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Greasewood Park Novice/Intermediate/Advanced

Courses: Novice/Intermediate Score-O & Advanced 5.2 k Point-to-point / Setter: Jeff Brucker / Director: Cristina Luis and Melissa Trout / Image: Yvonne Poe

Greasewood Park Novice/Intermediate/Advanced
Greasewood Park Novice/Intermediate/Advanced

Time & Location

Mar 18, 2023, 8:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Tucson, Greasewood Park, Tucson, AZ 85745, USA

About the Event

Greasewood Park Novice/Intermediate/Advanced Saturday March 18, 2023. Come take advantage of one of the last cool days before the heat sets in. The high should be 73 in the afternoon, so it should still be in the 60’s on the course.

Location:  Greasewood Park

Courses:   There are two choices:

  • Novice/Intermediate Score-O.  There will be a variety of controls ranging from novice to intermediate. Time limit 90 minutes, with penalty for each minute overtime. You can go to as many or as few as you wish, in any order,  as long as you are back in 90 minutes. A good intermediate orienteer could get all the controls in 90 minutes if they walk fast or walk/jog, navigate efficiently, and make no serious errors. A novice orienteer could get most of the controls that are near trails.
  • Advanced Point-Point 5.2 k “Contours-Only”.  The trails will be removed from the map so all you will have is contours and some point features with which to navigate. This map will have the same controls as the Score-O, but the legs are more navigationally difficult and must be done in order.  Advanced  Explorer: If you sign up for advanced but for whatever reason do not get all the controls, you will automatically be put on the “Advanced Explorer” course. You will get one point for each control you visit. So if you are someone who is moving up from intermediate to advanced, or if you are advanced but do more walking than running, I encourage you to sign up for advanced and give it a shot. The legs are much more challenging than the Score-O.

Maps:  The Greasewood map is highly detailed at 1/5000 scale with 4 foot contours. Unlike Ironwood there is plenty of contour information. The slopes are gentle with no steep climbs. It is about ½ mile square and bounded by roads on three sides and a neighborhood on one side, so it is very safe for novices. Descriptions will be printed on the map. Maps will be provided to all participants at the event site.

Schedule:

  • 8:00 Check-in begins
  • 8:15 Beginner Clinic
  • 8:30 First chance to start.
  • 10:00 Last chance to start.
  • 11:30 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.  Registration closes on Friday March 17 at 5pm. See who has already signed up

Directions and Parking:  Greasewood Park is at the southwest corner of W Speedway and Greasewood Rd. There is ample parking inside the park, with some overflow available across the street. GPS: 32.233393, -111.022965

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.

Fees:

  • 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).

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.

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