March 14, 2021
Poplar Creek

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Meet director: Martin S.
Course Setter: Martin S.



9:30 a.m. Registration
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m Starts
12:00pm Courses close, control pickup starts

(Maximum time on course: 90 minutes)

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.)

On-line registration for this event will be open through March 12th. Note that we are starting from the southern parking lot located off of Schaumburg Road, not the usual shelter from the entrance on 59. The sign at the lot reads Poplar Creek Equestrian area.

There will be a short course and a long course.

Masks are required when you are near others, especially at the start/finish area.

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.


Take the Northwest Tollway (I-90) 19 miles west of O'Hare to Exit 11—Sutton Road-South (Hwy 59); proceed south 2.6 miles to Schaumburg road. Take a right on Schaumburg road and follow it 0.6 miles west to the forest preserve entrance opposite Rosewood Dr. There is limited parking at this location--if the lot is full, try Rosewood Dr.


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