Case Natural Resource Park
Time & Location
About the Event
Location: Case Natural Resource Park is located on the Eastside at Kenyon and Bonanza (south of Broadway, east of Harrison). Almost all of the park is Sonoran desert with lots of trails, a couple of washes, many slopes with reentrants, and plenty of desert vegetation. There is also a small area with a playground, picnic tables and a paved nature path.
Courses: There will be a Sprint course and a Score course. The Sprint course is a regular 3km point-to-point course. The Score course allows you to visit as many or as few of the controls as you wish, in any order. There will be a 1-hour time limit for both courses. All the controls will be on or near a trail, so this event is suitable for all skill levels. And for the very youngest (3-10) we'll have Animal Orienteering, a spatial game that doesn't require map reading at all. The kids follow a progression of challenges by finding pictures of animals hidden throughout the play area.
Maps: The map will be a regular orienteering map showing contours, trails, washes, vegetation and point features. Scale will be 1:2750. Maps will be provided to all participants at the event site.
- 8:30 Check in.
- 9:00 First chance to start.
- 11:00 Last chance to start.
- 12:00 Courses close.
Registration: Pre-registration is required in order to keep an eye on crowd size and prepare the right number of maps. See the "Fees" section below for information on coupon codes to use for member and junior pricing. Everyone must register as an individual even if you plan on going as a team. See who has already signed up. Registration closes at 10PM on Friday January 7.
Directions and Parking: From Harrison and Broadway, go south ½ mile to Kenyon, then east ½ mile to Bonanza. Park at the curb on the eastside of Bonanza, or on the shoulder on the north side of Kenyon.
What to Bring:
- Safety whistle is required (whistles can be purchased on site for $1)
- Compass (compass can be rented on site for $1)
- Water (and snacks if desired)
- Watch or phone (so you can finish on time)
E-punch: This event uses e-punching for timing and punch verification. We'll show you how to use it if you've never done it before and we'll have e-punch sticks for rent ($2) if you do not have your own.
- Adults: $8 (member), $12 (non-member)
- Juniors (11-20): $6
- Kids (0-10): free w/adult
Coupon Codes at Registration:
- Adult members of TSN (Tucson) or GPHXO (Phoenix) use coupon code "AZClub".
- Juniors 11-20 use coupon code "Junior".
- Children 10 and under use coupon code "KID" (please register kids even though it's free—we need a headcount and a waiver for each participant).
Friend-For-Free: Members may bring one qualified guest for free to this event. To qualify your guest must never have attended a Tucson Orienteering Club or other OUSA club event before and must accompany you to the event. Have your friend use coupon code "FRIEND" at registration.
Youth Participants: All participants under 18 must provide a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. If you plan to bring a minor without their parent/guardian, then please download a copy of the Waiver and Permission to Participate form and have it completed and signed by a parent/guardian before you bring it with you to the event. For more details, see our instructions sheet.
Covid Safety: Please wear a mask during check-in before and after your run and any time you are unable to keep distance from other people. Do not show up if you are feeling unwell.
Other Safety Information: To ensure that all are safe, everyone, whether finished with the course or not, must check in formally at Start/Finish before courses close and before leaving the event site.