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Indian Valley Open Space Preserve

Date: (Sat.) May. 19, 2007
Location: Novato, CA
Event Director: - 415.383.4429
Course Setter: Rex Winterbottom
Type: C; White, Yellow, and Orange courses; Sprints (4-round tournament)

After several years of winter events, orienteering returns to Indian Valley in the glorious springtime on Saturday, May 19, 2007. The action will be centered around the College of Marin Indian Valley campus, which has a network of trails and woodsy hills and meadows, in addition to standard campus fare. White, Yellow, and Orange courses will be offered, as well as a series of four Sprint courses, which will be the Finals of the 2007 BAOC Sprint series. All courses will have e-punch. Rex Winterbottom will be the course setter and master of ceremonies.

How does the 2007 BAOC Sprint series finals work?

The Sprints are recommended for experienced orienteers. It’s not required, but would be very helpful if you pre-registered by emailing your name, birth date or USOF age class for 2007, and gender. You’ll still pay and register normally on the day of the event, but it will help Rex get the logistics organized.

There will be three other courses for people not interested in the Sprints. Pre-registration for these courses is not necessary (but we would like to know about groups of 8 or more, so we can print enough maps).

Registration and Schedule

Registration will be next to the swimming pool—the same spot we have used in the past.

Note that the event schedule is a bit different than normal:

Once again, if you are participating in the Sprint finals, it is important to be registered, at the Start, and ready to run by 11:00. Sprint late-comers may run in a lower-seeded bracket. Also, see the E-Punch Notes for information about the special procedure for this event.

Final Course Stats

Here are the course stats. See the Course Setter's Notes for more information.

  Course       Length     Climb
  White        1.7 km      35 m
  Yellow       2.3 km      40 m
  Orange       3.3 km     250 m
  Sprint 1     1.2 km      45 m
  Sprint 2     1.1 km      80 m
  Sprint 3     1.3 km      20 m
  Sprint 4     1.3 km      45 m

All courses use E-punch. Rental E-sticks will be available at Registration for a nominal fee.

Driving Directions

To get to Indian Valley, take Highway 101 through Marin County to southern Novato, and exit at Ignacio Blvd. Go west on Ignacio Blvd as far as you can until it terminates at the College of Marin Indian Valley campus entrance. Follow the campus road to its end, and park in the huge parking lot. Registration will be next to the swimming pool—the same spot we have used in the past.