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BAOC COOL/BAWS #1 (Open to All)

Golden Gate Park

Date: (Sat.) Nov. 19, 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Event Directors: - 510.681.6181,
Course Setter: Mikkel Conradi
Type: Junior; Piggy back on the WRE Sprint Stage One

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


Golden Gate — architected as the counterpart to Central Park in New York — is a large park. The assembly area and Finish will be at Old Speedway Meadow, which is near the intersection of Lincoln Way and 37th Ave. Here is a link for a map (,+Chain+of+Lakes+Drive+East,+San+Francisco,+CA&ll=37.766601,-122.498717&z=14) showing the event location. There is some parking at this location; arrive early to guarantee a spot.

All of the park west of Highway 1/19th Avenue/Crossover Drive/Park Presidio Blvd. is embargoed as of 10 October 2011. The rest of the park is not embargoed.


Note that the schedule is different than our regular times.

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM: BAOC COOL/BAWS Registration
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Packet pickup WRE Sprint
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Starts for all courses
11:00 AM: Courses close; you must be back even if you don't finish your course

Note that Stage 2 of the weekend events will follow immediately after this Stage 1 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 BAOC COOL season pass.


If you have a BAOC COOL season pass, your meet fee is covered. If you don't have a season pass, the Sprint series recreational Junior fees apply: $10 per Junior, includes finger-stick rental.

For the BAOC Winter Series (BAWS), you may register for the Sprint event (this is Stage 1) at the Get Lost!! site, or you can do a recreational course and register at the BAOC COOL canopy at the event.

BAOC members who have their own E-punch finger stick will be able to use self-registration. (You can join BAOC at the event!)

Day-of-meet registration charges for this (single) event:

$10 for BAOC member adult and all juniors (*)
$15 for non-member adult
$3 for each additional adult in group
$2 for each additional junior in group
(*) A BAOC COOL season pass covers registration for all three weekend events (and more).

Competitive Categories

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

Elementary boys and girls – Beginner/Intermediate Course
Middle School boys and girls – Beginner/Intermediate Course
JV boys and girls – Brown/Green Course
Varsity girls – Brown/Green Course
Varsity boys – Brown/Green Course

Since there is no beginner-only course, please plan on shadowing all Elementary School students. Older students can also be used for a shadow.

The following minimum courses will be used for the BAOC Winter Series classes:

Winter Series Women – Brown/Green Course
Winter Series Men – Brown/Green Course

It should be an interesting weekend with the people from the Sprint tournament, the juniors running the COOL courses, and the others on the public courses all there at the same time for Stage 1 & Stage 2 on Saturday, and Stage 5 on Sunday.