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Sun, Oct 08



Garden District Neighborhood

Course: Street Score-O for Foot or Bike / Setters: Sue Wenberg & Jeff Brucker / Director: Sue Wenberg / Image: Garden District Neighborhood Association

Garden District Neighborhood
Garden District Neighborhood

Time & Location

Oct 08, 2023, 7:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Midtown, The Garden District, Tucson, AZ 85712, USA

About the Event

On Sunday Oct 8, 2023 come join us in midtown Tucson for a Street Score-O!

Location: The Garden District Neighborhood: north of Pima, south of Grant, between Swan and Alvernon.  This is a relatively flat area of Tucson with mature homes and yards.   The neighborhood is known as the Garden District because the Tucson Botanical Garden is within the neighborhood boundaries. The Street O will NOT include the Botanical Garden property but consider visiting the Garden after the event.

Directions and Parking: From the light at Columbus and Pima drive north 2 ½ blocks to the start at the school yard of JB Wright Elementary School, just east of Columbus.  Parking is available in the lot and on side streets.  GPS 32.24624°N 110.90123°W

Course: You can visit any or all of the approximately 30 controls as long as you are back within 90 minutes. You are not required to visit all the controls, so you can go as fast or as slow as you wish. Same course for both foot or bike. Runners and bikers can easily get them all. Walkers can probably get half or more. The course is appropriate for all skill levels, including beginners.

Question/Answer Clues instead of Punches: Instead of control markers and punches, at each control your clue sheet will ask a question, like a scavenger hunt. All you need to do is circle the correct answer based on the clue. There will be no riddles or tricks, the correct answer will be obvious if you are at the control.

Maps: The map will be a USGS orthophoto (like an aerial photograph).  Scale 1/4800.  Maps will be provided to all preregistered participants at the event site.


7:00 am - Check in begins

7:15 am - First chance to start

8:15 am - Last chance to start

9:45 am - Course Closes

Registration:  Online 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.  Registration closes at 6 pm Friday October 6.  See who has signed up

Free Ice Cream for first 25 registered: Coupons for a Dairy Queen ice cream cone are free to the first 25 preregistered individuals.


Adult members: $8 (Orienteering Club member or Garden District resident)

Adult non-members: $12

Juniors (11-20): $6

Kids (0-10): free w/PAYING adult

Coupon Codes: Use the following coupon codes at pre-registration:

  • "AZClub” - for adult members of TSN (Tucson) or GPHXO (Phoenix).
  • “Neighbor” – if you are a Garden District resident
  • "Junior" -  for ages 11-20.
  • "KID" -  for children 10 and under (Parent please register yourself separately and make a note to the registrar—we need a headcount and a waiver for each participant).

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)

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.

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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