Lake Crabtree members event – Sunday July 3 – Rescheduled

Filed under: Uncategorized by ian.shields on May 23rd, 2016

Update 9:33 July 3, 2016:
The event is ON.  Start is delayed to 11:30

We now have approval to reschedule this event to Sunday July 3, replacing the informal event that was originally on the calendar for that date.

We will be starting at 11:00 rather than noon. Please register by Friday July 1, even if you registered for June 5, so I have enough maps.

This event will be a Farsta relay at Lake Crabtree County Park. This is a one-man relay where each participant runs two relay loops. The course is made up of intersecting loops. The number of shared forking controls determines the possible number of relay legs. For example, two loops with four shared fork controls gives 16 possible relay loops. Everyone runs the same total set of course segments eventually, but following might be very risky as two people may set off in different directions at a shared control. You can read more about the format at Farsta example.

There will be orientation to the event format and course assignment at 11:00 and a mass start around 11:15. If you can’t make the mass start, we can start you individually later. Last start no later than 1:00 and courses close at 2:00.

Course level is orange and there are 10 controls on each of the two legs. Legs range from 1.7km to 2.2km with a total for each of your two legs about 3.9km.

Start will be in the small amphitheater just east of the parking lot after the boat rental parking lot. This lot is the 5th driveway on the right after the park entrance. The park entrance is at 1400 Aviation Parkway (First light south from I-40 exit 285). There is a sign for the amphitheater trail on the east side of the parking lot. There will not be the usual BOK signs.

As usual for advanced events, pre-registration is required by Friday noon. This is particularly important for this format as there are two distinct maps for each competitor. JROTC groups who are ready for orange and want a year-end fun event are also welcome to attend.

Please be aware that Pat came home with a tick after we set ribbons. Ticks are out, so take appropriate precautions.

Ian Shields

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