4th Annual Griffith Park Navigation Challenge

March 24, 2019
Sunday

Are you up to the ultimate Griffith Park Trail Challenge? Participants will have a four hour time limit to accrue points by visiting control locations throughout the park. This will be a great physical day out in L.A.'s premier park. Fun for hiking families as well as serious runners and navigators.

Due to the length and physical difficulty of the course, we encourage running with a partner or in a team for safety. Individual entries will, however, be accepted.

Some sort of award will be presented to the top scoring entry in each of the following categories:

  • Male Open
  • Female Open
  • Male Juniors
  • Female Juniors
  • Male Masters
  • Female Masters
  • Coed Team
  • Mixed Age Team (at least one Junior and one Adult)

Juniors are born in 1999 or later
Masters are born in 1969 or earlier
Male and Female age classes are open to both individual and team entries. Any team must have all members meet the age requirements for Juniors or Masters class.

Maps will be passed out at 9:30am so you have some time to strategize. All participants will mass start at 10:00am and are expected back by 2:00pm. You may start late, but will still need to be back by 2:00pm. Points will be deducted for returning late. Controls will be retrieved beginning at 2:30pm.

Beginner instruction will begin at 9:00am for anyone needing it.

This event will use manual pin-punching. E-punch is not required.

Can't make it to the event? We can use help setting up the course on Saturday. Contact Clare if you can help.

Preregistration is now open. See link below.

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

Location

Griffith Park, Merry-Go-Round (Lot 1), Los Angeles, CA

Schedule
Sunday, March 24
8:30 am - 9:30 amRegistration and Check-in
9:00 am - 9:30 amBeginner Instruction
9:30 amMap Distribution
9:45 amPre-race Briefing
10:00 am - 2:00 pmTrail Score-O: Course Open
Volunteers
Meet Director:Clare Durand
Course Setter:Clare Durand
Assistant Course Setter:Chris Cassone
Location Details

Griffith Park
Merry-Go-Round (Lot 1)
Los Angeles, CA
Google Map


Heading East on the 134. Exit Victory Blvd. Turn right onto Victory, then left onto Zoo Drive. Follow Zoo Drive around the Zoo parking lot and past the Autry Museum until it becomes Crystal Springs Dr. Continue past Griffith Park Dr, then turn right at signs for the Merry-Go-Round. Continue to the first large parking lot.

Heading West on the 134. Take the ramp toward I-5 Sacramento, then take exits to Zoo drive. Continue circling to the right on Zoo Drive under the freeway and straight to the stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign and continue past the Autry Museum until it becomes Crystal Springs Dr. Continue past Griffith Park Dr, then turn right at signs for the Merry-Go-Round. Continue to the first large parking lot.

From the 5 Take the Los Feliz exit. Go west on Los Feliz, then make the first right turn onto Crystal Springs Drive by the Pony Rides. When you see the ranger station, turn left toward the Merry-Go-Round. Continue to the first large parking lot.
Course Details
Courses: 4 Hour
Registration
Click Here to register for the event.
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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.

About LAOC

LAOC is a volunteer-run club promoting map navigation and enjoyment of the outdoors. Learn more here!


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