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 event days will be posted closer to the event weekend.

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 each venue showing parking, registration and start areas will be online in our Resources section and can also be viewed soon.


Model Event: Friday, November 10
To be determined.
 
Day 1: Saturday, November 11
The Day 1 competition will be held in Training Areas 8A and 8B on the Marine Corps Base Quantico with the start and finish at The Basic School, Camp Barrett (Coordinates:  38.501, -77.439). 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). 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 as there will be no indoor facilities available in the start/finish area. Restroom facilities will be available.

Directions: Day 1
From North or South of Quantico, take Interstate 95 to Exit 148, MCB Quantico, and go west on Russell Road for one mile to the security checkpoint. Follow MCB-1 for 1.7 miles to the first traffic light and turn left onto MCB-2. Travel for 2.6 miles and turn right (no light) onto Belleau Ave. Follow the QOC Orienteering directional signs to the parking area.

Day 2: Sunday, November 12
The Day 2 competition will be held in Training Area 16B on the Marine Corps Base Quantico with the start and finish at the intersection of N. Hangman Tree Road and Aden Road (State Route 646) (Coordinates:  38.633, -77.465). The MCB Quantico will open a security gate at this intersection to provide vehicle access. There is limited parking in the area, so carpooling is strongly encouraged. Competitors may want to meet in the parking lot at the Edward Kelly Leadership Center on State Route 234 (2 miles from the competition site at coordinates 38.636, -77.435) and consolidate vehicles. There are no facilities at the start/finish area, but portable toilets will be available. Spectators should bring folding chairs for seating.

Directions: Day 2
From North or South of Quantico, take Interstate 95 to Exit 152B (VA-234 N, Manassas). Follow VA-234 (Dumfries Road) north for 7.3 miles. Turn left at the traffic light onto Bristow Road for 0.4 miles, then turn left onto Aden Road (State Route 646).  Follow Aden Road for 1.8 miles and look for the QOC Orienteering sign on the left.

From the West (Manassas, Interstate 66), take VA-234 (Dumfries Road) south to Independent Hill Drive. Turn right on Independent Hill Drive, travel 0.4 miles, and turn left on VA-619E. In 0.4 miles, turn right to stay on VA-619E (Joplin Road). In 0.2 miles, turn right onto Aden Road (State Route 646). Follow Aden Road for 1.8 miles and look for the QOC Orienteering sign on the left.

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.