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Scout Orienteering Championships

Briones Regional Park

Date: (Sun.) Oct. 13, 2019
Location: Lafayette, CA
Event Director: - 925.934.6567
Course Setter: Steve Harrison
Type: B; 27th annual Scout-O and Championships for all scout levels; PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Meet Director's and Course Setter's Notes

By Gavin Wyatt-Mair

Note: These notes are also available in this PDF file (95KB).

This is the 27th Bay Area Scout Orienteering Championships!! All scouts and non-scouts are welcome to attend, run a course, and have a generally good time! The forecast is for fine weather. It is a good area for picnics, so bring your friends and your family, and enjoy the park as well as the orienteering challenge. We will have some snacks for you to eat.

By order of the Park District: No smoking anywhere. Drive only on roads.


                                              Navigational  Physical
    Course        Distance   Climb  Controls  Difficulty    Difficulty
    Course 1       3.4 km    150 m     10     Easy          Easy  
    Course 2       3.4 km    160 m     11     Easy          Easy
    Course 3       3.5 km    260 m     12     Moderate      Moderate
    Course 4       4.0 km    270 m     13     Moderate      Moderate
    Adult Course   3.7 km    270 m     12     Moderate      Moderate

Map: 1:10,000 with 7.5 m contours. There are two symbols used for distinct trees: the green o represents a distinct evergreen tree, while the green × represents a distinct deciduous tree.

The Start is about 1.4 km, with 55 m gradual climb, from the assembly area. It takes 20 to 25 minutes to walk there.

The Finish is close to the assembly area, on the way to the Start.

All courses:



A $3.00 charge for parking is collected at the park entry kiosk. The east dirt parking lot, south side is reserved for horse trailers. Please do not park there.

Driving Directions

Coordinates: N37.9271,W122.1578

Registration will be at the west entrance to the park, off of Bear Creek Road. To get there, take route 24 West from 680 or East from 80. Exit at Orinda, heading North on Camino Pablo. After about 2 miles, turn right onto Bear Creek Road. After about 3.5 miles, the park entrance will be on your right​—​it is well sign-posted. (Don’t be fooled by the parking area on the left​—​that’s not it, but you could park there and walk if you like.)