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Bayfront Park

Date: (Sat.) Feb. 27, 2010
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Event Director: - 925.872.3935
Course Setters: Manfred Kopisch, Daniel Kopisch, Philipp Kopisch, Matej Ĺ ebo
Type: Junior; Season Championship meet.

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

This event is open to everyone. Information about the "open" event is available here.

This is our BAOC COOL Championship event. This will complete the third season for BAOC COOL.

The award ceremony will be held at 1:00 PM.


9:00 AM – 12:00 noon: Registration
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM: All courses starts
1:00 PM: Championship award ceremony
1:30 PM: Courses close; you must be back even if you don't finish your course


As always, we will be using electronic punching at this meet, using SportIdent finger sticks. The following models are supported: SI-Card 5, SI-Card 6, SI-Card 8, and SI-Card 9. Finger sticks are available for rent at the meet. In addition, you can get a finger stick to keep all season with your season pass.


If you have a BAOC COOL season pass, your meet fee is covered. If you don't have a season pass, the regular fees apply: $3 per Junior, plus a $3 fee for finger-stick rental.

Competitive Categories

The following courses will be used for the BAOC COOL classes:

Elementary boys and girls – Course 1
Middle School boys and girls – Course 2
JV boys and girls – Course 3
Varsity girls – Course 4
Varsity boys – Course 4


  Course      Length    Climb    Controls
  Course 1    1.7 km     50 m       15
  Course 2    2.0 km     75 m       11
  Course 3    2.4 km     95 m       11
  Course 4    4.7 km    145 m       20

Special Note for Scouts: Scouts who participate on Course 1 or Course 2 can get their 2nd requirement for First Class (Using a map and compass, complete an orienteering course that covers at least one mile and requires measuring the height and/or width of designated items [tree, tower, canyon, ditch, etc.]) signed off if they report at the Finish the height of the tower that is part of their course (Control #4 on course 1; Control #2 on Course 2). Scouts who succesfully complete a course will be offered the opportunity to purchase the patches shown below.

Course Setter's Notes

By Manfred Kopisch

Setting courses at Bayfront was a pleasure this year. Working with three of our talented youth made this a very enjoyable experience.

You will enjoy the new map drawn by Matej Sebo. He is 13 years old, already runs Green, and did a wonderful job re-mapping Bayfront Park in OCAD.

As one final note, I'd like to point out that right now the grass is often knee high. As a result, some of the boulders/boulder clusters are not very visible. You might encounter controls where you see the control way before you see the feature (boulder).

Driving Directions

From the Peninsula, North, and South, take Highway 101 to the Marsh Road East exit. Stay to the left so you can drive straight ahead into the park at the traffic signal where Marsh turns right into Bayfront Expressway.

From the East Bay, cross the Dumbarton Bridge. Go to the fifth traffic light after the bridge and turn right into the park.

There's a map here that shows the location of the event.