Mile Square Park

September 9, 2012

Who's ready for some orienteering at one of the most popular urban parks in the OC? This event is LAOC's National Orienteering Day offering. After you finish, you can draw for swag (t-shirts, water bottles, bandanas or bookmarks). Bring a friend!

The terrain is very runnable, as long as you dodge the kids and the cars!

Thanks to Sue D., we have a newly refreshed map! The focus was on vegetation, transforming a slew of individually-marked trees into standard orienteering colors. The result is a much more readable map, perfect for orienteering in an urban park. Check out these snippets:

We'll have three courses available: White, Yellow, & Memory-O. The white and yellow will be standard beginners' point-to-point courses.

For the Memory-O, competitors will only be allowed to look at the map at select locations (maybe even just at Start!). While the controls themselves will not be difficult in placement (Yellow-ish), the added factor of needing to memorize their locations makes this course much more difficult. For the latest course details, check back here.

See you there!

Preregistration is now closed. You can still register at the event, though. Come on out!
Start Location Updated!
UPDATED: Registration and Start will be in the southeast corner of the park, north of the lake. Map

Mile Square Park, Parking, Fountain Valley, CA (Point-to-Point O, Memory O)

Weekend parking is $5, but you should be able to park on Warner for free.
We are in great need of volunteers to help with Start, Finish, Control pick-up, etc. Volunteering requires no experience, takes only an hour or so, and you'll still get to go out on the course! If you can help out, please sign up here!
Sunday, September 9
10:00 am - 12:00 pmPoint-to-Point O: Starts
10:00 am - 12:00 pmMemory O: Starts
Meet Director:Andrew Tomlin
Course Setter:
Location Details

Point-to-Point O, Memory O
Mile Square Park
Fountain Valley, CA
Google Map

From I-405, take exit 15 for Warner Ave and turn East. Go 1.8 mi Turn left onto Euclid St. Go 0.2 mi Turn left into the park. Parking is $5 on weekends. You can also usually find free street parking along Warner and Euclid.
Course Details
Memory O
Courses: Advanced Memory

Point-to-Point O
Courses: White (Basic) Point-to-Point, Yellow (Intermediate) Point-to-Point

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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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