MVOC Cold-O Grant Park January 20th, 2024

Meet Directors Bob and Barbara Hays


The 2024 MVOC COLD-O was indeed cold, it probably will turn out to be the coldest day of Winter 23/24. Temperatures started in the single digits for placing controls and climbed into the low teens for the start of the event. Plus we had a nice snow cover to add to the fun! Fortunately, the sun was out and it was not windy so those running the course soon warmed right up. We had an excellent turnout considering the conditions with 39 competitors in 28 starting groups. There were a number of JROTC participants as well as many hardy MVOC members and guests as well as regional competitors from Cincinnati and Columbus.

Several of the controls were challenging, particularly if you tried to get them all. Special congratulations to Nathaniel Smith and Jonathan Madden who managed to locate all 29 controls in less than 90 minutes. Nathaniel edged out Jonathan for the top honors based on time by just 2:22 seconds!

Special thanks to all those who helped including Jim Hays, Matt and Sharon Bond, Scott Eberwine and new MVOC member Alex Wick.Without the support of these helpers, this event would not have been possible.