Empire Orienteering Club

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Empire Orienteering Club (EMPO) was founded in 1987 to promote the sport of orienteering and develop suitable maps in the Capital District of New York State. The club was founded by Ed Downey, Ed Jaeger, Eric Hamilton and William Jameson during a meeting at the Guilderland, NY public library in the Spring of 1987. Today, EMPO organizes approximately 15 events per year, and has produced nearly 25 specialized, five color orienteering maps in the Albany, NY area. EMPO is a member of Orienteering USA.

Orienteering Maps in the Capital District

Empire OC's Major Events

Empire has run the following major US events.

2014 Perm Cup

The Empire Club won the Perm Cup at the 2014 US Ski-Orienteering Championships, held at the Von Trapp Lodge in Stowe, VT, defeating 14 other US club teams.

2014 US Championships

The Empire Club won first place in the medium-sized club division at the 2014 US Orienteering Championships, held at Letchworth State Park in New York.


  1. "Getting their bearings", Times Union, October 14, 2009
  2. "Orienteering is where it's at", The Spotlight, October 7, 2009
  3. "Finding Their Way", Gloversville-Johnstown Leader-Herald, November 2, 2003
  4. "BKW Finds Way to Championship", Altamont Enterprise, April 12, 2001
  5. "Details of a January Ski-O", ONA, January 2001
  6. "Course Data", http://www.billygoat.org/statistics/courses.html
  7. "No Path, No Rules: The Wildest New Race", Men's Journal, June 2012

External links

  • EMPO External website
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