Rancho San Antonio Preserve

Los Altos
Wednesday, June 7, 2000

Mid-week training session

Contact: Doug Stein, 408-844-9624

Format: Score-O with mass starts at 6:00 PM and 6:30 PM

Amenities: Water fountain and public restrooms

Cost: $1 per map

Stuff to bring: Watch, pen, compass and running shoes. Don't forget to bring a watch, as this is quite important for a score-O event!

Parking: Free

Terrain: Rancho is a great running park with a very nice trail system. Bring your running shoes! The training event is entirely on trails, and participants may not leave the trails for any reason (other than evading mountain lions).

Format: The format is a score-O with both 60 and 90 minute time limits. The late penalty is one point per minute. There will be a mass start at 6:00 PM for the 90 minute time limit, and another at 6:30 PM for the 60 minute time limit. You can change between the 60 and 90 minute time limits after going out, but I'd like for everyone to be back by 7:45 PM. I'll also be doing individual starts from 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM for those who don't need the mass start hysteria.

The controls have different values based on their number. Controls in the 100's are worth one point, the 200's are worth 2 points, etc. There are streamers with various letter markings that you need to write down. Sometimes a couple of the streamers go missing during the event. If you can't find a streamer, just put an "M" in the box.

Dinner: Please join us for dinner afterwards at Hobees Restaurant at the "Oaks" across from De Anza college, near the intersection of hwy 85 and Stevens Creek.

Questions: Email Doug Stein at dsteinactivesw.com or call 408-969-5676 during the day or 408-844-9624 in the evening until 10:00 PM.


To Rancho San Antonio: From I-280 on the Peninsula, take the Foothill Expressway exit and head south on Foothill Blvd. Turn right at the first light on Christo Rey Drive and go about 1 mile to the park entrance. Meet in the picnic area just across the creek and to the right from the main parking lot at the end of the park drive. Parking goes fast, so come early (before 6 pm) or be prepared to hunt around for a spot.

To Hobees: From Rancho, get back out to 280 south, immediately exit onto 85 south, then immediately exit onto Stevens Creek Blvd. Turn left at the end of the off ramp, make a U turn at the second light and turn right into the Oaks shopping center.