Regional Clubs

  NTOA
(North Texas Orienteering Association) 
  HOC
(Houston Orienteering Club)
  ALTOS
(ArkLaTex Orienteering Society)
  NMO
(New Mexico Orienteering) 

Orienteering Organizations

  Orienteering USA
(United States Orienteering Federation) 
  IOF
(International Orienteering Federation) 

 

Events:

1.  Classic Event, Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • White Beginner (Beginner) - Manual Punch (2-3 Km, Easy)
  • Yellow (Beginner) - Manual Punch (3-5 Km, Easy to Medium)
  • Orange (Intermediate) - Manual Punch (4-7 Km, Medium)
  • Green/Red (Advanced) - Electronic Punch (ePunch) (4-7 Km, Hard)

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

Manual Punch   Electronic Punch (ePunch)
 

 

Map Scale: 1:7500   Contour Interval:  2.5 m

Meet Contact Person: Stacy Bergendahl

Course Setter:  Stacy Bergendahl

 

Event Location:  Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park, 614 Commons Ford Rd, Austin, TX  78733

SATURDAY  
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Check-in/Package Pick-up and on-site registration
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 10 PM on Thursday, September 20 , 2018.

  • Online registration is highly encouraged. The number of maps with preprinted courses is based upon Online reguistration numbers.

Entry Costs:

 

Event

Junior

(<=18)

Adult

(19+)

Map Hiker

(Non-competitive per map)

AOC Member

Discount

  Classic Event Pre-registered

$10

$12

$5

$2

  Classic Event On-site Registration

$12

$14

$7

$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 Commons Ford Metropolitan Park: 

From the North:   Take Highway 1 (MoPac) South to the 183/North Capital of Texas Highway exit.  Turn right onto 360 (Capital of Texas Highway) and go 9.4 miles south.  A few hills after you cross Lake Austin, take the Bee Caves Rd exit (FM 2244).  Turn right (west) onto Bee Caves Rd and go 3.3 miles to Cuernevaca Rd.  Turn right onto Cuernevaca Rd and go 0.5 miles to the first road intersection which is Commons Ford Rd.  Turn left onto Commons Ford Rd and go 1.5 miles to the park entrance on the left.

 

From the Southeast:  From 290/71 take the South Capital of Texas Highway (360) exit north 3.6 miles to Bee Caves Rd. (FM 2244).   At the light, turn left (west) onto Bee Caves Rd, and drive 3.4 miles to Cuernevaca Rd.  Turn right onto Cuernevaca Rd and go 0.5 miles to the first road intersection which is Commons Ford Rd.  Turn left onto Commons Ford Rd and go 1.5 miles to the park entrance on the left.

 

From the Southwest:  From 290/71 take the Highway 1 (Mopac) north exit ramp and then take the first exit for South Capital of Texas Highway (360).  At the light turn left onto 360 and follow it for 3.6 miles to Bee Caves Rd. (FM 2244).   At the light, turn left (west) onto Bee Caves Rd, and drive 3.4 miles to Cuernevaca Rd.  Turn right onto Cuernevaca Rd and go 0.5 miles to the first road intersection which is Commons Ford Rd.  Turn left onto Commons Ford Rd and go 1.5 miles to the park entrance on the left.

 

Parking:  The park gates normally open at noon, but will be opened at 9am for us.  Continue down the road to the bottom of the hill and just after you cross the stream there is a gravel parking area on the left for cars.  There is limited parking, so please carpool and park as close to the neighboring vehicle as reasonably possible.  There are a couple parking areas further down the road once this lot fills up and we will direct you there after the lot fills up.  Buses should continue down the road, turn around and then park alongside the road parallel to the road or as designated by someone directing parking.

Miscellaneous Park Info.:  There is no camping at this park.  Although visitors can enter the park from 8am- 10pm, the park gates close and lock at 6pm, so plan on leaving the park before 6.  There is a burn ban so no fires of any kind are allowed. Also no alcohol, glass, or styrofoam is allowed and we cannot put stakes into the ground to tie down objects.  Please do not litter and dispose of all trash properly.

 

Course Mapper/Setter Notes:

This is a City of Austin park that lies on the south side of Lake Austin which is a dam-controlled section of the Colorado River.  It was once a working ranch so there are some historical buildings and large flat areas where crops were grown and a few barbed wire fences that are in disrepair.  We can’t enter one of the flat lowlying areas as there are crops being grown there that can’t be trampled.  This area is marked as out of bounds on the map and there are signs posted.  You will be disqualified if you enter it.  The flat/low lying areas are near the river but the terrain progresses fairly abruptly into hills with limestone outcrops, lots of rocks and a loose caliche soil.  As the hillsides are primarily rocks, only a few rocks were put on the map.  Rocks on the map are distinct from rock outcrops.  There are some flat rock ledges and steep sided cliffs especially along the drainages.  Pay attention to whether you should be at the top or bottom of them when you plan your route.  The creeks are not dry and there are pools of water in a number of areas, so if you have been here before plan on having to jump across water when you cross the creek.  Many of the deer trails provide thoroughfare routes in the areas of dark green vegetation, so many of the deer paths have been put on the map as small trails.  The vegetation is primarily old oak trees and old juniper trees.  There was a fire about 10 years ago so some of the older trees are slightly burned.  The vegetation allows for pretty easy running except in the creek beds and drainages where the vegetation is relatively thick.  There is minimal cactus except in one small location where it is abundant.  There isn’t much in the way of poison ivy, but I did see one plant near the water.

The neighboring land-owners are very influential and wealthy and do not like uninvited guests so please stay within the park boundaries.

Online Payment

Registration is required via the Online Orienteering website. Payments without a coresponding registration entry are not valid. If the payment is made by an individual other than the participant, please make sure you specify that in the Paypal notes or notify the organizer. 

 

 

Online Registration - CLOSED

First NameLast NameClub NameCourseCourse Type
RaduGreavuAOCGreenCompetition
ChuckGarnerOtherGreenMap Hike (Recreational)
JohnDonleyunattachedGreenCompetition
EduardoLopezChannelview JROTCYellowCompetition
LuceroAyalaChannelview JROTCYellowCompetition
MarcelinoDelgadoChannelview JROTCYellowCompetition
IsraelMartinezChannelview JROTCWhiteCompetition
StephenProctorChannelview JROTCWhiteCompetition
ChristopherLopezChannelview JROTCWhiteCompetition
ChrisGibsonAOCWhiteCompetition
JamesGibsonAOCWhiteCompetition
AnneGibsonAOCYellowMap Hike (Recreational)
SveaJonesunattached WhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
KatherineSheveravaMinskGreenCompetition
LeoOlguinotherGreenCompetition
EgorTitovitchMinskGreenCompetition
DoyceGoreSMA JROTCWhiteCompetition
AaronEmerichSMA JROTCWhiteCompetition
DavidBrittonSMA JROTCWhiteCompetition
ConnorIrwinSMA JROTCWhiteCompetition
AddyCianciottoSMA JROTCWhiteCompetition
CodyMasseySMA JROTCWhiteCompetition
DayanaHubbardSMA JROTCWhiteCompetition
JaydenBryantSMA JROTCWhiteCompetition
DavidShuiSMAWhiteCompetition
DerrickMuanyaSMA JROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
KeithBurrhusAOCGreenCompetition
JoeyBurrhusAOCGreenCompetition
JakeEmersonVista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Thomas Landry Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCYellowCompetition
Jimenez Ayliya Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Emma HoneVista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
TravisSamuelsonVista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Jonathan NguyenVista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Diego Pineda Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Raul Santiago Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCYellowCompetition
Armando Mena Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Humam Tooban Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Wooseung KimVista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Alexandrea Rierson Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Mary Keef Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Colby Doran Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
LeoHerman Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Tyberius Wamsley Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Sorawich Sanguanshua Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCYellowCompetition
ReeceLeo Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
John Palmer Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCYellowCompetition
Dylan EvansVista Ridge H.S. NJROTCYellowCompetition
John Downey Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Calvin UngerVista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Alan Pineda Vista Ridge H.S. NJROTCYellowCompetition
Joseph MedellinVista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
RaduUrdeaAOCGreenCompetition
KiernanBoesVista Ridge H.S. NJROTCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
JacksonWattsCLOCGreenCompetition
TimothyMayfieldCLOCOrangeCompetition
ErinHartmanCLOCOrangeCompetition
GabrielLaraCLOCWhiteCompetition
EzekielCleatonCLOCWhiteCompetition
ReidMentzerCLOCWhiteCompetition
NolanNeimuthCLOCWhiteCompetition
SeanO'DowdAOCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
KlaraFredrikssonFalkoping AIK OKGreenCompetition
RikardFredrikssonFalkoping AIK OKGreenCompetition
ReijiIwakuJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
NickMosrieJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
XiuliDubbsJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
XuliDubbsJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
AnmeiDubbsJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
ChrisHansenJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
DerekPerezJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
NancyBowersAOCGreenCompetition
KatySladewskiAOCOrangeCompetition
RickSladewskiAOCGreenCompetition
EricBeattyJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
Emiliano ZapataJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
Emiliano ZapataJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
Emiliano ZapataJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
Emiliano ZapataJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
Emiliano ZapataJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
JacobWheelerJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
EricCastleJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
LukasBastianJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
BradenKennedyJames Bowie Highschool AFJROTCWhiteCompetition
BrianGumzNAOrangeCompetition
Elise CuatianquizHOCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
Valeria CuatianquizHOCWhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
AviadFuchsAOCGreenCompetition
MenaRamonPack 34WhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
NicolasGallegoPack 34WhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
DanielGarzaCentral CatholicYellowMap Hike (Recreational)
LucasMillerTroop 34WhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
CraigMillerTroop 34WhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
EstebanSerranoCentral Catholic JROTCYellowCompetition
NickFrayreCentral Catholic High SchoolYellowCompetition
DavidEscobedoCentral Catholic JROTCYellowCompetition
TylerGieslerTroop 34WhiteMap Hike (Recreational)
AndrewSpicerAOCGreenCompetition

For corrections to registration entries please email radu.greavu@gmail.com

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