Recharter Change Affecting Counting Starts, Effective 2018

New Wording of OUSA Recharter Paperwork Related to Counting Starts

This wording was approved by the OUSA Board on December 7, 2017 and will be effective beginning January 1, 2018.

How to Count Starts

For the calculation of the Club Dues component based on starts, you will need to go to your club records and do an actual count from either your starts, results, or entry lists. No estimates! Starts should be totaled for every club-sponsored event in 2018 [and beyond] which generated a start, finish, results, or entries list.

For each event use one of the following methods:

  1. Anyone running a course individually counts as one start. A group of people running together with one result counts as one start. Clubs should report the number of starts by counting them off of the results or start lists.
  2. Each entry fee received for races held on the same day at the same venue counts as one start. If separate entry fees are available for separate races, then each race must be counted separately.
  • National Ranking Event competitive starts are not included in this reporting requirement, as they are covered separately through NRE Sanctioning fees. However, non-competitive (recreational) starts at national meets are included in this reporting requirement, as are starts at NREs with fee waivers.
  • Exception: Events whose entire gross receipts are donated to Orienteering USA (for example, fundraisers for the U.S. Team) are exempt from this reporting requirement. If the receipts are split between the club and Orienteering USA, all starts must be counted.
  • Accuracy will be expected and counts may be audited. It’s a good idea to document your count.
  • Please notice the tabulation of both event and start totals by type (foot, ski, etc).

posted 6 Mar 2018