UC Berkeley

Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002

Contact: Jay Hann, 925/743-3718

Please join us for the summer campus event! It's back to the campus of UC Berkeley for a fun, urban variety of orienteering - a great, low-risk introduction for beginners, and a fun and challenging change of pace for the more experienced.

This year's event has: white and yellow courses, and a motala for intermediate and advanced runners. Course statistics to follow.

Course statistics

           Length       Climb

White      1475m        30m 
Yellow     2350m        40m 

Motala:    Length       Climb

1 loop     2675m        40m
2 loop     5550m        80m
3 loop     8425m       120m

Typical Controls and Questions:

White (Theme: Major and minor landmarks)

Building, north side, name

A) Coker Life Sciences Building B) Valley Life Sciences Building C) Wehr Life Sciences Building

Theme: Major and minor landmarks

Yellow (Theme: Statues and Monuments)

Plaque, NW side, .5m high, ___ Expedition

(A) Don Pedro Fages (B) Don Pedro Abizu Campos (C) Don Pedro Miguel Say

Theme: Statues and Monuments

Motala (Theme: You can't get there from here -or- actual distance is longer than course statistics)

Lamppost, W side, number, 2.5m high (the number, not the post)

(A) 345 34 (B) 245 25 (C) 748 29

Theme: You can't get there from here -or- actual distance is longer than course statistics


Take the University Avenue exit from I-80, and head east towards the hills until you run into the campus. Parking is available on the streets surrounding the campus. Registration is at the Campanile, (aka Sather Tower http://www.berkeley.edu/visitors/campanile.html), the tall bell tower in the center of the campus. The registration is open from 9:30 to 12:00. The course closes at 2:00. The details may be subject to change. Watch BayONet before the event.

Directions on the Web: http://www.berkeley.edu/visitors/traveling.html

Map on the Web: http://www.berkeley.edu/map/

Berkeley has a wealth of culture and many great places are close to campus. The magazine East Bay Express puts out a "Best of the East Bay 2002" list with the following within walking distance of campus:

Best Campus Eatery: Marios's La Fiesta
Best Outdoor Dining: Jupiter
Best Pizza: Extreme Pizza
Best Place to Buy CDs: Mod Lang Records
Best Bookstore for Eccentric Scholars: University Press Books
Best Skate Shop: 510 Skateboarding
Best Shop Kitty: Pia at Comic Relief