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Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Chattahoochee Bend State Park is the event location for the Middle and Long Champs. It is located 42 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and 25 miles from the University of West Georgia campus in Carrollton.
Chattahoochee Bend occupies 2,900 acres of varied natural land in western Coweta County, with seven miles of river frontage along the Chattahoochee River. The terrain features open forest, farmlands, planted trees, granite outcroppings, large boulder fields, and complex terrain. These features, along with the significant acreage of the park, make it an ideal venue for the U.S. Championships. It also features a well-established trail system and the Chattahoochee River, which can be used as linear features for the lower-level competitive courses.
The park has a visitor’s center, picnic area, camping area and primitive camping, boat ramp, restroom facilities, and paved roads.
University of West Georgia
University West Georgia is a public institution that was founded in 1906. It has a total enrollment of more than 10,000, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 645 acres.
The campus spans over several city blocks and now crosses a major road; however, the interior loop of the campus is ideal for the Sprint Champs. The terrain features some wooded areas, gentle sloping landscape, shallow reentrants, and water features. Additionally, there are many paved pathways, over and under ground passages that connect the buildings, and other structural features that will add to the challenge. The paved pathways and terrain features are also ideal for the Trail-O Champs.
The University Center offers a food court and restrooms, which will be available to event participants.
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Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC), chartered in 1980 by the United States Orienteering Federation (now Orienteering USA), fosters the sport of orienteering through education, outreach, map development, and competitive events.
GAOC has hosted more than 20 national A-Meet competitions since 1985 including the U.S. Interscholastic Champs (2000), U.S. Trail-O Champs (2001), U.S. Radio-O Champs (2002), and the United States Orienteering Convention (2003).