What is orienteering? Orienteering is a competitive sport in which participants find their way to various checkpoints across rough country with the aid of a map and compass within nature, in short. For more information on orienteering, refer to www.baoc.org/wiki/fAQ .This event is geared for beginners, so we will participate in groups.
We will be orienteering with BAOC (Bay Area Orienteering Club) www.baoc.org for this event, which they run events throughout the year. It is not necessary to become a member of BAOC to participate.
We will be attending the beginners clinic, which starts at 9:30am til 10:30am.
****Please take a moment to download and sign the OA waiver to hand in upon your arrival to this event. Feel free to click on the link provided:
What to wear:
Light comfortable althetic long sleeve shirt and pant.
Light hiking shoes or trail running shoes
What to bring:
brown bag lunch
What's the cost:
Adults - $6 (for beginner course)
Children - $3 (for beginner course)
**** I encourage you to bring your family; children are included. I recommend children of 10 years of age and older. If you have a younger child that you would like to be exposed to orienteering; feel free to bring them to the orienteering workshop on Feb. 16th to test the waters before this event. The Orienteering Workshop is currently posted.****
What's the schedule:
9:00am - Registration -we all meet up to create the groups
9:30am - Beginners clinic informational starts (we all will attend)
10:00am - Courses will begin at the start mark (We will begin after the beginners clinic)
12:30pm - last course start - no more runs.
2:00pm - all courses are closed - every group should have completed their course and have returned back.
**You can run as many courses within the available time frame**
For tips on orienteering, feel free to click below:
Please be sure to purchase a clear compass. The compass you'll need should look like the compass below. You will be able to purchase this compass at any major retail store with a sporting good section. The compass should cost around $6.00 dollars.
Where do we meet:
From Highway 13 (Warren Freeway) in Oakland, take the Joaquin Miller Road exit and head east, uphill about 0.8 miles to the second left turn for Sanborn Dr. Parking is along Joaquin Miller Road, or proceed into the park on Sanborn Dr. to ample parking areas.
From San Francisco:
***** More information to come*****