This is a training event that you can do anytime until about October
15th. Download and print one or more of the maps, head to the forest
preserve, and practice choosing routes and finding controls. Instead
of the usual orange and white flags, though, the control locations
are marked with two strips of orange (or sometimes one orange and
one blue) flagging tape.
Long pants are recommended -- some areas are overgrown.
Course options: Download and print your own maps from the choices
- beginner, controls are near trails
1 - Advanced, Longer than green
2 - Alternate course
All Controls -- Choose your
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Take I-55 (Stevenson Expwy.) 13 miles southwest of the Loop. Exit
at LaGrange Road (aka US-45, Exit 279A), and go south 5.5 miles
to 107th St. Turn right and go west just over a half mile to parking
the entrance to the forest preserve. Turn right and look for the
orange and white orienteering signs to direct you to the registration
Take Pace bus #381 from the 95th Street Terminal (in the middle
of the Dan Ryan Expressway) at the south end of the Red elevated
line at either 8:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. Stay on bus to end of line
at Moraine Valley Community College and walk west on 107th Street
to Country Lane Woods (1-1/2 mile, on north side of street). On
the return, ask someone in the parking lot to drop you at MVCC where
return buses depart every 30 minutes all afternoon.