Fort Tuthill

Sunday, September 16, 2018

2-Hour Score-O

[image:O flag] Fort Tuthill Directions
[image:O flag] Safety Plan
[image:O flag] Pre-Register (deadline Thursday, September 13 at 11:59 PM)

Time Event(s)
8:30 AM Check-in/Registration
9:00 AM 2-Hour Score-O Course Opens(Score-O Description)
11:00 AM Last time to start the Score-O
1:00 PM Score-O Course Closes


On Sunday, September 16, we're hosting a Score-O at the Fort Tuthill County Park. Fort Tuthill is located next to Coconino National Forest south of Flagstaff and is an excellent place to escape the late summer heat in Phoenix. Please note that we're also offering a beginner's clinic, sprints, and a Night-O on Saturday too. Click here for information about Saturday's events.

The Score-O will take participants in and out of the hills and washes in the Fort Tuthill Park. The vegetation is mostly open pine forest with some areas of thicker brush. Don't worry, our maps highlight areas where there's a higher concentration of vegetation. Participants have up to two hours to visit as many "destinations" as they can.

You may start anytime after the course opens at 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Everyone, competitors and recreational participants alike, must be off the course and checked into the timer's table by 1:00 PM. The penalty for arriving after the 2-hour limit (or after 1:00 PM) is 10 points per minute. Participants who arrive back at the timer's table after 1:30 PM are marked as "DNF" (Did Not Finish).

We hope you'll consider joining us for an excellent opportunity to escape the summer heat.

Parental Consent

Parental Consent Now Required (Click here for more information)
All participants under age 18 are now required to have a signed parental consent form on file with the club. You can complete the form before the event and either scan it and send it to us by e-mail or bring it with you to the event.


Standard club fees apply to the Score-O. Click here to open a page with more information about our club fees or see the fee schedule at the bottom of this webpage.


In order to promote pre-registration for our events, the Club has implemented a new pricing structure. Participants who pre-register for the event will benefit from our priority pricing. While on-site registration is still available, pricing for on-site registration is more expensive. In addition, we'll print some extra maps for each of our events, but we cannot guarantee a map for those who do not pre-register.

Pre-Registration is open until Wednesday, September 13 at 11:59 PM. After the pre-registration closes, you can still try your luck and register on-site. We will have pre-printed maps for everyone who pre-registers. We cannot guarantee a map for those who register on-site.

Click [image:O flag] here to pre-register.

More information about our standard event fees is found here

What to Bring:

The list below is the minimum recommended for participation in the Score-O. The Adventure Race has a special list of gear needed to complete the race. For more details, see the writeups for the Score-O.
  • Whistle (Mandatory for all. Available for purchase for $1)
  • Compass (Mandatory for all. Available for rent for $1)
  • Water. There will be water at the start/finish . We will also have one or two water stations on the course. However, you are strongly encouraged to bring your own water bottles or a camelback.
  • Sun screen. The course is in a pine forest. While there is plenty of shade, we recommend you bring sunscreen.
  • Sturdy hiking shoes and long pants are recommended. You may encounter cactus, cat claw, and loose terrain, especially on the Score-O.

Details: 2-Hour Score-O

In a Score-O format participants try to locate as many controls as possible within the given time limit. The control locations are shown on a pre-printed map supplied to participants at the start of their course. The time limit for our Fort Tuthill event is 2 hours. Individuals of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. For beginners, we'll be sure to set plenty of easier-to-find controls close to the start/finish location. We want to give you an experience that helps improve your navigation skills. For our experienced orienteers, we'll find ways to challenge your navigation skills with more difficult destinations. Controls are worth different points based on distance from the start/finish location and the difficulty of the navigation.

(Click here for general information concerning the Score-O event.)

Schedule: 2-Hour Score-O

8:30 Score-O Registration Begins
9:00 AM Score-O Course Opens
11:00 AM Last time to start the Score-O course.
1:00 PM Course closes.
1:30 PM Participants Marked as "DNF" for Arrival After This Time


Follow this link for directions to the Fort Tuthill Event Site.