March 17, 2019
Poplar Creek

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Meet director: Patrick Coneff
Course Setter: Danny Durkin


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)


Event Day


CAOC members
additional maps
rental compass
purchase e-Punch

(We suggest a maximum of four people per group.)

View Poplar Creek in a larger map

On-line registration for this event will be open through March 14th.

The Poplar Creek map, located in the western part of the 4,200-acre Poplar Creek Forest Preserve in Hoffman Estates, features open woods, gently rolling prairie, its namesake creek, and a variety of trails. The topography is subtle with a few shallow reentrants, knolls and depressions. Ruins of old buildings and fences are common in the south and west sections of the map. At the northern edge of the map, there is a small nature preserve containing pristine, undisturbed prairie land, a rarity in Illinois.

We will be offering the standard white and yellow courses for beginners, orange for intermediate, and red and green for advanced. E-Punch will be used on all courses. Please bring your own ePunch if you have one; otherwise you may borrow one of ours (no extra charge).

Take the Northwest Tollway (I-90) 19 miles west of O'Hare to Exit 11—Sutton Road-South (Hwy 59); proceed south 1 mile then turn right at forest preserve entrance. Follow the road .4 mile to the shelter and parking areas located near the South-end of the road.

Public Transportation:
A great day to use a folding bike! The Metra train arrives in Bartlett at 9:30 a.m. Jog/bike north on Oak Ave to Hwy 20. Jog left then right and continue north on Bartlett Road; left on Bode Road; right on Sutton Road for the last mile into parking lot on west side of Sutton (6 miles from station) On the return, ask someone to drop you back at the station.

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