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Calero County Park

Date: (Sun.) Oct. 19, 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Event Director: - 408.996.8749
Course Setters: Shura Kretchetov, Alex Finch
Type: B; Standard seven courses

Please note that fees and time limits apply, unless otherwise mentioned below. Events are typically not canceled due to bad weather.


Note: The intermediate and advanced courses are now available for vetting! The courses have been streamered. If you will not be able to join us on Oct. 19th, but would like to get in a run or some practice prior to then, let know, and he will get you a map.


Join us as we return to beautiful Calero Park for our annual "B" event. This year we offer not only the regular 7 courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red, and Blue, but also 2 new course setters! Shura Kretchetov is setting the beginner courses, and Alex Finch is setting the intermediate and advanced courses. (Don't worry, the new course setters will have plenty of guidance.) Come out and give them your opinion.

   Course    Distance    Climb    Navigation      Terrain, Physical Effort
   White      2.9 km     180 m    Beginner        Mostly Trails, Easy
   Yellow     2.9 km     180 m    Adv. Beginner   Mostly Trails, Easy
   Orange     3.1 km     275 m    Intermediate    Off-trail, Moderate
   Brown      3.3 km     245 m    Advanced        Off-trail, Moderate
   Green      4.1 km     335 m    Advanced        Off-trail, Hard
   Red        5.2 km     430 m    Advanced        Off-trail, Hard
   Blue       6.3 km     495 m    Advanced        Off-trail, Very Hard

See the Course Setter's Notes for more information.

Registration will be open from 9:00 AM until noon. Starts will be available from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Short Beginners Clinics will be offered as needed between 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM. These repeating sessions provide an introduction to orienteering, and enough information to complete a beginner course.

The courses will close at 2:00 PM. Remember that you must report at the Finish by 2:00 PM whether or not you complete your course (we don't want to have to go looking for you!).

For more information about the typical costs and schedule at orienteering events, and more, please see our FAQ.

Registration and Beginners Clinics will be in the main parking area. Both Start and Finish will be within a short walk from the parking area. Allow 15 minutes to reach the Start.

Electronic punching will be used on all courses, including White and Yellow, so don't forget your e-sticks. You can rent an e-stick at Registration if you don't own one. See our User's Guide for information on how to use e-punch.

As always, we are looking for volunteers for this event. If you are able to help, please let us know.

Driving Directions

From the Peninsula, take Highway 85 south to Almaden Expressway. Head south 5 miles to the end of the road. Turn right onto Harry, and then immediately left onto McKean. The main park entrance is 5 miles south on McKean. Go past the boat ramp, and turn instead at the entrance marked "Calero County Park; Park Office; Equestrian Center; All Trailheads".

From the East Bay, take Highway 101 south past San Jose and exit at Bailey Ave. After 3.2 miles west, Bailey ends at McKean. Turn left and go south 0.7 miles to the park entrance.