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Sat, Feb 10

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Kentucky Camp

POSTPONED - Kentucky Camp Classics

Courses: Yellow(beginner), Orange(intermediate), Brown(short advanced), Red(long advanced) / Setter: Isaac Pimienta (UA team) / Director: Billie Lubis (UA team) & Cristina Luis (UA team) / Image: Cristina Luis

POSTPONED - Kentucky Camp Classics
POSTPONED - Kentucky Camp Classics

Time & Location

Feb 10, 2024, 9:30 AM – 5:06 PM

Kentucky Camp, Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona 85629, USA

About the Event

This event has been postponed due to the road conditions! Stay tuned for updates on this event. 

Drive down scenic State Route 83 to the hilly desert grasslands of the Santa Rita Mountains.

This event is being run by and is a fundraiser for members of the University of Arizona orienteering team, who plan to compete at Junior Nationals this March. Proceeds and donations from this event will help offset the travel costs to get to Washington state for the six athletes competing this year.

*** Getting to this event site passes by a Border Patrol checkpoint. If you are not a U.S. Citizen, you must bring a valid I.D. Even if you are a citizen, it is a good idea to bring a valid government issued I.D. ***

​*** Getting to this event site requires driving on unpaved dirt roads. Sedans can make it but should drive more carefully and slowly***

Location: Kentucky Camp Area along Route 83 in the Santa Rita Foothills

Courses:  Classic (point-to-point) orienteering courses set in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains. This terrain is very hilly, mixed in with juniper, oak, and manzanita filled grasslands. The yellow /beginner course (about 3km) will follow streambeds and well defined paths. Both the orange/intermediate and short advanced/brown the course will be about 4km. The advanced long/red course will be about 5.7 km.

Maps:  1:10000 scale with 5m contour interval. Maps will be provided to all participants at the event site.

Training: UA team members are offering pre-run route planning help for anyone on the Yellow or Orange courses, and post-run course review for runners on any course.

In addition, all orienteers are welcome to stay for a map hike with an experienced orienteer as part of control retrieval, beginning at 2pm. This is a great way to improve your contour interpretation skills in a hands-on way!

Schedule:

  • 9:30am- Check in begins.
  • 9:45am- Free beginners’ clinic starts.  Please arrive 15 minutes early if you wish to attend.
  • 10:00am- First chance to start.
  • 12:00pm- Last chance to start.
  • 2:00pm- Courses close. Control retrieval and training map hikes begin.

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 on Friday, February 9th at noon.

Directions and Parking:  From Tucson, follow the I-10 east until Arizona State Route 83. Head south on Route 83. 3.5 miles after the Border Control Checkpoint, head west on E Gardner Canyon Rd. Follow this for 0.8 miles and turn right on E Fish Canyon Rd. Follow this road past the Santa Rita Abbey and go straight on 163. Turn onto the 4060, then the 4060A, then the 4060B and keep going until the parking area. Signs will be posted along the way.

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).

Friend-For-Free: Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN) members may bring one qualified guest for free to this event.  To qualify, the guest must (1) never have attended a TSN or other OUSA club event before, (2) pre-register for this event, and (3) accompany the member to the event. To get this one-time free entry, the guest should use coupon code "FRIEND" when they register and mention the member's name in the "notes for the registrar" section.

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.

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 volunteer here, 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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