October 7, 2001
Bemis Woods

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Meet Director: Clark Maxfield
Course Setter:

9:30 a.m. Beginners' Clinic
10 a.m. Registration and Start
11 a.m. Mass start for Green and Red courses
12 p.m. Registration closes
2 p.m. Courses close

(Maximum time on course: 3 hours)

Cost: (per individual or team)
CAOC members $5
non-members $8
additional maps $2
rental compass $1
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(We suggest a maximum of four people per group.)


A new form of orienteering called Scatter-O will be offered to advanced (Green and Red) runners at the Bemis Woods meet. Similar to a score-O, scatter-O does not have a fixed course. Scatter-O will have a mass start at 11 a.m. for all runners (individual starts will be assigned earlier or later by request), and offer 25-30 control locations from which Red runners will have to visit 20 controls in any order, and Green runners will have to visit 16. Winners will be decided by finishing order since all competitors will be on "real time." In addition, a new USGS map will provide an opportunity to run for the first time in the adjacent woods north of 31st street using only a rough black-and-white map. And to make navigation more complex, uncrossable Salt Creek splits this map into two sections, and there are only three bridges!

From the Loop, take I-290 west 14 miles. Follow the signs for south I-294 (Tri-State Tollway). Go about 3.5 miles south to Ogden Ave (east). Go about a half mile east to the first entrance to the forest preserve on your left. Stay left as you enter the forest preserve. Watch for the red and white orienteering signs to direct you to the registration area.

You can avoid the tollway by taking Mannheim/LaGrange Road 3.7 miles south of I-290 to Ogden Ave. Turn right and go 1.9 miles west to the forest preserve entrance on your right. Watch for the red and white orienteering signs to direct you to the registration area.

Public Transportation:
METRA train from Chicago arrives at Western Springs station at 9:03 a.m. Walk about a half mile directly north to cross Ogden Avenue into forest preserve.

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