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Stanford University

Date: (Sat.) May. 16, 2009
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Event Director: - 650.281.5280
Course Setter: Brett Carter
Type: C; White, Yellow, Long Orange, and Sprint courses. Come out and give your feedback to Brett on his first course setting experience!

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

This event is organized by our friends in the Stanford Orienteering Club, who welcome you to the Stanford University campus!

Registration and the Start will be at Tresidder Student Union ( (Note: This is a slight change from previous information.)

Registration opens at 9:00 AM and closes at 12:00 noon. A short, repeating, beginners clinic will be available from approximately 9:30 until 11:30, depending on demand. You can start your course(s) anytime between 10:00 and 12:30.

All courses close at 2:00 PM, and controls will be picked up at that time. Please honor the course closure time, come to the Finish, and check in, even if you have not completed your course by 2 PM. Please do not leave the event without checking in.

Course Statistics

The following four courses will be available.

   Course        Distance   Climb   Controls   Difficulty
   White          2.4 km     20 m      10      Beginner
   Yellow         2.6 km     15 m      11      Advanced Beginner
   Sprint         2.8 km     30 m       9      Intermediate
   Long Orange    6.6 km     35 m      12      Intermediate

Everyone is welcome to do more than one course—as long as you can start your last course before 12:30, and finish it by 2:00.

Driving Directions

There's a map here that shows the location of the event. Note that parking fees do not apply on Saturday.

From Highway 101, exit at Oregon Expressway/Embarcadero Road, and take Oregon Expressway southwest beyond El Camino Real (where the name changes to Page Mill Road) to Foothill Expressway/Junipero Serra Boulevard. Turn right onto Junipero Serra, and follow the "common" directions below.

From Highway I-280, exit at Page Mill Road, and drive northeast to Foothill Expressway/Junipero Serra Blvd. Turn left onto Junipero Serra, and follow the "common" directions below.

Common to both routes: Drive on Junipero Serra Blvd to Campus Drive East. Turn right and drive to Mayfield Avenue. Turn left and follow Mayfield around a forced left turn. Park in the first parking lot on your right. Registration and the event center will be at Tresidder Student Union (, to the north of the parking lot.

Public Transit

Take Caltrain ( to the Palo Alto station. From the Palo Alto station, you will walk approximately one mile southwest to the event center. From the station, follow Palm Drive to the "Oval". Turn left at the far (S) side of the Oval, on Serra Mall. Turn right at the first corner, Lasuen Mall. After about 450 meters, Tresidder Student Union will be ahead of you, at the far end of the Mall in front of the bookstore on your left.