August 22, 2010

Come run around the University at our Street-Orienteering event on Sunday, August 22nd. This is a runner/beginner/everybody-friendly event, so come one and come all! Those of you who think you know the campus from going to classes or events, especially if it was a few years ago, will find this more challenging than expected.

The format will be a score-o with two possible time limits: one hour, and 1.5 hours.  Competitors 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. There will be no physical controls, just a question to answer at each control location.

The event will start/finish at the west end of the University of Arizona mall.  This is right in front of the east face of Old Main.  Try 1200 E University, Tucson, AZ in Google Maps.

Old Main -- Photo Credit: Wikipedia 
Old Main

There are several "Zone 1" parking lots along Speedway on both sides between Campbell and Euclid.  No permits are required on the weekend.

Course setters:  Don Fallis
Meet directors:  Kay Mathiesen & Don Fallis

7:10 am Beginner's clinic
7:15 am Registration opens
7:30 am First starts
8:30 am Last starts
10:00 am Courses close and Annual General Meeting starts

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 meet director kmathiesen (at) gmail (period) com by Wednesday August 18 to make sure we print a map for you.