Meet Director: Michael
Course Setter: Shane Firsching/Rich Gaylord
||Registration and Start
(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)
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
- 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
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.