As of June 17, 2002 Only "day of entries" registrations are being accepted | Get the event flyer (PDF)
Welcome to this year's Tahoe 2-Day. This will be the third time that a two-day event has been held at Burton Creek State Park. It is a lovely area, and is relatively flat and technical by Bay Area standards.
White, yellow, and orange competitors will have a standard classic distance event on both days.
On Sunday, there will be a classic distance event for all classes.
Short Course format. Starts will begin at 9:30 am with 2-minute start intervals, with the last start probably at about 11:00 am. There will be a remote start for the preliminary race, about 1.25 km from the assembly area. The finish area for the preliminary race will be near the assembly area. The "zero" time for the chase start final race in the afternoon is 1:00 pm for the red, green, and brown courses, and 1:30 pm for the blue course. To determine your start time, add the time it took you to complete the preliminary race to the "zero" time. Thus if it took you 35:30 to complete the green course in the morning, you would start at 1:35:30 in the afternoon. The results of the preliminary race will determine the start order of the final race. The final start and finish areas for the afternoon race will be close to each other, about 500 meters from the assembly area. While people are watching the runners come in at the final race and waiting for the results to be calculated and the awards ceremony to begin, there will be a free ice cream social near the finish line on Saturday afternoon, thanks to our social director, Olivia Graeve.
Before starting on your course, you must clear your finger stick of previous event data by inserting it into the clear station until it flashes and beeps, which takes about 6 seconds. You will be called up to the call-up line at 4 minutes before your start time. At the call-up line, you will be asked by the start official to place your finger stick in the check unit. This is essential for us to determine who actually started. At that time you can obtain a loose copy of the control description sheet if desired. At two minutes before your start time, you will advance to the start line.
When the horn blows for your start, insert your finger stick into the start unit, proceed to the start triangle (where you do not punch), pick up your map, and begin navigating to the first control. You do not have to rush to punch the start unit, since the time of your run does not begin until you punch the unit.
At each control, check the control code, and if correct, insert your finger stick into the unit and wait until it flashes and beeps, which takes about one second. If the unit fails to respond, punch your map with the manual back-up punch. At the finish line, be sure to punch the finish control. Then proceed immediately to the EP download station, and when told to do so by the EP official, insert your finger stick into the unit and wait until it flashes and beeps. You will be told immediately if you completed your course correctly and what time it took. After a few minutes you will be given a print out of your splits.
Results will be posted periodically on the results line. Maps will not be collected at the finish. I think one of the great joys of orienteering is going over the map after a run and discussing the course with other finishers. However, you are on your honor not to show the map to anyone who has not started yet, even if that person is on a different course.
Control description sheets will be printed on the maps. Loose copies of the sheets for the Saturday white and yellow courses and all of Sunday's courses will be available in the packet. Loose copies of the sheets for the preliminary and final short courses will be available after you enter the start gate.
Start 1--Saturday morning, preliminary short course race for advanced runners and for the orange course, 1250 meters, about a 20-minute walk. Start 2--Saturday afternoon, final short course race for advanced runners, 500 meters, about a 7-minute walk. Start 3--Sunday morning, start for advanced and orange courses, 675 meters, about a 10-minute walk. Start 4--Both days, White and yellow starts, 300 meters, about a 5-minute walk.
Event Director: Evan Custer Asst. Event Directors: Harold and Penny DeMoss Course setters: Evan Custer, Jay Hann, Dwight Freund Vetters: Bob Cooley, Jay Hann, Evan Custer, Barbara Sutherland Map Production: Bob Cooley Registrar: Steve Beuerman Recreational Registration: Ev and Jean Beuerman Start Assignments: Dennis Wildfogel Start Chief: Chuck Spalding Finish Chief: Dan Greene Signage and Equipment: Mark Blair Construction: Harold and Penny DeMoss Electronic-Punching Chief: Robert Lewis Child-Care Coordinators: Wyatt and Angelica Riley Event Flyer: Tony Pinkham Publicity: Lucy duPertuis Webmaster: Andrew Masalkovas Beginner's Clinics and Greeters: Abby Wolfe First Aid: Joan Roos, Karen Sessler, M.D., David Ingram Search and Rescue: Bill Straka Awards: Leslie and George Minarik Social and Hospitality: Olivia Graeve and Nancy Lindeman Jury: Joe Scarborough Control Pickup: Harold and Penny DeMoss
Evan Custer Voice: 1-925-254-5628 Fax: 1-925-254-5961 Mobile:1-925-683-0010 18 Bobolink Road, Orinda, CA 94563-1706