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Tilden Regional Park

Date: (Sun.) Feb. 27, 2011
Location: Berkeley, CA
Event Director: - 925.872.3935
Course Setters: Jonas Kjall, Jim Fish, Angela Hunter
Type: Junior; Meet #8 at regular "B" event

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

For this Championship meet we will be piggy-backing on a full-featured BAOC event at Tilden Regional Park.


9:00 AM – 12:00 noon: Registration
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM: All courses starts
1:15 PM: COOL Championship Award Ceremony
2 PM: Courses closed, must be back even if you didn't finish your course.

Other details can be found in the announcement for the regular BAOC event.


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 or buy a BAOC COOL season pass, your meet fee is covered. If you don't have a season pass, the regular fee applies: $3 per Junior, or $5 on JV or Varsity, plus a $3 fee for finger-stick rental

BAOC COOL (student) Competitive Categories

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

Elementary boys and girls – White course
Middle School boys and girls – Yellow course
JV boys and girls – Orange course
Varsity girls – Brown course
Varsity boys – Green course

BAOC Winter Series (adult) Competitive Categories

The following courses will be used for the BAOC Winter Series (BAWS) classes:

Winter Series women – Brown course and above
Winter Series men – Green course and above


The following courses will be available at the event:

   Course    Length    Climb   Controls   Physicality   Navigation
   White     1.5 km     70 m      13      Low           Very Easy
   Yellow    2.4 km    105 m      14      Low           Easy
   Orange    3.0 km    145 m       9      Medium        Medium
   Brown     3.0 km    125 m      10      Medium        Advanced
   Green     4.2 km    235 m      14      High          Advanced
   Red       5.5 km    365 m      14      Very High     Advanced
   Blue      6.9 km    485 m      20      Very High     Advanced

Be sure to read the Course Setters' Notes and the B-meet Event Director's Notes for more information about the courses, and about the park.

Driving Directions

There are many ways to reach the Mineral Springs Area in Tilden Park, depending on what direction you are coming. Since you are an orienteer, you may want to check a map. Here are a few possibilities:

From the east, take the Orinda exit from Rte. 24, and head north towards Orinda Village and Richmond on Camino Pablo. Go about 3 miles, and turn left at the signal onto Wildcat Canyon Road (Bear Creek Rd. goes off to the right towards Briones), and wind your way up Wildcat for 3.1 miles. Mineral Springs will be on your right past Inspiration Point, but before you get to the Botanical Garden.

If you are coming from the north or from Berkeley, it probably will be easier to go up to Grizzly Peak Rd., east on Shasta, and right on Wildcat Canyon Road past the Botanic Garden and turn left into Mineral Springs.

In the winter, the park closes South Park Drive, so if you are coming from the south on Grizzly Peak Road from Claremont or Fish Ranch Road, you will not be able to take South Park Drive down to Wildcat Canyon Rd. but should continue to Shasta Road, and turn east.

If the lot is full, you may park on the shoulder of the road if the vehicle is completely off the road and is not in a "No Parking Zone".

The GPS coordinates for the Mineral Springs Group Area are: N 37° 53.94 W 122° 14.87. There's a map here that shows the location of the event.

Public Transportation

AC Transit line 67 runs on Sunday from downtown Berkeley near the Berkeley BART station at Shattuck and Center every 45 minutes beginning at 8:00 AM and goes to the Brazilian Room in Tilden. The trip takes about 23 minutes. From the Brazilian Room, you can walk east on Wildcat Canyon Road (towards the Botanic Garden) approximately 0.8 mile to Mineral Springs assembly area.