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Please note that On-site Registration will not be allowed for this event. In addition, we are prohibited for having any involvement dealing with the exchange of money on site (e.g. registration fees), therefore, all payments must be made in advance. There are two options for making a payment:

  1. Pay Online with credit card or PayPal account
  2. Mail in a check or Money Order

Payments must be received prior to the event. If you are a school and would like to make special arrangements, please contact Radu Greavu by email at radu.greavu@gmail.com .

 

1.  Classic Event, Saturday, May 5, 2018

  • White (Beginner) - Manual Punch
  • Yellow (Beginner) - Manual Punch
  • Orange (Intermediate) - Manual Punch
  • Red (Advanced) - Electronic Punch (ePunch)

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards to highest score for the day for each category. 

Manual Punch   Electronic Punch (ePunch)
 

 

Map Scale: 1:7500 (Beginner); 1:10000 (Intermediate and Advanced); Contour Interval:  3 m

Meet Contact Person: Radu Greavu, radu.greavu@gmail.com

Course Setter:  Andrew Spicer, andrewdavidspicer@gmail.com 

 

Event Location:  Chalk Ridge Falls Park, 5600 FM 1670, Salado, TX  76571

Please note that On-site Registration will not be allowed for this event. In addition, we are prohibited for having any involvement dealing with the exchange of money on site (e.g. registration fees), therefore, all payments must be made in advance. There are two options for making a payment:

  1. Pay Online with credit card or PayPal account
  2. Mail in a check or Money Order

Payments must be received prior to the event. If you are a school and would like to make special arrangements, please contact Radu Greavu by email at radu.greavu@gmail.com .

SATURDAY  
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Check-in/Package Pick-up
9:30 AM Orienteering Class for Beginners
10:00 AM Classic Event First Start
2:00 PM Awards Ceremony
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM Bag Pick-up:  Control Bag pick-up.  Meet at the registration area at 3pm.  Return all bags to the registration area. 

Online registration closes at 8 PM on Thursday, May 3 , 2018.

Please note that On-site Registration will not be allowed for this event. In addition, we are prohibited for having any involvement dealing with the exchange of money on site (e.g. registration fees), therefore, all payments must be made in advance. There are two options for making a payment:

  1. Pay Online with credit card or PayPal account
  2. Mail in a check or Money Order

Payments must be received prior to the event. If you are a school and would like to make special arrangements, please contact Radu Greavu by email at radu.greavu@gmail.com .

 

Entry Costs:

 

Event

Junior

(<=18)

Adult

(19+)

Map Hiker

(Non-competitive per map)

AOC Member

Discount

  Classic Event Pre-registered

$10

$12

$5

$2

*There are NO REFUNDS, but we can often place other runners on a missing entrant’s card if they have a waiver or hold an account balance until the next event. Make checks payable to AUSTIN ORIENTEERING CLUB.


All participants (individual competitors and each member of a group) must complete an Entry Waiver. To save time on the event day, complete the waiver in pen and bring it with you to the event.

There are NO REFUNDS, but we can often place other runners on a missing entrant’s card if they have a waiver. Make checks payable to AUSTIN ORIENTEERING CLUB.

Those without a completed waiver will not be permitted to participate in the event.

Directions to Chalk Ridge Falls: 

Exit from I-35 and head west on FM 2484 for about one mile. Turn right onto FM 1670 and head north for 3.5 miles. Look for the park entrance on the right. Proceed down the winding driveway to the parking area near the trail head. 

 

Miscellaneous Park Info.:  

Chalk Ridge Falls Park is managed by the Army Corps of Engineers and is located just upstream from Camp Tahuaya and just below the Stillhouse Hollow Lake dam.  It's entrance is off of  FM 1670 just south of the dam.  The park gates are open from 8am to sunset and they are closed and locked right at sunset.  The parking lot is small and usually fills up with local hikers on weekends.  We will be parking on the north side of the river and will use the road that crosses just below the dam. The gate is normally locked, but we will probably just leave it tied shut and not locked while we are holding the event to make the access easier.  Please close the gate behind you when you enter.  There is a bathroom that is basically a permanent outhouse in the main parking area on the south side of the river and an outhouse near the shelter on the north side which I personally prefer over the main park facility on the south side of the river.

The park is centered around the Lampasas River which flows out of the dam and also encompasses the overflow spillway to the south of the dam.  When they aren't releasing water, the river is not much more than a creek that can be easily crossed (in a couple places without even getting your feet wet), but can be a major torrent if water is being released and some of the lower trails right next to the water can get flooded.  River water levels will be announced just before the event when we have a better idea of the dam release schedule and courses will be adjusted accordingly.  Beginner courses will only cross the river on the road.  A couple streams feed into the river from both the north and south sides of the river.  These streams usually have some water that flows out of caves.  They are usually easy and safe to cross, but if it has rained a lot recently, there may be a lot of water.  The park has limestone beds that have been carved out by the rivers and streams leaving steep cliffs, caves and grottos, wooded hillsides some flat grasslands and open areas and one creek on the north side has been dammed just before it meets the river to for a large pond.  There are a number of trails and some old roads from prior park use and earlier settlers.  The main trail follows the river on the south side and goes by the waterfall that the park is named after and there is a unique suspension footbridge that crosses the creek just below the falls. Some trails are still being built and may not be much more than a cleared path with tree limbs cut but never had much foot traffic to make them obvious.  There are some areas where there is a lot of historic garbage and old roads that are largely overgrown with vegetation.  Most of the park boundaries are fenced and there are only a few partial fences that exist within the park which usually are in need of maintenance and easily crossed.  Occasionally, there is some poison ivy near the creeks/river, but it is easily avoided.

 

Another great description of the Chalk Ridge Falls Park can be found on the Texas Hiking website at http://www.texashiking.com/Locations/ShowLocation.aspx?LocationID=1675

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