Presidio of San Francisco
Date: (Sun.) Sep. 14, 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Event Director: - 415.453.3679
Course Setter: Vic Revenko
Type: C; National Orienteering Day Event: Beginner and intermediate courses in a beautiful venue
Course Setter's Notes
By , Event Director & Course Setter
Welcome to the Presidio. This is an ideal locale for beginning and intermediate orienteers, with relatively easy terrain and plenty of trails and buildings to navigate by. Experienced orienteers should also have a few challenges on the Orange and Long Orange courses. There will be intermediate- and advanced-runner clinics between 10–11 AM.
Course Length Climb Controls Comments
White 3.2 km 20 m 11 Beginner’s course, no experience needed
Yellow 5.0 km 70 m 8 Advanced beginners, mostly trail course requiring little orienteering experience
Orange 5.2 km 80 m 9 Intermediate, longer, off-trail course, of moderate difficulty. Requires experience.
Long Orange 7.6 km 100 m 13 Intermediate, long, off-trail course of moderate difficulty. Great for experienced orienteers of all levels. A great runner’s course.
Beginners and intermediate orienteers will enjoy the color and detail of the new map. Advanced runners will find some new challenges and sites that will make the courses more interesting.
The Presidio is an open urban park, so there will be activities in many areas, but this should not interfere with your enjoyment. Please do not interfere with other activities.
Please note the following:
- There are many out-of-bound areas that need to be strictly observed according to park rules.
- Please observe the terrain and off-limits areas, and stay within Park boundaries for all courses to avoid traffic.
- The Presidio is constantly changing. Please be aware that some changes made since the courses were set may not be mapped.
- All residential areas and lawns are off limits, please use walkways and paths when going by residential areas, and be courteous.
- The Golf Course road is open, but all golf cart paths, the golf course itself, and areas on either side of the road, are out of bounds. Please respect the golfers.
- All courses will require crossing roadways (under, across, around), so be careful.
- All courses provide scenic views of the Presidio and surroundings.
- You must check in at the Finish whether or not you complete your course. We will not search for anyone, because this is an open, urban park.
- You have up to three hours to complete a course before orienteering rules disqualify you. Courses close at 2:30 PM, so you must return to the Finish by then.
Beginners Clinics are available between 9:30 AM and noon. Adventure racing, advanced, and intermediate clinics are available from 10–11 AM.
There is some poison oak in spots on the Yellow, Orange, and Long Orange courses. It's low-growing and not too prolific. It can be easily avoided.
Write your name and car license on both parts of the punch card—the start crew keeps the stub, while you carry the punch card with you. Orienteering rules will disqualify you for incomplete or lost punch cards.
No yelling or loud talking please. Orienteers like to find the controls on their own.
Please carry a whistle with you in case you are injured. They are free at the registration desk. Use your whistle only for an emergency—iut is not a toy.
Water is available at the Start and Finish and also on all courses, except for White. Water is located near the registration desk. Restrooms are located near the registration area. Please ask for directions. Please use only this restroom facility.
There is a large lot just west of the registration area; it is the most convenient location. Do not park elsewhere. There are no direction signs to the orienteering event in observance of park rules. There will be signs by the parking area.
We hope you enjoy your day.