1. Score-O, Saturday, March 24, 2018
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards to highest score for the day for each class/category.
Map Scale: 1:7500 Contour Interval: 2.5 m
Meet Director: Ken Harker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Setter: Ken Harker, email@example.com
Event Location: St. Edward's Park & Trail, 7301 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759
Online registration closes at 8 PM on Thursday, March 22 , 2018.
(Non-competitive per map)
Classic Event Pre-registered
Classic Event On-site Registration
*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.
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). Continue south on 360 1.8 miles after you cross 183. Turn right on Spicewood Springs Rd and go 2.3 miles. The parking and registration area is on the left.
From the Southeast: Either approach from Highway 183 or Highway 290/71
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 11 miles. Turn left on Spicewood Springs Rd and go 2.3 miles. The parking and registration area is on the left.
Parking: The park has very limited parking (~15 cars). Please carpool if at all possible. Most vehicles will have to park at another designated location and not at the park. There is no bus parking at the park, nor is there space for buses to turn off the main road and turn around. Buses please quickly offload your students at the entrance to the park’s parking lot and then proceed to an offsite location to park until you need to pick the students up again. An update to offsite parking locations will be posted at a later date. Spicewood Springs Rd. is narrow and windy with a lot of blind curves. People tend to drive at 50+ mph down this road. Do not loiter on or near the road or you are likely to get hit.
Miscellaneous Park Info.: There is no camping at this park. There is a burn ban so no fires of any kind are allowed. Also no alcohol, glass, or styrofoam are allowed. Please do not litter and dispose of all trash properly.
Course Mapper/Setter Notes:
This is a small park/greenbelt that is managed by the City of Austin but usually only has visitors from the local community and is used by many locals for walking their dogs. Fencing is present around the boundary of the park. On the south side, the park is adjacent to the Bull Creek Preserve which is fenced in by an uncrossable high chain-link fence. Do not go into the preserve!! There is also a barb-wire fence on the south side of the park just inside the park from the chain-link fence. The chain-link fence is the park boundary, when the two fences diverge from each other you can go south of the barb-wire fence but not past the chain-link fence. The barb-wire fence on the south side has some gaps, but is usually upright. The eastern boundary is Spicewood Springs Rd. which also usually has some form of fencing although it is commonly in disrepair especially on the north end of the park, and the western boundary is a barb-wire fence. There is one barb-wire fence running approximately northeast-southwest through the northern part of the park which is in disrepair and only upright in a couple locations, and one very short (~100m) non-barbwire fence on the west side of the creek in the central part of the park . Otherwise all other fences indicate the park boundary. The park is criss-crossed with trails so make sure you know where you are on the map at each trail junction. The safety bearing is east towards Spicewood Springs Rd.
The park is dominated by a stream that runs north-south through the northwestern part of the park and bends to the east near the middle of the park. In the center of the park, south of the stream is a ~40 m cliff. All courses will have climb that takes them above that cliff, so plan on some elevation gain during the course. The main stream bed is full of water and relatively easy crossing areas are marked on the map.
The vegetation is variable from open fields with scattered trees and cactus to relatively easy navigating woods although you may be slowed down by the hills, to dense vegetation dominated by young junipers which is very difficult to move through. Although present, briars (thorny vines) are minimal.
For corrections to registration entries please email firstname.lastname@example.org