Papago Park
Sprints, and Motala

West Side of Galvin Parkway
Across from the Phoenix Zoo

Sunday, January 26, 2020

[image:O flag] Pre-Registration (Deadline Fri, Jan 24, 11:59 PM)
[image:O flag] Safety Plan

Time Event(s) Location Directions Google Maps
Sun, Jan 26
9:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Sprints (Sprints Description) and
Mini-Motala (Motala Description)
Papago Park Directions Placemark

Papago Park


Please join us for a morning of orienteering fun at one of the gem's of the Phoenix park system - Papago Park. Starting at 9:00, we're offering three shorter "sprint" courses at West Park (across from the Phoenix Zoo). You're welcome to participate in one or all of the morning's events. All the events are free! We hope you'll take this excellent opportunity to practice your orienteering skills.


NOTE 1: Maps for the sprint events are limited. In order to ensure yourself a map, we strongly suggest you preregister for the event(s) you would like to do.

Click [image:O flag] here to pre-register. Deadline: Fri, Jan 24 at 11:59 PM.

Directions to the Papago Park event site are found [image:O flag] here .

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.


All events at Papago Park are free.


08:30 AM Check-in/Registration: Sprint Events
Location: [image:O flag] Papago Park - West Park
09:00 AM Sprint Courses Open
12:00 PM Sprint Courses Close. Participants must complete any of the sprint courses by this time. We will start picking up bags at this time.


Note: All events at Papago Park are free!

Sprints and Motala

Details of our Sprint events are found here.

Details of our Motala are found here.


It is best if participants can provide their own compass. Suggested models include the Suunto A-30 and the Silva 360 Explorer. Other models are acceptable as long as they have a flat baseplate. We will provide compasses for those who do not have their own.


The sprint courses at Papago Park are free!

What to bring:

Whistle Participants at orienteering events are required to carry a whistle. Since orienteering involves navigating off-trail, participants can sometimes travel to areas that are rarely visited by other users of the area. The whistle is a safety precaution which allows orienteering participants to signal their presence to others in case of an emergency.
Compass We prefer participants to bring their own compass. This will allow them to learn techniques during the training, then practice the techniques further at home. We will provide compasses to those who are not able to bring their own.
Sun screen. In late January, the sun at 10:00 AM is already high enough to be an issue. Even though we are starting fairly early in the morning, we suggest you apply sunscreen to avoid burning.
Water There will be water at the start/finish . You may also want to bring your own water bottles or a camelback.
Sturdy hiking shoes and
Long pants
The sprint courses involve hiking off trail, sometimes in areas with thick brush.


Follow [image:O flag] this link for directions to the Papago Park - West Park event site.
[image:O flag] Papago Park Safety Plan