22nd Annual Youth Meet

February 10, 2018
Saturday

Site: Irvine Regional Park, Orange, CA

Registration Postmark Deadline: Saturday January 27, 2018. On site registrations will not be accepted.

This event is restricted to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, COOL members and other youth or school groups 6TH GRADE AND UP.

WAIVER POLICY
LAOC is required by our insurance company to obtain a waiver for every participant. For minors, this must be signed by a parent or guardian. Please download our waiver form and bring a signed copy for each participant with you to the event. These will be collected at the packet pick-up table.

Format of Event: Basic course instruction will be available first. The youth will then run in pairs on standard orienteering courses. A variety of courses will be offered for different skill levels. There will be a picnic lunch break (groups must provide their own lunch) followed by an afternoon mass start score-O event. Youth will compete in the same pairs on a scattered course where each control found increases their score. Awards will be given for each course and for an overall group score.

There are to be two youth per team. Each group may have one three-person team to allow for odd numbers.  White and Yellow teams must be entered based on the age of the oldest team member. Individual ribbons will be presented to the top 25% of teams in each division for both AM and PM courses (at a minimum the top three teams will earn awards).  Group awards will be presented to the top five overall groups.  To be eligible for group awards you must have a minimum of 3 teams running in both the AM and PM.  Smaller groups may wish to combine to meet this requirement.

COOL members should check out the special league notes here.

WHITE COURSE (beginners):
Simple trail-based course approximately 1 mile long. Multiple courses may be set to accommodate all of the white classes. Older classes may have a slightly longer course. Youth classes must run in pairs. Adults may run in groups or alone.

White 12: Restricted to those 12 years old and under.
White 14: Restricted to those 14 years old and under.
White Open: Open to youth of any age.
White Adult: Adults may run in teams or alone. Participating adults must preregister and pay the appropriate fees. Adult course results are not counted toward overall group awards. Individual awards will be presented in the adult category.

YELLOW COURSE (intermediate):
A standard Yellow course. Multiple courses may be set to accommodate all of the yellow classes. Recommended for those with experience on white or yellow courses and ready for slightly more challenge. Youth must run in pairs. Adults may run in teams or alone. Top Yellow runners will earn slightly higher scores toward group awards than on White.

Yellow 14: Restricted to those 14 years old and under.
Yellow Open: Open to youth of any age.
Yellow Adult: Adults may run in teams or alone. Participating adults must preregister and pay the appropriate fees. Adult course results are not counted toward overall group awards. Individual awards will be presented in the adult category.

ORANGE COURSE (advanced):
A standard Orange course. Recommended for those with experience on orange and above courses. May involve significant off-trail navigation. Youth must run in pairs. Adults may run in teams or alone. Top Orange runners will earn slightly higher scores toward group awards than on Yellow.

Orange Open: Open to youth of any age
Orange Adult: Adults may run in teams or alone. Participating adults must preregister and pay the appropriate fees. Adult course results are not counted toward overall group awards. Individual awards will be presented in the adult category.

FEE: $10.00 for each participating youth or adult.
Fee includes full-color maps, courses, estick rental, site fee, patch, and awards. There will be no refunds, but non-attending groups may arrange to receive their map copies and patches. Electronic punching will be used. There will be a $40 charge for any estick that is not returned at the end of the meet.

SCHEDULE:
After you register you will receive a reporting time between 8:30am and10:30am. Instruction will be available throughout the morning. Start times will run from approximately 9:30am to11:30am. Afternoon Score-O event will be from 1:30pm-2:30pm with map distribution and rules beginning at 1:15pm. Awards ceremony as soon as possible after this. Expect to leave between 3:30pm and 4:00pm.

EQUIPMENT:
Each team should have a compass, a watch, and a safety whistle. Groups must provide their own lunch. Lunch break is designed to be about one hour for the late starting groups and can be significantly longer for those with early start times.

REGISTRATION
All groups must preregister and be prepaid. Walk-ins on the day of the event will be turned away. Teams will be assigned start times for the morning courses based on receipt of registration. Earlier registrations will get preferred start times. In early February you will receive a confirmation showing your start times and expected arrival time.

Deadline: Registrations must be postmarked by Saturday, January 27th.

REGISTRATION FORM

Link below is broken. To contact the event director email Clare Durand

VOLUNTEERS:
Volunteer help is always appreciated. Adults who prefer not to run a course but would like to help out will receive a free patch. Contact the meet director prior to the meet date for a volunteer assignment.

Location

Irvine Regional Park, Group Area 3, Orange, CA (Morning Classic, Afternoon Score-O)

Schedule
Saturday, February 10
8:30 am - 10:30 amPacket Pickup Open
9:30 am - 12:30 pmMorning Classic: Orienteering
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmAfternoon Score-O: Orienteering
3:00 pmAwards
Volunteers
Meet Director:Clare Durand
Course Setter:Kim Pincus
Assistant Course Setter:
Location Details

Morning Classic, Afternoon Score-O
Irvine Regional Park
Group Area 3
Orange, CA
Google Map


From the 91 Freeway, take 55 Freeway South, exit at Katella Ave.
Turn left onto Katella and continue straight for 5 miles to Jamboree Rd.
Turn left at Jamboree Rd. and continue into the park. Watch for O-signs and park directions to Group Area 3.

From Route 241 (TOLL ROAD), take E Santiago Canyon Rd exit
Travel Northwest on E Santiago Canyon Rd to Jamboree Rd.
Turn right at Jamboree Rd. and continue straight into the park. Watch for O-signs and park directions to Group Area 3.

Parking Fee: $5.00
Course Details
Morning Classic
Courses: White (Basic), Yellow (Intermediate), Orange (Advanced)

Afternoon Score-O
Courses: 1 Hour

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Required Waiver

Minors attending without a parent must bring this required waiver filled out by their parent for each event or they will NOT be allowed to participate. Adults and parents with children may sign the waiver at the event.

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