Come join us at Greasewood Park on Sunday, September 20, 2009.  We plan to start early in the morning while it’s nice and cool.

Three fun, yet challenging, short classic courses will be offered:  Short Yellow (2.7 km), Short Orange (3.2 km), and Modified Short Green (3.4 km). 

The Short Yellow and Short Orange courses are comparable to the Yellow and Orange - only a little shorter in length.  The Modified Short Green is designed to help develop your planning strategy and route choice skills.  It is similar to a green course in that it consists of a numbered sequence of controls that you must punch in numerical order.  However, this modified course is shorter in length than a typical green and has two “extra” controls that must be visited before you can complete the course.  The twist is that you may visit these two extra controls at any time you choose while on the course.

Greasewood Park is one of our easier maps to navigate on, due to its easy, runnable terrain, fairly open desert landscape, and its helpful navigational landmarks, but it is still possible for you to mess up if you are not careful and don’t pay attention!  The map will be 1:5000 scale (1 cm = 50 m) with 4-foot contour intervals.

This event will use the following self-help format:

  • All participants must pre-register (see below for details).  I will use this registration information to pre-build the combined waiver/sign-in/timing log and to reserve maps.
  • All registrations will be individual - no teams.  You may still choose to go on a course with another person, however each person’s time will be posted individually.
  • There won’t be any road signs, so carefully read the directions below on how to get to the meet site.
  • To sign-in, go to the self-help station, read the waiver, fill out the form, pay your fee, and pick up your punch card and clue sheet.  You will only have a twenty-minute window to sign in, so plan on arriving early.
  • During sign-in, I will give a mass briefing for all participants.
  • The start process will be intensely compressed.  Multiple participants (one person per course) will simultaneously start at 2-minute intervals.  Please help things flow smoothly by being at the start gate ready to take your place as soon as the first starts begin.  All starts will occur within a tiny twenty-minute window, so be pumped and ready to go!
  • You will pick up your pre-printed course maps at the last station of the start line.
  • Courses will close two-and-a-half hours after the first start.

 


Pre-registration:  All participants must pre-register with the meet director at ludwighill at yahoo period com or 299-9041.  Please state your name and course, and if you want to be posted in the results as REC, state that also.  I will reserve a course map for each pre-registered person.  The pre-registration deadline is Wednesday, September 16, 2009.  If you find that for some unforeseen reason, you cannot make this meet after pre-registering, please let the meet director know before the meet, in order to avoid being posted as DNS in the published results.

You may also pre-register on-line by clicking here.

  • All participants must pre-register (see below for details).  I will use this registration information to pre-build the combined waiver/sign-in/timing log and to reserve maps.
  • All registrations will be individual - no teams.  You may still choose to go on a course with another person, however each person’s time will be posted individually.
  • There won’t be any road signs, so carefully read the directions below on how to get to the meet site.
  • To sign-in, go to the self-help station, read the waiver, fill out the form, pay your fee, and pick up your punch card and clue sheet.  You will only have a twenty-minute window to sign in, so plan on arriving early.
  • During sign-in, I will give a mass briefing for all participants.
  • The start process will be intensely compressed.  Multiple participants (one person per course) will simultaneously start at 2-minute intervals.  Please help things flow smoothly by being at the start gate ready to take your place as soon as the first starts begin.  All starts will occur within a tiny twenty-minute window, so be pumped and ready to go!
  • You will pick up your pre-printed course maps at the last station of the start line.
  • Courses will close two-and-a-half hours after the first start.

Pre-registration:  All participants must pre-register with the meet director at ludwighill at yahoo period com or 299-9041.  Please state your name and course, and if you want to be posted in the results as REC, state that also.  I will reserve a course map for each pre-registered person.  The pre-registration deadline is Wednesday, September 16, 2009.  If you find that for some unforeseen reason, you cannot make this meet after pre-registering, please let the meet director know before the meet, in order to avoid being posted as DNS in the published results.

Non-members/Guests:  If you are not a member of TOC or another USOF recognized orienteering club, then you may go out on a course only if you are accompanied by a member.  Note: If you would like to attend the meet but are not a member, contact Peg Davis (628-8985) by Monday, September 14, about sponsorship.

Directions:  From I-10 in Tucson take Speedway Blvd. for 2.2 miles to Greasewood Road.  Turn left at Greasewood.  The entrance to Greasewood Park is the first road approach that you come to on the right.  The trip time from I-10 and Speedway to the event site is about 10 minutes.  Due to highway construction, you might not be able to exit I-10 at Speedway, so be sure to check the road conditions before you come.

Fees:  $5 per person.  Please bring exact change.

Equipment:  This will be a self-help event - bring your own compass, whistle, map case, and safety pins.  There will be limited water on the courses, and there will not be any water provided at the start/finish area, so please bring your own extra water.

Schedule:
7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.  Sign-in (pre-registration required - see above).
7:50 a.m.  Mass briefing.
8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.  Starts.
10:30 p.m.  Courses close.  Begin control retrieval.

Safety:  Every person is required to carry some type of safety whistle.  Everyone, whether finished with the course or not, must check in formally at Start/Finish before leaving the meet site.