Briones Regional Park
Date: (Sun.) Oct. 11, 2009
Location: Lafayette, CA
Event Director: - 925.934.6567
Course Setters: Gavin Wyatt-Mair, Alan Houser
Type: B; Regular 7-course BAOC event in conjunction with the Scout-O Championships
We return again to the southwest portion of Briones for our annual fall event.
All courses will be pre-marked on the maps. All courses will use E-punching. White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red, and Blue courses will be offered. Grass stickers and thistles are usually abundant, so be sure to wear long pants and gaiters.
The annual Scout-O Championships will also be held concurrently with the regular event, so expect a sizable crowd. Although pre-registration is required for the Scout-O, it is not required for the BAOC B-meet.
BAOC members: Please note that your showing is very good publicity for the club, and sets an example for hundreds of scouts and adults to see!! Please come with your best O' gear, and give a smile and a word of encouragement to all the youngsters.
Please allow for a 20- to 25-minute walk to the start.
Registration opens at 9:00 AM. Starts will be at the usual times—from 10:00 to 12:30.
Here are the preliminary course statistics:
Navigational Physical Course Length Climb Controls Difficulty Difficulty
White (1) 3.4 km 30 m 9 Easy Easy Yellow (2) 3.6 km 75 m 10 Easy Easy Orange (4) 4.7 km 175 m 12 Moderate Moderate Brown 3.8 km 83 m 13 Hard Moderate Green 5.6 km 150 m 17 Hard Hardish Red 6.2 km 180 m 19 Hard Hard Blue 7.2 km 250 m 21 Hard Harder
See the Course Setters' Notes for more information.
Request for Help
This is the 17th annual request for assistance at the Briones B-meet and Scout-O Championships. The meet should be another good opportunity for our club to show off and be a good exposure for our sport (and hopefully it will pay off in increased memberships in the years to come), and be a positive experience for hundreds of scouts and adults.
If you can help in any of the following positions, please let know your preference, as well as the course you'd like to run, and how much time you can give:
- Control pickup
We are expecting many people at the meet, so we really need help. Any amount of help is very much appreciated. Anyone who volunteers to help should still be able to run their course.
Registration will be at the West entrance to the park, off of Bear Creek Road. To get there, take route 24 West from 680 or East from 80. Exit at Orinda heading North on Camino Pablo. After about 2 miles, turn right on Bear Creek Road. After about 3.5 miles, the park entrance will be on your right, and is well sign-posted. (Don’t be fooled by the parking area on the left—that’s not it, but you could park there and walk if you like.) There is a charge of approximately $5.00 for parking.
Please carpool if possible, since there will probably be many scouts attending.
There's a map here that shows the location of the event.