Meet Director: Steve Breese
Course Setters: Chris Birks
||Registration and Start
(Maximum time on course: 3 hours)
Cost: (per individual or team)
(We suggest a maximum of four people per group.)
Our meets at Deer Grove usually draw the largest number of participants
all year, and we are looking forward to a big turnout this year.
We will have a variety of courses for every ability and interest!
For beginner to intermediate skill levels, we will have the standard
white, yellow, and orange courses. For the advanced competitors,
red and green courses will be offered.
Green and Red will use electronic punching so bring your ePunch
stick. We will be selling new ePunch sticks for $25 or renting them
The park's underbrush is very dense because of the recent wet weather,
especially in the southeast part. The intermediate and advanced
courses will require some bushwhacking, so be prepared with long
pants and gaiters.
Take Route 53 north of I-90 for 6 miles. Exit on Dundee Road, turn
left, and go west 3 miles to Quentin Road. Turn right and go north
0.5 mile. Turn left into the forest preserve. Continue straight
at the first intersection within the preserve (toward grove 1) and
cross the creek. The registration area will be at the first shelter
on the left (grove 1). This is located just to the north of the
multi-use trail crossing.
Bring your bike on Metra! A Metra train arrives at the Palatine
station on Sundays at 11:24 a.m. from the Ogilvie Transportation
Center in Chicago. From there you ride or walk north on Smith Street,
past a 19th century cemetery, to the bike path which will lead you
directly into the forest preserve and registration just prior to
the noontime cut-off (2 miles from station).