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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

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

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.

Driving Directions

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.