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San Rafael
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003

Contact: Joan Roos, 510-526-9071
Course Setters Notes (updated by Evan Custer on 11/11/03)

The BAOC 2003 China Camp Club Championship Meet culminates our active Fall schedule. Evan Custer is designing high-quality courses for the classic White through Blue distances, and will add a long Orange course especially for adventure racers.

Come win a ribbon to cap your season. Club membership confers eligibility for a top-finisher ribbon in one of three age categories (Junior [0-20], Adult [21-49], Veteran [50-110]) in each of two sex categories (male or female) -- six awards total per course.

This year the Bay Area Orienteering Club Championships will have a SPECIAL CERTIFICATE and a PRIZE ($27 Chardonnay for the adult winners) for the WINNER of each of several categories:
M/F Junior White
M/F Junior Yellow
M/F Junior Orange
M/F Adult Orange
M/F Adult Brown
M/F Adult Green
M/F Adult Red
Adventure Race
M/F Veteran Brown
M/F Veteran Green

(Given out as close to 2p as possible)
(Rain or Shine and the government willing)

We expect that this event may also apply to the Pacific Region Ranking Series (negotiations pending).

Newcomers are welcome as always, and, as usual, short beginner clinics will be offered repeatedly from 9:30 to 10:30 in the morning. Registration will be open from 9:00 to noon, and Starts will be available from 10:00 to 12:30. We expect a big turnout. Come mingle with the masses for a pleasant day in the park.

Beginners courses are primarily on established trails and free of poison oak. Competitors on the advanced courses can consult the BAOC Web page for advice on avoiding, preventing, and treating poison oak, which is our biggest Bay Area orienteering hazard.

Late Fall weather should be clear and cool. The assembly area faces northeast, so bring a jacket for the afternoon shade.

The rangers will want us (except event workers with equipment to unload) to park on the main road and walk the three-fourths mile into the Miwok Meadows picnic area, our usual meeting site on this map. This requirement is part of the effort to manage fire risk. Please plan additional time to reach the registration and start areas at Miwok Meadows, where you can also plan to have lunch at one of the many tables available there. Further south down the main road the park offers a museum display of early Chinese settler buildings and artifacts where you can stop on the way home if you have time.

Electronic punching will be used for the Orange course and above. You may rent a SportIdent card for $2 or bring your own. The White and Yellow courses will use paper cards to record visits to the control locations.


From U.S. Route 101 north of San Rafael, exit at North San Pedro Road (near the Marin County Civic Center), and follow it north and east about 3.5 miles to the park. Look for O' signs. Park on the main road and walk to the Miwok Meadows picnic area.

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