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Reid Park

Reid Park

Courses: Park-Os and training / Setter: Cristina Luis / Director: Melissa Trout / Image: Yvonne Poe

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Reid Park

Time & Location

Mar 26, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Reid Park, Tucson

About the Event

Enjoy some fun park orienteering right in the middle of Tucson!

Location: Reid Park, Tucson

Courses:  Park-O course, about 3km (straight-line; significantly longer actual running distance). Bonus: This month's skill test: Check your pace count on our 100 meter line. Then test your pace count accuracy on our sample lines. We will make them as devilish as gentle Reid Park can provide.

Maps: This is a 1:4000 map of a popular urban park. Most of the features on the map are cultural features, such as ball fields, ramadas, buildings, ponds, and gardens. Maps will be provided to all participants at the event site.

Schedule:

  • 8:00 Check in opens
  • 8:15 Free beginners’ clinic starts.  Please arrive 15 minutes early if you wish to attend.
  • 8:15 First chance to start.
  • 10:00 Last chance to start.
  • 11:00 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. If you are going as a group you may rent just one e-punch for the entire group to use. If you are an adult who wishes to “shadow” a child, you don’t need to pay, but please register the child and make sure a parent or guardian has signed their waiver.   See who has already signed up. Registration closes at noon on Friday, March 25th. Sign up here.

Directions and Parking:  Park near Hi Corbett field on the northern side of Reid Park. Look for the Tucson Orienteering Club banner northwest of Hi Corbett and north of the baseball practice fields, somewhere near this location.

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

Adult members of TSN (Tucson) or GPHXO (Phoenix) should use coupon code "AZClub" at registration.

Juniors use coupon code "Junior".  Children 10 and under 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.  Fill out a Friend-For-Free entry pass and bring it with you to this event, or 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.  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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