2024 Cherry Blossom Challenge - Saturday, April 27, 2024
2024 Cherry Blossom Challenge
Join us on Saturday, April 27 for this casual and fun celebration of spring in conjunction with the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival. This event is designed for all experience levels and for walkers, runners, and family groups. Use the map (which we provide) to navigate a 3.7 kilometer (2.3 mile) point to point course which traverses the Hoyt and Mirror Lake parts of Delaware Park. The course features easy to locate checkpoints. Alternately, select a “Score-O” version in which you choose which points you want to visit. The time limit for the Score-O is 60 minutes. Online pre-registration is strongly encouraged and is the only way to guarantee we will have a map for you. (We will also print a few maps for “day-of” registrations.) The registration deadline is Thursday, April 25 at 11:00 PM. All individuals and groups are welcome. Everyone who attends must be registered, sign the waiver and pay the appropriate fee. The fee to participate is $5 for members of any orienteering club or $10 for non-members. Juniors (20 and under) who are part of a BFLO family membership, participate for free, otherwise $5. Children (11 and under) participate for free but must be registered by their parent. Check-in on April 27 is from 11:00-11:30 AM. The check-in will be located on the northeast portico lawn next to the Buffalo History Museum on the lake side of the building. The start will be located nearby. Participants may start at any time after checking in up until 12 Noon. If this is your first time orienteering and you would like an experienced orienteer to give you some tips before you start, there is a place to indicate that during the online registration process. Please contact the Event Director (David Cady, davidcady@gmail.com, 716-837-3737) if either of the following apply: 1. You have any questions whatsoever about the event. 2. You are participating in a group which is larger than 4 people.

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