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Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

Date: (Sun.) Nov. 6, 2005
Location: Livermore, CA
Event Director: - 510.407.1876
Course Setter: Hannu Haarma
Type: B; BAOC Club Championships; White through Blue courses open to everyone

The 2005 BAOC club championships will be held Sunday, November 6, at Morgan Territory Regional Preserve north of Livermore. We will be offering the usual beginner through advanced courses (W/Y/O/Br/G/R/Bl), set by Hannu Haarma and field checked by Bob Cooley. Starts and finishes will be about 200 m from the parking lot. The map (1:10000, contour interval 5m) was produced by Zoran Krivokapic for the "O' in the Oaks" World Ranking Event in 2001, and used for the 2004 US Short Course Championships.

We will follow the usual club time schedule, with registration 9-12, starts 10-12:30, and course closing at 2:00 pm. We will present awards at that time.


The coveted title of BAOC champion will go to the fastest male and female individuals on each course in the following categories: Open, Veteran (50+), and Youth (all age classes 20 and under) — providing, of course, you are running in your USOF age class (or a more challenging course). Prizes will also be awarded on the beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate courses for adults and for youth subcategories 10 & under, 11-14, and 15-18 running as individuals or in groups (oldest member in youth group determines category). Family teams will also be able to compete — they will be any team with at least one adult and at least one person 12 or under. Please be sure to write your age class on your punch card or registration stub.

Note: See the Awards update below.


The usual positions (starts, finishes, beginner's clinics, control pick-up, etc.) are available. Contact Vicki Woolworth by or on 510-407-1876 if you can help.

Information Update (Oct. 30)

Scarborough Orienteering has generously offered to contribute two Moscow compasses (can be exchanged for credit [$51.95 ea.] at SO) which will be awarded to the top M21 (male on blue) and F21 (female on red) competitors.

I'd also like to clarify the award categories. Medals will be awarded to the top finishers in the following categories:

  Course    Categories
  White     F-12, M-12
  Yellow    F-14, M-14
  Orange    F-16, M-16
  Brown     F-18, F55+, M65+
  Green     F-20, F35+, M-18, M50+
  Red       F-21+, M-20, M35+
  Blue      M-21+

Special prizes will be awarded on white, yellow and orange in the open (individual or group), family (at least one adult and one person 12 or under), youth (under 10, 11-14, 15-18, if group oldest member determines category), and possibly other categories at the meet directors discretion (including other courses). So don't forget to declare your age, gender, or other affiliation on your stub and your punch card.

And now for the course statistics:

  Course    Length (km)    Climb (m)
  White        2.5            60
  Yellow       3.3           110
  Orange       4.6           165
  Brown        4.3           200
  Green        5.7           300
  Red          7.1           335
  Blue         8.7           465

Hope to see you there! We still need more volunteers, contact if you can help.

Driving Directions

Carpooling is strongly recommended. Parking on the road outside the park is not permitted.

Take I-580 east to the North Livermore Avenue exit in Livermore. For carpool, turn right onto North Livermore Ave, and turn left at the second light (Las Positas Rd). Make a left at the next light (Arroyo Plaza/Hilliker Pl) and meet in the Wal-Mart parking lot near Les Schwab Tires.

To get to the park, head north on North Livermore Ave until forced to turn left onto Manning Road. Take the next right onto Morgan Territory Road, and continue 5.6 miles to the Morgan Territory Regional Preserve parking lot on the right. The road is very narrow with many sharp curves, so allow extra time and drive carefully. Parking and park admission are free.

Note: The road from the north (Walnut Creek) has recently been reopened after being closed due to rain damage in March. If anyone has suggestions for a carpool meeting place from this direction please let Vicki know or post it to the BayOnet.