Let's have have an orange course for exercise, a Remember-O course to challenge your memory and an option for map checking at this natural (well, partly) vegetation city park.

For the Remember-O course​, you will be given a map with controls marked. Like a Score-O, you go to which controls you like in whatever order you like, but your control card stays at the start. When you reach the control location, there will be only a landscaping flag labelled with a letter. Your goal: come back to the start and fill in the boxes on your card with the letters at each control location. You could find one, come back and write it down and go back out as many times as you like. Or you could find a whole string of letters at controls and come back to record them all at once. Or make a few rounds.  Finals scores will be a combination of total controls identified and time spent on the course.  Obviously, no recording devices of any kind are allowed while on this course. Legs and brains: that's it! I will be happy to further explain this format at the meet.

The Map: Areas of this map have been changed by City of Tucson construction and portions of the map we will be using will be drawn from aerial photos. If you are an experienced mapper, could you volunteer to spend a short while checking a portion of the map? And if anyone sees anything to change on the map, please tell us when you come in from your course. You know, if you see something, say something.

Youth Groups: All participants under 18 must provide a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.  If your group plans to bring a minor without their parent/guardian, then please download a copy of the Waiver and Permission to Participate form from our Documents, Guides, and Forms page (look for it under the "For Orienteers" section) and have it completed and signed by a parent/guardian before you bring it with you to the event.  For more details, see our article about the waiver form for minors.

Fees:

  • One or Both Courses - members of any recognized orienteering club: $8/individual, $12/team.
  • Nonmembers: $12/individual, $18/team.
  • Compasses rent for $1.
  • Safety whistles sell for $1.  Every person, all courses, all meets is required to carry some type of safety whistle.

Friend-For-Free: Members may invite one guest for free to this event.  For details and restrictions, click here.

Schedule:

  • 6:30 a.m.  Registration opens. Starts for either course begin as soon as possible.
  • 8:00 a.m.  Registration closes and this is the last start time.
  • 9:00 a.m.  Courses close. Control retrieval begins.

I know this is a bit earlier than some of you like to orienteer, but I want to beat some of the heat. How about I have lattes at the start to get you going?

I could use a little help at the tables. Please contact me if you could volunteer for a half hour. Email pegdavis at u dot arizona dot edu or phone 628-8985.

Directions: From Kolb Road and 22nd Street, go east about 3/4 mile to Pantano Road (not Pantano Parkway). Turn south and continue about 2½ miles. You will see Santa Rita High School on the southeast corner of Pantano Road and Escalante. Turn left on Escalante. Just past the school grounds, turn right into the Abraham Lincoln park entrance. Do not use the entrance south of the high school on Pantano.

Check-In: To insure that all are safe, everyone, whether finished with the course or not, must check in formally at Start/Finish before courses close and before leaving the meet site.