Meet Director: Michael Collins
|Registration and Start for White, Yellow, and Orange
|Mass start for Green and Red Score-O
(Maximum time on course: 3 hours)
Cost: (per individual or team)
(We suggest a maximum of four people per group.)
Because this is one of our most popular meet locations, please
get here early, and be prepared to park in one of the overflow lots
and walk 10-15 minutes on the connecting bike path to Registration.
The Score-O for the Green and Red courses will have a mass
start at 11 a.m. Please arrive by 10:30 to complete registration
before the 10:45 instructions. If you wish to have a pre-marked
map, please pre-register for the
There will be 22 controls on the Green and Red courses. Competitors
on the Green course will have
75 minutes to return to start/finish
with as many of control punches as possible. Competitors on the
Red course will have 90
minutes. Each control will be worth from 10-30 points,
depending on the difficulty and distance of the control.
Competitors will be penalized 10 points for every 30 seconds (or
a portion of 30 seconds) that they are late. So, a competitor finishing
the green course with a time of 75:01 will have 10 points deducted,
and another competitor finishing the same course at 75:31 will have
20 points deducted, etc.
Ties between competitors with equal number of points will be broken
by the finishing time.
There will not be a grab-O component.
Take I-90 (Kennedy Expwy and Northwest Tollway) northwest of the
Loop 21 miles. Exit at Arlington Heights Rd. and turn left (south).
Go 1 mile to Higgins Rd. Turn right and go about a mile to the second
entrance to the forest preserve on your right. Watch for the red
and white orienteering signs to direct you to the registration area.
The Pace #208 bus runs every half-hour starting at 7:45 a.m. from
the Davis stop on the Purple Line in Evanston. The bus travels along
Golf Road which borders Busse Woods on the north. A much shorter
bus ride is available on the #606 Pace bus that leaves the Rosemont
stop on the Blue Line at 8:15 and 9:45 Sunday mornings and also
travels west on Golf Road. Get off either bus at the intersection
of Golf and I-90, cross the drainage ditch near Salt Creek, and
walk south into the fields and woods of the forest preserve, making
sure you've brought an old copy of the orienteering map for guidance.
On the way back to the City, you can stop for a hamburger and beer
at Portillo's or Chili's on Golf Road near the bus stop (under 1
mile of walking from the bus to the meet location).