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Sun, Dec 03


Fort Lowell Park

Fort Lowell Sprints

Courses: Long & Short Sprints and Explorer Course / Setter: Jeff Brucker / Director: Cristina Luis / Image: Jeff Brucker

Fort Lowell Sprints
Fort Lowell Sprints

Time & Location

Dec 03, 2023, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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

About the Event

Location:  Ft Lowell Park is in East Tucson at the corner of Craycroft and Glenn. The park does not have the sticky desert vegetation of Greasewood Park or Lincoln Park. It is mostly open grassy parkland with ball fields, swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, historic buildings, and picnic areas. There are bathrooms and water fountains. The local school district uses Ft Lowell Park for holding cross-country races.

Courses:  You do not need to select your course when registering. Everyone will be given the same Map. You can decide to do the Short Sprint or Explorer course any time after you start.

  • The  4.2 km Long Sprint has 25 controls.
  • The 2.9 km Short Sprint consists of the first 18 controls of the Long Sprint. There will be a sign at #18 which instructs you to veer off directly to finish if you wish to do the Short Sprint.
  • The Explorer Course is suitable for beginners and those who want to take their time. All those who do not visit all 18 or 25 controls in the correct order are automatically on the Explorer course.

Maps:  The Ft Lowell map is 1/3000 scale. Maps will be provided to all participants at the event site.


  • 8:00 Check in.
  • 8:15 Free beginners’ clinic starts.  Please arrive 15 minutes early if you wish to attend.
  • 8:20       Free intermediate clinic starts. Topic: Compass
  • 8:30 First chance to start.
  • 10:00 Last chance to start.
  • 12:00 Courses close.

Directions and Parking

GPS: 32.26074199, -110.8732037, Google Maps. We will be at Ramada 3 just north of the main parking lot. Look for the orienteering signs.

Registration: Pre-registration is required in order to keep an eye on crowd size and prepare the right number of maps.  Everyone must register as an individual even if you plan on going as a team.  See who has already signed up.  Registration closes at noon December 2.


  • Adults: $8 (member), $12 (non-member)
  • Juniors (11-20): $6
  • Kids (0-10): free w/adult

Coupon Codes to use at Registration:

  • "AZClub" for adult members of TSN (Tucson) or GPHXO (Phoenix)
  • "Junior" for juniors 11-20.
  • "KID" for children 10 and under (please register even though it's free—we need a headcount and a waiver for each participant).

Friend-For-Free: Tucson O Club (TSN) 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. Fill out a Friend-For-Free entry pass, bring it with you to this event, and 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. For details see our Instructions for Minors.  These instructions are for anyone who will be bringing a minor child under 18 to an event.

What to Bring:

  • Safety whistle is required (can be purchased on site for $1)
  • Compass (compass can be rented on site for $1)
  • E-Punch Stick (can be rented on site for $2)
  • Water (and snacks if desired)
  • Watch or phone (so you can finish on time)
  • If you come early bring a jacket, low probably about 50 degrees.

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.

Volunteer to Help at Event: We can always use volunteer help at the event. Don’t worry if you haven’t volunteered before, we can show you. You can volunteer when registering online. Or you can click on the contact tab at the top of this page and your message will be forwarded to the meet director.

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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