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Stanford University Campus

Date: (Sun.) Apr. 9, 2006
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Event Directors: - 415.948.5593,
Course Setter: Stanford Orienteering Club
Type: C; White, Yellow, Sprint, and two Mystery-O courses

This event is sponsored by the Stanford Orienteering club and directed by BAOC.

Join the Stanford Orienteering Club at the scenic Stanford campus for what promises to be a great day of Spring orienteering among campus buildings and low hills with very little poison oak.

The following five courses will be offered:

  Course           Length    Controls    Technical Level
  White            1.6 km       11       Beginner         
  Yellow           3.0 km       11       Advanced Beginner
  Sprint           3.0 km       14       Intermediate     
  Short Mystery    3.6 km       10       Advanced         
  Long Mystery     6.9 km       19       Advanced         

The Sprint course will be counted as part of the national sprint series. The Mystery-O courses are basically Window-O courses with a twist. The Sprint and Mystery-O courses won't share any controls, so you should plan to run both the Sprint and one of the Mystery-O courses. See the Course Setters' Notes for more information about the courses.

Registration and the Start will be at the same location as last year — next to Tresidder Student Union on the White plaza side (near Dinkelspiel Auditorium).

The standard BAOC event schedule will be followed: Registration open from 9:00 am to noon, short beginner clinics from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, Starts open 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, courses close at 2:00 pm.

Note: Unlike previous years, the BAOC annual membership meeting and officer election will not be held at this event. Information about the meeting is available here.

Stanford will be holding their annual Community Day event that day. It is a campus open house designed for families, and includes campus tours, faculty lectures, student performances, sports and games for kids, a community health fair, and a variety of exhibits and programs hosted by university offices and organizations.

As always volunteers are needed to help with clinics, starts, finishes, results, and control pick up. All tasks are fun and easy, and training will be provided. Just drop a note to the Event Director and let her know where you'd like to help.

Driving Directions

From Highway 101, exit at Oregon Expressway/Embarcadero Road, and take Oregon Expressway southwest beyond El Camino Real (where the name changes to Page Mill Road) to Foothill Expressway/Junipero Serra Boulevard. Turn right onto Junipero Serra, and follow the directions below.

From Highway I-280, exit at Page Mill Road, and drive northeast to Foothill Expressway/Junipero Serra Blvd. Turn left onto Junipero Serra, and follow the directions below.

From Page Mill Road, drive on Junipero Serra to Campus Drive East (before Campus Drive West). Turn right, and drive to Mayfield Avenue (the first street on the left). Turn left, and follow Mayfield around a forced left turn. Park in the first parking lot on your right. Registration will be in front of Tresidder Student Union, the large building just north of the parking lot. Here's a link to a map ( showing Tresidder Student Union at the top center, and the parking lot at the bottom (zoom and recenter to see different areas).