Here’s a chance to step away from the air conditioner for some street-O fun in an accessible midtown location, especially scheduled to avoid the heat of the day. This course will feature 25 controls scattered around Tucson’s Reid Park, marked on a detailed color map. At each control you’ll answer a multiple-choice question based on what you find at that spot. Each correct answer earns 10 points.  You'll have 90 minutes to answer as many of the questions as you can, with a 10-point penalty for each minute (or fraction thereof) that you go overtime and a 10 point penalty for each wrong answer.

The 1:5,000-scale Reid Park map is an easy read, and the terrain is flat and fast. Many orienteers  should be able to complete the entire course in well under the 90 minute allotted time.

If you are a member of our club, you may invite one guest for free to this event.  For details and restrictions, click here.

Meet director for this event is Michael Rule. Email Michael at airmanoldman (-at-) gmail (-dot-) com if you have questions or would like to help out with registration or timing (Please! Your help at the event is very much needed and appreciated!) There will be no controls to retrieve for this event.

Water:  Drinking fountains are available throughout the park. Be sure to prepare yourself for our summer weather—plan for extreme sunshine and, possibly, high-for-Tucson humidity.

Directions:  The Start/Finish point will be at Ramada 20 (please note change of ramada number), in the extreme northwest corner of Reid Park in midtown Tucson. From Broadway Blvd. go south on Country Club Rd. and turn left into the first park entrance (Concert Place). Take the next left into the parking lot and go to the north end. Plenty of parking is available near the ramada. Follow the orange and white signs.

Fees:  $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 is required to carry some type of safety whistle.

The fees collected at each event only cover the costs for permits, insurance, transportation, map printing, supplies, and equipment used at the event.  They don’t cover planning, organizing, or running the event. It is only through the generous volunteer effort of us club members by which these events can happen!

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

Schedule: In honor of our delightful summer mornings (and torrid daytimes) this event will start very early and conclude before the heat builds up too much. Here’s the schedule:

  • 6:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.  -  Registration.
  • 6:15 a.m.  -  Course opens.
  • 7:30 a.m.  -  Last  time to start.
  • 9:00 a.m.  -  Course closes.

Allow some time after your course to hang around and get to know some of your fellow club members. There will be caffeine and snacks.

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

Route Choice Reviews:  Orienteers love to talk about alternate routes and their advantages and disadvantages.  If you would like to discuss your choices after you do the course, there may be advanced orienteers near the Start/Finish area who would enjoy going over your route with you.