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Fort Lowell Park

Fort Lowell Park-O

Courses: Park-O & Animal-O / Setter: Cristina Luis / Director: Melissa Trout / Image: Stephanie Ross

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Fort Lowell Park-O

Time & Location

Jan 22, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Fort Lowell Park, 2900 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712, USA

About the Event

Location:   Fort Lowell Park, Tucson

Courses:  

Park-O: About 3km of fun, fast, point-to-point orienteering

Explorer Course: Visit as many checkpoints as you can in 1 hour

Animal-O: spatial games for young kids (no map-reading necessary)

This event will have something for everyone, from ages 3 to 99! For the adults and big kids we'll have a park orienteering course that visits the entire park. For younger kids and adults looking for a gentler introduction to the sport, we'll have an explorer course option (do-as-much-as-you-want). And for the very youngest (3+) we'll have Animal Orienteering, a spatial game that doesn't require map reading at all.

This event is appropriate for orienteers of all skill levels! There will be instruction offered throughout the morning.

Maps:  Brand new map! We'll be using a new sprint-standard map of Fort Lowell Park. 

Schedule:

⦁   8:45 am First beginner's clinic 

⦁  9:00 am First chance to start any course

⦁   12:00 pm Last chance to start a long course

⦁   1:00 pm All courses close, controls retrieval begins

Registration:  Pre-registration is highly encouraged 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 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 midnight, Friday, January 21, 2022.

Directions and Parking:   We'll be at the large ramada at Fort Lowell Park. See map.  

What to Bring:

⦁ Safety whistle is required (whistles can be purchased on site for $1)

⦁ Water (and snacks if desired)

⦁ Watch or phone (so you can finish on time)

⦁ E-punch if you have one

Fees:

Entry fee allows you to run an unlimited number of courses!

⦁ Adults: $8 (member), $12 (non-member)

⦁ Juniors (11-20): $6

⦁ Kids (0-10): free w/adult

⦁ E-punch rental: $2 (free for kids doing animal-o, required for park-o unless you have your own)

⦁ E-punch purchase: $40

Adult members of TSN (Tucson) or GPHXO (Phoenix) should use coupon code "AZClub" at registration.  Children 10 and under registering for Park-O (and not just Animal-O), use "KID" (please register 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.  The online waiver at registration allows you to do this in advance. If you do not get the waiver signed online and 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.

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