Sprints, and Motala

Sunday, June 4, 2023

[image:O flag] Pre-Registration (Deadline Fri, June 12, 11:59 PM)

Time Event(s) Location Directions Google Maps
Sun, Jun 4
6:30 AM -
10:00 AM
Sprints (Sprints Description) and
Mini-Motala (Motala Description)
Reach-11 Horse Lover's Park Directions Placemark



Please join us for another morning of orienteering fun at Reach-11, a small linear park near the Loop 101 and AZ 51 interchange in North Phoenix. On Sunday, June 4, we'll present three shorter point-to-point (Classic) courses. Participants in the Classic courses can do one, two, or all three courses with breaks in-between each course. For those looking for a larger endurance challenge, you can string all three courses together, without breaks, into a "Motala". (Click here for more information about the Motala.)

Note that the Reach-11 events begin very early in the morning. First starts are at 6:30 AM. The last time to start a course is 9:00 AM. The courses close at 10:00 AM. For those of you who have lived in the Phoenix area for some time, you know that temperatures during the day in early June can be oppressive. But, temperatures in the early morning are great, often dropping into the mid 60's at night. We're starting and finishing early so we can avoid the heat.


NOTE: Pre-registration/Pre-payment is required. The City of Phoenix does not allow us to conduct on-site registration. By pre-registering, you allow us to print the correct number of maps and beginner's guides for the event.

Click [image:O flag] here to pre-register. Deadline: Fri, Jun 2 at 11:59 PM.


The sprint courses (1,2,or 3) at North Mountain cost $10. Please register and pay through our registration site 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.


06:00 AM Check-in: Sprint Events
Location: [image:O flag] Reach-11 - Horse Lover's Park
06:30 AM Sprint Courses Open
9:00 AM Last time to start a Sprint course.
10:00 PM Sprint Courses Close. Participants must complete any of the sprint courses by this time. We will start picking up bags at this time.


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.

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 early 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.