Meet Director: Lisa McNerney
Course Setter: Rich Gaylord
||Registration and Start
(Maximum time on course: 3 hours)
Cost: (per individual or team)
New Map – Freeman Kame Meagher Forest Preserve
and Tomo Chi Chi Youth Campground– Kane Country Orienteering
Map – 3 square kilometers - Scale: 1:7500 (14x17) - 3 meter
contour interval. Located between I-90 and Freeman Road; north and
west of Gilberts, IL. Freeman Kame Meagher (Tomo Chi Chi Knolls)
Forest Preserve is a Forest Preserve District of Kane County (FPDKC)
property. Map revised April 2018.
We will be offering the standard point-to-point courses: white
and yellow for beginners, orange for intermediate, and red and green
for advanced. The advanced courses -- green and red -- will have
some partial memory legs*. At registration green and red course
participants will only be given a clue sheet. Other coures will
have pre-printed maps.
*Partial Memory Legs for Red and Green. At the
Start and at Controls points 1-4 a map (1:5,000) with description
for only the first/next leg will be at the location for your review/memorize
before proceeding. At Control point 5 a separate Green or Red map
with descriptions showing the entire course (including 1-5) can
be picked up to complete the remaining point-to-point locations.
Memory lengths for 5 controls each: Red 1.9 km/Green 1.2 km. Total
course lengths, including Memory, for Green 4.6 KM/Red 6.0.
Self-Regulated Starts for Red and Green Courses. Try
to provide separation of at least a minute (or two) between your
e-punch start and someone starting ahead of you on the same course.
After e-punching the Start control proceed to a designated area
close to the start to review/memorize your route to point #1.
On-line registration is open until
midnight Friday, November 9th.
The volunteer appreciation banquet and Annual General Meeting will
be held at the Tomo Chi Chi lodge following the meet. Lunch will
start at approximately 2pm with the AGM following around 4pm. All
volunteers (and their families) from 2018 are welcome. Please sign-up
here so we have enough food.
Mapper/Field Checking Notes for Freeman Kame Meagher
Woods are linked here.
Parking and Staging area will be at the Tomo Chi
Chi lodge and campground located within the southern section of
Freeman Kame Meagher forest preserve. We have the lodge, parking
areas, shelter and campground reserved for the day. Car parking
will be in the asphalt lot that holds about 50 cars: bus parking
and overflow car parking will be in the large gravel parking area
south the main road – you’ll pass by it on the way to
the main parking/registration area.
Pit toilets are located south of the main parking area and a couple
nearer the campground sites.
If you are coming on I-90 (Kennedy Expressway and Northwest Tollway)
it is about 43 miles from the Chicago Loop to Randall Road (Elgin/West
Dundee/Carpentersville/Sleepy Hollow) exit. Take Randall north 1.5
miles to Route 72 (Higgins Road) then turn left (west) toward the
village of Gilberts. The second stoplight intersection will be Tyrell
Road, turn right (north). Follow Tyrell Road for approx 2 miles
to Freeman Road, turn left (west). Freeman Kame Meagher entrance
will be 1 mile on your left (south side of Freeman); look for the
CAOC Welcome sign. Follow the gravel road south for about 1 kilometer
to parking/registration areas at Tomo Chi Chi.
From the NW Suburbs you can also take Route 72(Higgins Rd.) through
East/West Dundee then using above directions west from the Randall
From the West on I-90 you can exit at Route 47 go north .5 mile
to Freeman Road (Huntley Outlet Mall) then east to the preserve
approx. 1.5 miles on your right.