Meet director: Nick Preys
Course Setter: Jeff Porter
||Kids' beginners clinic
|| Registration and Start
|| Registration closes
|| Courses close
(Maximum time on course: 3 hours)
Cost: (per individual or team)
Come out and join us for our last meet of the year! We will have
the five standard courses -- White and Yellow for beginners, Orange
for intermediate, and Green and Red for advanced. For the advanced
courses, e-punch will be used (bring yours or rent one in order
to have an official time). The other courses will use regular paper
Special Introduction to Orienteering for Kids!
We will offer a special introduction to orienteering for kids at
this meet. Please arrive by 9:20 so that the session can start promptly
at 9:30. After about an hour of instruction, the juniors will be
ready to try a white course. There is no extra charge for this class
-- just register as usual ($5 for members, $8 for non-members.)
If you are interested in this course for your kids, please send
us an e-mail so that we can
have enough maps ready. Thanks!
Waterfall Glen East has a well-earned reputation as a "green"
map due to the abundance of thick, impenetrable areas. The white
and yellow courses mainly stick to trails and open areas--nothing
worse than tall grass if you choose your route carefully. The orange
course will have a number of areas with high grass, and there will
be one or two areas where a little carefully chosen bushwhacking
might make a faster route. Green and red runners might
want to wear gaiters, as scattered portions of the "white"
southeast section of the map have started to re-grow the undergrowth
that was cleared not long ago...
Volunteers: We are looking for volunteers to assist
with registration, timing, and control pick-up. If you can assist
for an hour and a half or so, or if a family member who is not participating
would like to help out, please send us an e-mail.
Take I-55 (Stevenson Expwy) southwest of the Loop 19 miles. Take
exit 273A and go south on Cass Ave for 1.5 miles to the Argonne
National Labs park and day care center on the east side of the street.
Look for the orange and white orienteering sign. Turn left (east)
and enter the park; park in designated locations.
Bring your bicycle; take Pace bus #381 from the 95th Street Terminal
(in the middle of the Dan Ryan Expressway) on the Red elevated line
at 8:30 a.m. Get off as the bus turns left at 88th Avenue about
40 minutes later. Bike west on 95th St about 3-1/2 miles to turn
left on Archer Avenue. Follow Archer (Hwy 171) southwest to turn
right (north) and cross bridge on Hwy 83 at Kingery Expwy. Turn
left on 91st St and follow it west until reaching Cass Ave. Turn
left on Cass Ave and follow it south to the Argonne park entrance.