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Harold DeMoss, Rogaine Grand Marshall at Briones in 2002 (Photo: Jay Hann)

Golden Gate Park

Date: Saturday, July 17, 2004
Location: San Francisco, CA.
Event Director: - 415.566.7990
Course Setters: Leif Kirschenbaum
Type: C; White, Yellow, and Orange Courses

It's once again time for urban park orienteering - this time at Golden Gate Park on Saturday, July 17, 2004! The advantages to orienteering in urban parks are many including easy to get to, can't get lost if you're a beginner, good excuse to make a whole day of it in the park or the City, and a good long training run for the more advanced orienteers.

White, Yellow, Orange and Long Orange courses will be set by Leif Kirschenbaum to span a range of orienteering abilities and interests. As in past years, the controls will be paper plates with words/symbols on them for you to mark on your control sheet. Golden Gate Park has been a popular venue for beginner orienteers, and we welcome all that would like to come try the sport. Beginner's clinics will be provided from 9:30 am until 11:00 am on the day of the event. For those that want a little more exercise, intermediate Orange (5 - 6 km) and Long Orange courses (8 - 10+ km) will be set.

2003 Ski-O Champions: Bob Baylor, Nancy Lindeman, and Kent Ohlund

As in the past two years, the starting area will be located in Marx Meadow along John F. Kennedy Drive between 25th Avenue and 30th Avenue. Registration is open from 9:00 am to noon, with starts available from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Beginner's clinics will be provided from 9:30 am until 11:00 am. All participants must check in at the finish by 2:00 pm, whether or not they have finished their course.

Come out and enjoy a summer day in the park! Make a day of it, and plan a picnic or a visit to other attractions in the park.

Driving Directions

From Route 101 North or Interstate 80 West: Take the 9th Street off-ramp in San Francisco, and work your way over to Fell Street by following the signs. Follow Fell Street west for 1.5 miles, which will bring you to the east end of Golden Gate Park. The third lane from the left continues into the park along John F. Kennedy Drive. Stay on JFK Drive for about 1.5 miles, and you will see Marx Meadow on your right (on the north side of JFK Drive).

From Interstate 280 North: Take Route 1 North/19th Avenue exit. Continue north on 19th Avenue, then continue straight through the park on Crossover Drive staying in the left lane. Bear left onto Crossover Drive. Turn left onto Transverse Drive, and then a right onto JFK Drive. Marx Meadow will be on your right (on the north side of JFK Drive).

From Route 1 South: From the Golden Gate Bridge, follow Route 1 South (Park Presidio Boulevard). Take a right mid-way through Golden Gate Park on Crossover Drive. Turn left onto Transverse Drive, and then a right onto JFK Drive. Marx Meadow will be on your right (on the north side of JFK Drive).