Meet Director: Charlie
Course Setter: Maricel O.
|9:30 a.m.||Beginners' Clinic|
|10 a.m.||Registration and Start|
|12 p.m.||Registration closes|
|2 p.m.||Courses close|
(Maximum time on course: 3 hours)
Cost: (per individual or team)
|additional maps |
(We suggest a maximum of four people per group.)
See directions for precise start location
On-line registration is open through
Friday May 19th, 2017.
This will be our second time out on the Raceway orienteering
map. The map is 1.5 square kilometers at a scale of 1:5000 (14x17)
with 3 meter contour interval. Located near intersection of IL Route
31 and Huntley Road Carpentersville, IL, Raceway Woods is jointly
managed by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County (FPDKC) and
Dundee Township. A brief history of Raceway Woods (originally called
Meadowdale International Raceway) can be found at:
We will be offering the standard point-to-point courses:
white and yellow for beginners, orange for intermediate, and red
and green for advanced. All courses will have pre-printed maps.
Self-Regulated Starts for Red and Green Courses:
At registration on these two courses participants will only be given
a clue sheet. A box of Red and a box of Green maps that have pre-printed
courses and clue sheets on them will be located adjacent to the
Red/Green Start. This will be a self-regulated Start: A map can
be picked up after you have actually e-punched the Start Control.
Try to provide separation of at least a minute (or two) between
your start and someone starting ahead of you on the same course.
Parking and Staging area: Raceway Woods has two
small parking areas (one on Huntley Road and one on Route 31), neither
of which is large enough to hold our event. Therefore, we have obtained
permission to use a large private property field on the west side
of Route 31 (less than ½ mile from Route 31/Huntely Road
intersection) that connects directly to Raceway Woods for parking
and start/finish areas. The private property has no facilities (e.g.,
shelter, toilet, water pump), but we'll have water and a small pop
up tent (10x10) to provide cover for the registration area.
For helpful information on understand the new map, please read the
Mappers Notes for
If you are coming on I-90 (Kennedy Expressway and Northwest Tollway)
it is 40 miles from the Chicago Loop to Route 31 (Elgin/West Dundee)
exit. Take Route 31 north 3 miles: Crossing points include Route
72 (Higgins Road) and Huntley Road (Main Street Carpentersville).
After crossing Huntley Road, continue north .4 of a mile to the
meet site parking area on the west side of Route 31. Watch for the
red and white orienteering signs, and CAOC individuals to direct
you to where to park in the field where the registration/start/finish
area is also located.
From the NW Suburbs you can also take Route 72(Higgins Rd.) to Route
31 then head north (turn right) using above directions.