Joaquin Miller Park
BAOC 35th Anniversary
Date: (Sun.) Feb. 24, 2013
Location: Oakland, CA
Event Director: - 510.681.6181
Course Setters: Graham Brew, Christine Brew
Advisor/Mentor: Joe Scarborough
Type: C; White course for novices, Yellow and Orange courses for intermediates, Brown and Green courses for advanced orienteers
Note: This event requires help on the day. Please contact if you can help.
In celebration of BAOC’s birthday and the first orienteering event in Northern California, we return to where it all began 35 years ago almost to the day. We will be orienteering in the lower area near the ranger station and Woodminster Amphitheatre. This is not the historic event location (which was the site of the Sprint Tournament last November) — that location is due for a rest in preparation for a fresh sprint in a year or two. The lower part of the park has numerous landmarks related to poet Joaquin Miller (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaquin_Miller), and features a panoramic view of across the Bay to San Francisco and beyond.
We will have the usual birthday cake, and participants are encouraged to bring supplementary food and drink.
This will be a C-meet due to the limitations of the map and terrain, however Graham and Christine Brew have produced what looks to be White, Yellow, and Orange courses rivaling B-meets, and even A-meets, in design. Though somewhat technically limited by the terrain, Brown and Green courses have been designed to make the best use considering the limitations, offering a good run for advanced orienteers.
The registration area will be in the meadow directly below (north of) the entrance from Joaquin Miller Road, at the first picnic area.
- 9:30 – Registration opens
- 10:00 – Starts open
- 12:00 – Registration closes
- 12:30 – Starts close
- 2:00 – Finish closes; checkpoint pick-up begins
Please note that everyone must report to the Finish by the closing time even if they haven't completed their course.
Please preregister to help us plan for the event, so we can get the right amount of maps and supplies for our participants.
- Preregistration form (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDkySjBjbHhzU1hGeUtEWEt1aDN3Unc6MA#gid=0)
Also, you may use this form to sign up to volunteer. Note, however, that preregistration is not required — you will be welcome at the event even if you haven't preregistered.
Here are the details of the courses that will be available:
Navigational Physical Course Distance Climb Controls Difficulty Difficulty White 1.7 km 70 m 12 Easy Easy Yellow 2.3 km 150 m 13 Easy Easy Orange 3.5 km 250 m 12 Moderate Moderate Brown 4.0 km 305 m 12 Hard Moderate Green 4.5 km 350 m 16 Hard Hard
Please make sure you read the Course Setters' Notes for more information.
From Highway 13 (Warren Freeway) in Oakland, take the Joaquin Miller Road exit and head east, uphill following the signs to Joaquin Miller Park. Go about 0.8 miles from Highway 13 to the second left turn for Sanborn Dr. Parking is in the numerous free parking areas. Additional free parking is available along Joaquin Miller Road.
There's a map here that shows the location of the event.