Venues & Directions

The meet venue, at the Marine Corps Base Quantico, is location about 35 miles South of Washington, DC via US Interstate 95. Instructions for entering the base on each days is posted below. 

Area Airports  
  • DCA – Reagan National Airport (25 miles from hotel) 
  • IAD – Dulles International Airport (40 miles from hotel) 
Area Train Service 
Note: If using Quantico Station photo ID’s are required to return to the station via MCB checkpoint.
 
Bus Service
There is bus service from the Pentagon to the Dumfries Commuter Lot that is within walking distance of the hotels. 

Arena Maps 
Maps of the venue showing parking, registration, and start areas will be posted in the Resources section of this website soon.  Please check back.


Model Event: Friday, April 12
We expect to offer a model event, as for the Classic Champs in 2017, between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in Prince William Forest Park starting near Turkey Run Ridge Campground. There is a $15 per vehicle park entry fee so carpooling to the model event with one or more associates is recommended.

Model Event Maps
We are providing three model maps for you to print: 1:10,000, 1:7,500 and 1:5,000. Model event maps will be available here. Controls will be located at each mapped location in the park.

Note:
  • Model maps will NOT be included in your meet packet and they will NOT be available at the model event. You are responsible for printing out the model map you plan to use. 
  • The start and finish locations are indicated on the map but there will not be any physical markings (no streamers/controls) in the park marking the start and finish.

Model Event Parking
Parking will be in the parking lot at the end of Turkey Run Road. To avoid the risk of receiving a parking ticket, please do not park along the park road. If it's a nice day, the parking lot may be heavily used  - another reason to consider carpooling.

Directions to Model Event
From the North, head South on Interstate 95. Take exit 150B merging onto 619W towards Prince William Forest Park. In 0.2 miles turn right onto Park Entrance Road. In 0.5 miles turn left onto Scenic Drive. In 2 miles turn left onto Turkey Run Road. In 0.3 miles turn right to stay on Turkey Run Road. Follow signs to parking.

From the South, head North on Interstate 95. Take exit 150 to 619W towards Prince William Forest Park. In 0.2 miles turn right onto Park Entrance Road. In 0.5 miles turn left onto Scenic Drive. In 2 miles turn left onto Turkey Run Road. In 0.3 miles turn right to stay on Turkey Run Road. Follow signs to parking.
 
Day 1 & 2: Saturday, April 13-14
The competition will be held on the Beaver Dam Run map, covering Marine Corps Base Quantico's Training Areas 8A and 8B, with the start and finish at The Basic School, Camp Barrett. There is ample parking in this area and the finish area is spectator friendly. The location is on a Federal Military Reservation and all competitors and spectators must pass through a security checkpoint located one mile west of Interstate 95 at Exit 148 (MCB Quantico) - remember a government issued I.D. is required to get on the base. After clearing the checkpoint, Camp Barrett is 5 miles farther on MCB-1 and MCB-2. The route will be clearly marked with QOC Orienteering signs. Drivers are advised to adhere strictly to the speed limits on the Base. Allow 10 minutes to clear the security checkpoint and an additional 15 minutes to reach Camp Barrett. Dress for the weather (and consider bringing umbrellas if rain is predicted) as there will be no indoor facilities available in the start/finish area. Restroom facilities will be available. 

NOTE
  • All competitors and spectators must pass through a security checkpoint at Exit 148, Marine Corps Base Quantico. A government issued I.D. is required to get through the gate and onto the base.
  • There may be a walk to the start locations of certain courses from the Finish Arena.

Driving Directions from the Hampton Inn Dumfries/Quantico to Event Center and Parking

  •     Take Old Stage Rd to VA-234 S
  •     Turn left onto VA-234 S
  •     Slight right to merge onto I-95 S toward Richmond
  •     Take exit 148 toward Marine Corps Base Quantico
  •     Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Russell Rd
  •     Once through the security gates continue onto MCB 1
  •     Turn left onto MCB 2
  •     Turn right onto Belleau Ave follow signs to parking
Destination: The Basic School, Camp Barrett, 24164 Belleau Ave, Stafford, VA 22556

QOC is a non-federal entity. It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.