October 11, 2020
Freeman Kame Meagher

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Meet Director: Michael Collins
Course Setter: Shane Firsching/Rich Gaylord

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)



Welcome back to orienteering! We are pleased to offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses at Freeman Kame forest preserve.

Instead of the regular online registration, we are requesting that you email your registration request (course, name, number in group) to registrar@chicago-orienteering.org. This will help us ensure that we keep the group under 50 participants. We will not be charging for this event.


  • Registration will be limited to 50 participants.
  • You must wear a mask at the start/finish area. Please bring one.
  • There will be no food or refreshments provided, but the restrooms will be open.

Orienteering Map – 3 square kilometers - Scale: 1:7500 - 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 2019.

Mapper/Field Checking Notes for Freeman Kame Meagher Woods are linked here. Note that the forest preserve district has been clearing some of the forested areas, so there will be more "white" woods than prior events.

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 Road intersection.

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.

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