July 11, 2010

Come run around the neighborhood at our Street-Orienteering event on Sunday, July 11th. This is a runner/beginner/everybody-friendly event, so come one and come all!

The event will start/finish under a grove of pines at the SW corner of Toumey Park, near the junction of E. 19th Street and S. Erin Avenue. This in turn is near the SE  CORRECTION: NW corner of Swan and 22nd. The course will use the surrounding neighborhood bounded by Broadway on the north and Alvernon on the West. (An address to use to map the start location would be 4400 E. 19 St. -- but be aware, Google Maps shows this as "Tourney Park"). The NW quandrant of the mapped area is Tucson's newest historical neighborhood, San Clemente. Read all about it at the very bottom of this page: http://www.tucsonnewcomer.com/features/historic.html. The neighborhood association website is http://sanclementetucson.org/.

There are plentiful alleyways and utility easements -- some are runnable, some are choked with brush, and some come to an abrupt dead end. We don't plan to map the dead ends, so use your judgment and have an alternate route in mind. There is also an aboveground section of the Arroyo Chico wash in the east side of the area.

The format will be a score-o with two possible time limits: one hour, and 1.5 hours. People may choose either before they go out or while they are out. Whichever you choose, there will be a penalty of 10 points per minute late. All controls will be worth 10 points.

The map will be an aerial photograph with some mapped elements on top to assist you. There will be no physical controls, just a question to answer at each control location.

NOTE: There is plenty of parking around the park, but there are no bathrooms. It might be possible to patronize the 7-11 on the SE corner of Swan & 22nd, or the Burger King on the SE corner of Columbus & 22nd, in time of need.

Course setters: Pat Penn & Margrit McIntosh
Meet directors: Margrit McIntosh & Pat Penn

7:15 am Registration opens
7:30 am First starts
8:30 am Last starts
10:00 am Courses close

Fees: Classic courses: $5/individual, $8/team for members of any recognized orienteering club. $10/individual, $15/team for nonmembers.  Compasses rent for $1.  Safety whistles sell for $1.  Every person, all courses, all meets, must have some type of safety whistle.

If you are planning to attend, please email the course setter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to make sure we print a map for you.