltimore-Washington International Airport: ~1 h 10 min via VA-647 (Hampton Rd), VA-123 (Ox Rd), VA-642 (Lorton Rd), I-95, I-495, MD-295 (Baltimore Washington Parkway), and I-195
To Reagan National Airport: ~33 min via VA-647 (Hampton Rd), VA-123 (Ox Rd), VA-642 (Lorton Rd), I-95, I-395, S. Glebe Rd, US-1, and VA-233 (Airport Access Rd)
To Dulles International Airport: ~33 min via VA-647 (Hampton Rd), VA-643 (Henderson Rd), VA-123 (Ox Rd), VA-286 (Fairfax County Parkway), VA-267 and the Dulles Access Rd